Nikolay Gushchin, Full-stack Developer in London, United Kingdom
Nikolay Gushchin

Full-stack Developer in London, United Kingdom

Member since November 19, 2020
Nikolay is a creative full-stack developer with extensive experience designing user-friendly, web-based apps and scalable infrastructure. As a passionate, highly-skilled, senior software engineer, and a proven leader with strong communication and interpersonal skills, Nikolay has a demonstrated history of successful team collaborations. He is an exceptional problem-solver with "out-of-the-box" thinking and an aptitude for quickly mastering new skills, technologies, cultures, and roles.
Nikolay is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Toptal Clients
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), API Gateways, React, Node.js, WebRTC, WebSockets...
  • DEPLABS
    Express.js, Node.js, Azure, Koa, React, JavaScript, Azure Functions...
  • Brokenbuild
    Express.js, Node.js, Redux-saga, Redux, React, JavaScript, HTML, Full-stack...

Experience

Location

London, United Kingdom

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

React, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Node.js

The most amazing...

...thing I've worked on was central review form for Capterra.

Employment

  • Senior Full-stack Developer

    2020 - PRESENT
    Toptal Clients
    • Designed user interactions in both the front- and back-end coding and developed servers and databases for website functionality and modern responsive appearance.
    • Implemented the UI for complex and impressive features and application parts and integrated them seamlessly into the ongoing heavy-loaded applications.
    • Partnered with clients worldwide to design complex applications and develop clean, creative web-based products.
    • Leveraged Agile principles and methodologies to develop next-generation applications and customizable solutions from concept through delivery.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), API Gateways, React, Node.js, WebRTC, WebSockets, Docker, HTML, Full-stack, APIs, Microservices Architecture, TypeScript, Next.js, AWS Lambda, Software, HTML5, CSS, REST APIs, UX Design, Heroku, Web Components
  • Senior Full-stack Developer (Contract)

    2020 - 2021
    DEPLABS
    • Developed one of the top-ranked Shopify applications in the shipping category for FedEx international shipping service and utilized scalable architecture for rapid and consistent application development.
    • Built one of the top-ranked Shopify applications in the shipping category for FedEx international shipping service and utilized scalable architecture for rapid and consistent application development.
    • Designed innovative, user-friendly websites, landing pages, email templates, forms, and infographics for a diverse client base spanning small, medium, and large companies and startups.
    • Set up both back-end (Node.js) and front-end (React) architecture for the project.
    Technologies: Express.js, Node.js, Azure, Koa, React, JavaScript, Azure Functions, Microservices, Serverless, Docker, GraphQL, Shopify, Shopify API, HTML, Full-stack, APIs, Microservices Architecture, TypeScript, Next.js, Software, HTML5, CSS, REST APIs, UX Design
  • Senior Software Developer (Contract)

    2020 - 2020
    Brokenbuild
    • Designed user interactions for both front- and back-end coding and developed servers and databases for website functionality and coding for mobile platforms.
    • Contributed to the development of Atlassian Jira plugins and rebuilt and refactored application support for cloud and Jira platforms. Added new features to existing plugins and rewrote applications with TypeScript.
    • Fixed issues with plugins on the cloud server for the Atlassian Jira by combining and refactoring code into one source and updated the build process to support both versions.
    • Reduced the number of code rewrites for plugins for Atlassian Jira, resulting from bugs by 15% after rewriting the code for the application in TypeScript. Saw a significant decrease in the number of tickets for bugs.
    Technologies: Express.js, Node.js, Redux-saga, Redux, React, JavaScript, HTML, Full-stack, APIs, TypeScript, Next.js, AWS Lambda, Software, HTML5, SQL, CSS, REST APIs, UX Design
  • Front-end Team Lead

    2019 - 2020
    Demliz
    • Directed designing and building web applications for the State Library services ecosystem using Vue and Vuex.
    • Drove the acceptance of new technologies and processes by interacting with customer and platform teams. Utilized Agile principles to reduce delivery time and improve workflows through iterative development tactics.
    • Created and implemented a fast and effective algorithm for epub unpacking and dynamic page recount.
    • Introduced TDD methodology and proposed leveraging Scrum to shorten release times by 40% and improve code quality.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Express.js, Vuex, Vue, JavaScript, HTML, Full-stack, APIs, Software, HTML5, SQL, CSS, REST APIs, UX Design
  • Front-end Developer

    2018 - 2019
    QSOFT
    • Built engaging user interfaces and mobile applications for complex high-load web applications. Implemented the new design for Raiffeisen's life application, an eCommerce site.
    • Developed two crucial project features to rebuild the front end of the Sennheiser online store and deployed two weeks ahead of schedule by executing disciplined development practices.
    • Contributed to the architecture buildout and UI creation for the admin panel for Football Club.
    Technologies: Redux, React, JavaScript, React Native, HTML, Full-stack, APIs, MongoDB, Software, HTML5, SQL, CSS, jQuery, REST APIs, MySQL
  • Full-stack Developer

    2016 - 2018
    Freelance
    • Collaborated with the German designer Rote Birne on web-based and mobile solutions for clients across all Europe.
    • Used Agile principles and methodologies to develop applications from concept through delivery.
    • Participated in building a solid amount of applications as a full-stack developer.
    Technologies: Koa, Node.js, Express.js, React, JavaScript, Bootstrap, AWS, Redux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), REST, React Native, HTML, Firebase, Full-stack, APIs, MongoDB, Software, HTML5, SQL, CSS, jQuery, REST APIs, UX Design, Ruby, Ruby on Rails (RoR), MySQL, Web Components

Experience

  • Online Reader Application

    I developed a Vue.js-based online reader application that supports popular formats like PDF or EPU), works as a PWA, and has fully customizable page styles. The application also includes a specific page download feature, which was requested by the client.

  • Shopify Connector App for FedEx Cross Border

    I was the leading developer for the Shopify embedded app built with the MERN stack and shared serverless middleware for other ECPs. Those applications processed a lot of data that cannot be lost so I created the architecture to be extra fail-proof.

  • Central Review Form for Capterra
    https://reviews.capterra.com/new/19319

    React and serverless-based applications to collect a great amount of information about used software. As a part of a team, I participated in the development of new extensive features and immediate resolution of critical issues

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, HTML, TypeScript, HTML5, SQL, CSS, GraphQL, Python, Ruby
  • Frameworks

    Express.js, Redux, React Native, YARN, Cypress.io, Bootstrap, Koa, Next.js, Material-UI, NestJS, Angular, OAuth 2, Ember.js, Hapi.js, Laravel, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Django, Selenium, Flask
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Vue, Vuex, Node.js, REST APIs, React Redux, Redux-saga, jQuery, Facebook API, Instagram API, LinkedIn API, Twitter API, Shopify API, Stripe API, WebRTC, Web3.js, Liquid, D3.js, Socket.IO, Stripe, Rollbar
  • Tools

    GitHub, Jira, GitLab, Git, Webpack, Grafana, Shopify Plus, Sentry
  • Paradigms

    REST, UX Design, Web Architecture, Microservices Architecture, Agile, Unit Testing, Continuous Integration (CI), Page Object Model (POM), RESTful Development, Microservices
  • Platforms

    Shopify, Web, Docker, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Firebase, Heroku, Azure Functions, AWS Lambda, Blockchain, Ethereum
  • Storage

    MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Database Architecture, Google Cloud, Databases, NoSQL, Google Cloud SQL, Database Modeling, AWS DynamoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, AWS S3
  • Other

    Full-stack, Front-end, Software, UI, Back-end, Office 365, Front-end Development, Software Architecture, Software Engineering, AWS, APIs, API Gateways, CSS3 Animation, Fintech, Cloud Architecture, Scrum Master, TypeORM, API Integration, Chrome Extensions, RESTful APIs, WebSockets, Gatsby, Serverless, Shopify Polaris, Firebase Cloud Functions, Web Components, Crypto

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