BenjaminWilson

New York City, NY

Senior UX Developer and Product Manager. Interested in developing apps and websites with sustainability at their heart. This includes behavior driven development, continuous integration with fully-automated and deterministic testing, selecting frameworks and tools that are durable and easy to use and collaborating with other engineers, designers and product partners.

Skills
Writing Idiomatic Code • BDD & TDD • Product Vision • User Experience • People Management • Modern Javascript and Web Frameworks • Mentorship and Guidance • Design and Information Architecture • CMS Development and Integration • Accessible application development (WAI-ARIA) • Development in Unix (Apple) environments • SEO Concerns • Agile Processes

Experience

  • Tech & Product Lead
    New York, NY
    Dec 2011 - Present
    Refinery29
    Senior UX Developer and Product Manager at Refinery29. Conceived and created the company's first iOS app. Responsible for hiring and leading small teams for projects including the 2014 Mobile Website, software for physical installations like our annual fashion week event and prototyping new native and web experiences all primarily written in Javascript (Backbone, React, React Native.)
  • Product Vision, Front-End Management
    New York, NY
    Aug 2010 - Present
    Big Live
    Managing day to day operations for the front-end team, setting standards for quality, perform code reviews and collaborate with business and design professionals to create incredible web experiences. As with most startups there were many hats to be worn on any given day.
  • Front-end Developer
    New York, New York
    Jul 2010 - Aug 2010
    Magnani Caruso Dutton
    Magnani Caruso Dutton is an independent digital agency that helps some of the world's most recognizable brands to manage and grow their businesses online.

    Lead Front-End efforts for AT&T BusinessDirect and mobile app development for Discover Card Account Center.
  • Project Management, Interactive Developer
    Minneapolis, MN
    Sep 2007 - Jul 2010
    Valtira LLC.
    Responsibilities split between managing new product (SaaS) development, consulting and creating eCommerce websites for clients including; Caribou Coffee, Meet Minneapolis, Bloomington Convention and Visitor's Bureau and enStratus. The SaaS projects I lead, such as Valtira OnDemand Landing Pages and SmartSpot, have been utilized by BASF, Liberty Mutual and Thomson Reuters.
  • President
    Minneapolis, MN
    Apr 2007 - Oct 2009
    Benmidi Interactive
    Consulting and Development of projects for Dealerscore, New City Inc., Orangeglue, Puny Entertainment, Defeat The Monkey and others. Responsibilities included time management, development, testing and finances.
  • Audio Engineer
    Miami (South Beach), FL
    May 2005 - Nov 2007
    Zone Productions
    Pro Tools operator, Logic Pro operator, musician, archivist, systems admin and client liaison for Sony/BMG Latin, Christian Castro, Jes Brieden, Jim Rado(creator of the Musical "Hair") and many others.
  • Audio Engineer / Software Developer
    Sawgrass, FL
    Aug 2004 - May 2005
    Sonic Reality Inc.
    Worked on Sonik Capsules, Sonik Synth 2, Miroslav Philharmonik cleaning individual audio samples, tuning and key mapping and optimizing for realtime performance, also adding effects and solid unit testing before distribution.

Education

  • Associates of Science, Audio Production
    Orlando, FL
    Jun 2003 - Jul 2004
    Full Sail
    Disciplines included: audio production, audio post-production, ADR, foley, mixing, mastering, business, music history.

Skills


  • Programming Languages
    Semantic Markup HTML5
    Javascript Frameworks (Backbone, React, React Native)
    CSS 3, SASS, LESS
    Testing with Cucumber, Calabash, Jest, Mocha
    IndexDB, Redis, WebSQL

    Formerly into PHP, jQuery, JSP/JSTL, ActionScript 2, MySQL

  • Additional Certification
    Pro Tools (210m) Operator Level in Music and Logic Pro End User Certification