Karla Alvarado

Karla Alvarado

Front-end Web Developer | San Diego, California

Karla is a software engineer and graphic designer with 10 years of experience.  She is proficient with HTML, CSS, CSS preprocessors, and Javascript.  

Notable Experience

Karla is accustomed to working with innovative US-based companies. 

She has experience working both in large consulting firms and smaller innovative environments. 

Location

Employment

Senior Front-end Engineer
SalsaMobi (January 2019 - Present)
Karla worked on a project for one of our innovative technology clients. She worked as a front-end engineer, producing, modifying, and maintaining websites and web application's user interfaces. Karla worked closely with designers to turn their static Photoshop and Zeplin designs into pixel perfect responsive web pages, integrating into back end systems and various content management systems.

Senior Front-end Engineer
GSlate (January 2018 - December 2018)
Karla performed maintenance and provided support for the company's website and app. Additionally, she created an application to act as a payroll system using CSS3, HTML5, LESS, CSS optimization, Boostrap, Kendo, jQuery, Javascript, and C#.

Senior Front-end Engineer
Accenture (January 2015 - December 2017)
During her time at Accenture, Karla worked on many outsourced accounts, including Phillip Morris (Japan) and Verizon (USA). She engineered internal tools and platforms, managed content for creating webpages, and created visuals such as animated banners.

Software Engineer
Fiserv (January 2013 - January 2015)
Karla implemented and re-branded Fiserv's banking encryption services and other products. In order to make customers feel like Fiserv's webpages were part of the webpages of the banks they serve, Karla reworked Fiserv's pages and buttons to behave in the same way as the banks'.

Graphic Designer
Freelance; International Contracts Through Elance (January 2008 - January 2013)
As a graphic designer, Karla created webpages using WordPress and Woo-Commerce. She created a wide variety of graphics and various multimedia items.

Education

Universidad Latino Americana de Ciencia y Tecnologia (ULACIT)
Master's Degree in Project Management (2016)
ULACIT of Costa Rica has been ranked as the best private university in Central America by the QS World University Rankings for 8 consecutive years. EKA Magazine ranked it the #1 preferred private university for employers hiring general managers and engineers.

NextU Colombia
Certification in Full Stack Engineering (2015)
NextU offers certification programs in digital technology. In addition to providing lessons created by experts, it provides students with unlimited access to tutors so that they are provided with the most comprehensive understanding of the subject matter possible.

Universidad de las Americas (UIA)
Bachelor's in Software Engineering (2012)
UIA is considered one of the most outstanding and innovative education institutions in Ecuador. Its mission is to provide students with a quality education that they can use to implement solid values in a changing world.

Universidad Fidelitas
Bachelor's in Graphic Design/Software Engineering (2007-2011)
Universidad Fidelitas prides itself on providing a quality education that develops its students into leaders who will contribute to the progress of their country. Students of Universidad Fidelitas value efficiency, responsibility, and collaboration.

Instituto Tecnologico Costa Rica (TEC)
Bachelor's in Web Design & Certification in SEO Management & Consultation (2008-2009)
TEC emphasizes technological leadership through formal teaching and heavy research. Students are encouraged to adhere to strict ethical, humanistic, and environmental standards while maintaining a quality of work deemed as competitive at both national and international levels.

Universidad Fidelitas
Bachelor's in Advertising & Graphic Design (2008-2010)

Skills

Adobe CS6,Final Cut Pro, Flash, AEM, InDesign, After Effects, AJAX, Angular.js 2/4, Express.js, jQuery, jQuery Mobile,ReactJS, ES5, ES6, Backbone.js, Bootstrap, C#, CSS3, Dreamweaver, Encore,  GIT, Graphic Design, Grunt, Gulp, HTML, HTML5, Illustrator,   Jira, JSON, Karma, Knockout.js, LESS, Material, Materialize, MongoDB, Mongoose,  Passport JS, Photoshop, Premiere,  Restful API's, SASS, SEM, Sencha Ext JS, Sencha Touch, SEO, SQL, Unit Testing, WordPress, XML