Ari Leo Frankel, Full-stack Developer in Austin, TX, United States
Ari Leo Frankel

Full-stack Developer in Austin, TX, United States

Member since September 2, 2020
As a senior full-stack developer at Whole Foods Market, Ari was on a small team responsible for a greenfield rewrite of the most widely used internal tool in the company, slashing load times by an order of magnitude and improving user satisfaction scores by 300%. In Ari, you'll find a perpetually curious lifelong learner, eager to jump into new problems; a kind and intentional communicator, comfortable leading and being led; and an enthusiastic collaborator across the entire product ecosystem.
Ari is now available for hire


  • WPEngine
    AWS HA, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Python, SQL, Cloud Infrastructure
  • CSC Generation
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Next.js, Node.js, JavaScript, React
  • Whole Foods Market
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Jest, Sentry, Vue, .NET Core, JavaScript



Austin, TX, United States



Preferred Environment

Slack, Linux, Git

The most amazing...

...contribution I've made while at Whole Foods Market was to introduce code reviews and test coverage to my team, including training and establishing a culture.


  • Senior Infrastructure Engineer

    2020 - PRESENT
    • Created Cloudwatch dashboard generation tool widely used for on-the-fly debugging of complex customer infrastructure.
    • Refactored the technical interview process for my team to accommodate different cultural expectations of candidates in the Polish job market.
    • Contribute to quarterly AWS WAF review of our AWS infrastructure and ensuing improvements prioritization and execution.
    Technologies: AWS HA, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Python, SQL, Cloud Infrastructure
  • Senior Full-stack Web Developer | Team Lead

    2020 - 2020
    CSC Generation
    • Introduced test coverage to the Next.js front end that previously had none.
    • Taught team members about JavaScript testing principles and technologies.
    • Contributed to the maintenance and extension of the AWS CodePipeline and CodeBuild template.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Next.js, Node.js, JavaScript, React
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2019 - 2020
    Whole Foods Market
    • Introduced a formal code review process and static analysis and testing practices to the team culture, including educating team members about testing best practices.
    • Contributed to maintaining a monolithic .NET(C#) monolithic back end.
    • Implemented performant front-end features, according to specifications, in Vue.js and vanilla JavaScript.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Jest, Sentry, Vue, .NET Core, JavaScript
  • Full-stack Developer

    2017 - 2019
    Berkshire Hathaway Home Services of America
    • Co-authored a customer notification system that processed millions of rows of MLS data every day using Node.js microservices, RabbitMQ, PostgreSQL, and Mailjet.
    • Implemented marketing email automation that saved around 60 combined weekly marketing staff hours. Used Node.js, RabbitMQ, PostgreSQL, and Salesforce to deliver personalized product rollup emails to approximately 70,000 customers multiple times weekly.
    • Executed a CI/CD workflow in CircleCI, including a novel strategy for deploying a monorepo in Heroku.
    Technologies: CircleCI, Heroku, Docker, RabbitMQ, PostgreSQL, GraphQL, React, Node.js, JavaScript, SQL
  • Teacher

    2017 - 2017
    Hack Reactor
    • Built a conference room management application using Angular 2 and the Google Calendar API.
    • Mentored 20 student teams through the full application ideation, development cycle, and taught full-stack JavaScript development.
    • Contributed to original lectures on Redux, Git workflow, and documentation.
    Technologies: SQL, Node.js, Angular, Redux, React, JavaScript


  • Online Real Estate Auction Platform

    An online luxury real estate auction platform used for marketing and auctioning high-end real estate.

    I primarily focused on developing an automated marketing email workflow, including weekly market summaries as well as a personalized, weekly product rollup email for ~70,000 customers. On the back end, this included a queue-based architecture, Node.js microservices, relational databases. On the front end, this involved heavy lifting in cross-browser and email-client compatibility with Mailchimp's email templating offerings.

  • Senior Software Engineer, ZGallerie

    • Introduced coverage to SSR React with Next.js repository and trained teammates in testing
    • Reviewed code and participated in the collaborative system and application design process
    • Monitored application health using Cloudwatch and Sentry


  • Languages

    JavaScript, SQL, Python, GraphQL
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, React, Vue
  • Paradigms

    Web Architecture, Unit Testing
  • Frameworks

    Redux, .NET Core, Angular, Next.js, Jest, AWS HA
  • Platforms

    Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Heroku, Linux
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, NoSQL
  • Tools

    RabbitMQ, CircleCI, Sentry, AWS Deployment, Git, Slack
  • Other

    Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Cloud Infrastructure


  • Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Mathematics
    2009 - 2013
    Emory University - Atlanta, GA, United States
  • Bachelor's Degree in German Studies
    2009 - 2013
    Emory University - Atlanta, GA, United States


  • AWS Certified Developer Associate
    JUNE 2020 - PRESENT
    Amazon Web Services
  • Certified Solutions Architect Associate
    MAY 2020 - PRESENT
    Amazon Web Services

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