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Resume - CV - Gaya Kessler

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Name Gaya Kessler
Location Deurne, The Netherlands
Twitter @GayaKessler
GitHub @Gaya

Skills and interests


JavaScript, Software Development, Front-end Development, Node.js, Single Page Applications, Teaching Developers, Mentoring Developers, Continuous Development / Deployment.


React, Redux, WebPack, Node.js, SVG, Git, Docker.

Spoken languages:

Dutch & English.


(Heavy & loud) Music, Jiu Jitsu, movies and series, (Scotch) whisky, running, fitness.


Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen

Computer Science - Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.)

Subjects: Distributed application development, software architecture and modeling, database design and development, rich web applications.

Work Experience



June 2015 - Present (Deurne, The Netherlands)

App Development and Freelance projects.


Lead JavaScript Developer

April 2016 - August 2017 (Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

Lead JavaScript developer for JouwWeb. A WYSIWYG DIY website builder based in the Netherlands. Using a React and Redux stack, but also refactoring and managing older jQuery like legacy code. Experience migrating an old ES5, Grunt, RequireJS project to Webpack, Babel, ES6+.

Greenhouse Group - BaaS

Lead Frontend Developer

December 2015 - March 2016 (Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

Frontend Engineering of BaaS. Mostly JavaScript. Making sure features get implemented the right way and fixing the overall architecture of the application which was built in Angular. As part of Greenhouse Group.

Greenhouse Group - Tech


September 2015 - December 2015 (Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

Making sure the development teams can deliver the best without worrying about the underlying service architectures. Responsible for AWS, monitoring, integration, delivery, development and production environments etc.

Greenhouse Group - Blue Mango Interactive

JavaScript Developer

April 2015 - September 2015 (Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

Helping Blue Mango deliver top notch software and supporting development teams. Mostly in JavaScript and Python for development. Part of Greenhouse Group.

Radish Concepts BV

All-Round Developer

July 2014 - September 2015 (Bladel, The Netherlands)

Front-end web development and creating web applications in JavaScript.

All-Round Developer

February 2013 - July 2014 (Bladel, The Netherlands)

Making rock 'n roll worthy solutions for Ranging from full blown e-commerce projects to web applications for customizing print orders.


Web Developer

August 2011 - February 2013 (Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

Creating for the web. Symphony CMS, XSLT, PHP, SASS, Compass, HTML, JavaScript.


Web Developer

November 2006 - August 2011 (Boxmeer, The Netherlands)

Your typical web development. Mainly PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS.