Jordan Quinn, Developer in Denver, CO, United States
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Jordan Quinn

Verified Expert  in Engineering

React and Full-stack Developer

Denver, CO, United States
Toptal Member Since
September 6, 2021

Jordan is a senior software engineer specializing in the React ecosystem. Most recently, he reduced the GCP spending at GatsbyJS by over 20%. He also launched the first open-source JavaScript library in Alteryx's history and presented it to 20,000 attendees at the global INSPIRE conference. Previously, Jordan was the resident expert on React render cycles at Gaia, where he reduced the number of home renders from 6,000 to 57 and lifted the median minutes watched by 80% through the share feature.


Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Kubernetes, Node.js, GraphQL, React
React, Redux, GitLab CI/CD, GraphQL
React, Redux, Ruby, GraphQL, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Elixir, Microservices




Preferred Environment

Slack, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), iTerm2, MacOS

The most amazing...

...thing I've done at Gaia was reducing the number of member home renders by over 98% (from 6,000 down to 57) and lifting the median minutes watched by 80%.

Work Experience

Senior Backend Engineer

2021 - PRESENT
  • Delivered three of the top five most required features by our customers in my first four months.
  • Created more than 20% savings on our GCP compute spend through my pod idler work.
  • Managed and stood up our new log drain service providing integrations with multiple log drain services.
Technologies: Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Kubernetes, Node.js, GraphQL, React

Senior Software Engineer

2020 - 2021
  • Developed and launched the first open-source JavaScript library in Alteryx's history and presented it to 20,000 attendees and the global INSPIRE conference.
  • Instructed third-party contractors at Persistent Systems on the use of React, Redux, and internal libraries, driving their successful delivery of new connectors.
  • Interacted with and maintained relationships with developer partners, teaching them how to use the UI SDK and create useful tools for the Alteryx ecosystem.
Technologies: React, Redux, GitLab CI/CD, GraphQL

Full-stack Software Engineer

2019 - 2020
  • Led the development of the Hockey Canada integration, enabling one of our largest partners to successfully enroll and manage members of their youth leagues.
  • Served as a versatile employee, working across multiple teams and areas of the architecture to help shore up knowledge gaps.
  • Mentored and upskilled two junior React developers to develop more productive team members.
Technologies: React, Redux, Ruby, GraphQL, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Elixir, Microservices

Full-stack Software Engineer

2018 - 2019
  • Lifted the median minutes watched (our most important business metric) by 80% through the development of our share and portals functionality.
  • Reduced the number of React lifecycle re-renders from 6,000 to 57 by employing my expertise in the framework.
  • Rewrote the scaffolding of Gaia's application to allow for code splitting and server-side rendering, which reduced our Google Lighthouse time to meaningful content from five seconds to less than 1.5 seconds.
Technologies: JavaScript, React, Redux, Node.js, PostgreSQL, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Sequelize

Software Engineer

2018 - 2018
  • Created an in-depth star chart (using HTML canvas) that calculated the zenith and trajectory of the sun to help illustrate the most effective times to utilize solar panels.
  • Developed the first suite of unit tests for the UI at the company, thus improving the stability and ability to deploy to production more rapidly.
  • Led the development of kiosk and dashboarding applications to create beautiful UIs for our paid partners.
Technologies: C#, JavaScript, React, SQL, GitLab CI/CD

Movie Tracker
A React Redux and PostgreSQL application for tracking and saving your favorite films. The application deals with multiple layers of roles and permissions, authentication, and RESTful API practices. I served as the lead UI developer and mentored other developers on Redux best practices.


JavaScript, HTML, GraphQL, CSS, TypeScript, Ruby, Elixir, C#, SQL


Redux, Ruby on Rails (RoR)


React, Node.js


GitLab CI/CD, Slack, Sequelize


Agile, REST, Microservices




Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Amazon Web Services (AWS), MacOS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Kubernetes



2017 - 2018

ACCET Accredited Program in Front-end Engineering

Turing School of Software & Design - Denver, CO, USA

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