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?
Where am I located?
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
- TDD with Jest && React testing library
- Ruby on Rails
What are some other technologies that I am comfortable working with?
- 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?
- 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?
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
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 email@example.com
What is the compensation I am looking for?
I think it depends on the job, but I believe we can agree on something reasonable.