Nikita Kurpas, Software Developer in Prague, Czech Republic
Nikita Kurpas

Software Developer in Prague, Czech Republic

Member since August 3, 2019
Nikita is a software engineer with six years of experience in full-stack development across the JavaScript stack. He has been working with notable startups such as iflix and Integromat where he's been applying his skills to help them build web applications that handle more than 10 million monthly active users, developer platforms, integrations with third-party services, and internal management tools.
Nikita is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Unreal (with Toptal)
    JavaScript, TypeScript, React, React Native, Zeit Now, CircleCI
  • iflix
    JavaScript, TypeScript, Node.js, React.js, PWA, GraphQL
  • Integromat
    JavaScript, Node.js, Docker

Experience

  • Node.js, 6 years
  • HTML/CSS, 6 years
  • JavaScript, 6 years
  • React, 4 years
  • TypeScript, 3 years
  • Docker, 2 years
  • GraphQL, 1 year
  • Scrum, 1 year

Location

Prague, Czech Republic

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

macOS, WebStorm, Chrome, Figma, git, zsh, Slack

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on and led is Integromat Apps Platform, which now allows anybody to write their integration without any programming knowledge.

Employment

  • Senior Software Engineer

    2019 - PRESENT
    Unreal (with Toptal)
    • Created a highly dynamic, reactive, and user-friendly builder for a state machine in React and TypeScript.
    • Started and developed the mobile app for a virtual social network written in React Native.
    • Created the CID pipeline for the React Native mobile app with Fastlane, CircleCI, AppCenter, and TestFlight.
    Technologies: JavaScript, TypeScript, React, React Native, Zeit Now, CircleCI
  • Software Engineer

    2018 - 2019
    iflix
    • Supported and improved the iflix user engagement platform written in Node.js, TypeScript, Express.js, and Nest.js using REST for communication.
    • Supported and improved the iflix PWA which is used by more than 10 million people and using React, Typescript, and GraphQL.
    • Integrated user engagement platform into the iflix PWA using React.js, TypeScript, and GraphQL.
    • Created and improved internal administration interface for the user engagement platform using React, TypeScript, Bootstrap and REST.
    • Created and improved microservices to support sending special offers to users via the user engagement platform using Node.js, TypeScript, Nest.js, Express.js, and REST.
    Technologies: JavaScript, TypeScript, Node.js, React.js, PWA, GraphQL
  • Software Engineer

    2016 - 2018
    Integromat
    • Created integrations with many different online services via their APIs and the core system to allow users to use these online services within Integromat using Node.js and JavaScript.
    • Created and led the development of the Integromat Apps Platform, which allows users to write their own integration without any programming knowledge using Node.js and JavaScript. The platform became so successful, that, due to many benefits, it was used to build internal integrations as well. This decreased the development time of integrations by more 3 times.
    • Led research on containerization with Docker to allow for easy deployment of Integromat in private data centers.
    • Set up a CI workflow using CircleCI to allow for more confidence during deployments.
    • Improved logging and log aggregation and analysis to allow for better error resolution.
    • Improved monitoring by setting up Datadog to allow for better visibility into the system and proactive maintenance.
    • Created a transactional data storage module that uses MongoDB in Node.js and JavaScript.
    • Worked on an experimental communications protocol with WebSockets using Node.js and JavaScript.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Node.js, Docker
  • Software Developer

    2014 - 2016
    Tieto
    • Developed internal monitoring solution for different web services (databases, websites, etc.) using Java, Spring Framework, and JavaScript.
    • Supported and improved the backend of a big Scandinavian telecommunication provider using Java and the Spring Framework.
    • Supported and improved the UI of an advanced full-text search database for medical research using JavaScript, Angular.js, and Bootstrap.
    • Supported and improved the UI of internal tools to manage the backend of a big Scandinavian telecommunication provider using JavaScript, Angular, and React.js.
    • Developed a plugin for Dynatrace to allow sending text messages when specified conditions were met using Java.
    Technologies: Java, JavaScript, Spring Framework, Angular.js, React.js
  • Javascript Developer

    2013 - 2014
    WebValley
    • Developed back end and front end for a business coaching startup using Node.js and Angular.js.
    • Created an OAuth 2 SSO service using Node.js to allow for seamless transition of users between different services.
    • Created a blog engine using Node.js, Express.js, and Jade.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Node.js, Angular

Experience

  • iflix Progressive Web App (Development)
    https://m.iflix.com

    The iflix PWA allows you to browse and watch iflix content from your browser, as well as add it to your home screen to work with it offline.

    I was a part of the team that was building and improving user engagement for the PWA - ads, banners, messages, notifications, and other promotional and personalized content.

    We also made improvements and bug fixes to the core application and worked alongside the core development team to improve the overall UI and UX of the web app.

  • Integromat Apps Platform (Development)
    https://www.integromat.com/en/developers

    Integromat has over 500 different integrations. But sometimes customers needed to integrate systems that the Integromat team was not able to build either due to low demand, missing API docs or other factors.

    We set out to solve the problem by creating a simple platform for users to write their own custom integrations. On this platform, users use JSON to describe what APIs to call, what parameters to send, what to extract from the response, etc.... In the end, we delivered a runtime that was powerful enough to integrate almost any API, whether it sent JSON, XML, text or raw bytes. After we realized how powerful the system really is, we decided to create ALL integrations on this platform. Even transition old ones, which were written in JavaScript, to this platform, because it was much faster to write and easier to maintain. Also, all the bug fixes to the runtime automatically affected all integrations, so you didn't have to redeploy them.

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, ECMAScript (ES6), TypeScript, HTML/CSS, HTML5, CSS, GraphQL, SQL
  • Frameworks

    Express.js, Nest, Jest, Redux, Cypress.io, JSON Web Tokens (JWT), Swagger, Bootstrap, Next.js
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Node.js, Formik, Passport.js
  • Tools

    JSX, Docker Compose, Docker Hub, Git, NPM, JavaScript Testing, Webpack, Nginx, Figma, Avocode
  • Paradigms

    REST, Agile Software Development, Scrum, Web Application Architecture, Web Architecture, Continuous Integration (CI), API Architecture, REST API Architecture, Functional Programming, Object-relational Mapping (ORM), Continuous Delivery (CD), Responsive Coding, DevOps
  • Platforms

    Web, Docker, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Other

    Web Development, JavaScript Libraries, Full-stack, Ajax, Code Architecture, Front-end, Back-end, RESTful APIs, APIs, TypeORM, PWA, ESLint, WebSockets
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology
    2013 - 2016
    Technical University of Ostrava - Ostrava, Czech Republic
Certifications
  • Tieto IT Academy
    JUNE 2015 - PRESENT
    Tieto Czech
  • CSS Cross-Country
    JUNE 2015 - PRESENT
    Code School

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