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Jordan Garcia, Software Developer in New York, NY, United States
Jordan Garcia

Software Developer in New York, NY, United States

Member since September 8, 2016
Jordan is a former Silicon Valley engineer and co-founder with over a decade of engineering experience working for high profile Ycombinator companies. At his last company, Optimizely, he was the frontend technical lead, pioneering many internal projects as well as open sourcing the popular front-end framework NuclearJS. He looks forward to helping companies solve their toughest engineering challenges.
Jordan is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Optimizely
    JavaScript, Python, React, Vue.js, Django, Google App Engine, AWS
  • Huddler
    PHP, JavaScript, PostgreSQL
  • Skill Capped
    PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery

Experience

  • JavaScript, 8 years
  • jQuery, 8 years
  • PostgreSQL, 7 years
  • Python, 4 years
  • Angular, 4 years
  • React, 3 years
  • Redux, 2 years
New York, NY, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Git, Unix, Vim

The most amazing...

...experiences I've had are being able to empower other individuals to create amazing things.

Employment

  • Staff Software Engineer

    2014 - 2017
    Optimizely
    • Led a team of more than ten front-p-end engineers as well as creating all the front-end frameworks that the Optimizely web application is built upon.
    • Acted as the tech lead for the Optimizely Personalization product, Optimizely's second product offering.
    • Worked as the key architect on the Optimizely JavaScript SDK that is embedded in thousands of websites.
    • Cultivated a testing culture—creating test frameworks for other engineers to have comfortable test coverage over the code they wrote.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Python, React, Vue.js, Django, Google App Engine, AWS
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2013 - 2014
    Huddler
    • Assisted with a front-end refactor of jQuery to a component-based system.
    • Rewrote the articles system on all of Huddlers properties.
    • Built an analytics reporting dashboard.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, PostgreSQL
  • Co-founder

    2009 - 2013
    Skill Capped
    • Built a video content management system.
    • Managed and was responsible for the design of Skill-Capped.com.
    • Built features, end-to-end, from design to data model, API, and front-end.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery

Experience

  • NuclearJS (Development)
    https://github.com/optimizely/nuclear-js

    A JavaScript Flux framework for state management. Currently, it is being used by several large companies in production, including Optimizely.

  • Skill Capped (Development)
    http://www.skill-capped.com/wow/

    My startup in college, an instructional video website for the game World of Warcraft. Throughout its eight years in production, it's amassed over 200,000 paying subscribers.

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, Python, Clojure, PHP 7
  • Frameworks

    NuclearJS, Flux, Redux, Angular
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, jQuery, Vue.js, Node.js
  • Paradigms

    Testing, Functional Programming
  • Tools

    Photoshop CC
  • Platforms

    Google App Engine, AWS EC2
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, MongoDB, MySQL

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics
    2007 - 2011
    Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA, USA
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