Thomas Lukacs, Developer in Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Thomas Lukacs

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Front-end Developer

Location
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Toptal Member Since
August 5, 2022

Thomas is a developer and a tech lead with 12 years of solid experience in front-end software development. He has a proven track record in coordinating heavy lifting projects like significant overhauls of the tech stack, moving from PHP to Vue, and refactoring Vue 2 to Vue 3 migrations and monolith to micro-frontends. Currently improving his experience in leading development teams, Thomas is looking forward to embracing new projects.

Portfolio

BorseGo AG
Vue, JavaScript, Node.js, CSS, HTML, Cypress, Front-end, User Interface (UI)...
BorseGo AG
JavaScript, TypeScript, CSS, HTML, Cypress, Front-end, User Interface (UI)...
BorseGo AG
JavaScript, Node.js, MongoDB, CSS, HTML, Bootstrap, MySQL, Front-end...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

PhpStorm, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Vue, React, JavaScript, Front-end, User Interface (UI), APIs, HTML5

The most amazing...

...thing I've done was leading five developers in migrating a PHP app to a Vue SPA with SSR and a clustered back-end solution to host renderers for SEO.

Work Experience

Tech Lead and Student Lead

2019 - 2022
BorseGo AG
  • Proposed, designed, and implemented a roadmap to revamp the company's major browser‐based platform by switching from a PHP‐based front-end solution to a more maintainable Vue single-page application (SPA) with server‐side rendering (SSR).
  • Increased the team size to five people and coordinated the product team as the tech lead with agile development cycles.
  • Optimized development processes by pitching and maintaining a Gitflow‐like repository model, reworking development cycles, implementing automated changelog generators, and improving department‐wide coding quality through coding standards.
Technologies: Vue, JavaScript, Node.js, CSS, HTML, Cypress, Front-end, User Interface (UI), Full-stack, Responsive UI, REST APIs, APIs, Vuex, PHP, Vue Router, Webpack, ESLint, Docker, Jira, SCSS, JSON, GitHub, Scrum, HTML5, CI/CD Pipelines

Tech Lead

2018 - 2019
BorseGo AG
  • Took over an existing in‐house JavaScript canvas library to display financial time series in web browsers and iOS and Android native apps.
  • Improved code maintainability by modularizing significant parts of the library. Remodeled the pipeline to use Webpack and enhanced documentation by refactoring to TypeScript.
  • Increased the size of the canvas library development team to two full‐time developers and took over the responsibilities of a teach lead, including creating and maintaining a technical roadmap.
  • Enhanced product development by active engagement in product owner, product management, and team organization tasks.
Technologies: JavaScript, TypeScript, CSS, HTML, Cypress, Front-end, User Interface (UI), Full-stack, Responsive UI, REST APIs, APIs, Vuex, PHP, Vue Router, Webpack, ESLint, Docker, Jira, SCSS, JSON, Scrum, HTML5, CI/CD Pipelines

Web Developer

2014 - 2018
BorseGo AG
  • Developed a back-end service with microservice architecture and a REST JSON API for monitoring financial quote values for customers, notifying them through email, iOS, Android, and browser through WebSockets notifications.
  • Designed and implemented an in‐house email templating tool with smart automation to reduce the workload of article newsletter generation. This included a back end for image processing and uploading.
  • Worked with multiple stakeholders on an automated trading solution that tried to simulate different trading strategies based on historical data. Implemented a browser‐based front end for partner‐only use.
Technologies: JavaScript, Node.js, MongoDB, CSS, HTML, Bootstrap, MySQL, Front-end, User Interface (UI), Full-stack, Databases, Microservices, Vanilla JS, REST APIs, APIs, Webpack, ESLint, Jira, Less, JSON, SQL, HTML5

Financial Service Portal

A Vue-based website with editorial content and financial data. I managed a refactoring of the previously PHP-based application to a more maintainable Vue variant, which included a clustered Node.js back end to provide SSR for search engine optimization (SEO). This migration has been done iteratively and without a visual overhaul to reduce the impact on the user base. The goal of delivering a more maintainable, developer-friendly, and scalable software was met.

eCommerce Furniture Website

A React eCommerce shop with server-side rendering (SSR). My impact on this project was implementing complex restructurings like modularization, supporting feature teams during implementation and maintenance, and optimizing CI/CD on Kubernetes with Argo CD.

Libraries/APIs

Vue, Vuex, REST APIs, React, Node.js

Tools

Webpack, Jira, PhpStorm, Slack, Microsoft Teams, GitLab CI/CD, GitHub

Frameworks

Vanilla JS, Svelte, Bootstrap, Cypress, Redux

Storage

JSON, MongoDB, MySQL, Databases

Languages

JavaScript, HTML5, PHP, TypeScript, SCSS, Less, CSS, HTML, SQL

Platforms

Docker, Windows, MacOS, Kubernetes

Paradigms

Microservices, Scrum

Other

Front-end, User Interface (UI), APIs, Vue Router, ESLint, Full-stack, Responsive UI, Argo CD, CI/CD Pipelines

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