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Evan Dana

Sr. Software Engineer

Boston, MA

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Lead Software Engineer with a focus on architecting successful web experiences. Approaches challenges with engaging energy and passion, engineering efficient tooling, processes, and organization to benefit the project and team. Articulate technical and cross-domain communication enhanced by design background.

Code Highlights

  • Non-profit Intake App

    https://github.com/evandana/keep-ahope

    ReactJS 15.1.x, Redux, Google Cloud, Parse, WebSockets, Material-UI, Google OAuth, ES6, Babel

    Leading a team to create an intake app for a local non-profit. Creating and navigating requirements from stakeholders, including secure data storage and transfer with Google Cloud services. Managing a small group of software engineers who are donating time for this project, ensuring coordinated efforts, timely delivery, and continued engagement.

    • Form submission, contact profile search and update, and reports
    • Websockets and REST, React / Redux
    • Secure sign-in using Google OAuth
    • Parse API for server and database interface on Google Cloud
  • PMC Auction App

    https://pmc-2018-demo.firebaseapp.com

    ReactJS 15.1.x, Redux, WebSockets, Firebase.io, Material-UI, Google OAuth, ES6, Babel, Domain Modeling

    From concept through development to processing results, this live-bidding auction and raffle ticket web app exceeded expectations for learning experiences and funds raised. Working with one other developer, we started with domain models, UX whiteboarding, framework choices, and hosting discussions.

    Try the demo-version using dummy data.

    • Live bidding: websockets, React / Redux
    • Secure sign-in using Google OAuth
    • Enforced bidding rules
    • Database and hosting using Firebase.io

Work History

  • 2016

    General Electric | GE Digital

    Sr. Software Engineer

    ES6, Polymer, NodeJS, CI/CD, Hexagonal Architecture, Domain Modeling

    2016 – Present   |   Boston, MA

    Delivered complex features in a timely manner, independently and through collaboration, with utmost attention to quality. Exemplified best practices from coding patterns to agile methodologies. Translated requirements into manageable stories with clear and complete acceptance criteria, raising discussions early if needed.

    Mentored software engineers and presented on modern UI frameworks and patterns through the use of interactive programming session.

  • 2013

    Publicis.Sapient | Sapient Consulting

    Sr. Interactive Developer, L2

    ES6, AngularJS 1.x, Aurelia, Agile, Atomic Design, JSPM, NodeJS, Continuous Integration, Hexagonal Architecture (server-side), Domain-Driven Development, Domain Modeling

    2013 – 2016   |   Boston, MA

    UI Lead and front-end developer with aptitude for team dynamics: group coordination, process efficiencies, and individual development. Awarded recognition for Client-Focused Delivery after client feedback on project when leading FED with recently self-taught technology.

    Years of experience in UI lead role, conducting engaging technical presentations, and as technical liason for client and internal domain teams. Enforced code quality using best practices such as John DePapa's style guide and BEM on both Agile and Atomic approach projects. Self-motivated and driven as exemplified by creation of D3.js library during bench time and initiation of effective team-building program. Advocate for code stability through unit, integration, functional, or automated visual-diff testing.

Education History

  • 2005

    Rochester Institute of Technology

    Bachelor, Industrial Design

    (2001 – 2005)  |  Rochester, NY

    BFA in Industrial Design, GPA 3.84, highest honors.

    AAS in Graphic Design.
    Concentration in conversational French. Technical concentrations in Mechanical and Manufacturing Technology.

  • 2013

    Harvard Extension School

    2013 – 2013  |  Cambridge, MA

    Mobile Operating Systems and Applications

    Deep dive into hardware and software underlying Android and iOS operating sytems. Covered spectrum of mobile landscape and considerations for design/development of web, native wrappers, and native apps. Final project: Android "deck of cards" workout app.

  • 2014

    Coursera.org

    (2012 – 2013)  |  Stanford University Online

    Enriched and expanded skills and understanding with classes: Introduction to Python & Model Thinking & Software Engineering for SaaS. Courses included homework, lectures, and quizzes/exams.

    Topics covered: Python, Ruby on Rails, SQL, Amazon Web Services, version control with GIT, and cloud deployment with Heroku. Earned a certificate of completion for listed classes.

Activities

  • Co-leader of November Project Boston

    2014 – 2015  |  Boston, MA

    November Project is a free-fitness movement with "tribes" in 30+ cities across the world, with Boston as the origin.

    Developed comfort, ease, and power when speaking and writing for a large audience. Inspired self and others while designing, leading, coaching, and documenting workouts for 150-1500 athletes of all abilities. With co-leaders, cultured strong relationships that included feedback cycles.

  • D3.js Instructor

    2015  |  General Assembly, MA

    Engaged developers in an immersive and interactive two-night class: Introduction to D3.js. Presented using a follow-along slide deck with individually-editable code examples.