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Peter Braden

Status

Open to interesting opportunities in Zürich, Switzerland, or full-time remote.

Experience

2013—2016

FrozenRidge Founder

Founder of FrozenRidge, a full-stack web consultancy that specializes in solving hard problems for businesses. FrozenRidge offers training, expertise in Node.js, Databases, and Continuous Integration.

  • Performed Node.js training for a Fortune 500 Company
  • Orchestrated technical partnerships to promote growth
  • Ensured all contracts were completed on-time & on-budget with accurate project estimates for consulting work
2014—2015

Centralway AG Tech Lead

Leading a team of developers in the development of internal services and external websites.

  • Accurately planned and estimated large internal projects.
  • Implemented large internal web applications, using react.js and flux architecture.
  • Used tools such as gulp and rework to implement a best-practises toolchain, and deliver responsive mobile-first web applications.
2011—2012

Yammer Senior Front-End Developer

As a senior member of the Front-End team, I led the team that created the Chat feature and was instrumental in building a responsive user experience, helping grow Yammer to a successful $1.2B sale to Microsoft.

  • Led several cross-functional teams to design and implement product features
  • Helped architect in-house Front-End framework, used across the Web-App
  • Led the automation of the Front-End tests, allowing CI to be added to the team processes
  • Wrangled DOM intensive UI onto legacy browsers
2008—2010

Slide Full-Stack Web Developer

Implemented product features on several extremely well-trafficked Facebook games (Millions of DAU). Worked on the in-house Python Web framework.

  • Worked with intense load, writing scalable and performant code
  • Implemented in-house game-event library
  • Tracked metrics across games for analytics team
2007

Institut Laue Langevin Software Stagiere

Created spectrometer simulation software for the Nuclear Reactor.


Consulting Developer

Worked with a variety of businesses, working with a plethora of technologies to ship quality software fast.


Open Source

Education

University of St. Andrews BSc. (Hons) Computer Science

Awarded Class Medal 2006 — 2007

Wrote dissertation on Detecting Malicious Behaviour in Social Networks


Skills

accessibility algorithms API design big data c c++ computer vision continous integration css django docker DOM databases DHTML express ES6 Flux git html5 I18n Information Visualisation IE inconsistencies javascript jquery management node.js photoshop python React.js responsive design scaleability scss usability UX vi

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