Frans de Waal

About Me

I am an experienced senior software engineer with a demonstrated history of working with modern web and mobile technologies. I am passionate about creating effective solutions for modern problems.

Work Experience

First Table

Senior Front-End Developer

January 2024 - PRESENT

I am working on the First Table web platform, as well as various internal business tools.

Vectra Business Technologies

Senior Software Developer

April 2021 - November 2023 (2 years, 7 months)

I was the technical lead on multiple web-based e-commerce projects.


Development Team Lead

July 2020 - March 2021 (9 months)

I was responsible for managing the development team and various software projects.


Full stack Developer

September 2015 - June 2020 (4 years, 9 months)

Starting as a junior developer I worked on various full-stack web and mobile projects.


Jaco Groenewald

Co-founder of Comune.IT

Wynand Geldenhuys

Founder & Managing Director of Vectra

Caroline Van Dyk

Head of Operations at Vectra

O'Conner Smith

Product Manager at Vectra

*Contact information available on request.



JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, PostgreSQL, GraphQL, C++

Frontend Frameworks & Libraries

React, Next.js, Gatsby, Vue.js, Nuxt.js, Vite, SolidJS, jQuery, Redux

Mobile App Frameworks

React Native

Backend Frameworks

Yii, Symfony, Node.js, Express.js

Styling Frameworks

SCSS/SASS, CSS Modules, styled-components, Tailwind, Bootstrap

CMS Platforms

Storyblok, Strapi


Apache, AWS (EC2, RDS, S3), Bitbucket Pipelines (CI/CD), Docker, Firebase, Git, Heroku, Linux (command line), Vercel

Project Management

Agile Methodologies, Jira

Development Tools

Visual Studio Code, Android Studio, Xcode, Postman, Bitbucket, GitHub, NPM


University of South Africa

Bachelor of Applied Science - Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

2019 - 2020

I completed the first two years of a three-year degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.

University of Pretoria

Bachelor of Engineering - Electrical and Electronics Engineering

2007 - 2014

I completed the first three years of a four-year degree in Electronic Engineering.

John Vorster Technical High School

Graduated in 2006

I graduated with 6 distinctions, and an average grade of 84% for 8 subjects, the second highest in the year.


I take pleasure in creating a variety of things, ranging from software and electronics to cooking dinner with my wife. Additionally, I enjoy various forms of gaming, including board games, card games, and PC games. I like to spend time with my wife and our two dogs over the weekends.