High impact senior software engineer with a passion to make the world a better place!
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Jo Sprague

high empathy diverse perspective contagious passion constant learner open communication highly productive

High impact senior software engineer with a passion to make the world a better place!

Core Skills

JavaScript, React, Redux, Node.js, GraphQL, Webpack, Babel, Grunt, gulp, git, Docker, Bash, PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, Python, Ruby, UX/UI, Accessibility, SEO, Marketing, Writing, Public Speaking, Spanish, Empathy, Leadership, Event Planning, Community Organizing

Relevant Experience

Senior Software Engineer (Remote)

Mokriya (July 2018 to Present)

Full Stack Engineer

NASA [Goddard Space Flight Center, GIBS/Worldview, ASRC Contract] (July 2017 to February 2018)

  • Developer for NASA Worldview—a web app for browsing satellite imagery built with JavaScript and Python.
  • Saved our team thousands of dollars in engineers' time every week by replacing a manual QA process that took weeks with automated browser tests that ran in minutes, enabling us to iterate and ship new features quickly.
  • Reduced deployment time from over an hour to <5 minutes, allowing us to rapidly release new features and bug fixes.
  • Helped our team raise the bar for engineering practices and quality standards by implementing coding standards, thorough code reviews and a code of conduct.
  • Created a better product for our users by shipping new features, optimizing performance, reducing technical debt, and migrating an aging code base to ES6.

Full Stack Engineer (Remote)

Sparkart Group, Inc [Contractor] (June 2014 to June 2017)

  • Increased the productivity of Front End Developers on the team by creating build scripts, command line interfaces, chat bots and other tools to support their work.
  • Improved team collaboration by introducing React, Redux and functional programming enabling everyone to work with the same design patterns and paradigms.
  • Used React/d3 to build an app for streaming live experiment data from ISS, and React/AWS Lambda to build a web crawler for lawyers to track IP infringements.
  • Saved the company thousands of dollars a month by migrating an app platform used for clients like Bon Jovi, Janet Jackson, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, The Immunity Project, and Space Tango, UFC from a Ruby monolith to Node.js micro-services.

Director of Media and Front End Engineer (Volunteer)

Doulos Discovery School (July 2012 to June 2014)

  • Enabled staff, students and parents in multiple countries to communicate more effectively by designing and developing a bilingual responsive website with a CMS, administrating Linode servers, and managing Google Apps.
  • Helped the organization raise hundreds of thousands of dollars by creating a bilingual media strategy to bring in donations using web, photo, video and print media.
  • Designed curriculum for and taught a high school digital communication class and programming club.

Front End Engineer

OuterBox (August 2011 to July 2012)

  • Sparked a huge growth in sales by introducing the company to responsive web development.
  • Cut development times for new websites in half by using modular CSS and other tools.
  • Dramatically increased clients' SEO results using Microdata and Schema.org.

Web Developer

NAS Recruitment Communications (2011)

Delta Media Group (2010 to 2011)


Bachelor’s Degree: Mass Media Communication, TV/Radio

The University of Akron

Minor with studies in Computer Science, International Business, Graphic Design and Animation. Webmaster for Associated Student Government, the Buchtelite, 88.1 WZIP, and ZTV.


josiah.sprague@gmail.com • +1-330-962-3520 • https://josiahsprague.comnpx localjo