Experience

Akelius
Software Engineer9/2018 to present

Siemens AG
Digital Frontend Engineer4/2017 to 8/2018

  • Created 4 analytic app prototypes for power plant performance monitoring
  • Built a brand style library for a suite of applications
  • Co-created a customer workshop agenda with a digital business model developer
  • Made scalable and interactive D3 graph components
  • Created Sketch UI designs then uploaded them to Invision Enterprise to share clickable mockups with teams and product owners or customers
  • Critiqued UI Designs from external contractors
  • Validated/invalidated assumptions, for example: problem hypotheses, user scenarios, and ui designs with customer feedback
  • Examined organizational focus and stressed the importance of mission, vision, and culture
  • Performed customer discovery interviews
  • Established lightning talks
  • Live recorded my lighting talk about co-creation and customer development
  • Made everyone on my team feel like they belonged
  • Promoted team first, customer second

Mass Mutual Financial
Application Developer 11/2015 to 1/2017

  • Performed full stack development with Ruby on Rails with PostgreSQL.
  • Built the frontend of a loan request microservice using AngularJS, Bootstrap, NPM, Sass, jQuery, ES6, and JSPM.
  • Built a brand style library.
  • Re-designed existing features in applications.
  • Given assignments without prior knowledge of the technology required but learned quickly and executed within a 2 week Sprint.
  • Wrote unit tests using Rspec and FactoryGirl.
  • Wrote front-end integration tests using Selenium-based framework called Watir.
  • Performed cross-browser/device compatibility testing.
  • Deployed private repositories to Artifactory, pulled them down using npm.
  • Scheduled user research sessions to learn from real users.
  • Participated in daily stand ups and used JIRA.
  • Leveraged Gulp for task-running.
  • Researched new technologies and discussed trends from Thoughtworks' Technology Radar.

Unbound Commerce
Lead Web Developer 03/2015 to 10/2015

  • Developed a mobile version of a customer's existing Yahoo Store site
  • Responsible for front-end development.
  • Used JavaSever Pages (JSP), HTML5, JQuery, Robert T. Morris Language (RTML), and CSS3.
  • Made code changes to a browser-based editor.
  • Allocated work to team members according to priority and difficulty using Trello
  • Had direct client interaction via email and phone.
  • Sent invoices to customers.
  • Updated system record of customer information: email, phone number, credit card etc. while on phone with them.
  • Called people to pay outstanding balances.
  • Trained onboarding members.
  • Re-designed or upgraded existing mobile sites from basic to premium.
  • Contributed customer support through email and via Zoho CRM. Responded to complaints, questions, and fixed bugs.
  • Used Google Speed Test to optimize mobile sites, making changes based on the recommendations provided.
  • Merged new code with existing code and previewed changes before making it live.
  • Tested functionality of completed work.
  • Implemented new features to live mobile sites: custom search with filter, custom collapsible nav, scroll to the top bottom, drop down lists, contact form, tap to zoom etc.
  • Performed cross-browser/device compatibility testing.

Technical Skills

AdeptIntermediateEvolving
React Traefik AWS
Redux Portainer Golang
Ember Drone CI Kubernetes
NodeJS Wordpress Azure
TypeScript Ruby on Rails PostgreSQL
Javascript MYSQL
MongoDb Python  
Docker Flask  
Unix PHP  
D3  
 
 
 
   
   
   
     
     
     

Education

M.F.A. Visual and Performing Arts, Tufts University, 2012-2015

B.F.A. & Philosophy Minor, Visual and Performing Arts, Tufts University, 2008 - 2012


Notable Courses

Introduction to Data Science, General Assembly, 2016

Unix System Administration, Tufts University 2013


Notable Workshops

Data Driven Product Management, Beyond Machine, 2018

3-Day Advanced Ultimate Go Training, Ardan Labs, with Bill Kennedy, 2019

Kubernetes vs. Swarm, Goto Berlin, with Bret Fisher, 2019