Vicki Alden, Developer in Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Vicki Alden

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Full-stack Engineer and Developer

Location
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
October 27, 2023

Vicki is a highly skilled full-stack software engineer with six years of experience designing, developing, and delivering innovative web apps. She is proficient in JavaScript and TypeScript and has extensive knowledge of React, Node.js, PostgreSQL, TypeORM, and Docker. She is committed to continuous learning, mentorship, and collaborating with cross-functional teams to achieve project success. Vicki has a good track record of owning projects and consistently delivered outstanding results.

Portfolio

Via
TypeScript, JavaScript, Elasticsearch, GraphQL, PostgreSQL, TypeORM, Docker...
ONEHOPE Wine
TypeScript, React, JavaScript, Express.js, GraphQL, React Apollo, PostgreSQL...
Scanwell Health
React Native, JavaScript, PostgreSQL, Express.js, Node.js...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

MacOS, Node.js, Git

The most amazing...

...things I've built are interactive tools that increased customer engagement and sales by 10 times for various companies, including Via and ONEHOPE Wine.

Work Experience

Full-stack Software Engineer

2022 - 2023
Via
  • Spearheaded the development of a tool that enabled businesses to create customizable marketing journeys through text messages.
  • Designed and implemented a highly intuitive flow diagram to build desired customer journeys.
  • Owned the project from planning to testing, ensuring its successful delivery within set timelines.
  • Collaborated closely with developers, designers, project managers, and QA in regular meetings to maintain effective communication and project alignment.
Technologies: TypeScript, JavaScript, Elasticsearch, GraphQL, PostgreSQL, TypeORM, Docker, NestJS, React, React Apollo, Express.js, Node.js, Full-stack Development, API Integration, REST APIs, Web Development, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Stripe API, Git, Okta, Webhooks, APIs, User Experience (UX), Full-stack, Front-end, CSS, GitHub, HTML, Material UI, Dashboards, Data Visualization

Full-stack Software Engineer

2019 - 2022
ONEHOPE Wine
  • Headed the creation of software to enhance sales representatives' connections with customers, leading to significant financial gains and increased engagement.
  • Initiated a project during a two-day hackathon and later served as the project engineering lead throughout development.
  • Worked with cross-functional teams to develop front-end web applications using React, GraphQL, Apollo, Next.js, and Gatsby.
  • Provided guidance and mentorship to new and junior developers, helping them quickly grasp our technologies.
  • Conducted code reviews and incorporated feedback to enhance code quality and foster continuous improvement.
  • Integrated 3rd-party APIs, such as Stripe, Twilio, Yotpo, and ShipCompliant, to add functionality and streamline processes.
Technologies: TypeScript, React, JavaScript, Express.js, GraphQL, React Apollo, PostgreSQL, Redis, AWS CLI, Docker, Kubernetes, TypeORM, Contentful, Next.js, Node.js, Full-stack Development, API Integration, REST APIs, Web Development, Amazon Web Services (AWS), HubSpot, Stripe API, Git, Webhooks, APIs, User Experience (UX), Full-stack, Front-end, CSS, DigitalOcean, GitHub, HTML, Amazon EC2, Material UI, Dashboards, MongoDB, AWS Lambda, HTML Email, Email Marketing, Gatsby

Full-stack Software Engineer

2018 - 2019
Scanwell Health
  • Developed a back-end service and a mobile electronic medical record. Contributed to two existing mobile applications.
  • Created a RESTful API service using Node.js, PostgreSQL, and Sequelize to manage patient data securely.
  • Designed and built a React Native app, enabling doctors to review patient results and provide treatment plans.
Technologies: React Native, JavaScript, PostgreSQL, Express.js, Node.js, Full-stack Development, API Integration, REST APIs, Web Development, Git, APIs, User Experience (UX), Design, Full-stack, Front-end, CSS, GitHub, HTML

Full-stack Software Engineer

2017 - 2018
Agent
  • Delivered a greenfield application from the ground up by constructing front-end web applications using jQuery, Bootstrap, and page.js.
  • Revamped a considerable portion of legacy code by designing and implementing a new back end with PostgreSQL, Node.js, and Express.js.
  • Implemented a timer system using a Redis-based library, improving performance and efficiency.
Technologies: JavaScript, jQuery, PostgreSQL, Express.js, Node.js, Full-stack Development, API Integration, REST APIs, Web Development, Auth0, Stripe API, Git, APIs, User Experience (UX), Design, Full-stack, Front-end, Tailwind CSS, CSS, GitHub, HTML, Email Marketing

eCommerce Web Application

https://www.onehopewine.com/
Dedicated nearly four years to developing this eCommerce web application, making significant contributions across the entire technology stack. My involvement extended to the customer-facing front-end applications and the robust back-end system. I played a pivotal role in creating two essential components—the customer shopping interface and a dedicated platform for representatives to facilitate product sales from the store.
2008 - 2012

Bachelor's Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology

Humboldt State University - Arcata, CA, United States

Libraries/APIs

React, Node.js, REST APIs, Stripe API, jQuery, Google Maps

Tools

React Apollo, Git, GitHub, AWS CLI, Auth0

Frameworks

Express.js, Material UI, NestJS, Next.js, React Native, Tailwind CSS

Languages

TypeScript, JavaScript, GraphQL, CSS, HTML

Platforms

MacOS, Docker, Contentful, Amazon Web Services (AWS), HubSpot, Kubernetes, DigitalOcean, Amazon EC2, AWS Lambda

Storage

PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Redis

Other

Critical Thinking, TypeORM, Web Development, APIs, Full-stack, Front-end, Dashboards, HTML Email, Gatsby, Full-stack Development, API Integration, Webhooks, User Experience (UX), Email Marketing, Okta, Design, Data Visualization

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