Heather Vandervecht

Developer

Toronto, Ontario

Avid learner, debate lover, and forever optimist. I like creating products that either a) have fun and nifty features or b) solve a problem for people. I love creating products that have both of those things. Above all that, I really love supporting my team so everyone feels good bringing their authentic selves to work. My hobbies include messing around with random JS libraries, day dreaming about space, and eating snacks. I’m currently teaching my dog how to roll over!

Work Experience

  • Pivotal Software, Inc

    Senior Software Engineer|May, 2019Current

    With a focus on TDD and pair programming, at Pivotal I work primarily in Kotlin, Spring Boot, and Cloud Foundry to build and deploy products that help internal team members with their day-to-day work. I've also helped with the R&D phase for new products in order to determine the right technical solutions.

    • Nascent

      Developer|May, 2017May, 2019

      At Nascent I built isomorphic web applications using React, Redux, Node, and Express. I also used CI/CD services to manage deployments. In addition to growing and sharpening my skills as a full stack developer, I worked with leadership and clients to assess and explore upcoming features and projects and helped mentor my teammates.

      • Blunt

        Co-founder, Developer|Jan, 2017Nov, 2017

        With a desire to create unique work, Blunt was created. Like most (all) startup companies, I wore many hats on a very small team! To name the keys ones, I was the developer, project manager, and point of contact for clients. One highlight of what I was responsible for was learning how to research the best architectural solutions for projects. I handed Blunt fully over to my partner a little under a year after starting it so I could focus more fully on my full-time role.

        • Filament Creative Inc.

          Lead Front End Developer|Apr, 2016Apr, 2017

          As the lead developer, my main role was to engage with clients and support and mentor the members of my team. I also spearheaded the creation of a development process that improved the workflow and introduced new technologies into projects. I built with WordPress, React, and ExpressionEngine on this team, as well as learned the basics of servers.

          • Resolution Interactive Media

            Front End Developer|Dec, 2014Apr, 2016

            Predominantly front end work, I also designed several websites and was the back end developer in other projects when possible. I worked with WordPress, Drupal, PyroCMS, and Jekyll (with prose.io integrated for content management). I helped improve the company-wide development process and was front end lead on several projects.

            • RedRhino Inc.

              Jr Web Developer|Jul, 2013Dec, 2014

              My job at RedRhino consisted of creating websites and providing support for existing sites. I worked mostly with WordPress or hardcoded sites, and did both back end and front end. Additionally, a large portion of my time was spent doing production work for designers, and providing feedback to the designers as to best practices when designing for the web.

              Education

              • Fanshawe College Interactive Media Design and Production, Media

                20112013

              Skills

                • Web App Development
                • React
                • JavaScript
                • UX/UI
                • Node
                • API Development
                • Kotlin
                • Spring Boot
                • A11Y
                • Mentorship
                • QA