Zachary Krida

Frontend Software Engineer
Pahoa, HI
JavaScript lover interested in building resilient, composable user interfaces powered by design systems, and improving developer experience through tooling and documentation.

Work Experience

Front-end Engineer

Creative Commons

Jun, 2020 - Current
  • Migrated to Nuxt.js and refactored data loading architecture. Reduced average page size by 64%; reduced Sentry errors by 96%; and removed 20k lines of code. Re-wrote production environment to use a cluster of Node.js processes in parallel.
  • Oversaw the implementation of Vocabulary, our internal design system, on all existing web properties and new projects. Managed our open source volunteer community and contributions to the design system.
  • Transferred Vocabulary to a monorepo structure and implemented coordinated CI/CD pipeline for npm packages and Storybook documentation sites.
  • Mentored interns through various projects: i18n of; a11y improvements to our Vue.js component library, and A/B testing of various features.
  • Wrote RFCs, technical documentation, and conducted research to guide the product team. Reduced ticketbacklog by 80% in one month.
  • Technology: Vue.js, JavaScript, Nuxt.js, HTML/CSS, Storybook, GitHub Actions, Netlify

Full Stack Developer

Feb, 2016 - Jun, 2020
  • Architected and implemented a TypeScript monorepo containing a Design System, Admin Dashboard, and customer-facing eCommerce Platform.
  • Wrote a serverless GraphQL service that powers both the admin dashboard and the ecommerce platform; with automatic code generation for TypeScript types.
  • Built custom module for label printing using React and CSS grid.
  • Wrote many custom accessible UI components for admin management of customer orders and color textile product inventory.
  • Technology: TypeScript, React, Styled Components, Storybook, GraphQL, Next.js, Postgres, Postgraphile, Vercel

Full Stack Developer


2018 - 2019
  • Wrote interactive game experiences in Vue.js and React, designed to increase e-commerce conversions. Made heavy use of animations, transitions, and bleeding-edge css features.
  • Built multi-tenant SaaS platform with Postgres, GraphQL, and Vue.js. Served dynamic front-end modules on the fly based on user data.
  • Architected and implemented supporting services: api emailer; and internal analytics platform.
  • Technology: JavaScript, Vue.js, React, Node, CSS Animations

Software Engineer

2016 - 2018
  • Architected and built the company's first full-stack application. Led a team of three developers; trained team on Vue.js and modern front-end component design
  • Wrote custom, accessible UI controls for configuring textile products in an e-commerce user flow
  • Set up build toolchain using Gulp and Webpack
  • Technology: PHP, JavaScript, Vue.js, Laravel, Angular, Webpack

WordPress Developer

2015 - 2016
  • Wrote an in-house WordPress theme toolkit with UI-less components; configurable design tokens; and built-in tools for the marketing team that reduced average project length by 32%.
  • Conducted a front-end performance audit on the existing WordPress toolchain; wrote and implemented an RFC leading to significant page size reductions.
  • Technology: PHP, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, CSS Preprocessors