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Work Experience

Software Engineer 2017 – present

PayPal

  • Led frontend development and integration testing of Visa Merchant Category Code collection from PayPal sellers.
  • Developing in Node.js, React, Redux.
  • Mentored intern, interviewed 20+ candidates, planned events for recent college grads, won 1st place in internal hackathon.

Software Engineering Intern Summer 2016

The New York Times

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

hackNY Fellow, Software Engineering Intern Summer 2015

Wyng

  • Accepted into hackNY Fellows mentorship program, learned from NYC founders and civic leaders.
  • Created customizable UI components for campaign page builder.
  • Developed full stack using React, Django, Flask, MongoDB.

Web Developer & Designer 2014 – 2017

UCLA Athletics

  • Worked among several departments to prioritize, design, and create pages for major athletic events.
  • Developed internal applications to improve workflow processes.
  • Worked with website provider to coordinate full site redesign, created web style guide.

Managing Editor, Digital 2014 – 2015

Daily Bruin

  • Taught and advised 80+ people in web development, videography, podcasting, and blogging at the university newspaper.
  • Coordinated interdepartmental breaking news coverage and collaboration on feature stories.

Education

UCLA 2017

B.A., Linguistics and Computer Science

Technical Skills

JavaScript (ES 2015+), React, Node.js

Python, Django, Flask

HTML, CSS, Sass

C++

Git, Bash

User experience design

Projects

MailPDF.online mail a document in under 60 sec. UX design, React, ES6, Node.js.

typeemoji.com real-time emoji search with tags by relevance. React and ES6.

Stream Editor interactive Unix text manipulation commands online. Bash, Flask, React.

kikl.co shorten links with easy-to-remember URLs. Django, PostgreSQL.

Achievements & Extracurricular

Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm

Black belt in Kenpo

Yamaha Music School graduate

Student pilot, studying for private pilot

Experienced event planner

Videographer & video editor

More work experience at linkedin.com/in/liddiard.
More projects at harrisonliddiard.com.