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Mickey Wu, Software Developer in Vancouver, BC, Canada
Mickey Wu

Software Developer in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Member since November 26, 2014
Mickey has extensive experience developing and architecting scalable JavaScript applications. He specializes in creating responsive front-end web products using frameworks such as AngularJS and implementing RESTful APIs. Having held a wide array of positions ranging from front-end developer to CTO, Mickey is able to analyze requirements from various perspectives in agile environments.
Mickey is now available for hire


    Node.js, AngularJS, JavaScript, Sails.js, Sass, HTML5, CSS3, PostgreSQL, AWS
  • Electronic Arts
    HTML5, AngularJS, Sass, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Grails
  • Payfirma
    PHP, HTML5, CSS3, Kohana, JavaScript, Backbone.js, jQuery


  • JavaScript, 8 years
  • PHP, 7 years
  • HTML5, 5 years
  • Sass, 4 years
  • AngularJS, 3 years
  • CodeIgniter, 3 years
  • CSS3, 3 years
Vancouver, BC, Canada



Preferred Environment

Linux, Git, NodeJS, Shell

The most amazing...

...thing I've built is a high traffic website from the ground up while serving as the CTO of a startup company.


  • Chief Technology Officer

    2014 - PRESENT
    • Developed from the ground up, using a RESTful architecture with a central API that is consumed by multiple front-end applications.
    • Implemented the front-end using a single page application approach with AngularJS, SASS, and Foundation.
    • Developed the RESTful back-end API using Sails.js and PostgreSQL for data persistence.
    • Architected and scaled the infrastructure through Amazon Web Services using Elastic Beanstalk.
    • Conducted search engine optimization for single-page applications and adhered to the Google AJAX crawling specification with
    Technologies: Node.js, AngularJS, JavaScript, Sails.js, Sass, HTML5, CSS3, PostgreSQL, AWS
  • Lead Front-End Engineer

    2013 - 2014
    Electronic Arts
    • Led a team of talented front-end developers and spearheaded the introduction of new technologies and testing methodologies.
    • Acted as the front-end team bridge to other functional units within the EA organization, such as operations and back-end services.
    • Streamlined the front-end development process by creating coding standards and implementing an effective build pipeline with Grunt across all projects.
    • Developed several highly interactive and responsive game websites using the latest web technologies, such as HTML5, CSS3, SASS, and AngularJS.
    • Implemented effective SEO by writing semantic HTML markup and following best practices for AJAX pages.
    Technologies: HTML5, AngularJS, Sass, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Grails
  • Full-Stack Developer

    2012 - 2013
    • Designed eCommerce payment processing, inventory systems, and recurring billing.
    • Built RESTful web services in PHP and the Kohana framework.
    • Implemented user interface elements according to designer mockups using HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery, and Backbone.js.
    • Streamlined the development and integration environments, enabling continuous integration testing and one-step deployments.
    • Identified cross-browser issues and created workaround solutions.
    Technologies: PHP, HTML5, CSS3, Kohana, JavaScript, Backbone.js, jQuery
  • Developer Analyst

    2011 - 2012
    • Redesigned and enhanced the front-end for the call center agent web application with Java EE, Struts, Spring, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery.
    • Developed an AJAX online workstation reservation system for the mobile workforce initiative using PHP with CodeIgniter and MySQL, which has become one of the largest intranet sites at TELUS.
    • Led and designed an agile PHP framework for developing quick-win internal applications.
    • Interfaced with numerous teams within the company to gather business requirements for high-visibility projects.
    • Introduced software engineering best practices to the team such as issue tracking, project management tools, and proper version control.
    Technologies: JavaScript, CodeIgniter, jQuery, Java, Struts, Spring, PHP, MySQL, Google Maps
  • Web Developer

    2009 - 2011
    • Responsible for creating new few features and bug fixes for the iMambo marketing management web application (written in Perl with a database running MySQL).
    • Enhanced application response times by optimizing database queries and implementing more efficient algorithms for database reads/writes.
    • Participated in planning for critical upgrades and feature development schedules.
    • Created reusable components for the e-mailing system.
    • Refactored and separated out common code into bundled libraries.
    Technologies: MySQL, Perl, JavaScript
  • Web Developer

    2009 - 2009
    University of British Columbia
    • Created a brand new website for the UBC Dairy Education Research Centre using Drupal.
    • Wrote custom PHP code for creating and managing department events.
    • Worked closely with the Department of Land and Food Systems and oversaw the entire process from development to deployment of the website.
    • Converted wireframes created by the designer into interactive front-end code.
    • Utilized various frameworks and Drupal components to create a scalable website within a tight timeline.
    Technologies: PHP, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Drupal
  • Environment Support

    2007 - 2008
    • Designed and implemented productivity tools for internal projects.
    • Developed Java web applications to improve the integration of software builds and automation.
    • Maintained and supported the network infrastructure of a large software development lab.
    • Created a significant disaster recovery plan and devised a backup strategy for critical production-level servers using Tivoli Storage Manager.
    • Automated existing manual tasks by writing Perl and Shell scripts.
    Technologies: Java, Struts, AIX, Perl, Linux


  • SocialNature (Development)

    A word-of-mouth marketing platform for natural brands. I designed and developed the website within a tight timeline of two months, and it has since scaled to hundreds of thousands of users. Technologies used include Node.js, Sails.js, AngularJS, SASS, and PostgreSQL.

  • (Development)

    Developed the website for the wildly popular game The Sims 4 while employed at Electronic Arts. Technologies include AngularJS, Twitter Boostrap, SASS, and PHP.

  • (Development)

    Worked on the single-page website for the popular game Dragon Age: Inquisitions while employed at Electronic Arts. Technologies include AngularJS, SASS, and PHP.

  • MyUBCCourses (Development)

    A popular community portal for students at the University of British Columbia. The website allows users to watch for courses and get notified by e-mail and SMS when seats open up during registration period. I implemented web scrapers using PHP and the website using WordPress.


  • Languages

    HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, Sass, PHP, SQL, Perl, Bash, Ruby, CoffeeScript, UML, Python, Java, Groovy
  • Frameworks

    Express.js, Bootstrap, ZURB Foundation, Compass, AngularJS, Jasmine, Sails.js, Grails, CodeIgniter, Apache Struts, OAuth 2, Ruby on Rails (RoR), PhoneGap
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery UI, jQuery, Modernizr, Facebook API, Google Maps, Google API, Twilio API, Backbone.js, Lodash, Underscore.js, Node.js
  • Tools

    Bitbucket, NPM, Trello, Bower, GitHub, IntelliJ IDEA, Grunt, Gulp.js, Jira, Mongoose, Jenkins, Git, Eclipse IDE, AWS ELB, Karma, Subversion (SVN), Nginx, Sublime Text, Apache, Google Analytics
  • Paradigms

    Responsive Web Design (RWD), Agile Software Development, Unit Testing, Model View Controller (MVC), Scrum, REST, Model View Viewmodel (MVVM), Kanban, Test-driven Development (TDD)
  • Platforms

    Linux, WordPress, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS EC2, Heroku, New Relic, Android, Drupal
  • Storage

    JSON, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, AWS RDS, Redis
  • Other

    Unix Shell Scripting


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2005 - 2010
    University of British Columbia - Vancouver, Canada
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