Sakina Shivji, Developer in Chicago, IL, United States
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Sakina Shivji

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Front-end Developer

Chicago, IL, United States
Toptal Member Since
October 21, 2022

Sakina is a front-end developer with five years of professional experience. She built components for multiple CMS platforms, such as IBM CoreMedia, Sitecore, and Sitefinity, using HTML, CSS, and React. Sakina has extensive experience translating designs into fully functioning front-end components and is willing to embrace new professional challenges.


Auxo Solutions
CSS, CSS3, Bug Fixes, Responsive, HTML, Enterprise Software, JavaScript
Rightpoint Consulting
React, Templating, CSS, Angular, HTML Email, CSS3, Pixel Perfect, HTML5...
The Ark Institute
WordPress, HTML Email, Email Design, Emailers, Mailchimp




Preferred Environment

HTML5, CSS, React, IBM CoreMedia, Mobile First

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is an application for professional football players to measure their athletic scores throughout their games.

Work Experience

Senior Software Developer

2023 - PRESENT
Auxo Solutions
  • Developed the UI of an application released on the NASDAQ two weeks after launch and used by companies like Netflix.
  • Created pixel-perfect applications for clients in healthcare, insurance, aerospace, finance, and other industries.
  • Worked on six projects simultaneously as the only front-end engineer in the company.
Technologies: CSS, CSS3, Bug Fixes, Responsive, HTML, Enterprise Software, JavaScript

Developer 2

2020 - 2023
Rightpoint Consulting
  • Developed multiple applications for high-profile clients using React and CSS to translate wireframes and designs into fully functioning components.
  • Communicated regularly with the design teams and clients to ensure the highest work quality.
  • Brought innovation to a staff augmentation client to help streamline the company's processes so developers could work more efficiently.
Technologies: React, Templating, CSS, Angular, HTML Email, CSS3, Pixel Perfect, HTML5, JavaScript, Figma, Semantic HTML, Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Experience (UX), Responsive Layout, Responsive, Responsive UI, User Interface (UI), Mobile First, Responsiveness, Tailwind CSS

Marketing Manager and Teaching Assistant

2018 - 2022
The Ark Institute
  • Managed all marketing-related content, including designing and building email templates and sending weekly emails to parents.
  • Tracked tickets and new marketing ideas using Jira.
  • Updated the website single-handedly using WordPress from design to development.
Technologies: WordPress, HTML Email, Email Design, Emailers, Mailchimp

Technical Consultant

2017 - 2020
  • Took part in the IBM commerce group focused on delivering IBM solutions to various clients built in CoreMedia, Node.js, and Java.
  • Progressed from associate to technical consultant based on IBM work for large retailers, financial service firms, and electrical companies and my ability to run on-site training sessions for clients.
  • Customized the front end using Apache FreeMarker templates, Sass, and JavaScript.
Technologies: Node.js, CSS, MySQL, IBM CoreMedia, Magento, CSS3, Pixel Perfect, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Figma, Semantic HTML, Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Experience (UX), Responsive Layout, Responsive, Responsive UI, User Interface (UI), Mobile First, Responsiveness

Full-stack Web Development Tutor

2017 - 2019
  • Tutored students from UCF, UCLA, UT (Austin), and many more colleges around the US through their full-stack web development bootcamp.
  • Helped students understand how to problem-solve and troubleshoot errors.
  • Focused on pseudocoding and the process behind functionality to help them understand future use cases.
Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Firebase, MySQL, MongoDB, React, CSS3, Pixel Perfect, User Interface (UI), HTML5, Figma, Semantic HTML, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Responsive Layout, Vanilla JS, Responsiveness

Metrics for Professional Athletes at Their Fingertips

A React app built for professional athletes using customized Lottie graphics and diagrams for athletes to view their personalized scores and health tips.

The company takes thorough fitness tests for professional athletes to measure their growth over time. They can also measure the bone structure and the effect that jumping or running has on the athletes' bodies and protect them from injuries in the future.

White Label Intranet Project for a Client's High-profile Customers

The project involved creating multiple Angular-based intranet sites for our client's customers. This intranet was white-labeled to personalize each of their customer's projects. We could brand each intranet in a simple form and provide brand colors.

The company's purpose was to provide its clients with workplace training, and its mission was to make each site personalized while still maintaining the structure they wanted.

Internal Site for a Private Banking and Investment Management Company

An intranet built with IBM CoreMedia. Throughout the project, I ran on-site training sessions with business executives and employees to train them on the usability of their CoreMedia instance. I used BEM to style each component and give the client the flexibility to change a component as much as possible. I also documented each step and wrote a 90-page content author guide to help the content team understand each use case with step-by-step instructions for content creation.


HTML5, CSS, CSS3, HTML, Sass, Semantic HTML, JavaScript, PHP


Front-end, Pixel Perfect, User Experience (UX), Responsive UI, User Interface (UI), Mobile First, Responsiveness, IBM CoreMedia, APIs, HTML Email, Bug Fixes, Lottie, Email Design, Emailers, Enterprise Software


Vanilla JS, Express.js, Angular, Tailwind CSS


Figma, Jira, FreeMarker, Mailchimp


Responsive Web Design (RWD), Responsive Layout, Responsive, Templating, BEM


React, jQuery, Node.js, LocalStorage


Firebase, Magento, WordPress, Webflow


MongoDB, MySQL


CoreMedia Certified Front-end Developer



Full-stack Web Development Bootcamp

University of Central Florida

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