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Scott Braia

Scott Braia

Stamford, CT, United States
Member since September 30, 2016
Scott is a determined, creative problem solver with a passion for planning, coordinating, and organizing. His professional experience leading an Agile team to success at Gartner positions him well to succeed in new projects here at Toptal. He's known for being self-motivated and striving for continual process improvement
Scott is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • CSS, 10 years
  • JavaScript, 8 years
  • HTML, 8 years
  • Bootstrap 3+, 5 years
  • Sass, 5 years
  • jQuery UI, 5 years
  • Agile Software Development, 4 years
  • A/B Testing, 2 years
Stamford, CT, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Mac, Sublime, Git
The most amazing...
...responsibility I've had is building one of Gartner's core products, the Magic Quadrant.
Employment
  • Senior Software Developer
    2012 - PRESENT
    Gartner
    • Led the development of Gartner Lite, a platform that allows our clients using legacy browsers to have a basic version of our products. Responsively supports IE6-10.
    • Co-led the Gartner Japan overhaul project.
    • Overhauled Gartner's Hype Cycle, one of our core products, converting it from Flash to lightweight JavaScript.
    • Led the Magic Quadrant Peer Insight integration and overhaul with a team of five developers. Directly reported to the CEO.
    • More than doubled the velocity of the Scrum team from forty points per sprint to 110.
    Technologies: JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, LESS, Sass
  • Ruby on Rails Front-end Developer
    2017 - 2017
    Procore Marketing
    • Worked on Procore's Jobsite application pages, including forum, profile, sign in, sign up, questions and comments, 500 error page, notifications, most helpful widget, dashboard, and mobile subnav.
    • Took desktop pages and made them responsive and mobile friendly down to 375px.
    • Utilized Flexbox for laying out elements.
    • Integrated SVG graphics.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, HTML5, Sass, Vue JS
  • Growth Engineer
    2016 - 2017
    Udacity
    • Supported the Nanodegree team's AB testing experiments using Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
    • Worked with a back-end resource to overhaul pricing pages so the client can implement a winning AB test.
    • Helped integrate the Intercom chat app by building a script which was utilized to track loading, startup, and user interaction with the chat app using JavaScript and Google Tag Manager.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, HTML, Sass, CSS
  • Technical Manager
    2008 - 2012
    Active Network
    • Built a product training website to train a team of 200 sales people from a newly acquired company, activeleadmanagement.com.
    • Designed a web-based tablet survey application that collected thousands of surveys from attendees at over 35 worldwide events.
    • Designed, built, and tested client order websites, scheduling tools, conference websites, and web-based surveys.
    • Tested and implemented software/hardware updates on mobile devices used at worldwide events by thousands of attendees.
    • Traveled to over 100 client events worldwide providing on-site support/service of our software and hardware tech.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript
Experience
Skills
  • Languages
    Sass, HTML, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5, CSS, Less
  • Frameworks
    Bootstrap 3+, JavaServer Pages (JSP), Spring
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, jQuery UI, Shopify API, Liquid, Sinon.JS, Handlebars, Mustache, Chai, Polymer
  • Paradigms
    Scrum, Agile Software Development, Agile, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Test-driven Development (TDD)
  • Tools
    Subversion (SVN), Sublime Text, Git, FreeMarker, Avocode, Adobe Photoshop, JSX, JIRA, Optimizely, InVision, Jenkins, Mocha, Eclipse IDE, Google Analytics
  • Platforms
    Mac OS, Windows, Shopify
  • Other
    A/B Testing, CornerStone, HP TeamSite, Google Tag Manager
  • Storage
    PostgreSQL
Education
  • Associate of Science degree in Computer Science
    2012 - 2014
    Norwalk Community College - Connecticut
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