Samuel Brecher, JavaScript Developer in Honolulu, HI, United States
Samuel Brecher

JavaScript Developer in Honolulu, HI, United States

Member since November 5, 2018
Sam is a software developer with experience in front-end, back-end, and mobile application development. His primary focus for the past three years has been ReactJS and React Native based web and mobile applications. Prior to that, he worked extensively with BackboneJS and Angular.
Samuel is now available for hire




Honolulu, HI, United States



Preferred Environment

Mac OS, WebStorm, Git, Xcode, Android Studio

The most amazing...

...experience was delivering a multi-platform solution during crunch time to help secure additional funding for a startup that had just lost two mobile developers.


  • Technology Chair

    2019 - PRESENT
    Hawaii Yacht Club
    • Supported staff with any technology needs such as computer upgrades, network communication issues, and gate card system.
    • Set up and maintained password manager for all full-time and volunteer staff.
    • Performed social media engagement as well as traditional paper advertising.
    • Managed email and web hosting.
    • Redesigned existing website to use Wix for easier management by marketing volunteers.
    Technologies: RFID Card Systems, Windows Server, MailChimp
  • Software Development Engineer

    2018 - PRESENT
    Hawaii Catamaran Charters
    • Maintained and updated WordPress-based website hosted on Blue Host.
    • Created React Native based iOS/Android app for booking and managing reservations.
    • Developed email marketing material and managed using Send Grid.
    • Identified and implemented the platform for which the business owner can easily manage and update content on their own.
    • Worked closely with the designer for immediate feedback when developing layouts and CSS.
    Technologies: WordPress, Send Grid, ReactNative, Webpack, BableJS, iOS, Android
  • Software Development Engineer

    2018 - PRESENT
    The Little Guy, Inc.
    • Created engaging web and mobile applications to meet and exceed client requirements.
    • Managed client communications and secured contracts through negotiation.
    • Curated content and how-to guides for teaching development skills to the local community.
    • Provided all IT support for Hawaii Yacht Club, including troubleshooting, and server support.
    • Set up and configured iTunes Connect, Google Play, and for mobile application development and testing.
    Technologies: React Native, TypeScript, NodeJS, Webpack, BableJS, iOS, Android, SCSS
  • Software Engineer

    2019 - 2020
    Penguin Pay
    • Added interactive UI elements to application flow.
    • Defined, updated, and implemented loan underwriting rules.
    • Developed retry strategies to reduce underwriter workload.
    • Isolated passwordless sign-in from auth session.
    • Fixed various bugs, large and small.
    Technologies: React, Python, Mongo
  • React Native Developer

    2019 - 2019
    MJV, Inc
    • Developed iOS and Android app from scratch.
    • Replicated web app functionality into mobile app.
    • Setup app in Apple and Android app stores.
    • Helped design app logo and assets.
    • Integrated testing and crash analytics platform.
    Technologies: React Native, iOS, Android,
  • React Native Developer

    2019 - 2019
    PSS Industrial Group
    • Developed iOS and Android app for inventory management.
    • Worked with remote project managers to define requirements and testing strategies.
    • Added CSV export and Barcode scanning capabilities to the app.
    Technologies: React Native, iOS, Android,
  • Software Development Engineer

    2016 - 2018
    Hongse Game Studios
    • Collaborated remotely with the development team creating mobile games applications.
    • Converted and bridged exiting native iOS apps into React Native apps.
    • Utilized and incorporated i18n for global market penetration.
    • Worked closely with the business team to gather requirements and develop test plans.
    • Identified and implemented a build system which minifies and combines CSS and JavaScript files and uploads it to S3.
    Technologies: ReactNative, Node, Webpack, BableJS, iOS, Android
  • Software Development Engineer

    2014 - 2016
    Stay on Main
    • Launched a new AngularJS based reservation website for hotel bookings.
    • Wrote API layers between NodeJS server and client application.
    • Structured data layer using MongoDB to maintain and manage bookings.
    • Provided multi-team support for projects under tight deadlines which needed additional.
    • Created internal tools for marketing team using PHP to aid in increasing customer bookings.
    Technologies: AngularJS, NodeJS, MongoDB, WebPack, HTML, CSS, Jade
  • Web Development Engineer

    2012 - 2014
    Amazon, Inc.
    • Owned the project to implement CSS3 and HTML5 for supported browsers.
    • Planned and executed a multi-sprint project to eliminate IE7 emulation mode dependency through entire application.
    • Redesigned Zappos registration page with a modern responsive design which improved signups by 25% and providing a mobile responsive design.
    Technologies: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, backbone.js, Ruby on Rails, JSON, Perl, Mason, Java, Git, Perforce


  • Hawaii Catamaran Charters (Development)

    Hawaii Catamaran Charters is a locally run business that needed a website to advertise their fleet and secure bookings. I chose to use WordPress on this project to make it easy for the owner to make updates on their schedule

  • Hawaii Yacht Club (Development)

    As part of a volunteer position at the Hawaii Yacht Club, I manage their IT. I am also currently managing their website which has a refresh that's in the works.

  • Stay on Main (Development)

    Stay on Main was the rebranding of a hotel that needed a modern online reservation system built. The project was written using AngularJS with a NodeJS back-end, supported by MongoDB.

  • React Navigation (Development)

    I worked with the open source project React Navigation to heavily test and debug issues during beta development. This has led to a stable and easier to implement navigation library for React Native.

  • Stack Overflow (Other amazing things)

    I actively participate on Stack Overflow by lending my expertise in various fields of software development to provide detailed and thorough answers.


  • Languages

    JavaScript, ECMAScript (ES6), CSS, HTML, PHP, Ruby, SQL, Python, TypeScript
  • Frameworks

    React Native, Redux, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Angular
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, jQuery, jQuery UI, React Redux, Redux-saga, Backbone.js, Node.js
  • Tools

    WebStorm, Git, GitHub, Office 2016, Reactotron, AWS SDK, Sublime Text, Bitbucket, Photoshop 2018, Xcode, Android Studio, Vim Text Editor, Amazon Cognito
  • Paradigms

    Agile, Scrum, Functional Programming, Test-driven Development (TDD)
  • Platforms

    MacOS, AWS EC2, iOS, Android, Linux, Windows, Azure
  • Other

    React Native Bridge, DOM, Axios, AWS
  • Storage

    MongoDB, MySQL, AWS S3

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