Software Developer (Web)


  • Web Engineer
    December 2017 - Present

    San Francisco, CA

  • Full-Stack Developer
    June 2015 - March 2017

    San Francisco, CA

    • Sole staff developer on Hippogriff Ruby on Rails app, a database for staff to track and analyze 410 e-reader programs in 15 countries and 6,200 books in 50 languages.

      • Systematically overhauled data models and database schema.
      • Prototyped, designed, tested, and delivered features.
      • Coded API and tasks to sync data with other databases and APIs.
      • Transformed app from widely resented tool to beloved and multifaceted resource.
    • Sole staff developer on Book Tool Rails and React app, an online books catalog and booklist creator for staff and partners.

      • Cleaned up front-end and architecture delivered by volunteers: removed dependencies, increased modularity, and added critical features.
    • Migrated legacy brand site,, to stateless auto-scaled Elastic Beanstalk environment, with dual-origin CDN and static assets stored in AWS S3.

    • Created Rails keywording app for automated, intelligent book metadata collection.

    • Reviewed contributions by one developer, one agency, one contractor, and one volunteer, ensuring quality control.
  • Front-End Developer
    March 2014 - June 2015

    San Francisco, CA

Languages, Frameworks, Libraries, Skills:

  • Ruby on Rails
  • MySQL
  • Javascript
  • CSS & Sass
  • HTML5
  • React
  • jQuery
  • AWS
  • TDD & QA


  • Film
    2002 - 2003

    Fulbright Scholarship
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • B.A., Architecture & Urban Design
    1998 - 2002

    Stanford University
    Palo Alto, CA