Tobias Haugen, JavaScript Developer in Bogotá - Bogota, Colombia
Tobias Haugen

JavaScript Developer in Bogotá - Bogota, Colombia

Member since January 10, 2019
With strong technical skills paired with a passion for making groups of people thrive and excel together, Tobias has been an appreciated team member throughout his career. His open mind and genuine interest in strong relations set him apart in the business.
Tobias is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Huge Inc
    Kanban, Dart, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Git, Docker, Webpack, Node.js...
  • Freelance
    Heroku, Firebase, GraphQL, REST, Agile Software Development, MySQL, PHP...
  • Yrgo
    Linux, Terminal, Bootstrap, Agile Software Development, CSS, HTML, Git...

Experience

Location

Bogotá - Bogota, Colombia

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

React, JavaScript, Node.js, Git, VS Code

The most amazing...

...project I've been involved in was a recent app we built for Samsung Smart TVs, using modern web technologies.

Employment

  • Senior Engineer

    2019 - PRESENT
    Huge Inc
    • Led a small engineering team developing an app in Preact for Samsung Smart TVs. Worked closely with stakeholders and the engineering team at Samsung. Mentored other engineers and oversaw code architecture and code reviews.
    • Developed a complex app in Flutter, where people in New York City could view live updates on their commute and share information. Google Maps API, Protocol Buffers to interact with back-end API, and dealing with lots of live data.
    • Refactored a large multi-site project to a more modern setup, using Webpack instead of Grunt. This greatly helped increase productivity and maintenance over the codebase.
    Technologies: Kanban, Dart, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Git, Docker, Webpack, Node.js, Flutter, Preact.js, React, HTML, Sass, CSS, JavaScript
  • Software Engineer and Web Consultant

    2014 - 2017
    Freelance
    • Planned and developed a larger Drupal intranet together with an old employer.
    • Closely integrated Drupal with an external system during a project.
    • Appeared as a guest lecturer as Yrgo, teaching Drupal to engineers and basic web technologies to designers.
    • Consulted my old employer on a project as a product owner.
    • Coached web technology buyers during their work with IT agencies.
    Technologies: Heroku, Firebase, GraphQL, REST, Agile Software Development, MySQL, PHP, Drupal, jQuery, Bootstrap, CSS, HTML, Linux, Terminal, Functional Programming, Socket.IO, Mongoose, MongoDB, React, Express.js, Node.js, JavaScript
  • Program Manager

    2015 - 2015
    Yrgo
    • Planned and executed the semester curriculum based on overarching education goals.
    • Coached, helped, and graded around 50 students in two classes.
    • Taught classes in Drupal, Git, and Agile development processes.
    • Participated in board meetings with the school principal and industry representatives.
    • Wrote proposals applying for further government funds to keep the program going.
    Technologies: Linux, Terminal, Bootstrap, Agile Software Development, CSS, HTML, Git, JavaScript, Drupal
  • Product Owner

    2014 - 2014
    Curly Labs
    • Worked closely with Lund University during maintenance and further development of their platform.
    • Produced and participated in four episodes of a company podcast, discussing Drupal and web technologies.
    • Hosted webinars demoing Drupal for an online audience.
    • Wrote offers and participated closely in our sales process.
    • Offered Drupal workshops and taught small groups of people from several clients and prospects.
    Technologies: Product Owner, Agile Software Development, Sass, CSS, HTML, MySQL, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP, Drupal
  • Software Engineer and Project Lead

    2013 - 2014
    Understandit
    • Planned, developed, and delivered a new website for a law firm.
    • Helped with the implementation of agile processes in the organization.
    • Contributed to the open source community of Drupal.
    • Created graphically challenging and animated landing pages for marketing campaigns.
    • Participated in building a Spotify app for a large TV network.
    Technologies: Linux, Terminal, Bootstrap, Scrum Master, Agile Software Development, Sass, CSS, HTML, MySQL, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP, Drupal
  • Software Engineer and Scrum Master

    2011 - 2013
    Digitalist Sweden
    • Migrated Lund University's online presence to Drupal.
    • Taught several Drupal workshops for small groups of clients.
    • Built and maintained Lucid, a Drupal base theme, together with my colleagues.
    • Implemented a video on demand section for IKEA's inspiration site.
    • Acted as Scrum Master in several developer teams.
    Technologies: Linux, Terminal, Bootstrap, Scrum Master, Agile Software Development, Sass, CSS, HTML, MySQL, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP, Drupal

Experience

  • Google Assistant TV Promo App (Development)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adV0GSRVuII

    Led a small team of engineers helping Google build a promotion app with Preact for Samsung Smart TVs, highlighting the usage of Google Assistant. Worked closely with the Samsung team to communicate between the TV and the web app using a custom API. Led code architecture, did code reviews, and oversaw the health of the codebase. The multilingual app is available in 14 languages and has performance profiling to find and fix memory leaks.

  • Pigeon - Flutter app (Development)

    Part of a small team porting an existing iOS app to Flutter. The project was called Pigeon and was part of Google. Made heavy use of Google Maps, painting lines and stations for all kinds of public transportation in New York City. Used protocol buffers to work with live data, showing ETAs for incoming trains for any given station at any moment. Firebase was used for authentication as well as data about users. Lot's of UI engineering and state management.

    The project has been shut down during Covid.

  • Lund University (Development)
    https://www.lu.se/

    Lund University is one of Sweden's largest universities. I was part of the team that in 2012 built and later helped maintain their new website on Drupal. We integrated with external university systems and also built a "site factory" where administrators could add and manage a local website for the university faculties.

  • Currency Converter (Development)
    https://currency-converter-70cf6.firebaseapp.com/

    As part of my recent deep dive into React, I built a currency converter to help me keep track of exchange rates while I travel. (Due to not being able to use HTTPS with fixer.io, automatic fetching of rates is disabled.)

  • Calorie Counter (Development)
    https://calorie-counter-980e2.firebaseapp.com/

    Hobby project to practice full-stack JavaScript development. The back end is a REST API created with Express, using MongoDB as storage. The front end is using React. In this project, I increased my knowledge about API design, authentication and security (both on the front-end and back-end), as well as React design patterns. I implemented a filtering system on both date and time, which required quite a complex database query. The system also has three user roles, all with different permissions. (If the app is initially slow, it means the back-end booting up from sleep.)

  • ESS (Development)
    https://europeanspallationsource.se/

    The European Spallation Source (ESS) is one of the largest science and technology infrastructure projects that are being built today. Together with my team at Digitalist Sweden I planned, built, and delivered their new website in Drupal. My main focus was on overall architecture and front-end development as well as client relations and product deliverance.

Skills

  • Languages

    HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, Sass, HTML, Dart, PHP, GraphQL
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Preact.js, jQuery, Socket.IO, Node.js
  • Tools

    Git, GitHub, Webpack, Terminal, VS Code, Mongoose, NPM
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Scrum, Kanban, REST, Functional Programming
  • Other

    Front-end, Scrum Master, API Integration, Full stack, APIs, Professional Scrum Master, Level 1 (PSM-1), Product Owner
  • Frameworks

    Flutter, Express.js, Bootstrap, Redux
  • Platforms

    MacOS, Drupal, Firebase, Docker, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Linux, Heroku
  • Storage

    MongoDB, MySQL

Education

  • Advanced higher vocational education diploma in Software Engineering
    2009 - 2011
    Yrgo - Gothenburg, Sweden

Certifications

  • Professional Scrum Master 1
    DECEMBER 2012 - PRESENT
    Scrum.org

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