Said Kholov, Developer in Auckland, New Zealand
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Said Kholov

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Full-stack Developer

Location
Auckland, New Zealand
Toptal Member Since
November 10, 2015

Said is an accomplished software developer with over a decade of experience in the field of computer science. He has honed his skills over the years and has become adept at leading front-end development teams on numerous successful projects. Said's diverse background has allowed him to work with software companies across a wide range of industries, enabling him to acquire a comprehensive understanding of various products and best practices.

Portfolio

Inspire Alliance Pty Ltd
React, Next.js, TypeScript, Azure Active Directory, WebSockets, Blueprint...
Vodafone New Zealand
React, Flutter, TypeScript, JavaScript, Azure, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)...
Auckland Transport
TypeScript, React, Node.js, Express.js, HTML5, Video Streaming, Azure...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Node.js, React, JavaScript, TypeScript, React Native

The most amazing...

...experience of my life was relocating to New Zealand and ascending to leadership roles in my career, a feat that surpassed all my expectations.

Work Experience

Front-end Developer

2023 - 2024
Inspire Alliance Pty Ltd
  • Developed an AI tool for early learning center staff using React and TypeScript from scratch.
  • Set up automatic deployments, a staging environment in Azure Developer, and Azure Active Directory integration.
  • Designed a completely new UI from scratch for the AI tool using Figma.
Technologies: React, Next.js, TypeScript, Azure Active Directory, WebSockets, Blueprint, Front-end

Senior Software Developer

2022 - 2023
Vodafone New Zealand
  • Built new features on Vodafone One NZ's main eCommerce web app.
  • Set up front-end standards across multiple teams and enforced front-end development best practices.
  • Rebuilt the entire legacy JavaScript codebase using TypeScript.
  • Built a new cross-platform One NZ app based on Flutter.
Technologies: React, Flutter, TypeScript, JavaScript, Azure, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), OAuth 2

Senior Front-end Developer

2021 - 2022
Auckland Transport
  • Led front-end development for the whole team from start to completion.
  • Developed real-time camera analytics tool and visualized data gathered by CCTV cameras on HTML canvas.
  • Adopted JavaScript-based tools to React. Fabric.js library had only a JavaScript version, so I had to adapt to React Component.
Technologies: TypeScript, React, Node.js, Express.js, HTML5, Video Streaming, Azure, WebSockets, Responsive Design, User Interface (UI), Responsive UI, JSON, Ajax, Single-page Applications (SPA), Front-end Development, Front-end, Babel, Accessibility, Mobile Development, REST APIs, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), OAuth 2

Node.js and TypeScript Developer

2021 - 2022
Fundsquire Pty Ltd
  • Built accounting platform integrations with Railz, Xero in particular, from the ground up.
  • Worked as a solo full stack developer for deployments through CircleCi, a TypeScript back end, and React and TypeScript front end.
  • Worked closely with Xero support to implement a writeback service for the system.
  • Fixed critical production issues on AWS as they were reported.
Technologies: TypeScript, Node.js, React, Amazon Web Services (AWS), APIs, HTML, CSS, SQL, JavaScript, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Responsive Design, User Interface (UI), Responsive UI, Next.js, JSON, Ajax, Single-page Applications (SPA), Front-end Development, Front-end, Amazon EC2, Babel, Accessibility, REST APIs, OAuth 2

Web Developer

2020 - 2020
BackTracks
  • Built a complex UI for the main website and admin dashboard.
  • Worked closely with designers. Converted Figma prototypes to Vue components and HTML pages.
  • Optimized the site on all desktop, tablet, and mobile platforms.
  • Built Vue custom components for customer dashboard.
Technologies: Webpack, Sass, jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Vue, Webpack 4, Responsive Coding, SCSS, Functional Programming, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Responsive Design, User Interface (UI), Responsive UI, Vercel, JSON, Ajax, Single-page Applications (SPA), Front-end Development, Front-end, Babel, Accessibility, REST APIs, OAuth 2

Front-end Developer

2019 - 2019
Postmates
  • Developed custom reusable React components like sliders, switches, and toggles.
  • Worked on the user settings page, including payments integration with Stripe API.
  • Worked on a Go codebase to provide GraphQL endpoints for the main web product.
  • Created thorough documentation for debugging the Go codebase in VS Code.
  • Worked closely with designers and used Figma as the main prototyping tool.
Technologies: Figma, Storybook, GraphQL, Apollo, Go, React, Styled-components, TypeScript, Responsive Coding, SCSS, Functional Programming, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Responsive Design, User Interface (UI), Responsive UI, eCommerce, JSON, Ajax, Single-page Applications (SPA), Front-end Development, Front-end, Babel, Accessibility, REST APIs, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Front-end Developer

2019 - 2019
Zipmex
  • Led front-end development and built customer-facing exchange.
  • Redesigned the whole website based on Zeplin design mockups.
  • Reworked a lot of redux-form components and optimized their performance.
  • Worked mostly with WebSocket-based API documentation and data.
  • Developed data visualization components for a cryptocurrency exchange.
Technologies: Redux Form, Redux, React, WebSockets, Node.js, PostgreSQL, Webpack 4, TypeScript, Responsive Coding, SCSS, Functional Programming, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Responsive Design, User Interface (UI), Responsive UI, eCommerce, JSON, Ajax, Single-page Applications (SPA), Front-end Development, Front-end, Babel, Accessibility, Mobile Development, REST APIs

Senior Front-end Developer

2017 - 2018
Rosh Review
  • Converted the whole project from jQuery UI to a responsive Bootstrap design.
  • Worked on heavy front-end data manipulations on pure JavaScript and jQuery.
  • Coded new UI in collaboration with the team's designer. Used InVision app.
  • Worked with graphical data representation using the latest version of HighCharts.
  • Refactored front-end code. Wrote a new CSS/Sass style guide according to our design specs.
Technologies: Highcharts, InVision, MySQL, MongoDB, JavaScript, Sass, CSS, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, Responsive Coding, SCSS, Functional Programming, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Responsive Design, User Interface (UI), Responsive UI, JSON, Ajax, Single-page Applications (SPA), Front-end Development, Front-end, Babel, Google Analytics, REST APIs, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Senior Full-stack JavaScript Developer

2015 - 2017
Bauer Media Group
  • Developed an API and middle-end web applications using React, C#, and Node.js.
  • Collaborated with Australian team members on daily basis.
  • Worked on projects for Travelin.com.au and Whichcar.com.au.
  • Used different booking provider APIs to get availability and booking.
Technologies: ZURB Foundation, jQuery, JavaScript, Git, Bootstrap, Grunt, Ubuntu, Linux, Umbraco, C#, Node.js, React, Sass, CSS3, HTML5, Responsive Coding, SCSS, SQL, Functional Programming, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Bitbucket, Responsive Design, User Interface (UI), Responsive UI, JSON, Ajax, Single-page Applications (SPA), Front-end Development, Front-end, Amazon EC2, Babel, Google Analytics, REST APIs, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Front-end Developer

2016 - 2016
Firefly Lab
  • Maintained the PostgreSQL database in the production environment.
  • Developed a dashboard for the system using React.
  • Worked out the quiz system workflow together with the stakeholders.
  • Cleaned the project from extra overhead and reduced the amount of lines without affecting functionality.
Technologies: PostgreSQL, jQuery, JavaScript, Webpack, ES7, Emacs, Express.js, Node.js, React, Redux, Responsive Coding, SCSS, SQL, Functional Programming, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Responsive Design, User Interface (UI), Responsive UI, JSON, Ajax, Single-page Applications (SPA), Front-end Development, Front-end, Babel, REST APIs

Front-end Developer

2014 - 2015
Yellow Pages
  • Designed and created HTML templates on my own and collaborated with UI designers.
  • Designed and improved a custom CSS/Sass framework used by multiple teams.
  • Maintained a JavaScript Modular and MVC (Angular) approach.
  • Engaged in Agile software development daily, involving multiple teams.
  • Developed a number of email templates using Litmus.
  • Continuously developed back-end features in PHP and Python.
Technologies: ZURB Foundation, jQuery, JavaScript, Git, Bootstrap, Grunt, Ubuntu, Linux, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Photoshop, AngularJS, Sass, CSS3, HTML5, Django, Python, PHP, Responsive Coding, SCSS, SQL, Functional Programming, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Bitbucket, React, Responsive Design, User Interface (UI), Responsive UI, eCommerce, Webflow, JSON, Ajax, Single-page Applications (SPA), Front-end Development, Front-end, Amazon EC2, Google Analytics, REST APIs

Senior Web Developer

2014 - 2014
Kiwise Advertising Limited
  • Developed web projects based on WordPress CMS with custom templates.
  • Trained junior web developers and interns on WordPress and PHP frameworks.
  • Built a price comparison web application (Pricecheckfinder.co.nz).
  • Collaborated with fellow team members on the creation of the database architecture.
Technologies: jQuery, JavaScript, WordPress, Bootstrap, CodeIgniter, Adobe Photoshop, CSS, HTML, PHP, Responsive Coding, SCSS, SQL, Functional Programming, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Bitbucket, Responsive Design, User Interface (UI), Responsive UI, JSON, Ajax, Front-end Development, Front-end

Web Developer

2014 - 2014
PTminder
  • Developed new features, specifically SMS API, Data Import Tools, and Interface conversions.
  • Provided bug testing and bug fixes (issue tracking, Git).
  • Contributed to full ongoing maintenance and updates.
  • Worked on projects Ptminder.com, a personal trainer platform, and Startsocial.co.nz, a social media toolbox.
Technologies: jQuery, JavaScript, Git, Bootstrap, Zend Framework, Adobe Photoshop, CSS, HTML, PHP, Responsive Coding, SCSS, SQL, Functional Programming, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Bitbucket, Responsive Design, User Interface (UI), Responsive UI, JSON, Ajax, Front-end Development, Front-end

Senior PHP Developer

2012 - 2014
Online Service Group
  • Provided turnkey development for Unitedelitegroup.com, Darhan.uz/en, Hovline.com/en, Yestour.uz/en, Dj-mam6a.com/en, and Lolayuldasheva.com.
  • Built multiple websites with a team of UI/UX designers.
  • Communicated with clients on a daily basis to iron out requirements.
Technologies: jQuery, JavaScript, Third-party APIs, AngularJS, CodeIgniter, Adobe Photoshop, CSS, HTML, PHP, Responsive Coding, SCSS, SQL, Functional Programming, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Bitbucket, Responsive Design, User Interface (UI), Responsive UI, JSON, Ajax, Front-end Development, Front-end

Junior PHP Web Developer

2011 - 2012
Vunamarketing
  • Contributed to the development of several projects as a graphic and PHP developer. I also built the company's CMS.
  • Built a back end for the Amerikaliturk.com website using in-house CMS.
  • Developed and maintained a CMS for Vunamarketing.com.
  • Built the front end for Tutorfly.com using HTML/CSS.
Technologies: CodeIgniter, Adobe Photoshop, jQuery, CSS, HTML, PHP, Responsive Coding, SCSS, SQL, Functional Programming, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Bitbucket, Responsive Design, User Interface (UI), Responsive UI, JSON, Ajax, Front-end Development, Front-end

Web Developer | Web Administrator

2011 - 2011
UNDP
  • Developed and maintained the website for a land reclamation and melioration project of UNDP in Uzbekistan.
  • Monitored cross-browser functionality and usability issues.
  • Edited content data based on consistency and design criteria.
  • Involved with LRF (Capacity Building of the National Irrigated Land Reclamation Fund; www.lrf.uz) project.
Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Adobe Photoshop, Joomla, PHP, Responsive Coding, SCSS, SQL, Functional Programming, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Bitbucket, Responsive Design, User Interface (UI), Responsive UI, Front-end Development, Front-end

PTminder

http://ptminder.com
A web platform for personal trainers. It helps trainers manage their clients' information, invoices, calendar events, notifications about important events, etc.

Tools: JavaScript, Bootstrap 3, MySQL, jQuery UI, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, Zend Framework, Adobe Photoshop, Git.

Whichcar

http://www.whichcar.com.au/
A web application that helps you find the best car for yourself. It is powered by Australia's premier motoring titles and provides reviews, advice, and entertainment from respected brands such as Wheels, MOTOR, 4X4, and Street Machine.

Tools Used: JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, React, HTML, CSS, Grunt, Git, C#

Travel In

https://www.travelin.com.au/
Travel In helps you find a place you want to travel to. It contains over 100,000 points of interest. They've been independently verified as Australia's largest legal camping site data source. This includes locations such as national parks, caravan parks, day rest areas, showgrounds, private camping, free camping locations, and many more.

Tools used: JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, React, HTML, CSS, Grunt, Git, C#, Umbraco CMS

Yellow Pages

http://Yellow.co.nz
Yellow Pages helps you find business based on your location and preferences. Over 70,000 New Zealand businesses are listed on the website.

Tools: JavaScript, AngularJS, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, SASS, Bourbon, Neat, MySQL, Python, Django, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Illustrator, Git

White Pages

https://whitepages.co.nz/
Find individual businesses based on their location and preferences. Over 70,000 New Zealand businesses are listed on the website.

Tools: JavaScript, jQuery, AngularJS, HTML5, CSS3, SASS, Bourbon, Neat, Python, Django, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Illustrator, Git, MySQL

Start Social

A web application that helps create Facebook campaigns and competitions and customizes everything using Facebook API.

Tools: JavaScript, Bootstrap 3, MySQL, JQuery, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, Zend Framework, Adobe Photoshop, Git

Call018 Yellow

A project to track if a person is looking for a phone number. It can be for a home or business, an 0800 or 0900 number, a mobile number, and we can even help with addresses. In most cases, you can connect to the number by pressing 1*.

Tools used: JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, Python, Django, Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Git

Yellow Labs

The project helps to promote Yellow Pages' new products. Yellow/home is one of the projects that is being promoted currently.

Tools: JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, SASS, Bourbon, Neat, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Illustrator, Git

Price Check Fiinder

A price comparison web application that provides different account types for users and merchants to manage and browse the products with the best price.

Tools: JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap 3, PHP, CodeIgniter Framework, Adobe Photoshop

Amerikali Turk

A Turkish news portal providing the latest updates in digital form for their clients. Multiple languages are supported.

Tools: JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, CodeIgniter Framework, Adobe Photoshop, Git

Vuna Marketing

A web development agency website. The agency is partnered with a US-based agency and builds products mostly for the US market.

Tools used: JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, CodeIgniter Framework, Adobe Photoshop, Git

United Elite group

https://www.unitedelitegroup.com/
A renovation company website based in New York. They offer superb versatility with our full range of project planning, construction management, and general construction services. They are also known for unmatched client service, exceptional attention to detail, and our veteran staff of project managers, artisans, and tradesmen that guarantee lasting quality.

Darhan Hotel

A website for a hotel and a business center. It's built from scratch using custom CMS. The hotel is located in the center of Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Tools: JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, CodeIgniter Framework, Adobe Photoshop

Hov Line

A carpooling web app similar to BlaBlaCar that connects drivers and travelers. I developed the SMS API, messaging, social logins, etc.

Tools: JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, Less, Google Maps API, SMS Gateway, PHP, CodeIgniter Framework, Adobe Photoshop, Git

Yestour Travel

A web application for a tourism agency that provides data with local airlines and a variety of tourism packages.

Tools used: JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, CodeIgniter Framework, Adobe Photoshop

Lola Yuldasheva's Personal Website

A personal web page for Uzbek pop singer Lola Yuldasheva. All the latest albums can be downloaded, and concert tickets can be bought on the website.

Tools: JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, CodeIgniter Framework, Adobe Photoshop

Alike Shared Space

A promotional website for a shared space office with general information. Office spaces and rooms can be booked via the website.

Tools: JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, Adobe Photoshop, WordPress, AWS
2014 - 2014

Pre-Master's (Level 7) Degree in Computer Science

AWI Group - Auckland

2008 - 2012

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Westminster International University - Tashkent

Libraries/APIs

Google Maps, Lodash, Immutable.js, Redux Form, React Redux, Handlebars, Sinon.JS, Chai, React, jQuery, jQuery UI, Node.js, Twitter API, Facebook API, REST APIs, Vue, RequireJS, Highcharts, Google Maps API, Google Maps SDK, Social APIs, Windows Forms (WinForms)

Tools

Adobe Photoshop, Webpack, Redux Thunk, InVision, Gulp, Mocha, Bitbucket, NPM, Apache, GitLab, Git, Bourbon, Grunt, GitHub, Sketch, TeamCity, Babel, Google Analytics, NGINX, Amazon Simple Email Service (SES), AWS SDK, AWS CloudFormation, Adobe Fireworks, Sublime Text, WebStorm, Emacs, Figma, Travis CI, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop CC, Webpack 4

Frameworks

Ruby on Rails (RoR), React-Bootstrap, Redux, Express.js, Bootstrap, CodeIgniter, ZURB Foundation, AngularJS, Bootstrap 3, JavaScript MVC, Django, Laravel, Flux, Koa, Next.js, React Native, OAuth 2, Zend Framework, Flutter, Blueprint

Languages

PHP, SCSS, SQL, Less, Sass, HTML5, CSS3, HTML, JavaScript, ECMAScript (ES6), ES7, TypeScript, CSS, C#, GraphQL, Ruby, Python, Java, Swift, Go, PHP 7, VB.NET

Paradigms

Responsive Coding, Model View Controller (MVC), Responsive Web Design (RWD), Scrum, Agile Software Development, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Functional Programming, Unit Testing, Microservices, Mobile Development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Agile

Platforms

Amazon EC2, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Webflow, Vercel, MacOS, Joomla, WordPress, Ubuntu, Umbraco, Kubernetes, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, iOS, Android, Twilio, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Azure

Storage

Elasticsearch, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), PostgreSQL, MySQL, JSON, MongoDB, MySQLi, Databases, Azure Active Directory

Other

Sketch to HTML, CommonJS, Software Design, Neat, Module Development, Styled-components, Software Development, UI Development, Email Templates, Responsive Design, User Interface (UI), Responsive UI, eCommerce, Front-end Development, Front-end, Ajax, Single-page Applications (SPA), Accessibility, Third-party APIs, WebSockets, Apollo, Storybook, APIs, IT Project Management, Algorithms, Video Streaming, POP

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