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Résumé

Experience

Microsoft for Startups, Remote – Principal Software Engineer

  • August 2021 - Present

Built the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub to help startups get free access to help, mentorship, and tools like Azure, Visual Studio, Github, and more. Led efforts for technical designs of frameworks & technology to build a fast and performance focused application for a great user experience. Led efforts and trained others on producing an accessible and internationalized product.

Zillow, Remote – Principal Software Engineer

  • February 2021 - July 2021

Worked across many teams to bring together multiple application stacks and frontends to a single scalable platform.

Twitter, Remote —Senior Software Engineer, Tech Lead

  • October 2015 - February 2021

Tech Lead for Twitter Lite and new Twitter PWA. Worked with a small team to rewrite the Twitter mobile website. Helped lead the replacement of the legacy website with the rewritten mobile website’s application stack for all browsers as a single progressive web app (PWA) using React.js and React Native for Web. Drove the team’s focus on performance to increase traffic in new emerging markets.

Led a team to increase developer experience and productivity. Reduced developer compile and test wait times by more than 2 hours per developer per week by implementing a monorepo using source-dependencies and many tools and scripts to create a first-class developer experience.

One Kings Lane, Remote — Senior Software Engineer

  • April 2014 - September 2015

Rewrote our signup and login experiences, which increased new-user signups by 20%. Rebuilt promotional emails to be screen-responsive and reduced email byte-size by 60%. Built in-house tools for creating and targeting emails to users to increase user-engagement by 15%.

tenXer, Remote — Senior Mobile & Frontend Engineer

  • January 2012 - April 2014

Built interactive and responsive frontends for data analysis & analytics. Created the popular open source charting library, xCharts. Concepted, art-directed, and built the native iPhone application tenXer Mobile, featured on the iOS App Store for multiple weeks, which led to a 300% increase in new user sign-ups.

IMVU Inc., Mountain View, CA — Senior Frontend & Mobile Apps Lead

  • March 2010 - January 2012

Oversaw all aspects of frontend development between our website and desktop application. Oversaw a team building a new website framework with a new templating engine to standardize the web development process throughout the company. Led an iPhone app development team creating multiple games and social applications.

Azul 7, Minneapolis, MN — Web Application Development Lead

  • October 2008 - March 2010

Managed backend and frontend developers. Created web sites and applications using an array of backend technologies like PHP/MySQL, Django/Python, .NET in conjunction with standards-based XHTML, CSS and JavaScript.

space150, Minneapolis, MN – Front-End Designer

  • June 2007 - October 2008

Internet Exposure, Minneapolist, MN – Web Designer

  • May 2006 - June 2007

Education

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis — Communications Studies

  • August 2002 - May 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
  • Minor in New Media Digital Art