Aaron LaBrie, Developer in Austin, TX, United States
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Aaron LaBrie

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Front-end Developer

Austin, TX, United States
Toptal Member Since
January 15, 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.


Varsity Tutors
React, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Go, GitHub Actions
React, TypeScript, GraphQL, HTML, CSS
Return Path
React, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Go




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.

Work Experience

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
  • 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


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.


TypeScript, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Go, GraphQL




Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Firebase


Computer Science, GitHub Actions, Cloud Infrastructure, APIs, Accessibility

2010 - 2014

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

University of Texas - Austin, Texas, USA

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