Joey Figaro
Joey Figaro
Lives in Richmond, VA
Lives in Richmond, VA
Senior Frontend Developer; Winner of first local Startup Weekend and i.e. competition. Maker and Breaker of Things.
About Me
Interested in Full Stack Engineer, UX Engineer, and Senior Frontend Engineer positions
What I am looking for in a new position
Primary areas of expertise
1. SASS 2. HTML 3. React 4. JavaScript 5. Node.js
Additional skills
Ramda.js Redux Webpack User Experience Interaction Design
Overall Software Engineering Experience
15+ yrs
UX Engineer
4-6 yrs
Full Stack Engineer
4-6 yrs
Frontend Engineer
15+ yrs
Work Experience
Senior Developer
Jul 2016 — Oct 2017 (1 yr, 3 mos)
Responsible for UI/UX, illustration for marketing materials and branding assets, front-end development using React, Angular 2 rc-4, and Sass. I was also responsible for working on our backends using Node (Express),  maintaining our API and existing products, building administration tools, documenting essential administration/business processes, and managing our systems (AWS). 
Shovel & Sandbox
Sep 2014 — present (3 yrs, 1 mo)
Created for owning all creative projects and contracting work I pick up. Responsible for marketing/branding, frontend and backend development, and product development. 
Front-end Developer
Jul 2015 — Jul 2016 (1 yr, 1 mo)
Responsible for helping to standardize SCSS best practices using BEM; worked primarily with Django, React, Node, and Rails to help build products for small, medium, and large companies—including Ford, Seasonal Roots, Rise, New Custom, and The Infatuation.
Code for RVA
Brigade Captain
Feb 2014 — Apr 2016 (2 yrs, 3 mos)
Event organizer, helper, and pair of hands for Richmond's Code for America brigade. Excelled at facilitating open hack nights and matching people together based on idea or technical interests.
Frontend Developer
Jul 2014 — Jul 2015 (1 yr, 1 mo)
Responsible for maintaining legacy/existing applications, addressing user feedback and reported bugs, designing and building new features or products.
VCU Libraries
Application Developer
Sep 2012 — Feb 2014 (1 yr, 6 mos)
Provided marketing materials, frontend development, IA, and user testing. Was responsible for redesigning and developing a new site for the James Branch Cabell Library, and worked as design lead to research, develop, and test site direction. Worked closely with stakeholders to produce a site focused on the needs of students, and the needs of various departments.
self taught
3 Recommendations
Giuseppe Mancone
Software Development Engineer II at Amazon
I've worked with Joey professionally many times and casually even more. He's a creative, dedicated worker with the guts to speak his mind, the desire to make an amazing product and the talent to back it up. He's customer/user focused with laser precision, asking the tough questions about work that will benefit the user and always on the look-out for technology which could make everyone's lives easier on the job. I don't think I know anyone who has put more effort into developing their skillset than Joey has and it shows. I work with him every opportunity I get.
Ace Callwood
CEO at Painless1099
Joey is a top-tier developer with a great eye for design. We've worked together on multiple projects/companies over several years and I'm consistently impressed with his quality of work and attention to detail. I'd recommend Joey in a heartbeat to anyone who needs a talented developer.
Griffin Macaulay
Interaction Designer at
Joey has been a tremendous help on our large-scale side project, and working with him has helped me feel confident in knowing that what I design will be represented well and across platforms online. He's an excellent, patient team member and is quick to become an unfailingly cheerful friend. I would recommend his help to anyone in the market for it.