<Front End Developer/UI Engineer>


I am a front end web developer with a passion for creating engaging web experiences developed using cutting edge technologies.



Senior front end development manager with 8+ years of experience leading web development & design teams and 14+ years of experience developing high traffic consumer facing websites. Passionate about new technologies, user experience, standards-compliant coding practices, mobile-first responsive web design, accessibility and performance.




  • Experience in development lifecycle including requirements gathering, design, development, testing, deployment and maintenance
  • Delivered 15 new site launches and 18 site redesigns
  • Increased new membership registration by 17% and member retention by 19%
  • Site launches and redesigns contributed to annual revenue growth from $120 to +$400 million
  • Reduced average bug resolution time to two days by administering front end codebase reorganization


Senior UI Developer, Safeway, Pleasanton CA, July 2013 – Present
Second- largest supermarket chain operating +1400 stores in western/central United States and 195 stores in northwestern Mexico
  • Led UI rebranding development of primary portal site Safeway.com and 7 supermarket banner sites
  • Maintained portal site using Autonomy TeamSite CMS, jQuery, Sass/Compass, SVN and XSLT
  • Analyzed and refactored front end codebase reducing code volume by 60%
  • Wrote new corporate UI coding style guidelines for HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Maintained the MySimpleNutrition portal application using ExtJS4, Sencha Command, Apache Ant build and MVC
  • Implemented site accessibility improvements in compliance with ADA best practices
  • Resolved defects using HP Application Lifecycle Management software for defect tracking and resolution
  • Experience with agile/scrum methodologies and trained in VersionOne agile development software suite
FriendFinder Networks, Sunnyvale CA, July 2003 – January 2012
NASDAQ publicly traded international operator of +40,000 niche personals network sites with +528 million registered members
Senior Front End Development Manager, June 2005 – January 2012
  • Managed and mentored 15 developers and designers maintaining 30+ international dating sites serving +500 million members
  • Reviewed company objectives and goals in weekly status meetings with executive management team
  • Wrote project specifications, set deadlines and administered all project meetings from conception to delivery
  • Coordinated development goals across cross-functional departments in an agile development environment
  • Advised on user experience and design decisions increasing customer satisfaction ratings by 22%
  • Directed development of new internal tools reducing project task completion times by 13%
  • Managed $15,000 budget for continued developer training and education resources
Lead Front End Developer, June 2004 – June 2005
  • Promoted to lead of 6 developers and designers
  • Allocated development resources to ensure project completion and launch
  • Hired and trained seven new developers and interdepartmental transfers
  • Established new coding standards, documentation and training procedures
  • Fostered positive team morale and a cooperative work environment
  • Conducted employee performance reviews, disciplinary action and salary increases
Front End Developer, July 2003 – June 2004
  • Hand-coded HTML, CSS and JavaScript in a Perl-based front end template CMS
  • Collaborated with programmers, project managers, designers and QA on projects in an agile development environment
  • Resolved coding, graphics and translation bugs using JIRA bug tracking system
Interactive Developer, Pearson & Company, Campbell CA, May 2000 – August 2001
Full-service marketing agency that works with major companies like HP, Yahoo and numerous startups
  • Developed product marketing websites that adhered to corporate branding guidelines
  • Hand-coded HTML, CSS, Javascript, and Perl using Homesite
  • Edited graphics using Photoshop, ImageReady and Illustrator
  • Wrote site architecture and mapping documents using Powerpoint
Web Programmer (Contract), Study24-7.com, Santa Clara CA, May 2000 – May 2000
Educational start-up helping students improve their study habits and skills to get better grades
  • Developed site using hand-coded HTML, CSS, JavaScript and HomeSite
  • Designed and edited graphics using Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Consulted on overall site design and improvements
Web Programmer, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Palo Alto CA, September 1999 – May 2000
Non-profit that conducts research and development for the electricity industry
  • Maintained corporate site content using HTML and Perforce CMS
  • Interacted with product managers to gather project requirements


  • B.S. Program Courses - Computer Information Systems (Web Development & Administration). DeVry University. Fremont, CA.
  • B.S. Psychology. University of California, Davis. Davis, CA.
  • Webmaster Certification. California College of Communications. Campbell, CA.
  • Leadership Development Training. Knowledge Resources Group. Palo Alto, CA.
  • Agile Project Management Software Training. VersionOne Inc. Pleasanton, CA.


Email: quando09@yahoo.com
Mobile: (408) 316-3777