Senior Front End Engineer at JW Player

October 2020 – Present

New York, NY
  • Lead a variety of complex, UI-heavy content management features in our enterprise dashboard using React, Typescript and SCSS
  • Spearheaded a rewrite of the legacy Angular dashboard to its current modern stack
  • Develop a custom web component library built in React + Stencil that powers the modular, accessible UI of the React dashboard
  • Contribute to a custom Typescript “Companion Library” that integrates with JW Player APIs and facilitates authentication and session management
  • Established a smoother QA process and closer partnership with Test Engineering through the addition of test IDs in UI elements
  • Created a chrome extension called Scout that locates + visualizes test IDs on any page
  • Maintain the JW Design Library, Hook, and its documentation site, Neverland
  • Translate designs from Figma, facilitate visual-QA with designers, and help define design system patterns
  • Work closely with product + engineering leaders to write and groom acceptance criteria for product features and epics
  • Work with other leads on cross-team initiatives and provide guidance to fellow engineers

Front End Engineer at JW Player

April 2017 – October 2020

New York, NY
  • Contributed to a UI component library with Storybook (React + Angular)
  • Created a design library of colors, typography, logos and iconography
  • Built a React simulated dashboard for fast user testing and visual QA
  • Created a repo of prototyping starter kits with baked-in JS and Less build tools
  • Built the current JW Support site, both front-end architecture + deployments and a Salesforce-authenticated Express service that handles case submission
  • Created custom API parameters & content specs for CMS migration to Prismic.io
  • Build data-driven product demos, prototypes & POCs
  • Develop interactive data visualizations with D3

Web Developer at Pier 59 Studios

May 2016 – Sept 2016

New York, NY
  • Designed and built portfolio site for Industry Artist Management
  • Redesigned Art & Fashion Group site
  • Tools/stack: Sass, Angular, Node.js, MongoDB

Front End Developer at TLC Marketing

Feb 2016 – May 2016

New York, NY
  • Build front-end of promotional microsites for Pepperidge Farm, Banfi Vintners and Carrera Eyewear
  • Designed full-site UX wireframes and UI prototypes in Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Translated PSDs to responsive front end code for mobile & desktop
  • Tools/stack: HTML5, CSS, Javascript, Photoshop, Illustrator

Marketing Associate at Penton

Feb 2014 – Oct 2015

New York, NY
  • Managed email-driven lead generation for 20+ tech clients/month
  • Used A/B testing to determine best headlines, copy & layout styles
  • Drafted 10-15 weekly tech newsletters in Dreamweaver
  • Compiled and analyzed email testing data to find trends and best practices

Marketing Associate at Evergent Group

Dec 2012 – Dec 2013

Walnut Creek, CA
  • Managed marketing & social media initiatives for five unique brands, including a staffing agency and a fleet management company
  • Drafted copy for blogs, newsletters, articles, press releases, and ads
  • Contributed to weekly branding campaigns, sales presentations, RFPs
  • Drafted copy for blogs, newsletters, articles, press releases, and ads

Marketing Intern at Broadway San Diego

Aug 2012 – Dec 2012

San Diego, CA
  • Publicized shows to local news outlets and blogs
  • Launched an original social media strategy and built brand profiles
  • Developed and distributed media kits for press night performances
  • Organized event details for premieres and cast parties

Events Intern at Integrated Sports Marketing

May 2012 – Aug 2012

San Diego, CA
  • Planned large-scale philanthropic events hosted by professional athletes
  • Used social media to encourage 1,000-15,000 people to attend four major events
  • Recruited 100+ volunteers for each event and acted as volunteer manager
  • Coordinated with 20-25 restaurants and vendors for each events

Level 6 Associate (Burger Maker) at In-N-Out Burger

Feb 2006 – June 2012

San Diego, CA
  • Why is this still on my resume? Good question!
  • This was my first job and it taught me how to operate in a highly-systematized environment
  • It was excellent for honing a strong work ethic and communication skills
  • I learned how to handle tough situations with grace when the customer *definitely wasn't* always right
  • Their formulated cooking patterns/tag-reading sytem actually prepped my brain to learn how to code
  • People seem to like this fact about me because I wore a silly uniform for many years
  • Yes, I still have that giant safety pin
  • The food is dope (Shake Shack is good too, I'm not trying to start a burger culture war)

Web Development Immersive at General Assembly

Oct 2015 – Feb 2016

New York, NY
  • 3-month, full-time program focused on full stack web development basics

BA, Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University

2008 – 2012

San Diego, CA
  • Specialization in broadcast journalism (news reporting, feature writing, copy editing)
  • Additional focus on marketing/advertising strategies & trends in new media
  • Minor in sociology, emphasis in social psychology
  • Events chairperson — Residence Hall Council
  • Committee member — Associated Students Cultural Arts & Special Events