Tim Bormans

Software Developer

About

I’m a Software Developer with over 10 years of professional experience making web and mobile applications. My main focus is towards Front-End and UI, but I’m just as comfortable on the server-side and command line.

Experience

Freelance Amsterdam

Freelance Software Developer (Oct 2016 – Current)

Working with various clients on small to medium sized projects as front-end or full-stack developer.

  • New website for la fille d’O, a high-end Belgian lingerie brand.
  • 3 months on-site working for a client of DEPT, an international digital agency. Project available on request.
  • React + React Native development for Park-line Aqua, a service utility platform for ships. Building a web- and mobile app.
  • React Native support for an existing mobile app called Persona.fit for LTP, a business psychology company.
  • React development on internal tool for DEPT, an international digital agency.
  • Various back-end services and server maintenance for Secrid, a Dutch wallet brand.
  • React development for Videodock, working on a handful of custom video platforms.
  • New website and sales report tool for Zeal Records, an independent Belgian record label.
  • 3 months on-site React Native development for Tele2, a Dutch Telecom provider, working on their new mobile app.
  • Payment gateway service with custom connection between Shopify and Stripe for Secrid, a Dutch wallet brand.
  • Front-end for a product registration and survey app for Secrid, a Dutch wallet brand.
  • Rest API for Homepinr: a start-up focused on tackling housing demand from the buyer’s side.
  • Front-end for Rockstart Connect, an internal tool for Amsterdam-based Incubator Rockstart.
  • 3 months on-site front-end development for seller-facing platform of online auction platform Catawiki.
  • React
  • React Native
  • Node.js
  • Material UI
  • Gatsby
  • Next.js
  • Jest
  • Docker
  • Laravel
  • Vue.js
  • PostgreSQL
  • GraphQL
  • Webpack
  • Serverless
  • PHP
  • Babel
  • Mocha
  • Nginx
  • JavaScript
  • HTML/CSS

Waag Society Amsterdam

Senior Software Developer (Dec 2015 – Jun 2016)

Full-time part of the [Future Internet Lab](https://code.waag.org/) team at Waag Society, an institute for art, science and technology.

  • React
  • Node.js
  • Neo4j
  • Webpack
  • Arduino
  • MQTT
  • Babel
  • Mocha
  • D3
  • JavaScript
  • HTML/CSS

Questionmark Foundation Amsterdam

Software Engineer (Aug 2014 – Dec 2015)

Part of the web team at Questionmark, an independent foundation researching sustainability of consumer products.

  • Re-writing main website from Ruby front-end to universal JavaScript/Node.js app based on API.
  • Various smaller research projects and visualisations.
  • Designing and writing native Checkit App, a shopping list that can recommend the most sustainable product.
  • React
  • Node.js
  • React Native
  • Sketch
  • CI
  • D3
  • JavaScript
  • HTML/CSS

Tebla Berlin

Technical Co-Founder (Jan 2013 – Sep 2014)

One of 3 founders of an online restaurant reservation platform. Received seed funding from [Kima Ventures](https://www.kimaventures.com/) but were forced to close because of failing growth.

  • Rest API based on Node.js and PostgreSQL.
  • Universal web app based on JavaScript and Node.js.
  • Automated phone and email communication flows between customer and restaurant.
  • React
  • Backbone.js
  • Node.js
  • PostgreSQL
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • HTML/CSS

SoundCloud Berlin

Front-End Engineer (Mar 2011 – May 2015)

Part of the web team at SoundCloud, an online platform for independent musicians.

  • Part of the core team bringing the first SoundCloud single-page app from prototype to production.
  • Created an in-house styleguide to increase consistency between the different products.
  • Improved the UI, performance and cross-browser functionality of the SoundCloud Embeddable Player.
  • Wrote SoundCloud integrations for SONOS and WordPress.
  • Javascript
  • Backbone.js
  • Web Audio
  • Sketch
  • PHP
  • CI
  • Selenium
  • Nginx
  • HTML/CSS

Last.fm London

Front-End Developer (Jul 2007 – Dec 2010)

Part of the web team at Last.fm, an online music catalogue.

  • Working on the first large redesign and re-write of the main Last.fm website.
  • Creating a worldwide festival and event finder.
  • Various data visualisations and prototypes.
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • PostgreSQL
  • ActionScript
  • i18n
  • HTML/CSS

Milk and Cookies Brussels

Web Developer Internship (Feb 2007 – May 2006)

Internsip at Milk and Cookies, a digital agency.

  • ActionScript
  • JavaScript
  • HTML/CSS

Education

KHLIM – Media & Design Academy Genk

Bachelor Communicatie & Multimedia Design (Sep 2003 – Jun 2007)

Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg Hasselt

Marketing (Sep 2002 – Jun 2003)

Languages

  • Dutch (Native speaker)
  • English (Excellent)
  • German (Fair)
  • French (Fair)