Timo LaakTL
Open to opportunities

Timo Laak

@timolaak

Full-stack engineer with a background in Human-Computer Interaction

Australia
Message

I'm a seasoned full-stack engineer with a background in Human-Computer Interaction, an eye for detail and a mindset for continuous improvement. I prefer working in cross-functional teams and at companies that understand why diversity, flexibility and remote work matter. I can do anything from tweaking an SVG logo to investigating a failing k8s deployment. I want to be part of creating something big and perhaps making the world a little bit better place. Hit me up if you have something interesting to offer!

Experience

Unloan logoUN
Current

Senior Full-stack Engineer

Unloan

Dec 2022 - Present (1 year 7 months)

Creating the best home loan product on the market with a lean cross-functional team. As a senior full-stack engineer, I've been working on both front-end and back-end codebase in a fast-paced startup-like environment. For most of my time, I've been focussing on BAU items - including performance improvements and prod support.

Relevance AI logoRA

Senior Software Engineer

Aug 2022 - Nov 2022 (3 months)

Front-end development for their unstructured data analysis platform. I left early, as I was hired to do Node.js, but what they actually needed was a front-end growth engineer. My skill set and ways of working are more suitable for long-term product development, so there was a mismatch in the expectations on both sides.

Known logoKN

Senior Engineer (Full-stack)

Known

Jan 2022 - Jul 2022 (6 months)

After relocating to Australia, I joined Known who are building SMS based communication services. I was part of a team building their Conversr platform using React. My responsibilities also included starting a UI component library project in close collaboration with the designers. I did also get a small dip in backend development using Go, but majority of my tasks were programming in TypeScript.

Anaplan logoAN

Senior Software Engineer

Anaplan

Oct 2020 - Oct 2021 (1 year)

Anaplan's Extensions and Integrations tribe was my professional home for a little bit over a year before I left London and UK behind. My team was responsible for the maintenance and development of DocuSign and Google Sheets integrations.

Zopa logoZO

Senior Software Engineer

Zopa

Oct 2019 - Jul 2020 (9 months)

Building React and Node.js-based microservices in the Unsecured Personal Loans team.

My responsibilities also included leading the front-end development of a new greenfield project to automate document verification services, and co-hosting the internal Frontend Guild tech meet-up.

Bud logoBU

Front-end Developer

Bud

Feb 2018 - Sep 2019 (1 year 7 months)

Building the next-generation platform for open banking. My main project was to build a greenfield analytics dashboard application using React, TypeScript and Highcharts.

Availability

Open to opportunities

Location

Australia

Authorized to work in

Salary expectations

160k-200k AUD

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