Kesavan Varatharajan

Web developer
Kesavan Varatharajan
  • 10+ years of front-end, user-centered design experience
  • Played key roles in User Interface engineering team and User Experience Design Team, participating in the complete Product Development Life Cycle of several successfully launched web and desktop applications
  • Expertise in hand coding valid XHTML and CSS with Cross browser compatibility and improved Accessibility
  • Great passion in Web Standards, Usability and Accessibility
  • Productive in fast-paced, deadline-driven environments

Usability - 80%
Design - 80%
HTML & CSS - 95%
JavaScript - 85%

  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3
  • jQuery
  • LESS
  • NodeJs
  • BackboneJs
  • KrakenJs
  • DustJs
  • Bootstrap
  • Git
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator

Employment

Feb 20, 2014 - Present

PayPal

User Interface Engineer

  • Working on end to end NodeJs front end web applications using opensource KrakenJs.
  • Working with latest front-end MVC framework using Nodejs, Backbonejs, Dustjs, LESS, etc
  • Working closely with UI designers to improve the usability
  • Involved in technical Design Discussions with Back-end Developers aka controller layer in MVC framework.
  • Achieved all 3 prizes in a static webpage development competition conducted for company-wide front-end web developers
  • Also worked on proprietary XPT architecture (XML, XHTML, CSS, JS), and in JSP
Jul 01, 2012 - Feb 19, 2014

PayPal (Client) through CSC

Associate Manager - Application Development

  • Working on end to end NodeJs front end web applications using opensource KrakenJs.
  • Working with latest front-end MVC framework using Nodejs, Backbonejs, Dustjs, LESS, etc
  • Working closely with UI designers to improve the usability
  • Involved in technical Design Discussions with Back-end Developers aka controller layer in MVC framework.
  • Achieved all 3 prizes in a static webpage development competition conducted for company-wide front-end web developers
  • Also worked on proprietary XPT architecture (XML, XHTML, CSS, JS), and in JSP
Aug 03, 2009 - Jun 30, 2012

PayPal (Client) through CSC

Senior Software Engineer

  • Working on end to end NodeJs front end web applications using opensource KrakenJs.
  • Working with latest front-end MVC framework using Nodejs, Backbonejs, Dustjs, LESS, etc
  • Working closely with UI designers to improve the usability
  • Involved in technical Design Discussions with Back-end Developers aka controller layer in MVC framework.
  • Achieved all 3 prizes in a static webpage development competition conducted for company-wide front-end web developers
  • Also worked on proprietary XPT architecture (XML, XHTML, CSS, JS), and in JSP
Jul 21, 2008 - Jul 31, 2009

Dot Com Infoway

Senior UI Designer

  • Handled a team of web designers for the perfect completion of projects
  • Analyzed and standardized existing application with improved usability and user experience
  • Created prototype design, task flows design, and style guideline documents
  • Developed documentation of application interfaces, including wireframes, graphical design and user specification documents.
  • Hand coded prototypes in valid XHTML and CSS with cross browser compatibility across wide range of browsers (IE 5.5, 6.0, 7.0, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, safari, and Netscape)
  • Trained other web designers in CSS and web standards
Jun 01, 2007 - Jul 18, 2008

iGATE Global Solutions

Senior Software Engineer (User Interface)

  • Designed and coded prototypes for ecommerce websites using validated XHTML, CSS, Fireworks and GIMP
  • Hand coded Static pages to accomplish semantic web and Cross browser compatibility across wide range of browsers (IE 5.5, 6.0, 7.0, Firefox, Opera, safari, and Netscape)
  • Planned and designed interfaces with attention given to multi-lingual needs of the project
  • Achieved internal awards for drastically reducing UI issues on ecommerce websites
  • Worked with programmers in analyzing framework constraints and provided productive solutions to drastically reduce UI problems for future developments also
  • Established user interface design standards, guidelines, and checklists to enhance Development of ecommerce websites
  • Mentored other Interaction Designers through sharing of knowledge and experience
Dec 16, 2003 - May 31, 2007

Salzer Technologies

Senior Software Engineer (User Interface)

  • Directed all front-end design projects from concept to completion
  • Captured details of project designs via storyboards and prototypes
  • Created logo concepts, wireframes, and graphical mock-ups for company product (Events Portfolio Management)
  • Designed mockups for web application (Solution Sharing Network for Microsoft) and assisted dot net programmers in customizing CSS in Microsoft SharePoint portal
  • Contributed usability enhancements and made general improvements to applications (used by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals)
  • Designed and developed almost 250 intranet websites for Pfizer pharmaceuticals
  • Redesigned web-based version of time management application (WorkPath for LaborLogix) which improved usability while incorporating new features
  • Established successful market branding for few clients via new logo, and brand identity
  • Maintained various client sites using HTML, XHTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Photoshop
  • Built out and maintained company's parent web site
  • Created Flash Intros, and Animations for corporate presentations
  • Created illustrations with cartoon characters for comic prints using adobe illustrator
Jun 17, 2003 - Dec 15, 2003

Locus Technologies

Web Designer

  • Designed Complete UI including icons for company’s product (EduManage, a college management software)
  • Developed the common look and functionality to be migrated across the product suite to ensure user interface consistency
  • Created Interface style guide from the scratch for the company’s product
  • Maintained various client websites using HTML, XHTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, and Photoshop
  • Built out and maintained company's parent web site