Nikola Babic, Developer in Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia
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Nikola Babic

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Software Developer

Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia
Toptal Member Since
November 4, 2016

Nikola is a front-end engineer with years of experience designing, developing, and deploying responsive web platforms, applications, and sites for numerous companies. He is detail-oriented and focused on empowering diverse developers and designers to expand functionality, increase reliability and stability, optimize performance, and create intuitive and immersive web experiences.



Preferred Environment

Git, Sublime Text, MacOS, Figma

The most amazing...

...thing I've worked on is the OctaneAI platform. Trusted by large Shopify merchants, it's helped them reach millions of users and earned them over $100 million.

Work Experience

Front-End Developer

2020 - PRESENT
  • Worked on an eCommerce platform with a Shopify plugin integrating Facebook Messenger into Shopify stores to engage customers via automated messages.
  • Worked on developing an interactive quiz product that embeds to Shopify stores and walks users through a series of questions producing a list of recommended products to increase client sales.
  • Worked with a team that continuously maintained and improved UI for users of hundreds of brands.
Technologies: JavaScript, SCSS, HTML, React

Front-End Developer

2017 - 2019
  • Developed and maintained a platform that allows its users to invest in several cryptocurrencies through index investing managed by experts on the platform.
  • Collaborated with a team on designing and developing new features, overseeing releases, and resolving critical issues.
  • Planned out and developed the beta version of UI improvements released for a small part of our user base.
Technologies: JavaScript, SCSS, jQuery, React

Developer (UI Screen Mocks to CSS/HTML)

2018 - 2018
Vantage (via Toptal)
  • Assist the front-end team with a couple of projects.
  • Converted design files into clean and reusable HTML/SCSS code.
  • Worked on an existing project by creating pages with reusable HTML/CSS components.
Technologies: Git, SCSS, CSS, HTML

Front-end Engineer

2016 - 2017
Ulab (via Toptal)
  • Converted design files to a clean, responsive, and cross browser compatible with HTML/CSS.
  • Working with a D3.js plugin and modified it to graphically display data according to the client's specification.
  • Set up and worked with the database.
  • Created a dashboard and connected pages to it.
  • Onboarded new members.
Technologies: JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, HTML

Front-end Developer

2015 - 2016
  • Sliced PSD files into responsive, mobile-friendly code.
  • Organized and developed features.
  • Updated and refactored old code.
  • Created and tracked tasks.
  • Reviewed and maintained code quality.
  • Assisted in integrating new members into the team.
Technologies: Git, CSS, XML, Mustache, HTML

Front-end Developer

2014 - 2015
Vega IT Sourcing
  • Converted design files into responsive web pages.
  • Created and tracked front-end tasks.
  • Refactored old code.
  • Communicated with the client and their design team.
  • Assisted in integrating new members into the team.
Technologies: Git, jQuery, Compass, Sass, CSS, HTML

Octane AI provides an all-in-one platform for engaging quizzes, data collection, and personalized Facebook Messenger and SMS automation. Thousands of Shopify and Shopify Plus merchants use Octane AI to connect, convert and retain customers by personalizing the customer journey and giving customers the confidence to purchase.

During the time I was a part of the RebelMouse team, I was tasked with styling numerous new features added to the platform. Some of the features were newly added polls and quizzes, image sliders, social website sharing tools, bookmarklet, and image cropping tools. All of the new platform features needed to be styled according to the design provided for each of the client's websites. I wrote clean and reusable code and created mobile friendly features.

PAPER Magazine

Paper is a NY-based magazine focusing on art, film, music, and popular culture. I was tasked with implementing the style changes to the platform's appearance to match the provided design, creating and tracking front-end tasks, performing code reviews, and maintenance.

ICONOMI is a platform that allows its users to invest in several cryptocurrencies through index investing managed by experts on the platform. Here, amateurs and seasoned investors alike can invest in other cryptocurrencies with ease.


jQuery, Mustache, React


Git, Sublime Text, Adobe Photoshop, Figma




HTML, CSS, CSS3, HTML5, SCSS, Sass, JavaScript, XML






Responsive UI, User Interface (UI)

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