Zack Rothauser


Freelance Software Developer & Consultant


  • Lead development for a small agency and served as the go-to developer for complex projects.
  • Collaborated with Moon Creative Lab's Head of Design and a translation team to build a multi-language site for their 2021 Annual Report website using Strapi, Next.js, and AWS services.
  • Created a presentation creator tool for Harris Poll, a React and PHP app with integrations to use the Pocket API and PowerPoint's Open XML format.
  • Helped to rebuild the React frontend of Pods, an open-source tool used by thousands of developers.
  • Collaborated with a designer to develop an online Gala experience for the Chinese American Museum using React and Next.js.
  • Handled migrating a complex database, designed APIs, and set up a frontend and backend development process for the Museum of Contemporary Photography in a project to redesign and rebuild their website.

Senior Software Developer

Alley Interactive

  • Contributed to development of Irving: a React-based, isomorphic headless CMS frontend application.
  • Contributed to a team to build websites for Fortune, Colorado Public Radio, and Roll Call as PHP and Node.js applications.

Senior Web Developer

WP Engine

  • Collaborated with the Product Marketing team to build a sales demo of the WP Engine platform. This demo was used to win a number of enterprise customers and used in a presentation with Gartner that resulted in WP Engine being placed in their Web Content Management recommendations.
  • Implemented GDPR compliance across WP Engine properties, including building a custom Node-based API to track GDPR consent.
  • As part of the Digital Experience Team, helped to build a redesign of, which included creating a landing page builder, personalized content for users, and localized content. The website won the 2018 WMA WebAward for Outstanding Achievement.
  • Planned and created a front-end build process for the website using Webpack, CircleCI, and Jest testing.
  • Guided JavaScript standards and lead adoption of modern ES6 standards for the team. Mentored junior developers, and helped with code review for all other developers.

Freelance Web Developer & Consultant


  • Collaborated with another developer and a design agency to redesign and rebuild the Andy Warhol Museum website.
  • Built an on-hold message audio platform for Ace Media on top of React/Redux, PHP, and Node/Express.
  • Developed an interactive video kiosk for the Clyfford Still Museum, built on React and the Vimeo API.

Front-End Engineer


  • Created a performance audit and implemented significant performance improvements for ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight. Also consulted on and led front-end development for a redesign of the site. Served as the lead front-end developer on the ESPN account.
  • Developed a number of high-profile special articles for ESPN’s Grantland.
  • Worked with The Wrap on a redesign of their site, completing the majority of the front-end development for the site and much of the ad integration.
  • Also developed for clients such as World Economic Forum, Edelman, and WP Engine.

Front-End Developer


  • Developed for National Parks Service and the American Association for Cancer Research.


“Emotion, Intimacy and Space: Designing and Developing the Clyfford Still Museum's In-Gallery Video Kiosk System”
Museum Computer Network, 2018
Co-presented with Marty Spellerberg.


B.S. Music Media Production

Ball State University

Graduated December 2013