Blake Embrey

Skills

Front-End Development

  • Familiar with all aspects of modern front-end development
  • JavaScript (ES6), HTML (5) and CSS (3)
  • Cross-platform and cross-browser development
  • Single page web applications and API integrations
  • Front-end stacks including React.js, Redux, GraphQL and Webpack
  • SEO and HTML semantics

Back-End Development

  • In-depth experience with node.js
  • Full-stack platform development using GraphQL, RPC and RESTful APIs
  • PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite, Redis, MongoDB, CouchDB, LevelDB and more
  • Real-time API development

Open Source Contributor

Writing and Speaking

Past Projects

  • API Notebook - Online JavaScript REPL with native API integrations
  • RAML 1.0 - API specification language
  • API Workbench - API exploration extension for Atom
  • Osprey - API middleware for validating request and response payloads
  • Typings - Package manager for TypeScript definitions
  • Scrappy - Webpage metadata and content extraction

Experience

Freelance Software Engineer

Gigster Remote
Jun 2017 - Present

Full-stack development consulting.

Senior Back-End Engineer

Fact0ry San Francisco, USA
Apr 2016 - Feb 2017

Built out the back-end for a real time project management system with chat and real-time external API metrics integration.

Senior JavaScript Engineer

MuleSoft San Francisco, USA
Feb 2014 - Apr 2016

Started out working on internal enterprise products such as the Anypoint platform before transitioning onto development of RAML tooling and other open source products created to supplement the increasingly popular specification(s) for documenting RESTful APIs.

Software Engineer

Formidable Labs Remote
May 2013 - Jan 2014

Responsible for building next-generation JavaScript web applications, creating and maintaining client-side widgets and libraries, and working on corporate open source software projects. Worked with Walmart Labs to improve several open source libraries and worked as the core developer for MuleSoft to develop an open source web application.

Web Developer

onthehouse.com.au Brisbane, Australia
Jan 2012 - Mar 2013

Played a critical role in a small team of developers to maintain and enhance a high-volume (~1.5 million unique visits per month) real estate website.