Ross Waycaster
Staff Software Engineer
Work Experience
Senior Software Engineer
Sep. 2021 - Present
Software Engineer
Sep. 2018 - Sep. 2021
  • Build performant, pixel-perfect React components that communicate with REST APIs via Redux.
  • Meet weekly with junior engineers to mentor, investigate bugs, and pair-program together.
  • Architecting, engineering, and leading an effort to move heavy frontend logic to a BFF (Backend for Frontend) GraphQL layer to boost frontend performance and to reduce code complexity.
  • Collaborate with designers in Figma to brainstorm, tweak, and implement new features.
  • Work with data science partners to set up Segment analytics tracking and A/B testing.
  • Assisted in the migration from Create React App to NextJS, Tachyons to Styled Components, and JavaScript to TypeScript. These efforts led to a more efficient app and developer experience.
  • Worked with the marketing and design team to implement a native product advertising model to the web app. This introduced a new and significantly profitable revenue stream for the company.
Waycaster Works
Freelance Developer & Entrepreneur
Jan. 2016 - Sept. 2018
Mabus Agency
Web & Mobile App Developer
Jan. 2015 - Jan. 2016
  • Worked closely with designers and technical leads to turn mockups into functional and responsive WordPress sites.
  • Used the Ionic Framework to build cross platform mobile apps that were published to the Apple and Google App Stores.
  • Attended client meetings to provide input and offer technical assistance during brainstorming sessions.
  • Introduced the agency to AngularJS, SCSS/SASS, Git, and local WordPress theme development.
  • Used WordPress in nonconventional ways, such as building an eLearning platform and a company intranet complete with a member directory, document storage, calendars, and newsletters.
  • Built a customer survey system with daily reporting using Node, Angular, and Firebase. Also incorporated lead generation with MailChimp.
Hack Reactor - Austin, TX
Advanced Software Engineering Immersive Program
Fall 2017
Mississippi State University
BA, Business Information Systems
Fall 2010 - Spring 2014
Semester at Sea
Student & Work Study
Spring 2012

Completed 12 hours college credit and participated in an on-ship work study, all while exploring: The Bahamas, Dominica, Brazil, Ghana, South Africa, Mauritius, India, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Hawaii and ending the 105 day voyage back in the continental United States.

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