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Nixon Wandera

Full stack Developer
Full stack developer with 5 years of experience implementing backend systems in Node.js and front-end applications in React.js; contributed to re-architecture of a key notifications service reducing message failures by 80%; Became go-to staff for migrating test cases in several services to jest due to compatibility necessities, commended for creating robust tests facilitating confident code refactoring. Honed by remote contributions to thrive in collaborative environments ensuring impactful solutions.
Retraced
THE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA
Nairobi, Kenya

Professional Background

  • Current status
    Unemployed
    Ready to interview
  • Profession
    Node.js Developer
    Full Stack Development
    Web Developer
  • Fields
    FinTech / InsurTech
    Internet of Things (IoT)
    SaaS / Cloud Services
  • Work experience
    4-6 years (4-6 years relevant)
  • Management
    I've had experience in managing 1-5 people
  • Skills
    JavaScript
    Nodejs
    reactjs
    Redux
    HTML5 & CSS3
    SaaS
    PostgreSQL
    MongoDB
    Jest | Mocha
    CI/CD
    RESTful API
    Technical Leadership
    PL/SQL
    ReactQuery
    AVA
    Datadog
    Cypress
    OpenAPI
    Docker
    Cypress Testing
    Microservices
    TDD
    Figma
    Fastify
    Github
    JIRA
    ES6
    DDD
  • Languages
    English
    Professional
  • Highest level of education
    Bachelor

Job search preferences

  • Desired job type
    Part-time
    Interested in working remotely
  • Desired positions
    Full Stack Software Developer
  • Desired work locations
    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Freelance
    Full-time freelancer

Work Experience

Software Engineer

Retraced
Contract
6월 2022 - 10월 2023
1 yr 5 mos
Düsseldorf, Germany
1. Transformed a major monolithic system into several scalable business services using fastify; enhanced fault isolation resulting in a 100% increase in system capacity. 2. Streamlined a complex notification service by transitioning from class-based to functional JavaScript; decreased code coupling, fostering a flexible architecture and simplifying integration of new message handlers by 70% 3. Implemented over 20 reusables React.js components, optimized Forms, Router, Animations, and robust Redux store for a high-traffic SaaS application. 4. Employed advanced PL/SQL features, such as tables and object types, to streamline database operations, resulting in a substantial reduction in resource consumption.

Full Stack Developer

9월 2019 - 10월 2021
2 yrs 2 mos
Nairobi, Kenya
1. Spearheaded the successful implementation of scalable vehicle tracking and scheduling services, leveraging web-socket and Tcp socket technologies in a cross-functional team of 4; achieved an impressive 90% realtime tracking accuracy and enhanced route planning 2. Development of robust and efficient scripts for database tables, views, and procedures using pgAdmin; implemented optimized indexing strategies and enabled seamless full-text searches, leading to a remarkable 0.4x improvement in data read performance. 3. Transformed stakeholder vision and ideas into captivating experiences by translating designs and patterns into application architectures on Microsoft Visio, lead to a remarkable surge in engagement levels.

Software Developer

9월 2018 - 10월 2019
1 yr 2 mos
Nairobi, Kenya
1. Build a SACCO management dashboard using MERN stack, leveraging semantic HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript; integrated reusable components and custom API layer to streamline CRUD transactions. 2. Developed RESTful APIs supporting Json and Xml data formats; streamlined system integration and ensured compatibility across diverse platforms, resulting in a 15% reduction in data transfer errors and improved data consistency

Node.js Developer

Freelancer
Freelance
5월 2018 - 9월 2018
5 mos
Nairobi, Kenya
1. Collaborated with a team of 2 to architect and deliver fully functional APIs for an insurance mobile app prototype; achieved the project objective within a tight 2-month deadline, while ensuring optimal performance and reliability. 2. Teamed up with a senior developer to execute comprehensive requirement gathering, streamlining collaboration and communication across teams.

Education

Engineer’s Degree
Bachelor Of Technology - Computer Technology
2014 - 2019

Licenses & Certifications

Data protection in workplace

Datenschutzkanzlei Academy, Germany
Issued 7월 2023
No Expiration Date

Project Management with Agile, Scrum, Kanban & XP

Udemy
Credential ID: UC-90d83442-2cd7-4239-8094a71f4053
Issued 9월 2021
No Expiration Date

Open coding web application security project certification

OWASP
Issued 10월 2020
No Expiration Date