Scott Braia, Web Developer in Stamford, CT, United States
Scott Braia

Web Developer in 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 Agile teams to success at AT&T, Gartner, and other major companies 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

  • Crusty Games
    HTML, JavaScript, Shopify, Liquid, CSS, PSD
  • NDA
    Shopify, Liquid, HTML, JavaScript, CSS
  • K&N Filters
    HTML, JavaScript, PHP, Magento 2

Experience

Location

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

  • Founder/Lead Developer

    2019 - PRESENT
    Crusty Games
    • Founded an eCommerce website based on a Shopify back-end platform.
    • Added custom scripts to a basic theme and enhanced code using Liquid, JavaSctipt, HTML, and CSS.
    • Configured access for three employees and installed pre-built applications.
    • Set up marketing on Facebook, Google, Instagram, Pinterest, email and Bing.
    • Built a team of employees to manage fulfillment, customer service, and marketing tasks.
    • Designed custom ads, user experiences, site enhancements, and other visual media using Photoshop, Sketch, and Balsamiq.
    Technologies: HTML, JavaScript, Shopify, Liquid, CSS, PSD
  • Shopify Developer

    2019 - 2020
    NDA
    • Designed a single-page app for the client.
    • Translated approved designs into the Shopify platform.
    • Added customizations and pre-built apps.
    • Set up social media integration.
    • Assigned user rights and set up access for the client's team.
    Technologies: Shopify, Liquid, HTML, JavaScript, CSS
  • Director of Software Engineering (Short-term Contract)

    2019 - 2019
    K&N Filters
    • Completely overhauled K&N's website to recapture several million dollars in lost revenue.
    • Created wireframes for new and updated user experiences with K&N's website. This allowed management to visualize complex changes and sign off on them.
    • Contributed expertise to pinpoint areas of improvement and lost revenue resulting in a detailed plan of action to remedy existing issues.
    • Implemented the above plan, which resulted in doubled user engagement and 50% less drop off.
    Technologies: HTML, JavaScript, PHP, Magento 2
  • Lead Polymer Engineer

    2017 - 2019
    AT&T
    • Created a brand new application to allow television engineers to monitor live television feeds for AT&T's DirectTV business. Saved AT&T millions of dollars over purchasing existing applications.
    • Augmented an existing React Native application for navigating DirectTV on set top boxes from mobile devices.
    • Built an application to manage TV and movie studio offers saving executives time and money.
    • Built an application to manage banner ads on DirectTV set top box software. This application manages millions of dollars in advertisements that consumers see when using DirectTV.
    • Led a team which built and maintained new and existing applications for AT&T's DirectTV business.
    Technologies: Polymer, React, React Native, HTML, Sass, JavaScript
  • Senior Software Developer

    2012 - 2019
    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

  • Crusty Games Website (Development)
    http://crustygames.com

    Architected and built CrustyGames.com from scratch using Shopify and Liquid. Fully developed and customized the site.

  • K&N Filters Website (Development)

    Led the redevelopment of K&N's eCommerce site on Magento 2. Identified key areas of improvement and lost revenue and created wireframes with solutions to fix the problems. Implemented the wireframes in code. My fixes resulted in increased user engagement, retention, and revenue.

  • AT&T/DirectTV Management App (Development)

    Led a team of five developers working on an application to manage live television feeds. Architected the application from scratch. This application allows TV engineers to monitor live TV feeds for quality issues. Saved AT&T millions of dollars over purchasing off-the-shelf software.

  • Gartner Events Landing Page (Development)
    https://www.gartner.com/events/

    Redeveloped an aging events page with AngularJS.

  • Gartner NextGen (Development)
    https://www.gartner.com/home

    Created prototypes for Gartner's NextGen platform. NextGen is Garter's application for customers to access their vast library of research documents, webinars, and other software products.

    Polymer, HTML5, Sass, JavaScript

Skills

  • Languages

    Less, Sass, CSS3, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, HTML5
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap 3+, JavaServer Pages (JSP), Spring
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Polymer, Liquid, Shopify API, jQuery UI, React, Chai, Sinon.JS, Handlebars, Mustache, Vue.js
  • Paradigms

    Scrum, Agile Software Development, Agile, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Test-driven Development (TDD)
  • Platforms

    MacOS, Shopify, Windows, Magento 2
  • Other

    Shopify Design, PSD to Shopify, Shopify Customizations, A/B Testing, CornerStone, HP TeamSite, Google Tag Manager
  • Tools

    Sublime Text, FreeMarker, Avocode, Google Analytics, JSX, Subversion (SVN), Jira, Git, Adobe Photoshop, Optimizely, Eclipse IDE, InVision, Jenkins, Mocha
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL

Education

  • Associate of Science degree in Computer Science
    2012 - 2014
    Norwalk Community College - Connecticut

Certifications

  • A+
    FEBRUARY 2005 - PRESENT
    CompTIA

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