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Product-focused QA developer with experience working in small teams to build high-scale, high-throughput applications with great frontend user experiences.

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sendwithus 2017-06-31 — 1969-01-01

Product QA Developer

Developed and maintained QA processes and automated acceptance testing for the Product and App teams.

Highlights

  • Assisted in the shipment of a new product in less than 90 days from project start to getting it into customer hands
  • Maintained UI testing framework for deployment pipeline to ensure bug-free user experience in products

sendwithus 2014-08-25 — 2017-06-30

Product Developer

Developed and maintained a top-tier email dashboard and API for developers and marketers.

Highlights

  • Built and maintained several Gulp and Grunt-based build systems for a small team of developers
  • Implemented pre-rendered URL ClickMap utilizing ESP click tracking webhooks
  • Built UI for multi-language localization for templates and versions
  • Shipped many email template editing features in Sendwithus

Input Logic 2013-01-21 — 2014-07-28

Web Developer

Developed front/back-end code for multiple webapps.

Highlights

  • Lead developer position for multiple products & salary increase after year of employment
  • Developed and shipped multiple code releases for Postach.io and QuoteRobot.com
  • Received Gold award in Evernote Devcup
  • Invited and participated in Evernote's first Accelerator in October 2013
  • Implemented multiple metrics tracking platforms in web apps
  • Designed and implemented PDF rendering infrastructure used in QuoteRobot.com

RE/MAX of Nanaimo 2011-05-01 — 2013-01-20

IT Admin/Web Developer

Maintained and improved office IT infrastructure, as well as maintained REALTOR® websites.

School of Hard Knocks 2011-09-01 — 1969-01-01

Front-end Web Development

Courses

  • WebDev 101 - Self-taught learning

Vancouver Island University 2009-09-01 — 2011-04-15

Information Technology & Applied Systems
Diploma

Courses

  • ITAS 288 - Database Administration and Design
  • ITAS 280 - Advanced Wide Area Technologies
  • ITAS 278 - Internet Server Management II
  • ITAS 274 - Internet Scripting II
  • ITAS 264 - Technology & Human Management
  • ITAS 257 - Internet Server Management I
  • ITAS 255 - Internet Scripting I
  • ITAS 233 - Network Administration
  • ITAS 218 - Administration and Security
  • ITAS 216 - Hardware and Topologies
  • ITAS 192T - Internet Authoring
  • ITAS 186T - Internet Programming
  • ITAS 181T - Applied Network Operating Systems
  • ITAS 171T - Social aspects of the Internet
  • ITAS 175T - Local Area Networks
  • ITAS 191T - Graphic design for Internet Publication
  • ITAS 185T - Introduction to Programming Concepts
  • ITAS 167T - Applied Operating Systems
  • ITAS 155T - Computer Hardware Essentials
  • ITAS 152T - Intro to Digital Computer Concepts

Gold Award in Evernote Devcup

Awarded 2013-09-27
by Evernote, http://goo.gl/tJw2gL

modern Web Development

  • HTML5 with Structured Data/Schema.org
  • CSS, LESS/SASS preprocessors
  • Javascript, ECMAScript2015/2017, Coffeescript, React, KnockoutJS
  • Node.js with Express
  • Grunt task runner, Gulp stream pipeline
  • Python, Flask/Django
  • PostgreSQL with Django ORM
  • MongoDB
  • DynamoDB
  • Heroku/AWS server management

I'm really happy to write a recommendation for Brandon - he's been an awesome teammate and developer to work with, and I believe he will make a positive impact wherever he ends up. Brandon came on board right after we raised our first seed round, and he's been instrumental in helping to execute our vision for Postach.io, the publishing platform we've been building. With him, we've grown Postach.io from an idea to a product with over 35,000 users, and he's helped with everything from developing new features, fixing bugs, and even doing email customer support. His dedication to the product has been real and very appreciated. I've personally benefited from Brandon's attention to detail in researching new ways to write efficient CSS and his willingness to experiment with new technologies. We're always looking to improve our products and methods, and Brandon's voice has been a major part of that ongoing improvement. Feel free to give me a call or email if you have any further questions. Consider this my glowing recommendation for Brandon.

— Shawn Adrian, CEO of Input Logic Inc., [email protected]

While working at Input Logic Inc, Brandon Brown took on a variety of tasks. During his internship he was trained on two client projects. One in PHP and the other Python. Brandon was able to grasp the concepts of both products and frameworks quickly and excelled at implementing fixes and features by the end of his first month. Brandon was then moved to our two primary projects, Postach.io (http://postach.io) and QuoteRobot (http://quoterobot.com). During the remainder of his time with us, Brandon helped manage the servers running both applications on Amazon AWS and Rackspace. He became the product lead for front-end development including HTML, CSS and Javascript (jQuery and Angular) and greatly assisted in back-end development including Python, Node.js, MongoDB, MySQL and Redis. We found Brandon was able to adapt and learn quickly as well as provide valuable recommendations based on his research. Unfortunately due to financial reasons, we were unable to keep Brandon employed. I strongly believe he will be a valuable asset to your business, be that server maintenance, front-end or back-end development. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

— Gavin Vickery, CTO of Input Logic Inc., [email protected]