David Shapiro

David Shapiro | Resume

UI Architect, Engineer • front-end • full-stack

Mountain View, California 94040



I am a staff level specialist in web tier engineering and architecture with a current focus on the front-end, though I have well over a decade of full-stack experience. I'm also a web development mentor, author, and Open Source contributor to some popular frameworks.

My professional mission is not to be an "individual contributor", but a key individual who succeeds in maximizing the contributions and ROI of the entire team. Building for the Web is my passion and has been since I built my first web app using Perl/CGI. I am almost entirely self-taught and always learning.

Let's converse if your organization needs any of my following areas of expertise:
• Front-end team technical leadership, mentorship, training
• New web application architecture or re-architecture
• AngularJS, JavaScript, or reusable web components
• Performance & SEO optimization
• Problem solving & debugging
• Framework & toolkit selection or development matched to business & technical reqs
• Guidance with tooling, build automation, continuous delivery, source control, UI best practices & design patterns, coding standards • maintenance • quality • future-proofing, browser standards & compatibility, REST APIs, Agile UI methods, UX & usability, responsiveness
• The current approach to front-end development just isn't working and a change is needed

Web development is not my first career. I've held technical product & project management, marketing, sales, and 3rd line system/network support roles. I can clearly communicate technical concepts and their purpose to non-technical team members, all levels of management, and customers. My recommendations and decisions are guided as much by business necessity as technical.

Buzzwords: AngularJS, Web Components, Bootstrap, JavaScript functional & OO, TDD, jQuery, Backbone.js, REST, MVC, MVVM, HTML5, UX, SEO, A/B tests, CSS Less Sass, Grunt, Gulp, Node.js, Git, PHP, java, MySQL.

I am currently considering new full-time opportunities inline with the above, and within 25 miles of Mountain View, CA.

I do NOT work with 3rd party recruiters, period.


Web Component Architecture & Development with AngularJS (Link)

LeanPub, August 2014

(free to read on the web)


UI Architecture / AngularJS Consultant

for JKI
– PresentSan Francisco Bay Area

Providing expert guidance and hands-on development for JKI's new web and mobile based software package manager, http://vipm.jki.net, for searching and downloading LabVIEW software and dependencies. The functionality is similar to Node's NPM. The tech stack is AngularJS, LESS, Bootstrap, and cutting edge server side technologies.

Designed and implemented a professional and production quality build and unit-test automation system with Grunt, Karma, Jasmine, plus GIT branching strategy for an efficient multi-developer environment. Features include developer, QA, and production version of concatenated and minified code builds, deployment plus linting, ng/jdDoc, and training for JKIs lead architect.

Refactored, re-architected, and enhanced an existing AngularJS application to follow strict MVVM/MVC patterns for improved source code maintenance, 40% code reduction, ease of upgrade, scalability, ease of developer spin up, enhanced performance and offline with client caching.

Added the necessary responsive design for display and full functionality on tablet and mobile.

Helped JKI meet a very aggressive beta launch deadline.

UI Architect & Principal Engineer

Hewlett-Packard Software
Sunnyvale, CA

Chose the full technology stack and built out the front-end for HP's new online software purchasing experience for their enterprise IT products. Strategically leveraged RAD frameworks to achieve a design-to-launch time period of only 3 months when typical large enterprise web launches require 18 months lead time.

Provided the UI engineering team with technical leadership, strategic direction and training as a hands-on architect. Guided the team in building out a lean, responsive UI layer utilizing semantic html5, SASS, Bootstrap, AngularJS, Jasmine and REST api architecture while adhering to the latest web UI standards, design patterns, and best practices.

Developed an AngularJS workflow manager leveraging Angular-UI's state router for flexible configuration and management of multi-step user input flows.

UI Architect, Frontend Developer - Pro Bono


• MVC Web application migration from server (PHP, Zend) to client (Javascript, Backbone.js, REST)
• Comprehensive website performance and SEO optimizations
• Front-end re-architecture for faster/better user experience and maintainable reusable code base
• Javascript / AJAX UI upgrades and improvements
• Query, Backbone.js, AJAX, html5, REST, css/scss, php, MySQL, ZendFramework

UI Architect / Principal Engineer

TIBCO Software
Palo Alto, CA

Front-end architecture and engineering for Tibco's enterprise social application platform. Technology stack includes AngularJS, Backbone.js, jQuery, jQueryUI, Underscore.js, Ruby / Rails. Developed the UI component architecture for Tibbr's developer framework using AngularJS.

Responsible for technical direction and leadership, performance optimization, implementation of best practices and optimal design patterns, and solutions for critical problems for Tibbr's UI/UX. Train, mentor, and guide junior to senior level front-end developers. Collaborate with all levels of management plus design and QA departments to ensure technical success of the product.

Sr UI Engineer

CA Technologies, Nimsoft
Redwood City, CA

Senior User Interface Engineer responsible for user interface and user experience development and delivery of Nimsoft and CA IT services via Cloud / SaaS to the browser platform.

Javascript, Extjs, jQuery, sass/scss, html5, css3, MVC, oData, jsonp, Java, JSP, Struts, Liferay, resusable UI widgets, portlets, extensive front-end debugging.

Web Developer

Independent Consultant

Front and back end web development. From 2002 focused on delivering technology solutions to the non-profit sector. Selected clients include the Conservation Corps, Boys & Girls Club, ProjectHired, and UniversalGiving.

Account Director, Project Manager, Web Developer

Taproot Foundation

• Full-stack web development
• JavaScript, CakePHP, MySQL, jQuery, CSS, AJAX, Drupal, Dojo, Java, JSP, Struts 2, Spring, Hibernate
• Recruited multi-disciplinary teams for pro-bono advanced website grants in the non-profit sector
• Managed client relationships, project scopes, and time-lines
• Managed consulting teams through all project phases- research, draft proposals, design, implementation, and follow-up
• Provided high level and detailed technical direction to other developers and designers
• Ensured all deliverables conformed to Best Practices and current standards
• Four year record of 100% client satisfaction

System Administrator


Software Developer

Santa Clara

Systems Administrator

Netscape Communications

Software Developer


Open Source Projects

Angular Custom Element

Created an AngularJS add on lib that allows component developers to define and bind to W3C Custom Elements (Web Components) from within Angular 1.x.x code.


Backbone Configurator

Backbone.Configurator (Backbone.Config) is an extensible object-class that allows you to manage your Backbone.js configuration(s) by moving any and all hardcoded string dependancies from your Backbone classes and manage them in a hierarchical object wrapped with the usual getter and setter functions, plus Backbone.Events, plus more.



Foothill College

42 units computer science, 4.0


Certified Scrum Product Owner

Scrum Alliance
– Present


  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Angular.js
  • AJAX
  • REST
  • HTML 5
  • MVC
  • Backbone.js
  • JSON
  • Cross-browser...
  • Underscore.js
  • SASS
  • Node.js
  • CSS3
  • Front-end
  • User Interface
  • jQuery UI
  • Front-end Development
  • SaaS
  • PHP
  • Java
  • User Experience
  • Dojo
  • MySQL
  • Git
  • UI testing
  • Web Components
  • Scrum
  • Cloud Computing
  • CakePHP
  • Jasmine
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Software Architectural...
  • Systems Architecture
  • GruntJS
  • Karma
  • Continuous Integration
  • LESS
  • Symfony
  • Test Driven Development
  • Building Automation
  • CSS
  • System Architecture
  • HTML5
  • Design Patterns