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Kelvin M - Django developer
Member since:Mar 31, 2021
Profile last updated:Sep 23, 2022
Last activity:Sept. 23, 2022, 11:42 a.m. UTC

Kelvin M

I am a full-stack software engineer. I have experience as a team leader where we developed a full-stack application and saw it to production. At the moment, I am looking to become a seasoned senior backend engineer with a lot of languages and technologies under my belt.

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Weekly Availability: 55 hours
Mon 07 - 18 00 - 11
Tues 07 - 18 00 - 11
Wed 07 - 18 00 - 11
Thurs 07 - 18 00 - 11
Fri 07 - 18 00 - 11

Hourly Rate: $37.50
Experience: 4 yrs
Django: 4 yrs
REST: 4 yrs
Python: 4 yrs
Linux: 2+ yrs
Bash: 2 yrs
React: 2 yrs
GraphQL: 1 yrs
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LD Talent Work History

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Spinning Your Web     FilePro     Backend developer     Contract
Dec 2021 - Present

  • Developed the cloud API using Python Django-rest framework with a Postgres database.
  • Set up syncing background tasks using Redis and Celery.

Skills used: Redis, Python, REST, Postgres, Django

Backabuddy     Software Developer     Full Stack Developer     Contract
Jul 2021 - Feb 2022

  • Worked as a frontend developer converting desktop and mobile designs into React code using Typescript.
  • Developed the API with Python Django-rest framework.
  • Set up the deployments on AWS EC2.

Skills used: Typescript, React, AWS, Python, Django

Kelvin     Adrian Resource Planning     Software Developer     Employment
Apr 2020 - Oct 2021

  • Scaled the API performance by changing the code into a multi-database design by taking advantage of Postgres replication to improve database reads and writes in the system.
  • Scaled the API performance by increasing the web servers and using an Nginx load balancer to route the traffic.
  • Automated all deployment processes on the backend and frontend using circle CI using bash scripts to a Linux server.
  • Took up the technical team lead role, analyzed users' needs, and found applications to serve them.
  • Actively developed the API in use using the Python Django Rest framework.

Skills used: Bash, Python, REST, Linux, Django

Jambo Pay     Tatu city/ Analytics Dashboard     Software Engineer     Contract
Aug 2019 - Mar 2020

  • I worked on an incident management system for a third-party client (Tatu city) where clients/customers can raise tickets and follow up on issues raised using Python Django.
  • I implemented a single sign-on where a user signed in on the payments platform could easily move to the incidents platform with Restful endpoints.
  • I worked on an analytics API tool to show how the different products were performing and did deployments on a Linux server, and integrations with other systems.

Skills used: REST, Linux, Python, Django

Andela Kenya     Converge     Software Engineer     Employment
Dec 2018 - Oct 2019

  • Worked on optimizing analytics queries on the converge meeting room application on Flask/GraphQL queries.
  • Worked on assigning resources to rooms in the backend using SQLAlchemy association objects.
  • Worked as a full stack developer using Python Django and React.
  • Worked as a backend engineer at the hall of fame where I worked with Django rest.

Skills used: React, GraphQL, Flask, Python, REST, Django


University Of Nairobi    Applied Mathematics 
Jan 2014 - Dec 2018