Jarrett Gossett

The work I do

I'm a software engineer with over 15 years of experience building web-based applications. My focus over the last several years has been primarily front-end engineering, primarily using React and building architecture/tools to scale large-frontend projects.

Downloadable Resume

Experience

Staff Engineer @ Mailchimp

Feb 2017 Present
  • My first few years at Mailchimp, I worked on a handful of product features including a new UI for editing campaigns and the UI to create postcard based campaigns.
  • I helped architect and plan Mailchimp's transition from an MVC, server-driven model to building new features with a client-side React architecture.
  • While working on this platform, I helped build and maintain a modern front-end pipeline including Webpack and Babel. I also worked on rolling the new architecture out to product teams without impacting existing projects. This required extensive documentation and tooling, as well as partnering with other teams.
  • I've helped build out the design system/component library for Mailchimp, known as Wink.
  • I routinely mentor more junior engineers through pairing sessions and code reviews.

Lead Software Engineer @ REscour

Jul 2014 Feb 2017
  • REscour brought me onboard to lead their UI engineering, including the primary REscour application as well as the data management tools.
  • I worked directly with the CTO and CEO to plan new features and UX
  • I spearheaded efforts to enforce and maintain code quality, continuous deployment, and to convert a legacy Angular.js app to a React/Redux-based architecture.
  • The biggest lesson I took away from REscour was how to work nimbly as a small startup while still producing quality software.

Software Engineer @ Tapjoy

Oct 2012 Jul 2014
  • I worked on Tapjoy's Partner Tools team, building features for the customer dashboard.
  • During that time, we completely modernized the Tapjoy dashboard and ad management platform.
  • Working in the Atlanta office of Tapjoy, headquartered in San Francisco, taught me how to work remotely with a distributed team.
  • At Tapjoy, I first started working on client-driven applications using a single page application architecture.

Lead Developer @ Remark Media

Oct 2009 Sep 2012
  • I played an instrumental role in the development of high traffic websites including Sharecare and Dimespring.
  • Here I honed my specialization as a front-end engineer and became a resource for front-end best practices for the engineering organization.
  • After being promoted to lead developer, my primary role was managing high-level architecture, prototyping new features, developing libraries/tools and helping other developers troubleshoot tough problems.

Web Developer @ AirTight Design

Nov 2006 Oct 2009
  • While at AirTight Design, an agency with numerous clients of all sizes, I lead several web application projects from conception to launch for clients such as Berkshire Hathaway, Kia, and Cartoon Network.
  • Agency work taught me how to properly estimate projects and context-switch into different projects multiple times throught out the day.
  • As only the 4th hire at the time, I learned how to wear many hats and approach projects with a full-stack mindset.

Skills

This is a non-exhaustive list of the technology I've used in my career.

Languages

  • Javascript
  • TypeScript
  • HTML
  • CSS/Less/Sass
  • PHP
  • Ruby
  • CoffeeScript
  • SQL
  • GraphQL

Libraries

  • React
  • Node.js
  • Express
  • Next.js
  • ESLint
  • Koa
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Zend
  • Redux
  • Angular
  • Backbone.js
  • jQuery

Tools

  • Webpack
  • Esbuild
  • Babel
  • PostCSS
  • Jest
  • Storybook
  • Gulp
  • Grunt
  • Vagrant
  • Docker
  • GCP
  • Firebase
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL/Postgres
  • Elasticsearch
  • git