Sebastian Schocke, Full-stack Developer in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa
Sebastian Schocke

Full-stack Developer in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa

Member since March 1, 2017
Sebastian is a senior software architect with 17 years of experience designing, developing, and supporting software. He has worked with many technologies over the years, including C#, PHP, JavaScript, TypeScript, Microsoft SQL, and PostgreSQL on both Windows and Linux systems. His recent experience includes cross-platform mobile development and Angular application development
Sebastian is now available for hire


  • Growlink
    C#, TypeScript, Angular, Azure DevOps, Git, .NET, Entity Framework, RabbitMQ...
  • Twizza
    Android, iOS, Aurelia, Entity Framework, Entity Framework Core...
    Auth0, CSS, TypeScript, Angular



Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa



Preferred Environment

Subversion (SVN), Git, Linux, Windows, Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio, C#

The most amazing...

...thing I have designed and coded is a web-based ERP system for my first employer that has been in use for past 13 years now.


  • Full-stack Developer

    2018 - PRESENT
    • Developed an Angular-based customer portal using TypeScript where customers can monitor their grow facilities in real-time, and configure custom dashboards.
    • Developed .NET-based web API endpoints for configuring and monitoring readings and status from hardware devices located in the Grow facilities.
    • Implemented SignalR for event-based communication between servers and web clients.
    • Integrated with payment processing service to automate subscription payments for clients.
    Technologies: C#, TypeScript, Angular, Azure DevOps, Git, .NET, Entity Framework, RabbitMQ, SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Bootstrap, REST APIs, Full-stack, Visual Studio, CSS, Back-end Development
  • Senior Full-stack Developer

    2018 - 2021
    • Developed a web-based logistics application for briefing and debriefing fleet trips and deliveries that records and analyzes telemetry data and determines driver bonuses.
    • Developed a multi-platform mobile app using Xamarin and forms for drivers during deliveries for paperless delivery notes, invoices, and returns handling. Electronic signatures were a requirement.
    • Developed a multi-platform mobile app and web application for their sales force, sales representatives visiting customers, and internal sales staff to capture orders, including customer visit tracking, surveys, and more.
    • Developed a workflow system with a plug-in system for writing handlers for processes, using RabbitMQ integration for immediate high-speed process completion via IPC and a web-based front end for usability.
    • Developed a document management system integrating into all of the above systems, centralizing storage, indexing, and management of all documentation for the company.
    • Wrote a variety of .NET, .NET Core, and .NET 5 based Web APIs for all of the above systems, including integrations with SMS, email, and push notification systems.
    • Implemented a Redis caching cluster for performance improvements over an 18,000 customer-based sales system.
    • Managed a small team of junior developers, mentored, and code reviewed their work.
    • Managed the project, source control, and work items via Azure DevOps for the entire development team.
    Technologies: Android, iOS, Aurelia, Entity Framework, Entity Framework Core, Microsoft SQL Server, RabbitMQ, .NET, .NET 4, .NET Core, .NET 5, Xamarin.Forms, Redis, Redis Cache, Postman, SQL CLR, Full-stack, Azure DevOps, Windows Server, Windows, Visual Studio, Git, CSS, TypeScript, C#, Back-end Development, Multithreading
  • Senior Front-end Developer

    2017 - 2018
    • Assisted at the beginning and later took over the development of the entire web UI.
    • Designed and implemented the integration with Auth0 authentication.
    • Implemented a small number of Node.js API endpoints to expose functionality to the front end.
    • Upgraded the web application from Angular 2 to Angular 5 and updated the components and services to use new features available in later versions.
    • Designed, developed, and deployed a RabbitMQ-based messaging system to allow real-time communication between the back end and front end for UI updates.
    Technologies: Auth0, CSS, TypeScript, Angular
  • Software Developer

    2017 - 2018
    HelpMe Emergency
    • Developed a cross-platform app for customers to be able to request assistance at their current GPS location from armed response companies using NativeScript.
    • Built an addition to the same app for armed security personnel to receive assistance requests and also the ability to manage the requests assigned to them, including navigation to the requested location.
    • Created a companion web-based call center application where all assistance requests and armed response personnel can be monitored and managed from.
    • Implemented a monthly subscription payment system using wireless application service providers (WASP) to automatically bill customers via their cellphones for the service.
    • Implemented a billing system integrated with a PayFast payment gateway for billing customers for call-outs and paying service providers for assistance provided.
    Technologies: PostgreSQL, PHP, Angular, NativeScript, iOS, Android, SQL, REST APIs, Full-stack, Git, CSS, C#, Back-end Development
  • Software Developer

    2016 - 2017
    Tessa Ford Post Production
    • Created an Angular 2 application for managing projects, schedules, and appointments of employees.
    • Coded a REST API back-end using PHP for the possible expansion to mobile applications in the future.
    • Implemented per project schedule generation and sent them via a PDF.
    Technologies: PostgreSQL, TypeScript, PHP, Angular, SQL, Bootstrap, REST APIs, Git, CSS
  • Senior Systems Architect

    2000 - 2016
    Supervisory & Control Expertise
    • Designed and developed a web-based custom ERP system using PHP and PostgreSQL (provided development and support for over 12 years).
    • Designed and developed an automated meter reading system, including the electronics, firmware, protocols, and server software.
    • Developed an automated device monitoring system for centralized management and sending SMS to clients when faults occur.
    • Designed and developed a wireless access control system using RFID tags. This included a PCB design, firmware development, and server software development.
    • Coded drivers and emulators for various industrial protocols such as Siemens S7, Modbus, and DNP3.
    • Created automation tools for speeding up the SCADA population via integration APIs.
    • Performed server management for Windows Active Directory and multiple Gentoo Linux servers in use.
    Technologies: SCADA, PLC, Embedded C++, Embedded C, EAGLE, Windows Server, Gentoo, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, PHP, .NET, C#, Full-stack, Visual Studio, Git, CSS, C++, Back-end Development, Multithreading


  • Scorpio Concepts Framework Libraries

    A set of simple open source libraries written by me to use in .NET projects for my clients.

    It includes a network logging framework, a plug-in integration framework, and a database schema management framework for the Microsoft SQL server.

  • How to Do JWT Authentication with an Angular 6 SPA (Publication)
    JSON web tokens (JWTs) provide a method of authenticating requests that's convenient, compact, and secure. More often than not, Angular apps will include them in their data flows. In this tutorial, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Sebastian Schocke shows how to implement JWT authentication in an Angular 6 single-page application (SPA), complete with a Node.js back-end.


  • Languages

    TypeScript, C#, C++, HTML, PHP 7, JavaScript, SQL, Embedded C, CSS, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), HTML5, PHP, Embedded C++, T-SQL, Python, Bash Script, Delphi, C, Java
  • Frameworks

    Angular, .NET, .NET 4, .NET Core, Bootstrap 3, Angular Material, Aurelia, .NET 5, Symfony 3, NativeScript, Windows PowerShell, Express.js, Bootstrap, Entity Framework Core
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Redis, Redis Cache, SQL CLR
  • Other

    Freelance, Gentoo, Modbus Protocol, Full-stack, Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA), Kepware Server (PLC Integration), Module Development, Iptables, Xamarin.Forms, Back-end Development, Multithreading, PLC, SCADA, Siemens PLC, Information Technology
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, REST APIs, Entity Framework, jQuery
  • Tools

    Visual Studio, Git, GitHub, Autodesk Fusion 360, RabbitMQ, Auth0, Postman, Subversion (SVN), EAGLE, PhpMyAdmin, Turbo Pascal, Visual Studio 2010, Angular CLI
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Object-oriented Design (OOD), Azure DevOps
  • Platforms

    Windows, Mobile, Android, Linux, Debian Linux, Visual Studio Code, Windows Server, Apache2, Visual Studio 2016, iOS


  • Certificate of Higher Education in CS184.1x Foundations of Computer Graphics (Computer Science)
    2013 - 2013
    UC BerkeleyX | edX - Online
  • Certficate in CS188.1x Artificial Intelligence (Computer Science)
    2012 - 2012
    UC BerkeleyX | edX - Online
  • National Diploma in Information Technology
    2002 - 2004
    Vaal University of Technology - Vanderbijlpark, South Africa

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