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I'm Suthan Bala

Web Application Developer

  • Age 31
  • Location Markham, Ontario
  • Phone 416-568-0855
  • Email suthan.bb@gmail.com

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My name is Suthan Bala, a Web Designer & Developer located in Toronto, ON, Canada. I obtained my Web Development Certification from George Brown College in 2013. Even though I went to college to get the certification, I would consider myself as self-taught. My passion for web design and development is driven by the variety of challenges that each projects presents with. Each project is unique and requires various coding and technology. I consider myself a person driven by challenge. When faced with challenges, we as humans will always look to seek ways to overcome our challenges hence the learning never ends.

Professional Skills

React 90%
Redux 90%
WCAG 85%
Flux 80%
Git 90%
Laravel 80%
ES6 90%
Ruby on Rails 85%
WordPress 90%
SASS 90%
React Native 40%
SharePoint API 70%
Gulp 80%
GruntJS 80%
Node/NPM 60%
AngularJS V1 40%
SEO 75%
Twitter Bootstrap (2, 3, 4) 90%
jQuery 90%
Joomla 75%
Zurb Foundation 90%
Native JavaScript 85%
CodeIgniter 80%
Responsive Design 95%
Photoshop 80%
Shopify 85%
UX 80%
UI 85%
LESS 90%
GSAP (JS Animation Library) 80%
OpenCart 80%
PHP 80%
MYSQL 75%

Education & Experience

2019 - Present

Sr Web Developer

BMO

● Mentor other developers
● Perform code reviews for peer developers
● Optimize the existing components
● Create React components with performance in mind
● Worked with varieties of developers to create a new CSS design language
● Configured WebPack to improve development workflow
● Worked in an Agile environment
● Created/migrated contents to be Accessible
● Worked with HTML5/CSS3/SASS/JS technologies to produce re-usable React components and pages
● Used Git version control with Jira

2016 - 2019

Web Application Developer

Innovasium

● Developed React apps using ES6 and various build tools such as WebPack and NodeJS
● Used Git for version control
● Developed backend REST APIs using Ruby on Rails
● Worked PostgreSQL and MYSQL databases
● Used JSX/HTML5/CSS3, WordPress, Git, and SASS/LESS for CSS pre-processing for various projects
● Worked on a Universal Windows App using Cordova framework
● Deployed Rails and React applications using Docker containers
● Worked with CircleCI to create a flawless deployment
● Lead the team of developers and interns to keep on track using Scrum methodology
● Worked on React-Native app
● Created CMS websites WordPress and Joomla

2015 - 2016

Web Developer

VerticalScope

● Rapid prototyping using Node build tools such as GruntJS and Gulp
● Used Git for version control
● Worked with technical, design, business, and editorial staff to create applications and pages.
● Used HTML5/CSS3, WordPress, Git, and SASS/LESS for CSS pre-processing
● Developed several Ad Campaigns using CSS3 and HTML5
● Developed ad generator tool using AngularJS
● Developed responsive websites
● Created CMS websites WordPress, JavaScript, Ajax, HTML5 and CSS3

2014 - 2015

Front-End Web Developer

N49 Interactive

● Rapid prototyping using Node task runners such as GruntJS and Browser-Sync
● Used Git for version control
● HTML5/CSS3 and CSS Pre-Processors for rapid development
● Integrated UI with CMS applications.
● Developed responsive interactive parallax websites
● Created CMS using in-house CMS, Shopify, WordPress, Web Flow, Javascript, Ajax, HTML5 and
CSS3

2012 - 2014

Full Stack Developer

Stak Inc

● Performed the full spectrum of Web-related tasks, including rapid prototyping, design and layout,
graphics and optimization, server-side programming (primarily PHP5), MySQL databases, AJAX
interactivity, XML, standards-compliant XHTML and CSS, HTML5 and CSS3 enhancements, testing
and security
● Worked with technical, design, business, and editorial staff to create applications and pages.
● Used SVN for version control
● HTML/CSS production and CMS integration
● Produce both low and high fidelity wireframes and HTML prototypes
● Integrated UI with backend applications.
● Responsive user interface design and development
● Develop and maintain plans and schedules for site redesign and re-launch.
● Converted Photoshop files into PHP5, HTML/CSS templates
● Created CMS using CodeIgniter, Wordpress, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, HTML5 and CSS3

2012-2012

UI, UX and Web Developer

CG Emery International

● Used PHP, JavaScript, AJAX, XML, HTML, CSS and other front-end and middle-tier technologies
and standards, as well as content management system
● Built, tested, and implemented Photoshop design into website
● Optimized for SEO
● User interface design and development
● Develop the in-house content management system
● Helped develop and maintain plans and schedules for site redesign and re-launch.
● Created custom front-end and CMS using CodeIgniter (PHP), JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, HTML5 and
CSS3
● Determined technical requirements to create custom websites for in-house projects.

2012

Web Developer Certificate

George Brown College

2008-2012

UI & Web Designer

AdsTamil.Com

● Utilized PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Ajax, and MYSQL to design self-thought entrepreneurial website
● Included Google Map API, Analytics, Adsense and SEO features to track traffic and gain revenue.
● Used JQuery library to create slideshows, live search, and AJAX contents
● Implemented the XHTML and CSS compliant code (Cross Browser Compliant) towards w3 validation
● Coded XML data exporting features for the website to sync with selected sites
● Responsible for the design and front-end build of B2C directories, multi language event sites and HTML mailers.
● The website is now self functional and the profits are automated via custom newsletter distribution and customer management applications

2008 - 2010

Web Developer, Designer and Graphic Designer

Stylotek

● Worked in a team environment to finish projects using Object Oriented Programming
● Guided and motivated team members while learning about their capabilities and took on the role of a decision maker in the team
● Effectively communicated with several companies to develop various content management systems
● Developed and integrated unique custom-admin interface for the website and provided technical specifications for future modifications
● Developed and designed logo, flyers, and other promotional materials.

Portfolio

Moonstone Events

WordPress

Moonstone Events

This custom themed WordPress website is built for MoonStone Events. The primary purpose of the website is to engage the user of the company’s services, and the latest activities.

Every piece in the back-end is custom built to make the management easier on the long run. We’ve made sure to use as less plugins as possible so the maintainability is smooth in the long run.

Visit
Year 2017
Company worked at Freelance
Framework(s): WordPress
Technologies CSS3 Google Maps API HTML5 jQuery MailGun WordPress

AdvanceX

AdvanceX

A complete custom Drag & Drop web page builder built using React on the front-end and Ruby on Rails on the back-end.

This tool is build around the idea of widgets. You are free to choose from various widgets we custom built. They vary from carousel, blog, twitter, card and a lot more.

As for authentication, the app supports both ADFS login as well as it’s own authentication mechanism.

This platform also connects with SharePoint using the REST API, and populates data on the front-end using the SharePoint widget. This feature lets the users to interact on this newly custom built pages, and have access to the SharePoint files available to them.

 

Visit
Year 2016
Company worked at Innovasium
Framework(s): React, Redux, SharePoint
Technologies ADFS CSS3 ES6 HTML5 LESS react Redux Ruby on Rails SharePoint Twitter Bootstrap

Geared Content Studio

WordPress

Geared Content Studio

Geared Content Studios is a team of video producers, editors and writers dedicated to telling the story of your brand in a creative and captivating way. From small shoots, to that “big idea” we can handle the entire process, from ideation to execution. And because they’re a part of the VerticalScope media company, with 100 million monthly unique visitors across its 1,000+ websites, they can serve as a publishing and distribution platform for your unique branded content too. From a small execution to that big idea.

The site is built using Foundation frameworks. It also employs SASS, jQuery, Modernizr, and other libraries on the WordPress platform. It was built using the build tools such as Gulp and some Gulp libraries for most of it’s repetitive and automation tasks. It is a responsive site with features such as image galleries, Lightbox and much more.

Visit
Year 2016
Company worked at VerticalScope
Framework(s): WordPress
Technologies CSS3 HTML5 jQuery video

Dirtbikes

WordPress

Dirtbikes

DirtBikes.com connects off-road motorcycle enthusiasts around the world by delivering informative reports from expert moto journalists on the latest motorcycles, parts, accessories, competitions and events in the dirtbike world. DirtBikes.com includes a large and rapidly growing collection of entertaining reviews, feature stories, photos and videos on which all dirtbike fans, from new riders to hard-core racers, can rely to make informed decisions when shopping for a new bike or riding gear, accessorizing their current bike, or getting ready to head to the track.

The site is built using Foundation frameworks. It also employs SASS, jQuery, Modernizr, and other libraries on the WordPress platform. It was built using the build tools such as Gulp and some Gulp libraries for most of it’s repetitive and automation tasks. It is a responsive site with features such as image galleries, Lightbox, AJAX load more and much more.

Visit
Year 2016
Company worked at VerticalScope
Framework(s): WordPress
Technologies CSS3 E-Commerce Gulp HTML5 JavaScript jQuery Modernizr Responsive Design SASS Zurb Foundation

PersonalWaterCraft

WordPress

PersonalWaterCraft

PersonalWatercraft.com is the definitive information resource for PWC enthusiasts around the world. It is home to reviews and performance tests, giving consumers all the information they need on the latest machines, parts, and accessories. PersonalWatercraft.com covers the full spectrum of machines, including stand-up machines and runabout models for 1, 2, 3 and 4 passengers. PersonalWatercraft.com is also building an archive to host photos and videos from past content. If you’re an PWC, enthusiast, you will want to visit PersonalWatercraft.com on a regular basis to keep abreast of the latest machines, news and other information to help you get ready to ride.

The site is built using Foundation frameworks. It also employs SASS, jQuery, Modernizr, and other libraries on the WordPress platform. It was built using the build tools such as Grunt and some Grunt libraries for most of it’s repetitive and automation tasks. It is a responsive site with features such as image galleries, Lightbox and E-Commerce and much more.

Visit
Year 2016
Company worked at VerticalScope
Framework(s): WordPress
Technologies Ajax CSS CSS3 HTML5 JavaScript jQuery Responsive Design XHTML

GMInsideNews

WordPress

GMInsideNews

For over a decade the GMI forums have been the best hang-out for owners of all things GM. Now it’s an online magazine; curating the latest and greatest GM news, industry happenings, product reviews, spy photos and in depth discussion.

The site is built using SASS, jQuery, Modernizr, Zurb Foundation and uses various libraries on the WordPress platform.  It is a responsive site with features such as image galleries, Lightbox and etc.

Visit
Year 2016
Company worked at VerticalScope
Framework(s): WordPress
Technologies CSS CSS3 HTML5 JavaScript jQuery XHTML

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