Alek Shnayder

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Senior Web Developer experienced in leading new digital products from the ground up, as well as providing comprehensive full-stack consulting on existing initiatives.

Strongly passionate about elevating user interaction and engagement by seamlessly blending a refined user-driven UI with the most current best practices of the tech ecosystem.

Currently lean towards React, Typescript, GraphQL, and PostgreSQL.



React, Next.js, Redux Toolkit, Styled Components, TypeScript, Apollo Client, Storybook, SCSS, JavaScript, HTML, CSS


Node.js, Express, PostgreSQL, Apollo Server, GraphQL, REST, Azure Active Directory, Auth0

Other Tools

Jest, Cypress, AWS, Auth0, NGINX, Git, PM2, ESLint, Prettier, Docker, Logrocket


VS Code Extensions for Happier JavaScript CodingArticle link

Medium / Hackernoon

Having a well calibrated editor is paramount to productivity, so as use-cases become more niche, it’s nice to be able to pull in extensions to help boost quality of life. Luckily, VS Code vibrant extension community with single-click installs makes this super easy.

A Gentle Introduction to tmuxArticle link

Medium / Hackernoon

tmux lets you tile window panes in a command-line environment. This, in turn, allows you to run and keep an eye on multiple programs within one terminal. This guide will go through the installation and basic usage of tmux to get you up and running.

How-To: Vim Functionality with Sublime LooksArticle link

Medium / Hackernoon

Just because you are using a command line editor does not mean you should have to do a time warp back to the days of green screen CRTs. This guide will walk through the process of setting up Vim to achieve a more Sublime-like experience.


Senior Software Developer

Perkins&WillArticle link

Jan 2021 - present

Designing a better, more beautiful world since 1935.

Part of the Perkins&Will Insight i/o Digital Innovation team. Focused on the development of geospatial 3D mapping and model rendering web applications targeted at architects and urban planners.

  • Stood up, a quick turnaround concept project focused on mapping solutions for urban air mobility, using AWS Amplify, Next.js, Deck.GL, Mapbox, GitHub Actions, and some light custom D3 visualizations.
  • Published a standardized UI component library as a private NPM package utilizing Storybook for use by other teams/projects within the department.
  • Worked as a full-stack developer on Spatial Composer, a 3D mapping software targeted towards urban planners and architects using React, Mapbox, Three.js, Express, and Postgres.
  • Refactored legacy Redux code to remove non-serializable data, duplicate data entries/dispatches and configured Redux Dev Tools.
  • Migrated application to Auth0 Universal login in a full-stack refactor, and in the process resolved security issues related to user switching.
  • Created a template for the testing suite for new projects using Jest with React Testing Library for unit testing and Cypress for end-to-end testing.
  • Configured individualized role-based SSH jump box account to prevent shared admin account being used for connecting to the database.
  • Provided guidance on incorporating semantic versioning release tagging and changelog.
  • Incorporated web-workers in the process of developing user-submitted OBJ 3D model importing to improve application overall performance by offloading work to separate threads.
  • Advocated for leaning into Scrum, such as story pointing sessions, backlog grooming, and consistent Sprint lengths.
  • Configured Log Rocket for tracking telemetry and issues.

Front End Developer

Accenture InteractiveArticle link

Jan 2018 - Jan 2021

Help clients create the best customer experiences on the planet, across the entire customer journey.

Developed and provided consulting guidance on web-based digital products for enterprise clients operating in institutional finance, quick-service restaurants, and corporate IT monitoring.

  • Involved in standing up and developing a new front end for an internal SPA security dashboard utilizing Apollo GraphQL, Angular 7 and AG-Grid to carry it from InVision design concept to functional MVP state.
  • Worked with the development team of a major national fast-food chain on a touch-screen ordering kiosk. Kiosk built with React/Redux running on node-webkit (NW.js).
  • Assisted backend team with full-stack work by creating new GraphQL API queries and dependent SQL in Node.js for backend portion, as well as the associated frontend UI work of consuming the API for data-driven UI components.
  • Converted Fjord design renderings to functional pages as part of national fast-food client’s integration with Doordash food delivery.
  • Participating in a greenfield investment research platform for a large institutional bank utilizing React, React-Virtualized, Styled Component, React-Contextmenu, and date-fns.
  • Engage in both formal and ad-hoc meetings between different stakeholders to help bridge the gap between product owners, middleware back-end developers, and client's design research team.
  • Unit-testing with Jest for 80% coverage and ESLint and Prettier for linting and pre-commit formatting with two developer code reviews for PRs.
  • Provide feedback to client's design team in relation to in-progress Invision UI mock-ups for future features in terms of the technical implications.

Senior Member Support / Frontend Developer

Spring RewardsCompany link

Jan 2016 - Jan 2018

Spring connects your digital channels with in-store results using your customers' own credit and debit cards.

Developing automated web-based enterprise data reporting platform for internal users and corporate mall clients.

  • Reporting platform replaced for a collection of Logi reports and Excel spreadsheets. Front-end using React, React-Router v4 and Webpack for bundling. RESTful API built using Node and Express, with JSON Web Tokens and Bcrypt for authentication. Larger Postgres queries run in separate Node process at predefines time interval and saved to local Mongo database for faster client-side rendering.
  • Converted complex Excel report to a web application by merging data from multiple PostgreSQL databases and Salesforce reports. Deployed to EC2 with Express, MongoDB, Node, PM2, and NGINX as a reverse proxy.
  • Wrote Node.js app to POST Salesforce accounts to the Zendesk API, after an external consultant was unable to find a migration path.
  • Developed a front end interface for generating missing transaction cURL POST statements using Javascript, CSS, HTML. Adopted by all Member Services team members due to the significant process improvement created.
  • Manually load Square transactions batch reports on behalf of a major national partner using a series of SQL and Python scripts. Based on workflow originally created by our internal data scientist.
  • Created a series of SQL reports to check transaction feed status for merchants and credit partners ( Visa, MasterCard, AMEX).
  • Onboard and trained new employees in CLI workflow for setting up hostname config files per IT guidelines, SSH key creation and connections, Psql usage, and posting cURL POST statements to internal API.

Technical Account Manager

SunGard (Now FIS)Company link

Sep 2013 - Jan 2016

Provide leading software and IT services to institutions in virtually every segment of the financial services industry.

Acted as the primary point of contact for a set of large institutional investment banks, conducting top-day incident management related to post-trade derivatives clearing for Stream Clearvision, a real-time middle-office trade matching, allocation, and acceptance system using FIXML.

  • Developed web-based FIXML message parser to expedite issue investigation by internal teams. Also shared with overseas QA team for training purposes.
  • Road-mapped multi-month upgrade implementations for several institutional clients. Created Gantt charts, confirmed completion of UAT testing, and ensured internal resources were available for on-call assistance during production go-live dates.
  • Conducted bi-weekly review meetings with management of assigned clients. Completed a full case history review and presented it to the client which led to a 43% and 76% reduction in open cases two months after transitioning into the two main clients. Subsequently assigned two additional clients to oversee.
  • Collaborated with a project manager to support her in creating a series of Excel VBA macros in order to help format and migrate a large dataset off of a previous Lotus Notes based system to an internal cloud based solution.
  • Created and followed through on change requests and feature enhancements for specific software products, assist the client in BRD documentation.
  • Carried out on-site client training of product installation, upgrading, issue management, and basic Oracle SQL SELECT statement overview.


Concept project to see how Advanced Air Mobility can intersect with existing transportation and transform how we might plan cities and mobility in the future.

Next.js Redux Toolkit Mapbox Turf.js Prettier ESlint Webpack HERE Api Babel Cypress Jest TypeScript AWS Amplify

Spatial Composer

A tool for designers and planners to communicate complex concepts for the built environment in an engaging and intuitive platform

React Redux Postgres PostGIS Mapbox Turf.js Auth0 Prettier ESlint Node.js Express LogRocket NGINX Webpack Babel three.js react-dnd TypeScript sequelize AWS


Upload a CSV to mock a REST or GraphQL API endpoint or share a spreadsheet that auto-deletes after expiration. No user account needed

React Apollo Express-GraphQL MongoDB Styled Components AG-Grid Jest Prettier Node.js NGINX Webpack Babel PM2 Code Climate Snyk Helmet.js

select-run - NPM Package

A CLI tool to interactively select one or many package.json npm scripts to run

Node.js Inquirer NPM Repository

Pseudo Zen

Online pseudocoder that makes pseudocoding as easy as it should be

React Express Node.js Mongoose MongoDB Webpack Babel Helmet Mocha Travis CI Supertest