Shaun Russell

Full Stack Developer

Full Stack Javascript and Ruby Developer

I enjoy creating products and solving problems using javascript and ruby. My preferred tech stack is React/Webpack for front end, Node or Ruby on Rails for back end (depending on the project requirements) and Heroku or AWS for hosting.

I recently accepted a position as a senior software engineer at Salesforce, making learning fun with team Trailhead. In the past I've worked on the product, checkout, and mobile teams at LivingSocial, been and advisor to music curation application NoonPacific and music streaming application Radical.fm, 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 corporate technology consultant, and as a freelance Shopify developer.

I like to think of myself as more than an software developer. I have an abundance of experience in many roles across many different projects, which has given me a solid understanding of the entire 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.

Projects

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.

Shopify

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

RijckLeather: 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.

Charity

WaterForCambodia: Website build, hosting, and maintenance for NGO located in Siem Reap Cambodia that provides rural villages with biosand water filtration systems and literacy programs.

Advisor / Collaborator

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

Radical.fm: Streaming music application, anyone can be a DJ!