Max Chen

Max is a frontend developer from a data analytic background plus some visual design experiences. Currently focusing on web app development with frontend frameworks.

As a frontend developer, he is also familiar with server-less techniques like Firebase to develop and deploy apps.
He worked as a research assistant at Academia Sinica and focused on data analysis in R and Python in the Energy Economics field. He's also the co-founder and the photographer of the brand L'œil de Tokyo.

  My Portfolio Website

  Taipei City, Taiwan           

Work Experience

Web Engineer

Rakuten  •  November 2021 - Present

Implemented user-facing features with complex UI/UX for Rakuten Taiwan using Rails and React 

• Experience of working with GraphQL queries and using Apollo Client.

• Collaborated with teams including Product Design, Product Management using Agile scrum Methodology

• Verbal and written communication in English across teams in different regions

Frontend Engineer

TPI Software  •  August 2020 - October 2021

• Participated in 5+ web app projects using Vue, Angular and React

• Developed apps with TypeScript and RxJS.

• Developed and deployed web apps using firebase and GCP

• UX/UI web design and prototyping experiences using Sketch/Figma

• Project management experience with Taipei City Government

Co-founder & photographer

L’ŒIL de Tokyo  •  May 2019 - April 2020

LŒIL de Tokyo, The Eye of Tokyo, is a collection of Japanese-designed sunglasses. We aim to share the unique Japanese spirit of creativity. I started this sunglasses business with my partner while I lived in Tokyo. I was in charge of communicating with Japanese sunglasses maker, Tenyou, and our marketing on Instagram. Currently, the brand’s account has about 30k followers.
• Website:

Research Assistant

Academia Sinica  •  September 2017 - August 2018

Working under the program of Institution and Behavior Studies, focusing on Taiwan’s electricity pricing.
• Including practical econometrics studies on random control trials and data crawling, data cleaning ,data visualization with R.
• Using R Shiny to create simulations with an interactive interface.
• In contrast with theoretical econometrics research, our project focuses on experimental studies which, gives me a more business-like research experiment.


National Taiwan University

Economics  •  Sep. 2014 - Aug 2019

• Econometrics and data analytics experiences in research assisting , meanwhile studying programming such as Python, C++ and R with understanding of data structures and algorithms. 

Meiji University

School of Political Science and Economics  •  Sep. 201 - Aug 2019

• Participant of the Meiji University’s SPSE one-year program.

• Passed the JLPT N1 exam during the program.

Leadership Experience

Co-founder/ Department of design  •  TEDx National TaiwanUniversity

Sep 2017 - Aug 2018

• Project management for 3 major campaigns of TEDxNTU

• Content Creating for one year online marketing and 2 promotional videos 


Programing Skills

  • JavaScript/ TypeScript
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • C++
  • R
  • HTML

Frameworks & Tools

  • React
  • Vue.Js
  • Angular 2+
  • RxJS
  • Xstate
  • Firebase
  • TailwindCSS
  • Jenkins
  • Git & GitFlow


  • Mandarin - Native proficiency
  • English - Full professional proficiency (TOEFL 102)
  • Japanese - Professional working proficiency (JLPT N1)
  • French - Elementary proficiency
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