Brian Staruk - Senior Front-End Developer

Location
Boston, MA
Website
brian.staruk.me
GitHub
GitHub
Email Address
brian@staruk.me

I am a front-end web developer & UX architect who lives and works in Boston, MA. I have a passion for creating usable, scalable and accessible applications on the net using modern tools including Node.js, Webpack, ES6, React and the like. I have a background in LAMP development, having spent >5 years as a WordPress developer, but have since traded in gulp tasks and jQuery for webpack-dev-server and transpiling via Babel.

Work Experience

Connective DX – Senior Front-End Developer

Location
Boston, MA
Date
January 2017 thru

Building front-end components for Sitecore-based corporate & marketing sites for national corporations. Using Fuzzy Chainsaw, we are building atomically using front-end tools such as React, Webpack, PostCSS and more.

Janeiro Digital – Front-End Developer

Location
Boston, MA
Date
February 2015 thru January 2017

Building scalable API-driven interfaces for organizations with big data such as Amazon, Catepillar and SevOne with modern front-end technologies including Angular, React & Webpack.

Racepoint Global – Full-Stack Developer

Location
Boston, MA
Date
February 2014 thru February 2015

Building WordPress-based marketing sites & microsites for brands such as IBM and ARM. It was during this time that I began maintaining Starbase for WordPress. We even took home a MITX Award for the work we did with IBM.

AMP Agency – Full-Stack Developer

Location
Boston, MA
Date
November 2012 thru February 2014

Building WordPress-based corporate & marketing sites for brands such as McGraw-Hill and Hasbro. We also built a few PhoneGap apps and toyed with ElasticSearch too. It was here that I discovered my love for the agency life.

Levementum – SugarCRM Developer

Location
Boston, MA
Date
February 2012 thru November 2012 (Contract)

Building custom CRM solutions with SugarCRM for corporations such as Otterbox, Fujitsu and TaylorMade. It was here that I was introduced to Agile methodology and working as an integrated team with version control.

New Perspective Web Solutions – Full-Stack Developer

Location
Worcester, MA
Date
January 2009 thru January 2012

Building small websites for local businesses with PHP -- usually a homebrewed CMS and some Drupal & WordPress in the later days. I was the sole in-house developer and responsible for every facet of the build and maintenance process.

Technical Experience

I am a glutton for information and enjoy few things more than learning about new technologies. I strive to ride the bleeding edge of the front-end tech stack, while creating modern and accessible user experiences. My passions in 2019 mostly revolve around Node & Webpack-related build tools, pre-processors and transpilers such as PostCSS with postcss-present-env, ES =>6 via Babel, unit testing via Jest & Enzyme, and linting via stylelint & ESLint.

I am an advocate for free software and have maintained several open source utilities with varying degrees of success throughout the years. The best way to get a sense of what I'm into at any given moment is to check me out on GitHub.