Shaun Russell

Full Stack Developer

Full Stack Javascript and Ruby Developer

I like to think of myself as more than an software developer. I have diverse experience in many roles across many projects, which has given me a solid understanding of software development processes and the web ecosystem.

The success of a project is the most important, and I believe that user experience and product design has just as much to do with the outcomes as software implementation. Therefore, they are always at front of mind as I work. I prefer to work iteratively, and I think I am good at deconstructing problems or ideas in to many smaller, more solvable tasks, which allow for a tight feedback loop with stakeholders.

I work at Salesforce, making learning fun with team Trailhead.

In the past I've worked on the product, checkout, and mobile teams at LivingSocial, been an advisor to music curation application NoonPacific and music streaming application, taught Front End Web Development at General Assembly in Santa Monica, and wore many hats as employee #1 at CapLinked.

I occasionally moonlight as a technology consultant, and a freelance Shopify developer.


Trailhead: Making learning Salesforce fun.

LivingSocial: Contribute new features to their latest pilot program, and help maintain user experience throughout their applications.

CapLinked: As their first technical hire I worked with founders to implement product and scale engineering organization. Saw team through series A funding and several major customer contracts.

Side Projects

Upbeat: Quickly implemented an idea with some friends. People liked it, and we got press and 20k+ users. We were too dependent on Soundcloud API for it to be a viable business.


DASH: Implemented custom Shopify theme for the Kardashian's online store.

RIJCK Leather: Designed and implemented custom Shopify theme for handmade leather goods.

Studio 1040: Designed and implemented custom Shopify theme for a jewelry retailer.

BigRAudio: Implemented custom Shopify theme and imported data from previous proprietary system.

Advisor / Collaborator

NoonPacific: Created first iteration of mobile applications for iOS, Android, and web using HTML5, Javascript, and PhoneGap. Over 80,000 app downloads.