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Daryn St. Pierre

Frontend Engineer / Full Stack Web Developer

Summary

As a full stack engineer with a design background and 18 years of experience, I've worked in many roles with a frontend-focused discipline. I thrive as a creator, lead initiatives, and pioneer new technology to craft intuitive UX. I've helped build APIs, crafted code for various content platforms, and JavaScript frameworks, and have designed greenfield UI in Figma.

Experience

Happy Cog

Sr. Frontend Developer (IC3), remote

August 2022 - March 2023

  • Lead initiatives on client projects in WordPress, Craft CMS, Vue.js, and other frameworks
  • Communicated and worked directly with clients and stakeholders
  • Built out complex GraphQL queries for a WordPress + Astro headless setup
  • Created, tested and improved Vue components for a tool that houses 10k+ products
  • Spearheaded overhaul of checkout experience for a publishing company Craft CMS website using Alpine.js and Shopify's Storefront API
  • Lead various client trainings and documentation

Yakima Chief Hops

Sr. UX/UI Developer, IT dev team, remote

May 2021 - August 2022

  • Design and implementation of greenfield products in a Vue frontend that interfaced with Azure
  • Created component library synced across Figma, Vue, and Storybook
  • Acted as SRE to simplify developer handoff and experience across our team
  • Communication with various stakeholders in sales and agricultural science realms
  • Integration and improvement of new and existing internal APIs
  • Complete overhaul of SOP and documentation space to meet high-level compliance and stakeholder needs

Kong, Inc.

Sr. Frontend Engineer, Marketing Team, remote

October 2020 - May 2021

  • Lead initiatives for new features and improvements to public-facing marketing website
  • Communicated with stakeholders across multiple departments to choreograph website features
  • API integrations with company and external tools
  • UI/UX and styles for various third party event platforms
  • Development of custom user poll framework in WordPress, Contact Form 7, and JavaScript

Kong, Inc.

Frontend Engineer, OCTO team (Office of the CTO), remote

June 2019 - October 2020

  • Build and maintain Vue UI for a greenfield service mesh tool in the cloud computing space
  • Worked almost exclusively in Vue.js
  • Build and maintain kuma.io
  • Open source contributor for product that was donated to the CNCF
  • Acted as SRE for OCTO team as needed
  • Created custom shell script that enabled dev team to quickly publish documentation content

Freelance

Web Developer / Consultant, remote

April 2019 - June 2019

  • Assisted a small list of companies with full stack projects in the WordPress and PHP space
  • Client communications and collaboration for new features and improvements

We the Collective

Contract Web Developer, remote

November 2018 - April 2019

  • Complex animations and UX in the video game sector
  • Animation work that was featured on the Nintendo homepage
  • Event and product microsites for Super Smash Bros, Pok√©mon, and Luigi's Haunted Mansion
  • Language translation integrations
  • Assisted in planning and creation of a11y features
  • Email newsletter template prep, testing, and production

Big Sea, St. Petersburg FL

Web Developer

February 2013 - November 2018

  • Front and backend development in WordPress and ExpressionEngine
  • Translation of Sketch and Photoshop assets to HTML, CSS/SASS, and PHP
  • Worked within tools like InVision for dev handoff
  • Acted as a bridge between dev and design teams
  • Creation and maintenance of base WordPress + Twig framework
  • HubSpot landing page template creation, custom-built using the HubL language
  • Took lead on documentation and standards for Sass, JavaScript, etc.
  • Standardization of pattern libraries

BB Graphics, Ocala FL

Lead Web Developer / Graphic Artist

September 2005 - February 2013

  • Client communications and consultation
  • Managed Apache server that housed 70-80 websites
  • Managed full cycle of website development from planning to launch
  • Created websites in various CMS tools, including WordPress, CMS Made Simple, and Drupal