Scott Braia, Developer in Fairfield, CT, United States
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Scott Braia

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Web Developer

Location
Fairfield, CT, United States
Toptal Member Since
November 4, 2016

Scott is a creative problem solver with a passion for leading. His professional experience managing Agile teams at AT&T, Gartner, and other major companies positions him well to succeed in new challenging projects. Scott is known for being self-motivated and striving for continual process improvement.

Portfolio

Unlimited Glass Visions
PSD, CSS, Liquid, Shopify, JavaScript, HTML, UI Development...
Mochi Melt Inc
Shopify, CSS, JavaScript, Shopify Theme, Shopify Design, Design...
Wyco Vintage, Inc.
Shopify, eCommerce, CSS, WooCommerce, Sellbrite, WordPress, Responsive Design...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Git, Sublime Text, MacOS

The most amazing...

...project I've architected was a television control room app used by techs to monitor live satellite TV feeds for video and audio quality control.

Work Experience

Founder | Lead Developer

2019 - PRESENT
Unlimited Glass Visions
  • Generated over $2,000,000 in revenue with a custom, Shopify-powered eCommerce store.
  • Enriched the basic theme by adding custom scripts and optimized the code using Liquid, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
  • Installed and configured Shopify apps to rapidly increase growth, engage customers, and manage a multi-million dollar business with just four employees.
  • Implemented sophisticated marketing strategies across popular platforms like Facebook, Google, Instagram, Pinterest, email, and Bing to maximize outreach and engagement.
  • Established a proficient team of dedicated employees entrusted with managing fulfillment, customer service, and marketing responsibilities.
  • Created tailored advertisements, optimized user experiences, and enhanced visual media utilizing industry-leading tools such as Photoshop, Sketch, Canva, and Balsamiq.
Technologies: PSD, CSS, Liquid, Shopify, JavaScript, HTML, UI Development, User Interface (UI), Responsive Web Design (RWD), SCSS, Mobile-first Design, Responsive UI, Shopify Design, Shopify Customizations, Scrum, Agile, React, Google Analytics, eCommerce, Architecture, APIs, Responsive Design, Web Design, Content Management Systems (CMS)

Shopify Website Developer with Design Experience

2023 - 2023
Mochi Melt Inc
  • Customized existing Shopify store to support the business's launch and increase customer engagement.
  • Utilized proven UI/UX best practices to create a highly intuitive site.
  • Corrected mistakes made by a previous developer and optimized page load times, improving the site's overall performance.
Technologies: Shopify, CSS, JavaScript, Shopify Theme, Shopify Design, Design, Responsive Design, Web Design, Content Management Systems (CMS)

Shopify Expert

2023 - 2023
Wyco Vintage, Inc.
  • Migrated an extensive data catalog from a WooCommerce WordPress store to a new Shopify store. This involved data mapping product attributes and variations and ensuring the new store was optimized for the best possible user experience.
  • Brought to the table a high level of attention to detail, organization, and technical expertise through my extensive experience.
  • Helped the client seamlessly transition to the new Shopify store, allowing them to achieve greater online visibility, increased sales, and improved customer satisfaction.
Technologies: Shopify, eCommerce, CSS, WooCommerce, Sellbrite, WordPress, Responsive Design, Web Design, Content Management Systems (CMS)

Solutions Engineering Executive Advisor

2020 - 2023
Anthem
  • Developed a telehealth application that provides video services for thousands of patients and their doctors.
  • Hired and managed a front-end developer team to build and maintain a greenfield Telehealth application.
  • Managed an accessibility initiative to win a contract with the state of Georgia.
  • Patented a new way to securely serve third-party services in the application while minimizing risk to the company.
Technologies: Agile Software Development, React, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Software Development, UI Development, Less, User Interface (UI), Responsive Web Design (RWD), Tailwind CSS, SCSS, Mobile-first Design, Responsive UI, Scrum, Agile, Windows, Google Analytics, CornerStone, Architecture, APIs, Responsive Design, Web Design, Content Management Systems (CMS)

Shopify Developer

2019 - 2020
NDA
  • Designed a single-page React application for the client.
  • Translated approved designs into the Shopify platform.
  • Added customizations and installed and configured apps.
  • Set up social media integrations allowing the client to self-manage their social media.
  • Assigned user rights and set up access for the client's team.
Technologies: CSS, JavaScript, HTML, Liquid, Shopify, UI Development, Less, User Interface (UI), Responsive Web Design (RWD), SCSS, Mobile-first Design, Responsive UI, Shopify Design, Shopify Customizations, Scrum, Agile, React, Architecture, Responsive Design, Web Design, Content Management Systems (CMS)

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: Magento 2, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, UI Development, Less, User Interface (UI), Responsive Web Design (RWD), SCSS, Mobile-first Design, Responsive UI, Scrum, Agile, React, Google Analytics, eCommerce, Architecture, APIs, Responsive Design, Web Design, Magento, Content Management Systems (CMS)

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: JavaScript, Sass, HTML, React Native, React, Polymer, UI Development, Bootstrap, Less, User Interface (UI), Responsive Web Design (RWD), SCSS, Mobile-first Design, Responsive UI, Bootstrap 3+, Scrum, Agile, Windows, jQuery UI, Architecture, APIs, Responsive Design, Web Design, Content Management Systems (CMS)

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: Sass, Less, CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, UI Development, Bootstrap, User Interface (UI), Responsive Web Design (RWD), SCSS, Mobile-first Design, jQuery, Responsive UI, Bootstrap 3+, Scrum, Agile, React, Windows, jQuery UI, Google Analytics, Architecture, APIs, Responsive Design, Web Design, Content Management Systems (CMS)

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: Vue, Sass, HTML5, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, UI Development, Less, User Interface (UI), Responsive Web Design (RWD), SCSS, Mobile-first Design, Responsive UI, Agile, jQuery UI, Responsive Design, Web Design, Content Management Systems (CMS)

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: CSS, Sass, HTML, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, UI Development, Less, User Interface (UI), Responsive Web Design (RWD), SCSS, Mobile-first Design, Responsive UI, Bootstrap 3+, Agile, React, jQuery UI, eCommerce, Responsive Design, Web Design, Content Management Systems (CMS)

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: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, UI Development, Bootstrap, Less, User Interface (UI), Responsive Web Design (RWD), SCSS, Mobile-first Design, jQuery, Responsive UI, Bootstrap 3+, Agile, Windows, jQuery UI, Web Design, Content Management Systems (CMS)

Crusty Games Website

http://crustygames.com
I architected and built CrustyGames.com from scratch using Shopify and Liquid and fully developed and customized the site. I implemented applications and upgrades that allow for automation, tracking, and customer relationship management. The sales were driven to $750,000.

K&N Filters Website

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

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

https://www.gartner.com/events/
Redeveloped an aging events page with AngularJS.

Gartner NextGen

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
2019 - 2020

Associate Degree in Computer Science

Norwalk Community College - Norwalk, CT

2012 - 2014

Associate of Science Degree in Web Development

Norwalk Community College - Connecticut

FEBRUARY 2005 - PRESENT

A+

CompTIA

Libraries/APIs

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

Tools

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

Frameworks

Bootstrap, Bootstrap 3+, Jakarta Server Pages (JSP), Tailwind CSS, Ruby on Rails (RoR), React Native, Angular, Ember.js, Spring

Paradigms

Scrum, Agile Software Development, Agile, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Test-driven Development (TDD)

Languages

Less, Sass, CSS3, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, HTML5, SCSS, PHP, Ruby

Platforms

MacOS, Shopify, Windows, Magento, Magento 2, WooCommerce, WordPress

Industry Expertise

Web Design

Storage

PostgreSQL, Databases

Other

Shopify Design, PSD to Shopify, Shopify Customizations, UI Development, User Interface (UI), Mobile-first Design, Responsive UI, eCommerce, Architecture, Responsive Design, Content Management Systems (CMS), A/B Testing, CornerStone, HP TeamSite, APIs, PSD, Computer Science, Google Tag Manager, Software Development, Shopify Theme, Design

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