Zachary Krida

Frontend Software Engineer
Pahoa, HI
https://zackkrida.com
hire@zackkrida.com
401.480.9573
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 search.creativecommons.org 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 search.creativecommons.org; 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

Kepler12

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