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Richard Smuts

Richard Smuts

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Member since July 30, 2014
Richard is a friendly, well-spoken, outgoing, intelligent individual who enjoys problem-solving. He carefully assesses the requirements of a task, taking the opportunity to think it through and working efficiently to produce easily maintainable and complete products.
Richard is now available for hire
  • Visual Studio, 16 years
  • C#, 13 years
  • .NET, 13 years
  • Object-oriented Programming (OOP), 12 years
  • HTML, 10 years
  • JavaScript, 10 years
  • jQuery, 7 years
  • Entity, 7 years
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Preferred Environment
Windows, Visual Studio, Git, Shippable CI
The most amazing...
...thing I've coded is a JavaScript framework that provides enterprise-grade, asynchronous application development within the browser.
  • Senior Software Developer
    MiX Telematics
    2013 - 2015
    • Created a framework for rapid enterprise application development.
    • Facilitated the ground-up rebuild of the company's flagship product.
    • Created reusable web-based components for the visualization of vehicle locational data.
    • Created reusable web-based components for the loading and display of large amounts of data.
    • Created a method for building a web application up from discrete and self-contained modules.
    • Created an inversion of control framework for the purposes of simplifying module interdependency.
    Technologies: C#, JavaScript, ASP.NET, AngularJS, TypeScript, HTML, SQL
  • Software Developer/.NET Architect
    Liquorice Africa
    2011 - 2012
    • Rebuilt the corporate web presence from the ground up for clients.
    • Specified the architecture of client-facing infrastructure for .NET-based clients.
    • Facilitated the definition of deployment processes for clients.
    • Created API infrastructure for loan interest and amortisation scheduling.
    • Integrated software with client CRM systems.
    Technologies: C#, ASP.NET, JavaScript, HTML, SQL
  • Software Developer
    Web Africa Networks
    2004 - 2009
    • Developed a platform for subscriber invoicing and billing.
    • Built a large-scale authentication platform for internet subscribers.
    • Built a plugin-based distributed transaction processing system for managing the setup and teardown of subscriptions.
    • Built client-facing reporting and management facilities.
    • Managed the internal software development team.
    Technologies: C#, .NET, ASP.NET, HTML, SQL
  • DynaMiX Platform (Development)

    The DynaMiX Platform is a large-scale asset tracking and management system, currently providing tracking for approximately 500,000 assets worldwide with a goal of 1 million assets by year's end.

  • DynaMiX Framework (Development)

    An enterprise-grade web-based application development framework. Unlike frameworks such as AngularJS or jQuery, DynaMiX is designed for building modular and large-scale enterprise applications, and is designed around solving non-HTML-based problems including localization, globalization (including time zones), mapping, and non-blocking processing of large data sets.

  • JavaScript Best Practices and Tips by Toptal Developers (Publication)
    This resource contains a collection of JavaScript best practices and JavaScript tips provided by our Toptal network members.
  • AngularJS Best Practices and Tips by Toptal Developers (Publication)
    This resource contains a collection of AngularJS best practices and AngularJS tips provided by our Toptal network members.
  • Languages
    CSS, HTML5, HTML, TypeScript, C#, Less, JavaScript, CSS3, XML, Sass, Transact-SQL, SQL, T-SQL
  • Frameworks
    Bootstrap 3, AngularJS, Bootstrap, ASP.NET Web API, ASP.NET MVC, .NET, Nancy, Jasmine, Entity, Windows Communication Framework (WCF), React Native, Unity3D
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, Linq.js, .NET BCL, Node.js, D3.js, React.js
  • Tools
    Visual Studio, Adobe CC, GitHub, MonoDevelop, Git, Karma, Adobe Photoshop
  • Paradigms
    Extreme programming, Class-based OOP, Object-oriented Design (OOD), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), REST, Promise, Inversion of control, Plugin-Based Architecture, Agile Software Development, SOA, Dependency Injection, Clean Code, DRY, Asynchronous Programming, Parallel & Distributed Computing, UI Design, Model View Controller (MVC), Continuous Integration (CI)
  • Misc
    AJAX, Web App Development, Code Contracts, User Interface (UI)
  • Platforms
    Xamarin, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Azure
  • Storage
    Microsoft SQL Server, Redis
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology and Business Solutions
    London Metropolitan University - Cape Town (Correspondence)
    2001 - 2004
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