Staff Engineer, Front End Development, User Experience Design

Profile

Since starting my career in 2004, I've had a range of experiences working alongside sole proprietors, startups, and (multi)national organizations. I'm an adaptive, self-motivated developer and designer that can work with or lead a team in providing the best possible software experiences. I'm an avid practitioner of standards, accessibility, and progressive enhancement with a serious set of organization skills and an expert level knowledge of JavaScript, CSS, and HTML. I make awesome products with fun team members to make people smile.

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Staff Software Engineer — ASAPP Inc.

Currently scaling an A.I. startup that provides customer support augmentation to enterprise partners. Helped grow end user software interactions from <5k a month to 5+ million. Regular contributions include; Providing architectural reviews, mentorship, and documentation. Cross team and organization coordination for optimal user/development experiences, accessibility, and scale. Increasing teammate motivation and learning through Q&A sessions, talks, and team events. Implementing, measuring, and improving instrumentation for growing the organization, product, and peace of mind.

Senior Front End Developer — DWNLD Inc.

Grew a platform for automating conversion of websites to native iOS and Android apps. Managed full stack development for the company's consumer facing web products. Built a ground-up CMS that gives users control over the content and interfaces of native iOS & Android applications from the Web. Features included content publishing, advertising and analytical insights, payments, push notifications, user management, and integrations with a variety of third-party services. Also developed a living pattern library, code styleguides, and maintained marketing material with CRM integrations.

Senior Engineer — HowAboutWe

Guided a company helping people find and build a relationship with their partner. Led the development teams in creating modern, scalable, and maintainable front end code for HowAboutWe Dating and HowAboutWe for Couples. Drove the implementation of a major brand redesign while creating coding standards for all front end development. Bridged communication between the design and development teams. Provided support and user experience direction to the design team for our web and native apps. Ensured design specifications were met and implemented properly across native iOS, Android, and web apps while also providing optimized and responsive assets to all platforms.

Additional Experience

I have provided full-time and consultancy expertise to organizations such as Samsung Research America, Citibank, Thomson Reuters, Readability, McGraw-Hill, Arc90, Dia & Co, Knovel, Kindling, Thirdwave LLC, LEC Limited, Sender LLC, and many more. Full experience is .

Education

  1. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL — BFA – Graduated 2006
  2. The Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT – Graduated 2002

Capabilities

  • User Experience Design
  • Progressive Enhancement & Responsive Design
  • Design & color theory
  • Accessibility (WCAG, WAI-ARIA, 508)
  • Secure coding practices
  • Performance & optimization
  • Project management
  • Cross-browser compatibility
  • Agile/ Scrum methodologies

Software Experience

Client development
JavaScript, TypeScript, React, SASS, CSS-in-JS, …
Data management
MySQL, PostgreSQL, CouchDB, GraphQL, Redis, …
Design and composition
Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Figma, …
Server development
Node.js, Ruby, Python, PHP, Go, …
Testing
Jest, Storybook, RSpec, Mocha, Selenium, …
Tooling and automation
AWS, CircleCI, Jenkins, Spinakker, Git, SVN, …

Contact

Twitter
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LinkedIn
linkedin.com/in/daniellacy
GitHub
github.com/dcompute