Karla Alvarado

Karla Alvarado

Senior Front-end Engineer | Heredia, Costa Rica

Karla is a software engineer and graphic designer with 10 years of experience. Her skill as a web programmer combined with her leadership skills and formal education in project management make her a valuable team member.

As a software engineer skilled in graphic design and video editing, Karla is capable of both creating and implementing content from scratch.

In addition to being a native Spanish speaker, she is also fluent in English and is an intermediate German speaker.


Senior Frontend Engineer

Senior Frontend Engineer

Software Engineer



Senior Front-end Engineer
GSlate (January 2018 - Present)
Karla performs maintenance and provides 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. She used critical thinking and creative problem solving to solve issues with the products' implementation, style, and content. 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.


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)


Adobe Package CS6, AEM, After Effects, AJAX, Angular 2/4, Angular JS, Backbone JS, Bootstrap, Bower, C#, CSS, CSS3, Dreamweaver, Encore, English, ES15, ES16, Express JS, Final Cut Pro, Flash, German, GIT, Graphic Design, Grunt, Gulp, HTML, HTML5, Illustrator, InDesign, Javascript, Jira, jQuery, jQuery Mobile, jQuery UI, JSON, Karma, Knockout JS, LESS, Material, Materialize, MongoDB, Mongoose, Node JS, Passport JS, Photoshop, Premiere, React JS, Restful API's, SASS, SEM, Sencha Ext JS, Sencha Touch, SEO, Spanish, SQL, Unit Testing, WordPress, XML