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George Norris

Software engineer with over 10 years of experience as an individual contributor and team player.
Former UX-designer with a love for design and attention an to detail. Skilled in many full-stack languages and disciplines such as JavaScript, Node.js, React, Ruby, Ruby On Rails, Git, CSS.

Experience

Senior Engineer @ Salesforce March 2016 — Present
  • Designed and the built the initial MVP for Trailmaker, Trailhead’s main content editor
  • Shipped the JWT authentication system for Trailmaker
  • Shipped the MVP for Trailhead’s popular Trailmix feature
  • Planned the design of a background jobs architecture to handle Trailmaker’s scaling
  • Built the UI for Trailmaker using, React, Redux, Styled-Components
  • Introduced an end-to-end testing suite using Cypress
  • Setup the Heroku infrastructure to handle multiple environment deployments

Technology used:

  • Node.js
  • React / Redux
  • TypeScript
  • Sass
  • Heroku
Senior Engineer @ OpenTable August 2015 — March 2016
  • Shipped several features to OpenTable’s restaurant listings service (powered by NodeJS)
  • Setup AB testing (using Optimizely), to test incremental UI changes
  • Implemented load testing simulations for improving performance during peak seasons

Technology used:

  • Node.js
  • Optimizely
  • Javascript
  • CSS
Senior Engineer @ Upstart Feb 2014 — Aug 2015
  • Independently implemented a (responsive) redesign for the site’s signup flow, which increased conversions on mobile
  • Built the frontend for Upstarts lending platform
  • Introduced Javascript unit testing to the application

Technology used:

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Postgres
  • Javascript
  • Angular
  • Sass
  • Jasmine
  • Git
Front End Engineer @ Dominion Enterprises Dec 2010 — Sep 2013
  • Built the frontend for several Dominion web properties
  • Built the first ever responsive design website for Dominion Enterprises’s job portal
  • Introduced Javascript unit testing to the application

Technology used:

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Postgres
  • CoffeeScript
  • Backbone
  • Sass
  • Jasmine
  • Git
Front End Engineer @ THE HOOPLE GROUP May 2008 — Sep 2010

Designed letterhead, business cards, marketing brouchures, and brand material within the personal finance industry. Designed and developed the Hoople Group Website (no longer live).

Web Developer / Graphic Designer @ YOU + WE May 2008 — Sep 2010

Designed and developed websites (Flash). Worked with clients such as: ABC, Lost Series, Reebok, Hewlett Packard, Carnival Cruises, Concord Watches, Oglivy, R/GA, Cheil, Ultra16, Rokkan, Tender Creative, Indelible, Bigger Design.

  • Won two Addy awards (Gold and Judges pick) for interactive promotional website.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Old Dominion University

Graphic design

Associate of Arts (AA)

Tidewater Community College

Graphic design

University of The Arts

Film and Multi-media Studies

Skills

Frontend

AngularJS
CSS
Cypress
ElectronJS
Git
HTML
Javascript
Jest
Local Storage
Lodash
PostCSS
React
Redux
Redux
Rust
SCSS
Typescript
WebSockets
Webpack

Backend

AWS
Algolia
Git
Github Actions
Heroku
Node
Postgres
Redis
Ruby
Ruby on Rails

Design / UX

Figma
Framer
Illustrator
Photoshop
Sketch