Aaron LaBrie, Front-end Developer in Austin, TX, United States
Aaron LaBrie

Front-end Developer in Austin, TX, United States

Member since January 5, 2022
Aaron is a front-end specialist with ten years of experience as a software engineer building performant and reliable UI. Aaron has led the development of React and Golang applications serving over one million users and built features for an API with over four million users. He has advised engineering teams, taken features from MVP to highly-polished and shippable states, and overhauled legacy UI to improve performance and stability. He works well stakeholders to solve complex challenges.
Aaron is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • CSS 10 years
  • JavaScript 10 years
  • HTML 10 years
  • Cloud Infrastructure 8 years
  • React 6 years
  • TypeScript 4 years
  • Accessibility 4 years
  • GitHub Actions 2 years

Location

Austin, TX, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

MacOS, React, TypeScript

The most amazing...

...tool I've developed was an app for live-streaming that highlighted exciting and popular content from the previous days and weeks.

Employment

  • Senior Software Engineer

    2021 - PRESENT
    Varsity Tutors
    • Implemented UI for add-to-cart and checkout flows, reducing friction for eCommerce customers.
    • Developed standards for company-wide GitHub Actions usage and led the migration from the legacy CI/CD platform.
    • Overhauled legacy UI to improve performance, stability, and ease of development.
    Technologies: React, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Go, GitHub Actions
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2019 - 2021
    Popdog
    • Developed the greenfield front-end of a highly-interactive site designed for streaming video game content.
    • Iterated with design and product on taking features from MVP to highly-polished and shippable states.
    • Implemented performant, accessible, and localized component libraries. Designed and maintained infrastructure and deployments.
    • Collaborated on design and implementation of back-end features and services.
    • Led internal engineering summit designed to help reduce knowledge silos between teams.
    Technologies: React, TypeScript, GraphQL, HTML, CSS
  • Senior Software Engineer, Technical Lead

    2015 - 2019
    Return Path
    • Served as lead engineer on a multi-application consumer product initiative. Balanced business needs, product direction, design considerations, and engineering capability.
    • Advised engineering teams on technology use and best practices. Mentored and developed skills of team members; interviewed prospective hires.
    • Led front-end development of React and Golang applications serving over one million users. Developed features and tools for an API with over four million users.
    Technologies: React, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Go

Experience

  • Popdog
    https://aaronlabrie.com/popdog

    Popdog was an esports and live streaming site designed to help viewers find relevant live-streaming content. It also helps streamers manage their content and schedule.

    We were able to surface content from multiple platforms (Twitch, YouTube, Mixer) and show live and notable content from the days and weeks prior.

    I collaborated with a very talented team of designers and engineers on this project and focused on building out the core React UI powered by a robust GraphQL API.

Skills

  • Languages

    TypeScript, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Go, GraphQL
  • Libraries/APIs

    React
  • Other

    Computer Science, GitHub Actions, Cloud Infrastructure, APIs, Accessibility, AWS
  • Platforms

    Kubernetes, Firebase

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    2010 - 2014
    University of Texas - Austin, Texas, USA

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