Professional Experience

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid via Softrams, LLC - October 2019 – February 2022

Senior UX Designer - Team Lead

As a team lead, I organized the UX Team projects along with managing the UX/UI Design and UX Research efforts.

Collaborated with Program Managers, Tech Leads, UX Designers. Researchers, Product Analysts, and CMS (business owners) to build components for the Health Plan Management System.

Organized projects along with managing the UX/UI Design System, and UX Research efforts for HPMS. Ensuring all UX design functionality would be compatible with the design system’s Angular framework.

Established and defined UX Guidelines for a design system that supports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - (HPMS). Wrote UX rules and design use cases to help assist UI designers for future scalability and maintenance.

Utilized Figma for mockups, wireframes, and prototypes to submit to stakeholders and deliver to developers. Assisted developers with building custom made components by delivering angular components for them to work with.

Designed HPMS Logo and artwork.

pExchange - Federal Contractor for U.S. Department of Defense, Arlington, VA: August 2017 – October 2019

Senior UX Engineer

Passed and obtained US Security Clearance in August of 2017: Level Secret

Our team built large business intelligence applications for several government clients. My role involved collaborating with agile teams of full stack engineers. I design wireframes, mockups, and implement the design into the components. Angular, D3.js for Data Visualization, and CSS/Sass while using Git, and Agile.

UCSF: Feb 2017 - June 2017 (Short term consulting project)

Data Visualization Programmer

Collaborated with developers at UCSF (School of Medicine) on a data visualization project for a curriculum management project (Ilios). Designed and implemented D3 charts and Ember.js reusable components for dashboard use cases.

Collaborated with creation of Ember Simple Charts add on:

Demo Donut chart for early developement

Cisco Systems: April 2016 - February 2017

UX Developer - Cloud Native Apps

Collaborated with UI Architects, front and backend developers to build responsive desktop and mobile apps for a data center.

Develop the wireframes and prototype for a responsive policy editor implementing Cisco style guides, HTML5, CSS2/3, font and JS libraries for MVC framework. Provide UX design and direction.

Commit wireframes to Git repo and work with engineers for MVC build. Continue collaboration and testing with Agile team and scrum meetings.

Volunteer at (WiT) Women in Technology monthly sessions.

UI/UX Developer - Chief Technology and Architecture Office

CTAO is an innovation group. Collaborated with network engineers creating UX Storyboard slides (user centered design), UI Wireframes, Mock Ups, and implementation of UI designs and styles for a routing analytics apps.

Traffic and Routing Analytics App

Designed wireframe and functioning prototype demonstrated at "Cisco Live 2016" in Las Vegas. Implemented using Angular, Bootstrap, Leaflet, Sass, jQuery, and Grunt.

OpenBMP - Open source Routing Analytics app

Ongoing development and data visualization for a routing analytics app for an open source project. Angular, Bootstrap, jQuery, D3.js, and Grunt.

Designed UI and implemented API Documentation with Swagger 2.0 codegen, JSON, jQuery, Maven.

Slashdot Media: October 2014 - February 2016

User Interface Developer - Agile Team

User Interface Developer on an agile team consisting of front and backend engineers. Collaborated on updates, designs, and improvements for - News for nerds, stuff that matters. Added and updated interactive features to enhance the look and feel of the existing website using the following technologies: HTML5, CSS 2/3, CSS transitions, jQuery, Handlebars JS, font libraries, semantic HTML, and CSS media queries to improve responsive design for different screen resolutions. Other requirements:

  • Agile Development cycle, 2 week sprints
  • Built interactive features using Sass and CSS - polls and videos sections
  • Built sandboxes and branches using Git repos
  • Improved performance by optimizing code base using modern technologies
  • Created new polls and engagement features to allow users to have more interaction with the site
  • Created style guides to improve documentation practices – Ember.js framework
  • Introduced modern web technologies and coding practices (Modular CSS/Sass, Updated jQuery libraries, Media queries for responsive design)
  • Managed AdBlock technologies

Cisco Systems: July 2011 - July 2014

Web Designer/Developer - Collaboration Technology Group

Designed and developed user interface and website that catered to the TelePresence sales force within guidelines provided by marketing and product managers. Collaborated with backend engineer to implement product documentation and content delivery from SQL database and PHP.

Developed and maintained marketing events, launches, and product page content for the internal Collaboration Technology Group CEC (Cisco Employee Connect) website and databases.

12 Toes Promotions - Marketing and Advertising: 2011

Web Developer, Freelance Developer

Collaborated with client designing and implementing custom websites for a variety of small businesses. Implementation using XHTML, CSS, jQuery, Ajax. Front end PHP, and SSL forms. Website maintenance and graphic design.

Previous Professional Experience

World Learning Network
Web Developer

Banner Ad Designer

Kelley Blue Book
Web Developer

Presenting Solutions
Web Designer
Graphic Production

Web Master

Innovative Technologies Group, Inc.
Web Designer