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James N - React developer
Member since:Dec 30, 2020
Profile last updated:Sep 22, 2022
Last activity:Sept. 22, 2022, 5:33 p.m. UTC
LD Interview score: 4.3 / 5
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James N

Problem solver, a team player, goal-oriented with great acumen, and skillset in Software Engineering with a background working effectively in dynamic environments. Focused on achieving project objectives with speed and accuracy. My experience has equipped me with rich knowledge in system architecture, design, development, and testing.

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Weekly Availability: 55 hours
Sun09 - 1601 - 08
Mon06 - 1422 - 06
Tues06 - 1422 - 06
Wed06 - 1422 - 06
Thurs06 - 1422 - 06
Fri06 - 1422 - 06
Sat08 - 1600 - 08

Hourly Rate:$37.50
Experience:4+ yrs
React:4 yrs
Django:4 yrs
AWS:3+ yrs
Postgres:3+ yrs
GraphQL:3+ yrs
Sass:2 yrs
Storybook:2 yrs
Engineer's Devices:
Android Tablet

LD Talent Work History

Average response time:
5.8 hours
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Average client satisfaction:

Earned hours:
Worksession approval:
# Hires / # Interviews :
2 / 7


Pareto     Software Engineer     Front End Developer     Employment
May 2021 - Present

  • I have developed and tested design systems with modular and reusable UI components for different Pareto products; used Storybook, Relay, React, Graphql, and Sass.
  • I have developed and shipped a customer dashboard, a workforce management system for the internal ops team, a feedback collection platform, and the company’s website.
  • I have taken part in coming up with engineering SOPS, engineering specification documents, and API references for the different systems, frontend, and backend products that we have shipped.

Skills used: Sass, Storybook, GraphQL, React

Kakbima Limited     Kakbima Platform     Software Engineer     Employment
Sep 2019 - Present

  • I took part in designing and developing a back-end micro-service for an insurance Saas platform currently being used by 2 major insurance companies and over 300 agents and brokers.
  • The platform aims at managing policies, claims, quotes, and other insurance services and consolidating this information at a central point for every customer and producer.
  • I used Django, Ariadne, Postgres, and Apollo Federation in building some of the back-end GraphQL API features.
  • Hosted the services to AWS EC2 and set up an AWS S3 for storing files.
  • I led the front-end team in consuming the API with React and Apollo Client.

Skills used: React, GraphQL, AWS, Postgres, Django

Link to the project:
Lura LLC     LuraLLC     Developer     Contract
Mar 2021 - May 2021
Arts and Entertainment

  • I used React to build the front-end application and connect together all the individual parts of the fabric-selling platform.
  • I used Nodejs to build some parts of the back-end API that powers the platform and deployed it to AWS.

Skills used: React, Nodejs, AWS

Legibra     Eyemagine     Full Stack Developer     Employment
May 2019 - Aug 2019

  • I designed and built an e-commerce application for selling eyeglasses using Vanilla JavaScript and Liquid for the user interface and Shopify to set up an online store.
  • Integrated a virtual try-on feature before a purchase is made. This significantly reduced returns of ordered eyeglasses.

Skills used: Shopify, JavaScript

Link to the project:
SoftSearch Limited     Shipper     Full Stack Developer     Employment
Feb 2019 - Apr 2019

  • This is a Freight tracking application from when goods are assigned a shipper by a manufacturer to the specified destination. Payment of the goods and transport is done when the customer is satisfied.
  • I took part in the design phase and later developed some features of the Rest API using Python, Django, and Django Rest Framework.
  • I consumed the whole of the authentication flow using React, and Redux for store management and ant design.

Skills used: React, Python, Django

SoftSearch Limited     E-warranty     Full Stack Developer     Employment
Oct 2018 - Jan 2019
Consumer Goods

  • E-warranty is a Saas platform that automates warranty claims and management for different customers from different e-commerce shops and individual vendors.
  • I led a 3-member team in designing and developing the application. As the lead, I created descriptive user stories for different features on Jira and assigned them to specific developers in the team.
  • I used NodeJs and Africa's talking, a unified API platform providing the USSD functionality to facilitate the communication between the web-based back-end API and the USSD platform.
  • I used Vue.js and Vuex to consume the Rest API and provide an interface for users who would prefer a web platform to a USSD service.
  • The web platform keeps records entered through the USSD service and vice-versa.

Skills used: Nodejs, Vue.js


Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology    B.Sc  (Mathematics and Computer Science)
Sep 2017 - Apr 2021


MIT 6.046J Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Spring 2015    MIT OpenCourseWare
Apr 2020 - Aug 2020
Skills learnt: Service Design

Client Reviews

Coding challenge was not up to our expected standards
He has been very proactive about pointing out what we need to do and delivering in a timely manner.
LD Talent:    
Very impressed by his dedication to the project through tough and easy parts.