Minica Ionut Cristian, Full-stack Web Developer in Craiova, Dolj County, Romania
Minica Ionut Cristian

Full-stack Web Developer in Craiova, Dolj County, Romania

Member since January 25, 2020
Cristian is a full-stack web developer with several years of experience building beautiful, performant mobile and web applications that meet or exceed industry standards. Thanks to his enthusiasm for tech, Cristian also has several side projects in a range of areas, including machine learning. Working with Cristian, you’ll soon see that his innate curiosity and willingness to ask hard questions quickly is an asset to any project.
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  • Caphyon
    Microservices, Slack, VS Code, JSON, HTML, Responsive UI, Responsive Design...
  • Toptal Client
    YARN, Responsive UI, Responsive Design, Slack, VS Code, RESTful Microservices...
  • Toptal Client
    VS Code, JSON, HTML, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Git, Web Scraping...



Craiova, Dolj County, Romania



Preferred Environment

Linux, MacOS, Windows, Robomongo, Google Docs, Slack, Firefox, Postman, Terminal, VS Code

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on was porting a 3D game engine to Windows Phone 8 that powered the AAA mobile game, Assassin's Creed: Pirates.


  • Technical Lead

    2015 - PRESENT
    • Developed an onboarding service from scratch called Bytes Route. It has two parts: a single-page web application and a Chrome extension.
    • Led a project that involved the UI revamp of
    • Contributed, oversaw launch processes, and managed production services for multiple user-facing and admin web applications, including
    • Oversaw the creation, training, management, and mentoring of a team of web developers.
    • Provided technical know-how about web development to interested parties inside the company.
    Technologies: Microservices, Slack, VS Code, JSON, HTML, Responsive UI, Responsive Design, Responsive Layout, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Git, PWA, Web Scraping, Data Scraping, React, Data Processing, RabbitMQ, Chai, Jest, Mocha, CSS, Mongoose, RESTful Microservices, PHP, Ubuntu, Vue.js 2, NPM, Express.js, JavaScript, TypeScript, API Gateways, Full-Stack Developer, Full-stack, AngularJS, Email Authentication, Authentication, MongoDB, Chrome Extensions, XSLT, Ant, AWS, Vue.js, Bootstrap, Node.js
  • Senior Full-stack Developer

    2020 - 2021
    Toptal Client
    • Worked on GraphQL and Nest.js microservices backed by PostgreSQL database.
    • Developed the front-end features with React and GraphQL.
    • Handled billing, subscription, and payments via Zuora.
    Technologies: YARN, Responsive UI, Responsive Design, Slack, VS Code, RESTful Microservices, Authentication, JSON, HTML, API Gateways, Jest, TypeScript, Git, NPM, Express.js, Node.js, JavaScript, Full-Stack Developer, Full-stack, Microservices, Zuora, Design Systems, UX Design, NestJS, GraphQL, React
  • Chrome Extension Developer

    2020 - 2020
    Toptal Client
    • Created and managed AWS servers with self-hosted MongoDB and Node.js/Express.
    • Built scrapers for multiple data sources including Spotify, Amazon, and Netflix history.
    • Built a complex Chrome extension with a beautiful interface using React and Bulma.
    Technologies: VS Code, JSON, HTML, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Git, Web Scraping, Data Scraping, CSS, Mongoose, Ubuntu, NPM, Express.js, JavaScript, Full-Stack Developer, Full-stack, Email Authentication, Authentication, SCSS, Bulma, Node.js, AWS, MongoDB, React, Chrome Extensions
  • Full-stack Developer

    2019 - 2020
    • Set up servers in Node.js and MongoDB on DigitalOcean.
    • Created a RESTful API in Node.js with proper JWT authentication mechanism.
    • Created a Vue.js single-page application with Bootstrap.
    Technologies: VS Code, JSON, HTML, Responsive UI, Responsive Design, Responsive Layout, Git, PWA, Vue.js, Full-Stack Developer, Full-stack, CSS, Mongoose, Ubuntu, Vue.js 2, NPM, Express.js, JavaScript, Node.js, MongoDB
  • Game Engine Developer

    2013 - 2014
    • Ported a 3D game engine written in C++ for Modern Windows platform.
    • Created a packaging and signing server application in Django(python) to simplify building and testing of the game.
    • Oversaw the launch process in Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 application store.
    Technologies: VS Code, JSON, HTML, Git, Full-Stack Developer, Full-stack, CSS, Django, Python, C++


  • Bytes Route (Development)

    Bytes Route is a service that improves user onboarding. I was in charge of the technical part as well as building, training, and managing the team. The value proposition is to create user onboarding tours without writing any code.

  • Advanced Installer Website (Development)

    The presentation and documentation website for Advanced Installer. It has millions of users, and I was in charge of the UI revampment and modernization of the old website. I had strict requirements to maintain the old codebase, performance, and SEO. I also had to make the website responsive and apply new layouts and styles. We ended up using a new build system.

  • Installer Analytics (Development)

    A SaaS analytics service for Windows installers. I worked on new report generation, analytics, presentation, and UI improvements for the front end along with DevOps, database administration, and RESTful microservices on the back-end side.

  • Padopto (Development)

    A mobile app for checklists. It allows the user to generate reusable checklist templates, upload or download checklist templates from the gallery, view analytics, and embed a checklist widget in a web page.


  • Languages

    JavaScript, HTML, CSS, TypeScript, GraphQL, Python, C++, PHP, C#, Java, Swift, XSLT, SCSS
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap, Express.js, AngularJS, Jest, Laravel, Angular, Django, Bulma, Bootstrap 4, YARN
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, Vue.js, React, Vue.js 2, jQuery, Chai, NumPy, Sklearn, Pandas, Windows API, Keras, PyTorch
  • Tools

    NPM, Git, Mongoose, Mocha, RabbitMQ, VS Code, Terminal, Postman, Slack, Google Docs, Robomongo
  • Paradigms

    Responsive Layout, Test-driven Development (TDD), UX Design, Microservices
  • Storage

    JSON, MongoDB
  • Other

    Chrome Extensions, APIs, Full-stack, Full-Stack Developer, API Gateways, Data Processing, Responsive Design, Responsive UI, AWS, RESTful Microservices, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), UiPath, Authentication, Email Authentication, PWA, Progressive Web Applications (PWA), Data Scraping, Web Scraping, Screen Scraping, Scraping, NestJS, Machine Learning, Ant, Design Systems, Zuora
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Android, iOS, Firefox, Windows, MacOS, Linux, Unix, Ubuntu


  • Master's degree in Software Engineering
    2014 - 2016
    University of Craiova—Faculty of Automation, Computers and Electronics - Craiova, Romania
  • Bachelor's degree in Automation and Applied Information Technology
    2010 - 2014
    University of Craiova—Faculty of Automation, Computers and Electronics - Craiova, Romania


  • UiPath RPA Developer
  • Machine Learning
    MARCH 2018 - PRESENT
    Stanford Online University

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