Akshat K.

Front End Developer

3680 dollar
11 years

My experience


University of MelbrouneJune 2017 - Present

The Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) is a leading entrepreneurship program in Australia.MAP’s goal is to support entrepreneurs and accelerate the growth of world-class companies. TheMAP startup accelerator provides funding, mentorship and support to a group of founders througha competitive application process

FirstStep InvestmentsFebruary 2015 - Present

FirstStep was an innovative micro-investment platform that allowed young millennials to invest their spare change and learn about investing through an engaging mobile app. FirstStep was part of the Melbourne Accelerator Program in 2017 and raised ~$1 million in private seed funding.

From November 2018, The FirstStep technology platform offers technology solutions for fund management companies, a shift in business direction to focus on the B2B market.
- As a co-founder I wore many hats whilst building products and a business from the ground up
- Main responsibility was leading the front-end development of FirstStep's Android and iOS apps (Angular/Typescript & Ionic)
- Other projects included building simple UI components for our enterprise facing fund administration app (React.js) and the corporate website (React.js & Gatsby)
- Other responsibilities included DevOps management, product design, implementing KYC/AML programs, payments, and customer support
- Forked and maintained custom packages
- Strong understanding of Agile practices, MVPs, Product Development, Stakeholder partnerships
- Knowledge of APCA payments, direct debits, NPP, Fund Operations process, KYC/AML
Technology Stack
Front-end - HTML, SCSS, ES6, Javascript, Typescript, Angular, Ionic, React.js (Beginner)
Good working knowledge - Serverless architecture, Firebase, Cordova plugins

Youth Mobility VisaOctober 2019 - Present

I decided to embrace the opportunity to live and work in a new country, enabling me to experienceboth travel, culture and many different aspects of employment within the IT sector.

Australian Institute of ArchitectsFebruary 2019 - September 2019

- part of the Digital Transformation Project team that includes executive leadership stakeholders, working on the re-development of the Institute's website to a new Wordpress Content Management System.
- overseeing the development process with external agencies and contributing towards the website build ensuring code quality and brand consistency
- managing internal and external stakeholder expectations through BAU tasks and development of campaign websites with clean UX principles and design

Technology Stack
Languages & Tools - HTML, SCSS, Javascript, Responsive Design, PHP (Basic), Gulp, Git
Content Management Systems - Wordpress
Other - process optimization, managing project delivery from a technical perspective

DashcordNovember 2018 - January 2019

- complex mobile app build for events management that connects to a Salesforce back-end via REST APIs
- implemented best practices for a high-performant hybrid mobile-app (progressive support, CI/Build process)

Technology Stack - Angular, Ionic, Typescript, HTML, SCSS

IE CompanyFebruary 2015 - June 2017

IE, the Innovation and Experience company, has a 16 year heritage of delivering transformational digital experiences for many of Australia’s most progressive organisations such as Tourism Victoria, Australian Pacific Touring, City of Melbourne, Lexus, UniSuper, Australia Post, Telstra, Movember, and Toyota. IE has continually demonstrated the ability to adapt and deliver solutions ahead of the curve for our tier-one clients.
Worked across IE's various digital accounts, ranging from eCommerce digital shops, global non-profit organisations and global travel agencies. I've been working with various existing clients and on new large scale responsive web projects. I aim to utilize the best frameworks and tools in our projects, ensuring our Front End code is bullet-proof and optimized for all devices.
Technology Stack
Front End Frameworks & Tools - Bootstrap 3, Gulp.js, Bower
Languages - HTML5, SCSS, jQuery, Angular.js
Content Management Systems - Magento, PHP Zend, Sitecore 7
Other - Agile practices, client workshops, sprint planning sessions, project estimations

Afterpay Touch GroupNovember 2011 - January 2015

Touchcorp provides Value-Added-Services (VAS) to customers via EFTPOS terminal systems and Point of Sale (POS) systems. Some of our major clients include retailers such as 7-Eleven & Officeworks and major telecommunication providers (Optus, Telstra, Vodafone, Lebara Mobile) and a variety of Calling Card providers. We also provide transaction processing services for Government Healthcare providers (Medicare, NAB HICAPS and Healthpoint).

- Developing and maintaining POS systems (EFTPOS terminals and Touch screen KIOSKs) for our products and services using technologies in XML (data parsing), HTML and SQL
- Managing our client Extranet, built on the OpenCMS Content Management System
- Liaising any issues or further requirements with both the Test Team and Project Office to ensure that our products are working effectively and customer requirements are met
- Developing Business Reports for our clients and internal Finance team, using Database Reporting tools (WebFocus, SQL, PostgreSQL)
- Providing Level 3 Support to ensure our Production Systems are working effectively at all times
- Managing code deployments within our UAT environment, followed by After Hours Support duties

KISS Designs AustraliaOctober 2011 - January 2015

- Part-time business operated through a sole-trader registered business that I set up to gain industry experience and apply skills learned at university.
- Responsible for requirements gathering, wire framing, website development, mainly in WordPress and ongoing consulting advice
- Meeting and negotiating with clients, creating pitches and meeting deadlines

Casama GroupMay 2011 - October 2011

Casama Group is a major wine retailer in Australia, and has major business entities within the group. Valcorp Fine Foods is one major business which provides B2B and B2C services on its range of Foods and Beverages. Some of its popular brands are Lavazza Coffee, Lavazza A-Modo-Mio Coffee Machines/Capsules, Sirena Tuna and La Zuppa Soups.

- Maintaining the corporate Intranet on the SharePoint platform
- Scoping out web requirements by liaising with our stakeholders and external service providers
- Performing web related tasks, content updates, and development of web pages for internal and external stakeholders
- Providing GA reports on websites upon stakeholder requests

the Product and Website Management (PWMU) UnitDecember 2008 - March 2009

- Intern at the Product and Website Management (PWMU) Unit working with the Web Developer and members of the Web Team
- Involved in maintaining/updating web pages of the WMO Intranet as well as some simple server side scripting in PHP and database connections
- Provided users with technical support in regard to Web and FTP Administration.
- Carried out research into evolving web technologies

My stack


SCSS, Gulp


Ionic, Android


XML, SQL, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML, TypeScript


WordPress, Bootstrap, Zend Framework, jQuery, AngularJS, Magento

Application servers

Microsoft SharePoint


progressive support, EFTPOS, Fund Operations, Fund Administration, National Front End Web Developer, Web Content Administrator, Back End, FirstStep Investments Co-Founder, WebFocus, a Co-Founder, Fund Management, Personal Home Page, industry~it, Developer, eCommerce, Requirements Gathering, Direct Debits, front end developer, ES 6, USER EXPERIENCE, product design, Sitecore, stakeholder management, REACTJS, Business Owner, Front End, Extranet, Content Management System, Scrum Methodology > Sprint Planning, EPOS, Front End Development Lead, FSA Know Your Client, Project Management Office, Application Support Analyst, DevOps Management, Project Estimation, Mobile Developer, Salesforce.com, Anti-Money Laundering, Responsive web design





Analysis methods and tools

Responsive Design, Agile Methodology



IT Infrastructure

Git, iOS

My education and trainings

Bachelor of Science, Field Of Study Major in Information Systems (Honours), Minor in Political Science - University of Melbourne