Alex LaFroscia

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Work Experiences

Netflix

Senior Software Engineer

December 2017 – June 2019

  • Maintained and extended a production visibility tool using modern Ember.js
  • Evaluated, planned and executed the re-write of a major feature of an Ember.js application into a standalone React application
  • Created a task management system that integrates with Netflix Studio data using React and GraphQL
  • Contributed to API development by assisting in designing the GraphQL schema
  • Drove product decisions through collaboration with designers and direct interaction with users
  • Participated in the development of the internal design system for Netflix Studio by prototyping early implementations and providing feedback during the design and development process
  • Developed standards around UI development within Netflix Studio by implementing a pattern for application scaffolding that became the basis for shared tooling going forward

Google

User Experience Engineer

May 2016 – December 2017

  • Built the front-end of the Nest Store using Ember.js, Node and Express
  • Designed and implemented a system for sharing UI elements across multiple teams through Web Components
  • Worked with back-end engineers to design API contracts

Qualaris Healthcare Solutions

Ember.js Developer

December 2014 – May 2016

  • Refactored existing code to promote reuse and take advantage of new features in Ember.js
  • Redesigned the UI of the product to follow responsive design principles
  • Improved test coverage of the front-end application by 94%

Notable Open Source Projects

alexlafroscia/ember-steps

  • Flexibile component for building Wizard-like experiences in Ember.js
  • Can handle manually or dynamically generating steps, allowing for the experience to be data-driven

alexlafroscia/use-task

  • React Hook for handling interruptable sequences of asynchronous operations based on Generators
  • Provides a means for more easily handling complex asynchronous actions in a clear, declarative way

ember-cli/ember-ajax

  • Ember CLI addon for making AJAX requests
  • Part of the default set of addons installed in every new Ember application

Academics

  • BS in Computed Science from University of Pittsburgh, College of Arts and Sciences, Class of 2016.