Node, Rails, PHP, .NET
Javascript & Backbone, Ember, D3, Highcharts, MapBox

Zachary T. Olson

Front-End Engineer


New York, NY
2014 – Present

Offset by Shutterstock

  • Built out the Node application as part of an Agile team of four developers
  • Developed and deployed web services to support the main ecommerce application
  • Managed the infrastructure that supports Offset and its services using Puppet
  • Wrote both Mocha unit tests and Cucumber acceptance tests to ensure code quality and site stability
  • Employed ImageMagick and FFPMEG to create a video processing service in Node
  • Collaborated with marketing team to impliment tracking with Segment and Google tag manager
Palo Alto, CA
2012 – 2014

Euclid analytics

  • Collaborated on team of 3 to develop Euclid’s core product, a customer facing analytics dashboard
  • Developed rich, javascript-based data visualizations using highcharts, d3, processing.js, and mapbox
  • Built several internal web apps that allowed coworkers to monitor customers' data
  • Wrote a data querying application to make interacting with our redshift instance easier and scheduled
  • Created and managed Euclid’s public facing website and purchasing process
Washington, DC
2011 – 2012

Office of the comptroller of the currency, United States government

Full Stack
  • Developed and upgraded core ASP.NET management applications used by the OCC’s 4,000 employees
  • Built a windows service to manage contacts in an emergency response system using active directory
  • Coordinated with customers, project managers, and QA teams to work through the entire product life cycle
Washington, DC
2010 – 2011

Human rights campaign, Grameen foundation, Humane farm animal care

Front-End, Online Marketing Intern
College Park, MD
2008 – 2012

University of Maryland institute for advanced computer studies

Full Stack, Blackberry Developer
  • Built a PHP application to allow researchers to showcase their work in the department
  • Supported and upgraded an existing PHP application that researchers used to catalog publications
  • Developed a Blackberry app with Java that allowed nurses to conduct patient interviews
  • Created a PHP application that gathered recorded data from both the Blackberry app and the iPhone app


May 2012
GPA: 3.7

University of Maryland at College Park, R.H. Smith school of business

Bachelor of Science: Information Systems, Operations Management


  • QUEST honors fellows program and Social innovation fellows programs
  • Beyond the classroom and College Park scholars honors programs
  • Habitat for humanity, University of Maryland chapter: Vice president & webmaster
  • Student government association, University of Maryland: webmaster
  • TerpNetworks, Human computer interaction lab, University of Maryland: web developer