Nipuna Gunathilake

Phone: +6585150354

Work Experience

Staff Frontend Engineer at ExpressVPN (SG)Oct 2021 - Present
  • Designed and implemented a web applications platform enabling the migration of legacy pages under one tech stack. This change enabled the team to ship experiments and features up to 50% faster.
  • Brought in new engineering processes including an RFCs process for major changes, tech debt tickets, demo sessions, and pair-programming sessions.
  • Introduced tools such as Nx, react-testing-library for testing, Typescript, Cypress for E2E testing, Storybook for component development, increasing the team's productivity.
Senior Frontend Engineer at Beam Mobility (SG)Apr 2019 - Oct 2021

Beam is APAC's leading micromobility firm. Headquartered in Singapore, Beam operates over 30,000 vehicles across Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and Malaysia.

  • Led the development of the subscription feature bringing in ~10% of daily revenue. Collaborated with product managers, designers and developers to drive the project from RFC stage to completion.
  • Created a library of re-usable components using styled-components cutting down UI development time and reducing rework by up-to 50%. Utilized this library to overhaul the look and feel of the UI successfully in two weeks.
  • Introduced new technologies to the frontend stack including TypeScript, MapboxGL, React hooks, React Testing Library to the organization improving developer efficiency and happiness
Software Engineer at IFS R&D International (LK)Feb 2017 - Mar 2019
  • Developed a complex Angular client for a planning and scheduling optimization application
  • Created and maintained a complete suite of automated tests using Selenium
  • Implemented lazy loaded modules for the single page application making it load 20% faster
  • Assisted the onboarding process of new engineers into the team
User Interface Engineer at AccelAero (LK)Nov 2015 - Jan 2017
  • Re-built major components of the internet booking system with AngularJS and associated technologies
  • Delivered an Ionic mobile application that has over 4.5/5 ratings on Play Store utilizing the same code base
  • Produced a mobile website with theming support in less than a month through effective code re-use
Software Engineering Intern at IFS R&D International (LK)Nov 2013 - Mar 2014
  • Developed applications for the Windows 8 Metro and Windows Phone 8 platforms


BSc. In MIT(sp. In IT) at University of Kelaniya2011 - 2016

Completed BSc. In Management and Information Technology (Sp. Information Technology) with a GPA of 3.85/4.0

Professional Graduate Diploma at BCS Qualifications2011 - 2013

Completed British Computing Society (BCS) Higher Educational Qualifications Professional Graduate Diploma(PGD).

Languages and Technologies

  • Frontend Development: HTML/CSS/SASS, JavaScript, TypeScript, ReactJS, React Native, Angular, NextJS, Gatsby, Redux, ChakraUI, Styled Components, Tailwind, MapboxGL, Storybook
  • Backend Development: Firebase, NodeJS/ Express.js
  • Other Tools & Technologies: Git/GitHub, Figma, AWS, CI/CD, Cypress, Selenium, Jest, Nx

Other Achievements


  • Contributed to the MedicinesforLK project - A web application to connect donors and recipients of medicines in Sri Lanka
  • Created a GTFS-RT Validator as part of Google Summer of Code 2015 - Built a validator for General Transit Feed Real-Time Specifications


  • Participated in hackathons: Second runners-up of TadHack 2017, Winners of HackaDev 2015, LAN Hack 2015 Top 5 Teams