Harrison Liddiard

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Work Experience

Software Engineer 3 (previously 1 & 2) 2017 – present


  • Led experiments that improved onboarding completion rate and product adoption among sellers.
  • Replatformed onboarding app flows to React + Node.js stack.
  • Won internal and external hackathons for PayPal, recruited, helped plan PayPal’s annual developer conference.
  • Developed program to help employees meet each other during pandemic.

Software Engineering Intern Summer 2016

The New York Times

  • Increased CMS search speed 10x with Elasticsearch.
  • Search frontend: reduced complexity, redesigned results display, implemented as-you-type feedback for queries.
  • Wrote binary search typographic headline balancer that runs on all article pages.

hackNY Fellow, Software Engineering Intern Summer 2015


  • Fellow for hackNY mentorship program which teaches in the intersection between civics and technology, led by Columbia and NYU faculty.
  • Developed full-stack with React, Django, and MongoDB.
  • Participated in user-driven product design with PMs, designers, and engineers to plan and scope product functionality.

Web Developer & Designer 2014 – 2017

UCLA Athletics

  • Worked among several departments to prioritize, design, and create webpages for UCLAʼs largest athletic events.
  • Authored web style guide, worked with website provider to coordinate full site redesign.
  • Developed internal apps with Node.js and Django to automate common tasks.

Managing Editor, Digital 2014 – 2015

Daily Bruin

  • Taught and advised 80+ people in web development, videography, and podcasting at UCLA’s student news organization.
  • Coordinated interdepartmental breaking news coverage and collaboration on feature stories.


UCLA 2017

B.A., Computer Science and Linguistics

Technical Skills

  • JavaScript (experienced)
  • React (experienced)
  • Node.js (experienced)
  • GraphQL (familiar)
  • Python (familiar)
  • Django, Flask (familiar)
  • HTML, CSS (experienced)
  • UI design (familiar)


  • Slack Meetups: pair people in a Slack channel for 1:1 meetups
  • google-sheet-s3: instantly create an API from a spreadsheet
  • Stream Editor: use Unix text manipulation commands interactively on the web
  • MailPDF: physically mail a digital document in under 60 sec
  • shorten links with easy-to-remember URLs

Other Skills & Achievements

  • FAA-licensed private aircraft pilot & commercial drone operator
  • PADI-certified scuba diver
  • Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm
  • Black belt in Kenpo
  • Yamaha Music School graduate
  • Event planner
  • Photo, audio, video editor
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