Nixon Wandera

Full Stack Software Developer

  Nairobi, Kenya

   [email protected]

+254 729390591

  https://nixon-wandera.netlify.app

          

A well versed full stack developer possessing 4 years of experience in demanding fin-tech environment with a track of developing and maintaining high quality and well tested solutions. Skilled at directing development with  event-driven and object-oriented approach. Contributed to the leading PSV transport solution in use by over 5 thousand vehicles in Nairobi.  Currently looking for a role that complements my skill set and experience. Available immediately.

Skills


  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • React.js
  • Redux
  • HTML5 | CSS3
  • SaaS
  • SQL
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • MongoDB
  • Jest | Mocha
  • Containerization
  • Kubernetes
  • CI/CD
  • Git
  • JSON
  • YAML
  • RESTful API
  • GCP
  • Team work
  • Technical Leadership

Languages


  • English — Professional

Work Experience

Full Stack Software Engineer  •  Data Integrated Limited

October 2019 - November 2021

  •  Researched, designed and implemented scalable micro-services for vehicle tracking, route management and scheduling employing web-socket and Tcp/Ip socket in a team of 4.
  •  Created React & Redux environments on a major enterprise dashboard using MVC architectural patterns optimized for different screen sizes in a team of 3 that saw increase of sales by 40%.
  • Maximized use of JavaScript, svg, webp and HTML 5 to develop complex widget tools utilizing AWS S3 storage that could handle thousands of concurrent connections to serve an e-commerce solution, hence growing app traffic by over 30%.
  •  Engineered cloud solution including connection setup, scalability, optimization, security and monitoring of Iaas and Hybrid solutions on GCP and lowered cost by $70 per month.
  • Raised code efficiency by embracing best coding standards and decimated 80% code fixes by test-driven development.
  •  Utilized Agile development and consistently delivered new features on time with 2 to 3 weeks sprints.
  •  Meet project stakeholders to discuss their vision, ideas and created compelling experiences by translating designs and patterns into application architectures.

Software Developer  •  Data Integrated Limited

September 2018 - September 2019

  • Designed and formulated booking solution REST APIs built on Express, ES6 and MongoDB, integrated with payment service, ensuring high performance.
  • Utilized ACID compliance, normalization, sql joins and sub-queries on back-end components to simplify complex & costly queries involving multiple tables while optimizing triggers for production increasing efficiency by over 30%.
  • Developed behavioral react apps with interactive UIs using one way data flow, virtual DOM concepts by reusable components while utilizing props, context and redux for state management appropriately.
  •  Developed interactions from scratch using wire-frames and mock-ups for UI, and parameters from client for functionality while keeping close communication with UX team for enhancements using CSS and Sass, driving user satisfaction by 40% on scale.

Software Developer  •  Freelancer

November 2017 - October 2018

  • Collaborated in a team of 3 to design and develop restful APIs for vehicle insurance app, increasing overall efficiency to over 50%.
  •  Partnered with senior developers to do requirement gathering, learning new skills in collaboration and communication.
  •  Implemented test cases and integration tests for different Node.js apps which solved design and scalability problems using jest and mocha/chai.

Education

2014 - 2019

THE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA 

Bachelor Of Technology - Computer Technology

Certifications & Awards

Associate Cloud Engineer

Google

Issued June 2022 


Project Management with Agile, Scrum, Kanban & XP

Udemy

Credential ID: UC-90d83442-2cd7-4239-8094a71f4053

Issued September 2021


Open coding web application security project certification

OWASP

Issued October 2020

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