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Jesse David

Passionate about equity in the tech space and creating access to opportunity

Work experience

March 2020 July 2020

Front End Developer

Reason One
  • Onboard onto 5 projects in 6 weeks 
  • Use different 8 different technologies such as Kentico, Kontent CMS, Gatsby, GraphQL, Harp, Jade, SCSS, Bulma, Wordpress
  • Work within a team to determine sprint cycle, schedule and deliverables
  • Provide UI critique to designs before presenting to clients 

Front End Developer

  • Implement visual changes in Gatsby and Contentful
  • Use different libraries such as emotion/styled and facepaint
  • Learn and implement content models in Contentful using graphql
  • Use optimizely to implement A/ B tests 
  • Address inconsistencies in layout and create a plan around major layout changes for design and development
AprilSept 2019

React Native Developer

  • Implement React-Native components such as Flatlist, ScrollView, TouchableOpacity and StatusBar
  • Create and implement QA process within teams using Jira Tests
  • Participate in agile methodology such as two week sprints, stand up, and retrospectives
  • Actively using TypeScript and TSLint
  • Implement Flexbox/ Styling / Layouts
  • Implement testing architecture using Jest and React-Native-Testing-Library
June 2018April 2019

JavaScript Developer

  • E2E testing using Protractor, Selenium, TypeScript and Jasmine
  • Test product recommendations for functionality and correct flow 
  • Test automated browser capabilities
  • Convert current E2E tests to use Jasmine and Selenium only
  • Use workflows such as Jira, Bitbucket and Sourcetree
  • Implement and write documentation for E2E tests
July 2017October 2017

Community Partner Manager


Pilot a brand new strategy to create community partnerships across Canada and the U.S on the Riipen platform. 

° Create content for landing page send outs
° Measure analytics on conversion rates
° Create user personas to understand our start-up community

Increase Usability and improved User Experience on the Riipen Platform through Help Documentation

° Research and implemented processes for using the Riipen platform
° Write help articles from three dissimilar perspectives - student,       organization and professor 
° Write help articles that reflect the voice and tone of the user

Tools: Hubspot, Unbounce, Growbots,, Sendwithus, Trello, Hotjar


Front End Web Developer


Stack: React-Redux, Node on Express, Sequelize

° modular CSS
° Scrum Master 
° Bug Board Lead 
° TDD testing
° Sprint Retro
° Standup lead

Tools: Confluence, Jira, React, Redux, Github, Trello, Slack, Sublime, VSC, Gitbox, G Suite

Product Management 

° Redesign an MVP 2.0 for a competition app in C# 
° Redesign competition app to resemble Riipen 2.0

User Research 

° Recruit user test subjects through friends and family 
° Uncover problems with the platform through user testing
° Write scripts and user flows to test the integrity of the platform for     three user types 


English & Science Teacher

Hess Education

° Plan and organize curriculum for a small group of Art and Science students weekly 
° Teach phonics, grammar patterns, and conversational skills to groups of 5-15 students 
° Use games, repetition and student centered activities to develop learning and knowledge


Science Teacher - England

East Point Academy

° Create and develop curriculum appropriate for learners in science
° Teach students to apply theory to practice through practical demonstration
° Prepare assessments that accurately captured level of ability to pass GSCE levels
° Take initiative to create the 'Be Bright, Turn off the Lights' campaign for year sevens
° As a part of the Big Energy Project, students were able to raise 100 pounds
° Students were able to hold an energy waste-free event for the whole grade


June 2018August 2018

Web Developer


11 week course focused on teaching promises, React-Redux, map, filter, reduce and a final cumulative project.

Jan 2016Apr 2016

Web Developer

Lighthouse Labs

Junior Web Developer.  It's an exceptional experience being at Lighthouse.  We start from the foundation and build up.  


Bachelor of Education

York University

Specialized in Science, English and Social Science 


Intuit Hackathon (December 2017):  Second place winner in #smallbizhack at Intuit hosted at Lighthouse Labs.


Herman Girls Home, Periyaneelavanai, SriLanka: Raised $555 dollars over 4 days to support the Vanni Mission, a charity that supports paraplegic children affected by the 27 year long civil war in SriLanka. You can read the article and see the fundraising efforts here.
Bridge Builders: A monthly forum where folks in the tech community and beyond can get together to learn about big issues such as the metoo movement, privilege and how to have difficult conversations.

Comduit: Comduit is an organization that sends volunteers to SriLanka to do skills training through the capacity of 1-2 month volunteer efforts. We work with local organizations on the ground to provide training as specified by our partners which range from Youth facilitation to ESL training to trauma counselling.