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Summary

Engineering lead skilled in building and optimizing websites and applications, technical project management (technical specifications, scoping and sprint planning, prioritizing and delivering on deadline), mentoring and growing developer talent, and fostering collaboration between engineering and non-technical stakeholders.

Skills

  • Bootstrap
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • Photoshop
  • PHP
  • React
  • UI/UX

Education

August 1998 May 2002

BA in Biology at Wesleyan University

Experience

September 2016

Senior Software Engineer at Slack

• Lead front-end development for new user experiences (account creation, sign-in, and onboarding)
• Work with design and product leads to set project goals and prioritize features and bugs
• Monitor stability and quality with UI/visual tests, alerts, custom logging, and Zendesk ticket monitoring
• Architected data model and developed guided onboarding for all new workspace creators
• Managed women’s mentorship program for four quarters, matching ~50 women each quarter by skill and interest and leading group conversations about opportunities and career advancement

June 2014 December 2015

Technical Lead at Edelman

• Managed third-party development teams and mentored junior designers and developers
• Wrote and reviewed code as necessary, managed and deployed versioned codebases
• Created functional specs and SOWs and reviewed wireframes and MSAs for technical feasibility
• Collaborated with clients on issues and functionality requests

August 2013 May 2014

Front-End Lead at Appy Couple

• Led technical refactoring of 20k+ sites (PHP, jQuery, SASS) by architecting a multi-template system
• Redesigned site editor, focusing on optimizing load times and streamlining complex user flows
• Actively instituted and shaped user testing and QA periods

February 2011 August 2013

Web Developer at Code and Theory

• Developed seamless user interfaces under tight deadlines using in-house and third party CMSs
• Collaborated with management and clients to create technical requirements and specifications
• Deployed code and managed servers with Beanstalk, Rackspace and Linux command line
• Worked on multiple Webby award-winning sites, including Dujour and Interview Magazine

February 2010 November 2010

Web Developer at The Adsmith

• Installed, adapted, and skinned CMS platforms and created custom features as needed
• Deployed and maintained development and production codebases and server environments

May 2007 August 2009

Web Application Engineer at Popsugar

• Developed new features and functionality on the Drupal-based Sugar network of sites
• Coordinated editorial and engineering staff to fix bugs and improve user experience
• Acted as front-end lead for site-wide redesign across network of sites (CSS, JS, HTML)