Sami Shukri, Developer in Denver, CO, United States
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Sami Shukri

Verified Expert  in Engineering

React and Full-stack Developer

Denver, CO, United States
Toptal Member Since
September 28, 2021

Sami is a full-stack developer with 5+ years of experience, specializing in building front ends using React, React Native, and GraphQL. He excels at converting any design to a pixel-perfect implementation using React or React Native. Sami has built web and mobile apps as a sole developer, team member, or team leader, filling whichever role was needed. He has also designed back ends for simple applications using SQL, Firebase, and Hasura.


Sparkcube LLC
Next.js, Solidity, Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), Education, Web Video...
GraphQL, Back-end Design, Hasura, React, React Native, Timescale, ClickHouse...
Django, TypeScript, PostgreSQL, Docker, React Native, Amazon Cognito...




Preferred Environment

PyCharm, IntelliJ IDEA, Windows, Hasura, GraphQL, React, React Native, Prettier, TypeScript, MacOS

The most amazing...

...project I've done was to fully design a drag & drop, real-time analytics solution that could scale to 5 TB per month of ingested data on a single node.

Work Experience


2021 - PRESENT
Sparkcube LLC
  • Started an education service where I have helped engineers with over 200 hours in sessions in the web development field.
  • Helped build a Decentraland game, which got 500-1000 daily active players.
  • Built a research platform for a client that saved the client over 40 hours a week so far on data organization and formatting.
  • Created an NFT development service where I built NFT collections for clients and created custom Solidity contracts.
  • Developed a video education platform where customers pay for a monthly or yearly subscription using Stripe to access courses and educational material.
  • Developed two React-based games for the Hathora open-source project.
Technologies: Next.js, Solidity, Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), Education, Web Video, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Web3.js, Solana, React, React Native, SaaS, Data Visualization, Canvas

Full-stack Engineer

2020 - 2021
  • Designed a real-time analytics solution that reduced debugging time for client engineers from weeks to hours.
  • Led a mobile development project with four other engineers to build a connected vehicle application that allows clients' end-users to interact with their vehicles using both the internet and BLE.
  • Built the front-end deployment pipeline using GitLab CI/CD, AWS S3, and Amazon CloudFront.
  • Implemented NX to put all front-end code in a monorepo, including React and React Native projects and libraries.
  • Designed GraphQL back ends using Hasura and PostgreSQL for different client applications.
  • Developed custom native modules for a React Native app to better integrate music and call management into a mobile app.
  • Worked closely with clients and third-party vendors to coordinate integration across different services.
Technologies: GraphQL, Back-end Design, Hasura, React, React Native, Timescale, ClickHouse, TypeScript, JavaScript, SQL, PostgreSQL, Web App Development, Plotly, BizCharts, Software Development, Mobile App Development, Mobile Apps, APIs, PyCharm, Front-end, Styled-components, Bluetooth, Bluetooth LE, CSS, Database Design, HTML, Data Visualization, Canvas

CTO & Co-founder

2019 - 2020
  • Led the revamp of a mobile app to enhance the user experience.
  • Built an analytics solution to help users track marketing referrals.
  • Oversaw the development and release of the app into the App Store.
Technologies: Django, TypeScript, PostgreSQL, Docker, React Native, Amazon Cognito, Mobile App Development, Mobile Apps, Software Development, APIs, PyCharm, Web App Development, Front-end, CSS, Node.js, Database Design

Software Engineer

2019 - 2020
  • Developed a delivery app that was used by the company's drivers to navigate to and place products in stores.
  • Collaborated with warehouse management and drivers to improve the product.
  • Went out into the field with drivers to capture feedback and improve the user experience.
Technologies: React Native, PostgreSQL, GraphQL, Django, Last Mile Logistics, TypeScript, Software Development, APIs, PyCharm, Web App Development, Front-end, CSS, Node.js

Associate Senior Software Engineer

2017 - 2019
  • Designed a metric automation solution for the LightsOn team, which reduced the time to add new metrics from three sprints to a single sprint.
  • Led the development of a customizable dashboard for client executives to track OKR items.
  • Introduced React into the solution tech stack, which improved development time for new features relative to Angular.
Technologies: Django, Angular, D3.js, React, Software Development, APIs, PyCharm, Web App Development, Front-end, CSS, Node.js, Database Design, HTML, Data Visualization


A React Native-based app for iPad used by Stockwell drivers to handle deliveries. The app features turn-by-turn, in-app navigation, powered by Mapbox, and high-quality SVG renders of stores with animations to show product placement.

TypeScript in Blockchain
A blockchain written entirely in TypeScript that uses a proof of work algorithm to create the blocks. I adapted the chain based on a JavaScript course I took on blockchains. During this project, I gained and applied a fundamental understanding of the blockchain and strengthened my TypeScript and unit testing abilities to write to a blockchain.

Implementation of a functional JavaScript framework that renders HTML elements on a screen. I gained and applied a deeper understanding of how different frameworks and React work while implementing this project.

ChatGPT clone

I built and released an ios chat GPT clone that has over 300 daily users. The app is developed using React Native, TypeScript, and styled components with a full custom-built theme library.

The app was developed in one day and has achieved a total of nine thousand users with over 100 purchases in under a month.
2014 - 2017

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

University of Missouri - Kansas City, MO, USA


React, Styled-jsx, D3.js, Node.js, Web3.js


PyCharm, IntelliJ IDEA, Prettier, Amazon Cognito, Plotly, Canvas, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Figma


React Native, Django, Redux, Angular, JavaScript MVC, Next.js, Flask


Hasura, PostgreSQL, ClickHouse


GraphQL, TypeScript, JavaScript, SQL, Python 3, CSS, HTML, C++, Python, Solidity


Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Windows, MacOS, Mapbox, Bluetooth LE


Agile, Scrum, Database Design


Software Development, Web App Development, Front-end, OpenAI, Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (GPT-3), Back-end Design, Mobile Apps, Timescale, Mobile App Development, APIs, Styled-components, Data Visualization, Mobile UX, System Architecture, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Last Mile Logistics, BizCharts, Bluetooth, Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), Education, Web Video, Solana, SaaS

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