Ann E. Robson

Technical Skills

Fundamental Skills

  • JavaScript/ES6
  • CSS
  • HTML

Currently Using

  • TypeScript
  • React
  • Jest/Enzyme
  • Visual Studio Code
  • SASS

Experienced with

  • SQL
  • PHP
  • Ruby on Rails
  • vi
  • Node.js and Express
  • AST (Esprima...etc.)
  • Jasmine
  • Git, GitHub
  • Chrome Developer Tools
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Sublime Text 2
  • YSlow, Google PageSpeed


July 2013 - November 2017

Senior Software Engineer

Microsoft/Yammer, San Francisco, CA

Made substantial contributions to Yammer, Microsoft’s enterprise social network application.

  • Built and shipped more than a dozen engagement-lifting features
  • Modernized massive legacy web application; single-handedly transformed 80,000 lines of JavaScript to use modern coding styles
  • Worked on open source UI component library using popular technologies such as TypeScript and React
  • Created custom JavaScript error logging and web performance dashboards
  • Sought out Microsoft leaders to learn from
  • Mentored, encouraged and championed teammates

Sept 2012 - May 2013

Senior Front-End Engineer

Webshots, Corte Madera, CA

Explored the challenge of building a photo gallery with tens of thousands of images.

  • Wrote modular, clean code with Backbone.js and CoffeeScript
  • Introduced responsive layouts
  • Advocated for speed and real-time images
  • Added a “scrubber,” photo carousel, drag-and-drop uploading and other features

Nov 2010 - April 2012
August 2012 - present

User Interface Engineer

Prosper Marketplace, San Francisco, CA

Help peer-to-peer lending pioneer build a competitive Web product.

  • Write elegant and maintainable CSS, JavaScript and HTML
  • Suggest and implement usability improvements
  • Advocate for incremental and rapid product releases
  • Manage requests from engineering and marketing
  • Introduced flexible A/B testing

April 2012 - August 2012

Creator and Software Engineer

FrontendTest, San Francisco, CA

Created open source web site testing application.

  • Implemented PHP framework with scaffolding, ORM, template engine, logging...
  • Added 60+ tests
  • Administered DEV, TEST and PROD environments: MAMP and LAMP, using Git
  • Developed secure admin site

User Interface and Software Engineer

FlightAware, Houston, TX and San Francisco, CA

Made a variety of online flight planning/tracking tools and social networking features for popular flight tracking startup.

  • Projects include a photo gallery, business reviews, AJAX tagging and voting
  • Improved mobile experience with HTML5 and touch events
  • Increased page speed using best practices
  • Created cross-client HTML emails

Jan 2009 - Oct 2010

User Interface and Software Engineer

Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA and
Archimedes, Inc., San Francisco, CA

Built suite of AJAX-powered project management and collaboration tools for scientists developing clinical trial simulation software.

  • Selected Web technologies (LAMP)
  • Implemented PHP framework
  • Installed, configured and maintained web server
  • Administered grid server

Oct 2005 - Dec 2008

Software and Database Architect

Hausmate, Berkeley, CA

Conceived and produced household collaboration software. Application manages home projects, tasks and discussions, distributes community advice, and offers modules for common activities.

  • Created self-service account creation and administration
  • Provided feedback and member invitation forms
  • Produced custom content based on member zip code
  • Made cutting-edge, clean URLs

Jan 2005 - Oct 2005

Software Engineer

Efficient Computing, San Francisco, CA

Produced webapp solutions for colleges such as building/room allocation, faculty evaluations, bulk emailing and workgroup creation, course catalog development and end-user web form generation.

  • Created customizable PL/SQL and Java portlets
  • Wrote training documents
  • Demonstrated web administration
  • Implemented Oracle UltraSearch, RSS news feeds, J2EE and Web Services

Oct 2003 - Dec 2004

Web Developer/User Experience Specialist

"The Trenches," San Francisco, CA

Redesigned home pages, produced graphics, worked with e-commerce tools, made rich Flash content, and developed web applications using PHP and MySQL for diverse clients and start-ups.

  • Redesigned home pages
  • Produced optimized graphics
  • Made custom Flash content
  • Built web applications using PHP and MySQL
  • Collaborated with designers

Late 1990s - Oct 2003


Graduated September 1994

University of California, Davis

Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature

City College of San Francisco

CIS 144: Java Programming, CIS 145: Advanced Java Programming, CIS 134B: Server-Side Databases, CS 160B: Unix Shell Scripting - 4.0 GPA

Certificates / Exams

  • Zend Certified Engineer, Mar 2006
  • Passed Exam #1Z0-007 Introduction to Oracle9i: SQL, May 2004
  • Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform 1.4, Jan 2003

Human Being Stuff

  • Mother to seven-year-old
  • Farm small plot of organic olives in Le Grand, CA
  • Made the Whine-O-Meter iPhone app
  • Play tennis with the GLTF