Shawn Salat

I am a software engineer with experience building web apps in React/React-Native/Redux/Ruby on Rails/GraphQL/Apollo/Node/Express/AWS.
Recent obsessions include: GraphQL, Ruby, React, React-Native, APIs, Music and Video Games
Other skills/interests include but not limited to: JavaScript, CSS3, Sass, Node.JS/Express, jQuery


Software Engineer

Trayt, Inc

Architect and engineer front end solutions from ground up for both mobile app (iOS and Android) and desktop using React, React-Native, Redux, Material UI Deploy backend, desktop site, and mobile app using EC2, S3, and CloudFront
Integrate frontend with backend, which runs on Node/Express and AWS including DynamoDB and S3

October 2018 - Present

Technical Support Analyst Level 2

Pearson, Inc

Performed quality assurance testing on new programs, resulting in less congestion during high intensity busy testing periods Created in-depth, comprehensive training plan for new hires, many of which were temporary and went on to be offered full time positions and still work there today Created ticketing system, knowledge base, and timecard tracking applications using Service-Now Often closed most work tickets on team, 2nd point of contact on problem calls

October 2011 - August 2014

Account Executive

Yelp, Inc

Drove all local advertising efforts for Yelp in assigned territories. Utilized Salesforce extensively, including creating filters and reports, and managing 50+ pipelines of accounts. Continually demonstrated tenacity, self-improvement, and implementation of feedback

April 2016 - April 2017


Memorized menus and gave proper recommendations based on customer tastes. Ensured customers had memorable expereience and resolved any issues that would arise.

May 2015 - April 2016

Field Organizer

Friends of Michelle Smith

Identified 3,000+ voters over phone and door to door canvassing, knocked 9,000+ doors, made 14,000+ phone calls to voters Won the election

January 2015 - May 2015



Live | GitHub
React/Redux, Rails 5, Active Storage, AWS S3, PostgreSQL

Music Link

Live | GitHub
JavaScript, d3.JS, Node.JS, Express, oAuth2, Axios


University of Iowa

Bachelor of Science
Computer Science/Music
Coursework inlcudes: Statistical Methods; Human Computer Interaction; Networking and Security; Programming in C++; Database Management Systems; Research Methods

Minor in Psychology
August 2006 - May 2010

App Academy

Full Stack Engineering Bootcamp
Topics include: TDD, scalability, algorithms, OOP, coding style, REST, security, single-page apps, and web development best practices.
August 2002 - May 2006


Programming Languages & Tools