Chad Lefort

Frontend Engineer

(985) 696-4781

chadlefort@gmail.com

github.com/ChadLefort

chadlefort.com

I’ve always had a strong passion for the web. Shortly after I was given my first computer, I grew interested in web development. I take pride in writing clean, maintainable, and efficient code and have always enjoyed the feeling of accomplishment when programming. I not only take pride in my own work, but genuinely care that the team I'm a part of succeeds in delivering great products that offer an excellent user experience. I'm also constantly furthering my skills by learning new patterns, libraries, and frameworks to keep up with the ever changing demand the web has.

Job Experience

  • July 2017 - Present

    Veriforce

    Senior Frontend Engineer

    • Architecting applications in React, Redux, TypeScript, and Material-UI and writing unit tests with Jest and React Testing Library for a contractor management platform.
    • Led a team of two developers that met client deadlines for major revenue growing projects.
    • Mentor teammates by having pair programming sessions and providing feedback on code reviews daily.
    • Advocate for UI and code consistency throughout the application by creating patterns for other teammates to follow.
    • Set up a monorepo using Lerna for over a dozen React applications and NPM packages saving hours from weekly manual deployments.
    • Quarterly manage dependency upgrades that may fix underlying bugs and allow developers to use new features.
    • Proposed TypeScript and migrated existing React applications to it to reduce bugs and provide a better developer experience.
  • November 2014 – July 2017

    Netchex

    Full Stack Software Developer

    • Worked in an agile environment on an application that specialized in payroll, benefits, and human resources.
    • Led a team of three developers on a rewrite of the benefits module.
    • Developed applications using domain driven design with C# for REST APIs and created single page applications using AngularJS, TypeScript, and Bootstrap.
  • December 2013 – November 2014

    Edison Chouest Offshore

    PLC Programmer

    • Implemented automation systems on several vessels using ladder logic and GE PLCs.
    • Modified logic using GE Proficy and created custom interfaces for vessels using GE Cimplicity.
  • February 2013 - November 2013

    SCPDC

    Software Developer Intern

    • Developed client sites using WordPress, Bootstrap, PHP, and jQuery and modified custom reports using MS SQL Server.

Skills

React

React

Redux

Redux

TypeScript

TypeScript

Material-UI

Material-UI

Node JS

Node JS

Webpack

Webpack

NPM

NPM

Git

Git

Education

Nicholls State University

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

August 2009 - December 2013

Nicholls

  • Majored in Computer Information Systems
  • GPA: 3.6

Awards

  • Consistently been awarded the President’s List award since the Fall 2010 semester. The President’s List award requires a student to maintain a scholastic GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Organizations

  • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma. It is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.
  • Member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon. It is the first and only existing international honor society in the Computing and Information disciplines.

About Me

I've been a technology enthusiast ever since a young age. I've always enjoyed tinkering around to understand how things work, whether it's looking at source code or computer hardware. Long before the days of social media I wanted to create my own website. Shortly after I was given my first computer at 11 years old, I started the journey of creating web sites and fell in love with the web and programming.

When I'm not programming, I enjoy spending time with my wife Melanie and my cat Pat. I also enjoy building and tearing apart computers, skateboarding, playing guitar and bass, and exploring new worlds in video games!

Contact

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