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Jo Sprague

high empathy diverse perspective contagious passion constant learner open communication highly productive

High impact senior software engineer with a passion to make the world a better place!

Core Skills

JavaScript, TypeScript, React, Redux, Node.js, GraphQL, Webpack, gulp, git, Docker, Bash, PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, Python, Ruby, UX/UI, Accessibility, Technical Writing, Public Speaking, English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), Hungarian (Conversational)

Relevant Experience

Full Stack Software Engineering Consultant

Consultant (July 2014 to Present)

Senior Software Engineer (Remote)

Mokriya (July 2018 to July 2019)

  • Improved front end performance by fixing memory leaks, fixing bugs, and significantly reducing app bundle size.
  • Streamlined team's engineering process by updating quality control tools and reducing technical debt.
  • Enabled team to iterate faster by increasing unit test coverage and improving continuous integration process.
  • Helped our team ship new client-facing features ahead of schedule.

Full Stack Engineer

NASA [Goddard Space Flight Center, GIBS/Worldview, ASRC Contract] (July 2017 to February 2018)

  • Developer for NASA Worldview—a web app for browsing satellite imagery built with JavaScript and Python.
  • Saved our team thousands of dollars in engineers' time every week by replacing a manual QA process that took weeks with automated browser tests that ran in minutes, enabling us to iterate and ship new features quickly.
  • Reduced deployment time from over an hour to <5 minutes, allowing us to rapidly release new features and bug fixes.
  • Raised the bar for engineering practices and quality standards by implementing coding standards and code reviews.
  • Created a better product for our users by shipping new features, optimizing performance, reducing technical debt, and migrating an aging code base to ES6.

Full Stack Engineer (Remote)

Sparkart Group, Inc [Contractor] (June 2014 to June 2017)

  • Increased the productivity of Front End Developers on the team by creating build scripts, command line interfaces, chat bots and other tools to support their work.
  • Used React/d3 to build an app for streaming live experiment data from ISS, and React/AWS Lambda to build a web crawler for lawyers to track IP infringements.
  • Saved the company thousands of dollars a month by migrating an app platform used for clients like Bon Jovi, Janet Jackson, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, The Immunity Project, and Space Tango, UFC from a Ruby monolith to Node.js micro-services.

Director of Media and Front End Engineer (Volunteer)

Doulos Discovery School (July 2012 to June 2014)

  • Enabled staff, students and parents in multiple countries to communicate more effectively by designing and developing a bilingual responsive website with a CMS, administrating Linode servers, and managing Google Apps.
  • Helped the organization raise hundreds of thousands of dollars by creating a bilingual media strategy to bring in donations using web, photo, video and print media.
  • Designed curriculum for and taught a high school digital communication class and programming club.

Front End Engineer

OuterBox (August 2011 to July 2012)

NAS Recruitment Communications (2011)

Delta Media Group (2010 to 2011)


Bachelor’s Degree: Mass Media Communication, TV/Radio

The University of Akron

Minor with studies in Computer Science, International Business, Graphic Design and Animation. Webmaster for Associated Student Government, the Buchtelite, 88.1 WZIP, and ZTV.


[email protected] • +1-330-962-3520 • https://iamlocaljo.comnpx localjo

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