Heather Larsen

Front-end web developer who is passionate about the user's experience

Contact
heatherlarsen.net
heather@heatherlarsen.net
619.341.3068
Language Knowledge
Basic Intermediate Advanced
HTML
CSS
jQuery
JavaScript
PHP
Other Knowledge
  • AtTask
  • Bootstrap
  • Foundation
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Maps
  • Less/SASS
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Git
  • Jira
  • MySQL
  • Podio
  • SEO
  • SVN
Education
Certificate in JavaScript - University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

Oct 2016 - Present

Bachelors of Science in Computer Science - University of Redlands (Redlands, CA)

Sept 2006 - May 2010

Experience

Senior Front-End Web Developer - Rio SEO

(Seattle, WA & San Diego, CA)

  • Merge client's native websites with the Rio Local Search Software to create an optimized locator and local landing pages using HTML, CSS, Sass, JavaScript, PHP and jQuery
  • Communicate effectively with Rio team and external clients to ensure design specifications and technical requirements are being met
  • Point of contact for technical consultations with clients, ETA requests, and custom code features
  • Utilize a Jira Kanban board to keep track of maintenance and enhancement requests for existing websites and efficiently manage time in order to deliver tasks by deadline
  • Utilize Git for maintaining code across the team
  • Perform cross-browser testing using desktop, mobile and tablet devices to identify, troubleshoot, and fix stylistic and technical issues
  • Create thorough internal and external documentation, bug reporting and QA notes
  • Created standardized code snippets and a common Sass styleguide to help improve the maintainability of the sites going forward
  • Presented on the Github API using JavaScript during an internal Lunch and Learn in Fall 2016
  • Experience interviewing & training new employees
Sept 2012 - Present
Volunteer Website Coordinator - The World Is Fun

(Seattle, WA)

  • Manage website content for www.theworldisfun.org using Squarespace
  • Add and edit stand alone landing pages for special events and fundraising efforts
  • Provide design and technical insights for upcoming redesign
  • Attend monthly meetings with Marketing Team to discuss status of tasks and brainstorm ways to improve upon the current site
Mar 2015 - Present
Web Developer - JBE International

(Vista, CA)

  • Organized and managed content for 20+ websites, including: e-commerce sites, tutorial video sites, and recipe management sites
  • Frequently developed new UI elements, occasionally designed UI elements
  • Developed email blast campaigns under strict deadlines
  • Completed weekly reporting of A/B & multivariate tests and submitted recommendations based on those findings
  • Worked closely with all departments to improve design and functionality of all websites; from whiteboard to PSD to development and launch
  • Took on small video editing tasks
  • Technologies Used: HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, AJAX, Knockout JS
July 2010 - Aug 2012
Web Assistant - University of Redlands

(Redlands, CA)

Sept 2009 - May 2010
Peer Advisor - University of Redlands

(Redlands, CA)

Aug 2008 - Dec 2009
Lead Instructor - iD Tech Camps

(Malibu, CA)

June 2009 - Aug 2009
Computer Science Instructor - Elementary Institute of Science

(San Diego, CA)

June 2008 - Aug 2008