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Peter Braden

Status

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

Experience

2016—

Move Wealth Management AG Head of Web on Move Wealth.

Leading development of the front-end of a wealth management platform.

  • Leading an effort to upgrade a legacy codebase to a new React based system.
  • Interfacing with our design agency and project requirements to develop an intuitive interface.
  • Managing internal discussion on pragmatic uses of new technology.
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
2015—2016

GinettaSenior Front-End Lead

Working with a variety of firms in a consulting capacity to lead the implementation of corporate web sites and web applications.

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.


Open Source

  • Created the widely used node-opencv bindings, allowing complex computer vision algorithms to be available in node.js
  • Creator of over 25 npm modules and collaborator on many more
  • Wrote ical.js to parse icalendar files from js
  • Contributed to wd, the node webdriver bindings
  • Presented at developer conferences including NodePDX and Open Source Bridge.

Projects

  • Genetic Lisa — Fast genetic image evolution in rust
  • Maps.fitness — Real-time heat-map generation and visualisation of Strava activities

Education

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

  • Awarded Class Medal 2006 — 2007
  • Wrote dissertation on Detecting Malicious Behaviour in Social Networks

Programming Languages

  • Javascript
  • Rust
  • Python
  • C
  • Java
  • C++
  • Pantheon of front-end web libraries / frameworks including React, etc.

Location / Internationalization

  • Dual US / UK Citizenship.
  • Native English, working German, rudimentary French and Spanish.
  • Currently located in Zürich, Switzerland. (B permit)

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