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Carrie Forde

About

Before becoming a software engineer, I worked as a business analyst liaising between sales and technical teams to translate business needs into technical requirements. These days, I work directly with my business stakeholders to define a technical roadmap, and make their requirements a reality.

I currently work at Freedom Financial Network where I lead the architecture and development of freedomdebtrelief.com.

I reach for these technologies on a daily basis:

  • HTML
  • CSS (& Sass)
  • JavaScript (ES6+)
  • WordPress
  • Git
  • Webpack
  • React

Experience

Software Engineer @ Freedom Financial Network

San Mateo, CAJune 2018 - Present

Lead architecture and development of company WordPress properties, while working to improve site performance metrics. Develop sophisticated templates and features using JavaScript (including React), Sass, and PHP. Responsible for technical SEO on freedomdebtrelief.com.

  • Migrated advertorial pages to WordPress from a static site improving speed index of pages by 283%
  • Won Best Value to the Business award during company hackathon by extending current online application to help clients enroll in the program online
  • Drove early adoption of new WordPress editing experience, implementing usage six months before release into WordPress Core