Software engineer, musician, filmmaker, horror enthusiast, dog person.

about me

Hi, I'm Mark.

By day, I'm a software engineer based in Clutch City, and I build applications for the web, mostly with Javascript.

Outside of work, I write poetry, prose, and screenplays; build games; and collaborate with friends to make music and films. I also take an embarrassing number of photos of my dog, Gatsby, and can quote nearly all of Jurassic Park.

Yours truly.

projects

Snake

Online multiplayer Snake using WebSockets and vanilla JS. Implements snakes as circular buffers with O(1) reads and writes.

code javascript html5-canvas socket-io

Minesweeper

The classic game of luck and logic, but with the ability to design and share custom minefields. Node backend API deployed on Heroku, and a React client-side application deployed with Now.

code javascript inferno-js jest heroku now circle-ci postgresql express rest-api

Wedding RSVP App

A responsive React/Redux wedding RSVP program using Google’s Sheets API to turn a Google Drive spreadsheet into a free database. This project also needed to support i10n, since my wife’s family only speaks Spanish.

code javascript react redux i10n babel webpack google-sheets-api

Brainforest

Reference implementation of Braintree’s Drop-In UI, built in a declarative paradigm using React and Redux.

code javascript react redux webpack express rest-api braintree

Matchsticks

A React-powered, two player, online nim game, using WebSockets to push updates to players. Built in two days.

code javascript LESS react babel webpack express socket-io

AirDrum

JS web-based motion-sensing virtual drum kit. Built in 24 hrs. Won 2nd place at CodeRED MLH hackathon, Spring 2015.

code javascript LESS grunt socket-io

Transliteratr

“Translates” user text input into tiled mosaics of randomly generated colors.

code ruby SASS erb yaml sinatra

experience

5 years as a software engineer, working on enterprise user interfaces.

Download my resume, or feel free to check out my LinkedIn profile and Github account for a more complete picture of my background, and the kinds of projects I've worked on so far.

Software Engineer II, Software Engineer IIIJP Morgan Chase (Houston, TX)

Increased legacy application code coverage from 0% to > 75%; selected as a web tech design authority to promote coding standards and best practices across LOB-wide teams; led development of cloud-native desktop CRM tools using OpenFin, React, Redux, and Spring Boot; acted as team lead and lead UI engineer.

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Software EngineerStardog Union (Remote)

Contributed to architecture, design, and development of several projects, including a Visual Studio Code extension for syntax highlighting and running queries against company’s flagship database; and a serverless, responsive React web-app, leveraging AWS for MFA, role and permission management, REST services, and database storage.

javascript typescript stylus react semantic-ui-react create-react-app jest enzyme circle-ci nodejs express rest-api aws aws-dynamodb aws-lambda aws-api-gateway aws-cognito

Front-End EngineerCitrusbyte (Remote)

Led frontend development in a small squad of remote engineers focused on delivering modern, scalable, standards-compliant, responsive web-apps. Implemented new client-side architecture and build setup using React, Redux, and Webpack that enabled faster development and component reuse. Resolved 50% of documented UI bugs within a month of joining the team.

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Software EngineerPros, INC (Houston, TX)

Contributed to boilerplate template that decreased time-to-productivity for new developers. Worked closely with UX and Design teams to rapidly prototype proof-of-concepts. Helped extract common UI components into an internally-shared component library. Leveraged Webpack to reduce average build time and CPU usage by 87.5% and 93%, respectively.

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contact me

Reach out to me for work, conversation, collaboration &&|| a beer.

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