Richard Oyudo, Developer in Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Richard Oyudo

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Full-stack Developer

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Toptal Member Since
July 28, 2022

Richard is a senior full-stack software engineer with over seven years of professional experience working on complex products in companies with sizes ranging from a handful to hundreds of employees. During this period, he worked extensively with technologies like Python, JavaScript, React, React Native, and Docker. Richard is well accustomed to adapting to new technologies to execute his work.


Python 3, React, JavaScript, Docker, Django
Python, JavaScript, Vue
Python 3, Django, JavaScript




Preferred Environment

MacOS, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Slack

The most amazing...

...thing I've helped develop is an online video creator software used by over a million users, including companies such as Salesforce, PWC, and Siemens.

Work Experience

Senior Full-stack Developer

2021 - PRESENT
  • Developed features for an online video creation tool to support voice-driven video development.
  • Created and owned a revamp of the scene selector experience on the platform.
  • Contributed regularly to maintaining and fixing bugs.
Technologies: Python 3, React, JavaScript, Docker, Django

Software Engineer

2019 - 2021
  • Developed features for policy and financials subdepartments for our SaaS product for leading insurance companies in the USA.
  • Contributed to writing extensive tests to improve our code coverage by over 100%.
  • Spearheaded efforts to adapt policy billing and payment to unique constraints arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Technologies: Python, JavaScript, Vue

Software Engineer

2017 - 2019
  • Built the MVP of the admin platform for eCommerce merchant financing for SMEs.
  • Integrated with external payment and eCommerce platforms to further automate loan processing.
  • Led a team of three other engineers and set up product development processes to increase team output.
Technologies: Python 3, Django, JavaScript

Full-stack Developer

2016 - 2017
  • Contributed to developing a consumer micro-lending mobile application.
  • Built a mobile application for vehicle diagnostic and repair schedules.
  • Contributed to writing tests to improve the stability and quality of the codebase.
Technologies: Python 3, Django, React, React Native

A micro-lending application for getting quick loans used by over a million users.
I contributed to back-end APIs using the Django REST framework and the mobile application at an early stage in its development.

A SaaS insurance policy administration platform for insurance companies, which incorporates product features for users, including insureds, agents, and administrators. Insurance management involves stages through a policy lifecycle, including application, underwriting, policy administration, and claims.

I acted as a full-stack engineer in the policies and financials teams to develop features and maintain the domain-related features.

Lumen5 Video Creator
An online SaaS video creator application targeted at both individuals and businesses for making different kinds of videos, including promotional, marketing, and educational videos, quickly and easily. Lumen5 has over one million users, including businesses such as Siemens, SAP, and CISCO.

As a full-stack developer, I collaborated with the core video creator team to develop and maintain new and existing features.

Lendigo Admin Application

I single-handedly built the MVP for an administrative platform for in Python (Django) and JavaScript, which enabled loan application and processing, integration with eCommerce websites, and external Identity verification APIs to facilitate credit for SMEs. I went on to help hire and lead a team to grow and expand this platform into different products.


I single-handedly built all parts of this website, which fetches and uses natural language processing (NLP) on tweets, and ranks and classifies the tweets such that job postings are identified and made available in a searchable way or to which can be subscribed.
2011 - 2016

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

University of Lagos - Lagos, Nigeria


React, REST APIs, jQuery, Vue




Django, React Native, Flask


Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Visual Studio Code (VS Code)


Python 3, JavaScript, Python, HTML, CSS, SQL


PostgreSQL, MySQL


Software Engineering, Full-stack

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