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Hello, my name is Antonija 👋


I am a front end developer from Zagreb, Croatia. I have been working in the industry for the past 8 years. I am looking for a remote full-time position as a React developer.

How many hours am I able to work?

I am able to work up to 8 hours per day, 5 days in a week, 40 hours a week.

Do I speak English fluently?

Obviously, yes!

Where am I located?

Zagreb, Croatia.

Am I willing to relocate?


Am I willing to visit?

Yes, absolutely! I can come to your office for onboarding and meetings two or three times a year.

Where do I want to work from?

I want to work from Croatia, but occasionally also from Belgium.

How do I want to work?

I want to work as a remote freelancer/contractor through my company, so it means B2B. I pay my own taxes and benefits.

What kind of job am I looking for?

The job I am looking for right now is a place where I can learn a lot. I am eager to learn and hungry for new technologies. The new job needs to:

  • long term stable client
  • be up to date with the latest React eco system
  • have a great environment for sharing knowledge
  • members of the team should teach each other with great joy
  • care about code quality
  • have a good testing practice
  • care about their employees and their improvement
  • have flexible hours
  • have a great documentation
  • have a well described tasks
  • practices scrum methodology
  • care about their users
  • have a great UI experience

What are my main skills?

  • HTML&CSS: 7 years
  • Scss: 5 years
  • React: 3 years
  • React Native: 1 year
  • Angular: 1 year
  • Ruby on Rails 1 year

What else do I bring to the table?

  • Styled components
  • Typescript
  • TDD with Jest && React testing library
  • Tailwind
  • Redux
  • RxJs
  • Vite
  • Ruby on Rails

What are some other technologies that I am comfortable working with?

  • Next.js
    • My portfolio website is coded using Next.js and Tailwind
  • Ruby on Rails
    • I have a huge crush on RoR. I have built a learning management system. It is an app that has small lessons in several web technologies. You can see it here

Where can you see my code?

  • Javascript TODO list here
  • React with TS here
  • React quiz app here
  • React CRUD app here
  • Scss and CSS here

Why did I choose React as my main technology?

I chose React because it is light-weight, it is only a library, it gives me freedom to build eco system and it has great community.

What is my strength?

I am persistent and consistent. I will not give up until I find a solution. I am a fighter!

Where do I see myself in 5 years?

In five years I would love to become a Lead developer, but not just because it sounds cool. I would also love to be so good in coding that I could lead a team! Hopefully in 5 years I am going to work for the same company as I am looking to be hired for today.

Where can you find more about me?

Everything is on my website.

What is the project I am the most proud of?

I am proud of the payment gateway that I built with Angular for Formunauts. I had to connect mPOS device to the Angular application. I built the whole payment system from scratch. It was my first time that I worked with hardware. THe UI could be improved in a visual sense. I am proud of it because I quickly learned Angular and RxJS without having any prior knowledge about Typescript and Angular.

I am also super proud of my Ruby on Rails application, the LMS system I built from scratch.

I have a high turnover rate. Why's that?

Well, I always worked as a freelancer so I was hired per project. I was never employed. When project finished, I would look for another gig. The company I worked the longest with is the Code_Institute for whom I worked 5 year as a mentor and a developer.

When can I start working?

I can start working in a two weeks or so

Do I like working alone?

No, I do not want to work alone, I feel lonely and I think I can learn more and code better if I work with more people.

Am I familiar with agile?

Yes, I have been working in agile environment during my whole career. I know all about scrum, daily standups, introspectives, scrum boards and other.

Have I done any testing before?

Yes, I wrote unit tests for Angular (Formunauts) app with Jest. I also wrote tests with React testing library.

Am I willing to take a technical test?

Yes, absolutely!

How do I stay up to date with the latest technologies?

I have a best friend who is mentoring me occasionally. We always talk about coding. I follow some blogs like overreacted or bitsofcode. I have another mentor from Ireland, he helps me with React code. I also attend meetups on topics that I am interested in.

You see I have masters degree in languages and literature. How come I am a developer?

I always looked up to my brother. He has been coding his whole life. I saw him really enjoying his career and life so I thought to myself if he can do it, then anyone can do it 😂 I was in a stressful environment that I wanted to leave behind. I did not have any doors open, but coding opened all the doors for me. So yes, I completed my studies, got master degree. Even in college I was simultaneously learning to code.

Would I like to take a phone call?

Please do not call me. I am an introvert terrified of phone calls, especially from unknown numbers.

How can you reach me?

You can contact me via email

What is the compensation I am looking for?

I think it depends on the job, but I believe we can agree on something reasonable.

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