Harry Horton, Developer in Wake Forest, NC, United States
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Harry Horton

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Software Developer

Wake Forest, NC, United States
Toptal Member Since
October 14, 2019

As a full-stack web application developer, Harry has experience building real-time data streaming and highly secure intelligence applications. He enjoys building beautiful applications that solve critical business and operational needs. As the lead developer on i911.com, he's written code that literally saves lives and is used across the US in emergency situations.


Fortune 500 Supply Chain Data Company
React, TypeScript, Chakra UI, Storybook, REST, Angular, Web Dashboards
Contractor Payment Company
Node.js, TypeScript, REST, OpenAPI
Restaurant Brands International
TypeScript, React, Node.js, AWS Lambda, Cypress, GraphQL, Amazon DynamoDB...




Preferred Environment

GitHub, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), MacOS

The most amazing...

...app I've built from the ground up is i911 that helps emergency responders locate people in critical situations. It's being used to save lives across the US.

Work Experience

Software Engineer

2022 - PRESENT
Fortune 500 Supply Chain Data Company
  • Created a customizable widget-based dashboard engine for React.
  • Led conversion from old Angular proof of concept to the React rebuild.
  • Oversaw other developers on the team as they learned React and got up to speed with the new patterns and conventions.
Technologies: React, TypeScript, Chakra UI, Storybook, REST, Angular, Web Dashboards

Software Engineer

2022 - 2023
Contractor Payment Company
  • Developed an npm client for connecting to a secure API.
  • Wrote a code generation script that read OpenAPI data to generate over a hundred fully typed endpoint accessors automatically.
  • Ensured that the npm package was fully typed, compatible with CJS and ESM, and included comment DocBlocks for on-code documentation.
Technologies: Node.js, TypeScript, REST, OpenAPI

Contract Software Engineer

2019 - 2022
Restaurant Brands International
  • Designed and developed a universal component library as part of a small team creating reusable components, themes, and tools to improve standardization and quality of cross-brand code for React Native and the web.
  • Led efforts in developer experience, customer tooling, and advanced usage of Cypress to increase the reliability of the application.
  • Helped define better standards for the front-end and helped refactor the large codebase in a more maintainable and cohesive direction.
  • Developed a gamified portion of a customer reward system campaign, which included animations, interactivity, and encouraging best practices helping many team members collaborate towards a common goal.
  • Led E2E testing efforts with Cypress and WebDriverIO, and Appium.
Technologies: TypeScript, React, Node.js, AWS Lambda, Cypress, GraphQL, Amazon DynamoDB, Figma, CircleCI, React Native, Appium, Storybook

Back-end Developer

2021 - 2021
Picket Pty Ltd
  • Rewrote a Node.js backend using deprecated functional programming-focused packages and many messy approaches. Redeveloped the back end as a Nest.js application, resulting in a cleaner, better-typed, and more reliable back end.
  • Worked through the original application line by line to ensure that every feature matched during the rewrite.
  • Implemented an event-based system to run batched jobs.
Technologies: TypeScript, Node.js, GraphQL, GitHub


2019 - 2019
Hive V.O.C
  • Managed remote developers to improve the product lifecycle.
  • Redesigned the signup flow for a better user experience.
  • Implemented a support desk, sprints, and Jira to get a handle on operations.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Jira, Vue, Laravel

Software Engineer

2018 - 2019
  • Worked on several intelligence-related projects focused on public safety.
  • Build i911.com from the ground up as a real-time location streaming service for emergency responders.
  • Implemented better API testing for several products.
Technologies: Docker, Socket.IO, RxJS, Jest, Cypress, GraphQL, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Express.js, Symfony, PHP, React, Vue, NestJS, TypeScript, Node.js

Developer III

2015 - 2018
The Symphony Agency
  • Built and maintained dozens of websites on WordPress with custom themes and plugins.
  • Created an authentication plugin to increase ease of use for non-developers while maintaining many client sites.
  • Built a set of plugins that allowed non-developers to build beautiful and highly customized websites with minimal developer interaction.
  • Researched and implemented drastic changes to website performance leading to subsecond time-to-interactive across all client sites.
  • Developed a custom Node.js solution for scraping hundreds of pages of HTML, dynamically understanding the structures, and converting the components to modern and standardized versions for a massive website migration to WordPress.
Technologies: jQuery, Vue, Laravel, WordPress, PHP

Technical Support Rep

2015 - 2015
  • Supported developer integrations of Accusoft products into a wide range of tech stacks.
  • Created a barcode generation application for managing physical assets.
  • Assisted customers with self-hosted cloud VM management to run Accusoft services in their private clouds.
  • Served as the lead support rep for clients integrating Accusoft's cloud services.
Technologies: jQuery, React, Angular, PHP, C#, Node.js


i911 is a real-time location service that helps emergency responders locate citizens in need of help. Using both available tooling, and i911 unique fall-backs, i911 is able to locate any user calling from a cell phone with data services without needing to install an application on their phone.


Node.js, Vue, Vuex, React, RxJS, Firebase Web SDK, Socket.IO, Google Maps API, Twilio API, jQuery, Antd, WebRTC, Stripe API, OpenAPI


Adobe Experience Design (XD), Mocha, Prisma, GitHub, CircleCI, Jira, Figma, Adobe Photoshop, Zeplin


Cypress, Jest, Next.js, Laravel, Express.js, Fastify, Vuetify, PHPUnit, NestJS, React Native, Symfony, Angular, Ionic, Redux, Tailwind CSS, Appium




HTML, JavaScript, TypeScript, CSS, PHP, SCSS, GraphQL, C#


WordPress, Firebase, Docker, Heroku, Sanity Studio, Twilio, Windows, MacOS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Lambda, Mapbox, Vercel, Visual Studio Code (VS Code)


MongoDB, Cloud Firestore, Amazon DynamoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Hasura


Vue Router, WordPress Themes, Firebase Hosting, WordPress Plugins, Firebase Cloud Functions, Storybook, Chakra UI, Web Dashboards

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