Richard Smuts

Richard Smuts

Cape Town, South Africa
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Richard Smuts

Richard Smuts

Cape Town, 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
Portfolio
Experience
  • 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, South Africa
Availability
Part-time
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.
Employment
  • 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
Experience
  • DynaMiX Platform (Development)
    http://www.mixtelematics.com

    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.
Skills
  • Languages
    CSS, LessCSS, LESS, C#, TypeScript, HTML, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, SASS, XML, Transact-SQL, SQL, T-SQL
  • Frameworks
    ASP.NET MVC, Bootstrap, AngularJS, Bootstrap 3, .NET, ASP.NET Web API, ASP.NET Web API 2, Jasmine, Nancy, Entity, Unity3D, React Native, Windows Communication Framework (WCF)
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, Linq.js, .NET BCL, D3.js, Node.js, React.js
  • Tools
    Visual Studio, MonoDevelop, Adobe Photoshop, Karma, Git, GitHub, Adobe CC
  • Paradigms
    Extreme programming, REST, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Object-oriented Design (OOD), Class-based OOP, Promise, Agile Software Development, DRY, Continuous Integration (CI), UI Design, Clean Code, Model View Controller (MVC), Parallel programming, Plugin-Based Architecture, Asynchronous Programming, Inversion of control, Dependency Injection, SOA
  • Misc
    AJAX, Web App Development, User Interface (UI), Code Contracts
  • Platforms
    Windows 8, Xamarin, Windows 7, Windows, Azure
  • Storage
    Redis, SQL Server
Education
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology and Business Solutions
    London Metropolitan University - Cape Town (Correspondence)
    2001 - 2004
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