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Cristin O'Connor

Front End Developer

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    Résumé

    Work History

    2020

    Front End Developer II

    Clearlink Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb 2020Present
    • Use mockups to code responsive web pages using Handlebars, SCSS, and a proprietary component library
    • Assist in maintaining and extending applications using Javascript, NPM, and Node
    • Support a broad range of browsers and devices
    FED Project Showcase Winner July 2020
    FED Project Showcase Winner October 2020
    2018

    Software Engineer

    The Scion Group Chicago, IL
    April 2018June 2019
    • Launch a new Rails-based business intelligence platform from scratch on a two person team responsible for decision making and planning from start to finish
    • Take ownership of front end maintenance and scaling using ERB, handcrafted SASS, HTML5, Javascript, Stimulus.js, ActionView, and a custom Bootstrap installation
    • Engineer services for consuming data from various 3rd party APIs
    2015

    Software Engineer

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Chicago, IL
    July 2015Sept 2017
    • Serve simultaneously on both the UI and Software Engineering teams and float between teams as needed
    • Lead UI/UX design on project to build a tool for families to estimate federal loan amounts
    • Build and support existing Rails applications using TDD with RSPEC
    • Utilize Javascript, Slim, jQuery, CoffeeScript, and LESS for front end work
    Teammate of the SprintWinter 2015
    Teammate of the SprintSpring 2016
    2014

    Jr. Front End Engineer

    DialogTech Chicago, IL
    20142015
    • Code extensively in Javascript to extend and support several single page applications built in Backbone,
    • Build mockups of new views to spec in Backbone with LESS, Mustache, Lodash, and Handlebars
    • Develop and deploy code in an all Javascript web stack: MongoDB, Node, Express and Backbone
    2014

    Rails Developer

    Blueye Creative Chicago, IL
    20142014
    • Assist in building an Airbnb-like web application using Rails 4
    • Build a new database for Wilson’s tennis racket inventory with a Microsoft Access front end
    • Parse through and import years of inconsistently formatted spreadsheet data with Ruby scripts
    2013

    Teaching Assistant

    University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
    20132013
    • Assist with answering questions and explaining concepts to students in a course covering HTML, CSS, Javascript, wireframing, and responsive design
    2011

    Web Support Developer

    University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
    20112014
    • Sole support developer for ~400 websites using our homegrown CMS, providing support for both our Rails based CMS app and client websites
    • Train clients to maintain their websites in our CMS with a focus on improving search rankings and good accessibility
    • Build custom designs from PSDs into mobile-first, responsive websites
    • Excel at providing great customer service over the phone, in-person, and via email for clients
    Presidential Team Irish AwardWinter 2013
    Employee of the QuarterWinter 2013

    Skills

    SCSS, LESS, CSS

    92%

    Responsive Development

    90%

    JavaScript

    90%

    APIs

    80%

    React

    75%

    Git

    75%

    Gatsby

    70%

    Node, NPM

    65%

    Ruby

    65%

    Rails 5

    60%

    Education

    B.A. Sociology, Computer Applications

    University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
    Class of 2011
    SUMMA CUM LAUDECollege of Arts and Letters
    PHI BETA KAPPAThey made me pay a fee
    ALPHA KAPPA DELTAInternational Sociology Honor Society

    Student/Graduate

    Dev Bootcamp Chicago, IL
    Spring 2014

    Learned multiple languages and frameworks, including Ruby, JavaScript, Rails, SQL, HTML and CSS as well as techniques for fast, effective learning in an ever-evolving field.

    Assets

    • Empathy to be an effective teammate
    • Organizational abilities for managing projects independently
    • Research skills to find the best solutions to new challenges
    • Enthusiasm and passion for front end work
    • Positive attitude and willingness to handle a wide variety of responsibilities
    • Effective communicator with people from varying technical backgrounds
    • Dedicated to ongoing professional development
    • Natural problem solver
    • 5+ years of Agile experience
    • 10+ years of experience working on web applications in various capacities
    How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing.— Annie Dillard

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