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    Seasoned and independent Front End Developer with 5+ years of experience in blending the art of design with skill of programming to deliver an immersive and engaging user experience through efficient website development, proactive feature optimization, and relentless debugging.

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    I develop Back-End

    Backend Developer with 3+ years of experience in Optimizing applications for maximum speed and scalability, Co-operating with other front-end developers and product managers, Solving any problem that challenges.

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About Ridwan

Who Is He?

Balogun Ridwan is a Software Engineer with a vast array of knowledge in many different front-end and back-end technologies, frameworks/libraries, databases, best code practices and understands fundamental design principles behind scalable applications.

His objective is simply to be the best software engineer that he can be and to contribute to the IT industry all that he knows and can do. He is dedicated to perfecting his craft by learning from more seasoned engineers, remaining humble, and continuously making strides to learn all that he can about software engineering.

He recently developed the backend infrastructure for a cryptocurrency trading platform where users can buy, sell, receive and send cryptocurrencies. He is currently working with one of the leading banks in Nigeria.

In his leisure time, he mentors the next generation of developers and writes blog posts on technical/complex topics. He possesses easily transferable skills such as organization, working with teams, and analytical skills. He is an innovative solution seeker, ambitious, adventurous, assiduous, and animated.

While he was a student at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, He studied Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and led a team of six to the 2015 Google Online Marketing Challenge Finals (Middle East/Africa Business categories).

In 2016, he facilitated a programme that trained over 100 youths on how to develop websites, design graphics and digital marketing.

Apart from being a Software Engineer, a Digital Marketer, an IT Business Analyst, He enjoys most of his time being outdoors. He loves to participate in any form of Sports and Gaming. When forced indoors, he follows many sci-fi and fantasy genre movies. He is an aspiring Web3.0 Software Engineer, and he spends a large amount of his free time exploring the latest technology advancements in the software engineering world.

Software Development

Digital Marketing/SEO

Software/App Testing

IT Business Analysis

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What I do?

Here are some of my expertise

Front-End Dev.

I design & develop unique user experiences that drives interaction.

Back-End Dev.

I am responsible for Designing and developing a highly scalable platforms

Digital Marketing

I develop effective online marketing strategies - SEO,SEM PPC, Social Media, Email Marketing.

IT Business Analysis

I can provide unparalleled IT business analysis & requirements services for your organization

Software Testing & QA

Hire me to ensure the highest level of software/app quality.

SMM/SEM/SEO

I can help with Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, Social Media Marketing services

My Specialty

Technical Skills

Front-End: HML5, CSS3, JavaScript,ReactJS, React Native,WordPress

Frameworks: ReactJs, React Native, JQuery, Bootstrap, Material-UI

Back-End: NodeJS, C#, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, RESTful APIs, Microservices, Monoliths.

Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, FireBase

Dev Tools: NPM, Git, Bitbucket, Github, Android Studio, VSC

Methodologies: Agile, Test Driven Development

Marketing: Google Adwords, Adsense, Analytics, SEO, SEM, SMM

Business Analysis & Software Testing/QA

Education

Education

Federal University of Technology, Akure (2010 – 2015)

Thesis: “Effect of sintering temperature on the mechanical properties of clay bonded carbon refractories”

  • Relevant modules: Refractory Technology, Mineral Processing, Corrosion maintenance, Foundry Technology, Materials failure analysis, Composites.

Ibadan Grammar School, Molete, Ibadan (2001– 2007)

West African Examination Certification

Experience

Work Experience

Senior Back-End Developer (FinTech), 2021

Pandar Resources, Lagos, Nigeria

  • Developed the back-end of the Cryptocurrency E-Wallet system
  • Providing production support for problems ranging from customer satisfaction to SQL queries to source code development.
  • Working directly with the business to implement features and understand use cases.
  • Building business logic and exposed RESTful APIs to be consumed.
  • Tools: NodeJs, ExpressJS, MariaDB, MySQL, Linux server, cPanel WHM, Sentry.io, Git/GitHub, PHP, 3rd Party API services.

Full-stack Developer/Tech Lead (Remote), 2020

Prudent Digital International, Dartford, Kent, England

  • Developed the front-end & back-end of an ecommerce & real estate applications
  • Provided technical leadership to project team members and responded to inquiries regarding errors or questions about programs
  • Worked closely with other groups like product, business analyst, quality assurance, and project management resources throughout delivery of solutions.
  • •Perform system walk-through of technical and operational features for new or existing systems
  • Tools: Git/GitHub, Bitirx24, ReactJS, jQuery, Bootstrap, MUI, ExpressJS, NodeJS, MySQL, Zoom, Linode Server.

Full-Stack Software Developer/Software Development Management, 2019

TechDigi Media Solutions, Lagos, Nigeria

  • Developed a full-stacked banking app with React, MUI, Firebase
  • Developed a full-stacked Facial Recognition app, ReactJS and ClariFai API.
  • Liaised with back-end developers, front-end developers, quality assurance testers, and CTOs as needed.
  • Managed time-sensitive updates, including content changes and database upgrades.
  • Tools: ReactJS, jQuery, Bootstrap, ClariFai API, MUI, ExpressJS, NodeJS, Firebase, PostgreSQL.

Software Developer & IT Business Analyst, 2018

Artoas Global Limted, Lagos, Nigeria

  • Documented business functional & non-functional requirements.
  • Generated process/data flow diagrams, use cases and user guides.
  • Collaborated and liaised with development, client, and quality assurance teams.
  • Developed new websites and redeveloped existing websites as required.
  • Proactively monitored applications, system software and/or hardware operations
  • Provided administration and maintenance of Linux servers and storage facilities.
  • Tools: ReactJS, Trello, Slack, Pivotal Tracker, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, CMS, WHM/Cpanel

Digital Marketing Analyst, 2017

Red Media, Lagos, Nigeria

  • Developed digital marketing campaign strategies.
  • Bench-marked performance across all online channels and advised on KPIs.
  • Used methodical performance analysis to influence/support campaign strategies.
  • Performed ROI analysis to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of different marketing campaigns.
  • Tools: Google AdWords, Adsense, Analytics, Facebook/Twitter/Linkedin Ad Managers.

Website Developer & Digital Marketer 2016

Niji Group, Lagos, Nigeria

  • Developed all the company’s websites.
  • Implemented Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) programs.
  • Monitored website content for out-of-date postings.
  • Provided input, helped formulate online strategy and approached consistency with overall company objectives.
  • Managed, maintained and enhanced the company’s presence on social media sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)
  • Created e-mail marketing and promotion campaigns.
  • Tools: Wordpress, Google AdWords, Adsense, Analytics, Facebook/Twitter/Linkedin Ad Managers.

Team captain 2015

Google Online Marketing Challenge (Middle East & Africa Business Award Finals)

  • Partnered with Niji Group (www.nijigroup.com) on creating a 3-week Google Adwords online marketing campaign to increase the awareness of their line of processed foods, engineering, farms and a hotel service and to increase their website traffic.
  • At the end of the 3 weeks campaign, we achieved 75.8 thousand impressions, 694 clicks to the website, $0.36 average CPC and 0.92% CTR with Google Analytics data indicating that the campaign increased Niji Group’s website page views as there are 280 new visits, 257 unique visitors and 410 page views.
  • We made it to the 2015 GOMC finals (Middle East/Africa Business category) out of over 100,000 teams that participated globally.
Certifications

My Certifications

  • The Complete ASP.NET MVC 5 Course, Teachable 2021
  • Microservices with Node JS & ReactJS, Udemy 2020
  • Complete React Developer (React, Redux, Hooks, GraphQL), Udemy 2019
  • The Complete Web Developer, Udemy 2019
  • Selenium Web Driver with Java (App/Software automation testing), Udemy 2018
  • Mobile Web Specialist, Andela Learning Community 2018
  • Front End Web Development, Andela Learning Community 2018
  • Telecommunication Power Training, University of Huawei, 2018
  • Javascript, PHP, SQL Training, Sololearn 2018
  • Android Development for Beginners,Andela Learning Community 2017
  • Google Adwords Search Certification, 2017
  • Google Analytics Certification, 2017
  • Google Mobile Sites Certification, 2017
  • Digital Skills for Africa Online Marketing Fundamentals, 2017
  • Google Online Marketing Challenge (Adwords Business Finalist, Middle East/Africa), 2015
  • Desktop Publishing, 2008