Zack Rothauser


Freelance Software Developer

  • 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.
  • Worked to help rebuild the user interface for the Pods framework, a tool used by thousands of developers, as a React app.
  • Contributed to building the React web app for Jenie, a service for hospitality booking.
  • Collaborated with a designer to develop an online Gala experience for the Chinese American Museum using React and Next.js.
March 2020 - present

Senior Software Developer

Alley Interactive
  • Helped contribute to development of Irving: a React-based, isomorphically-rendered, headless CMS frontend application.
  • Contributed to a team to build websites for Fortune, Colorado Public Radio, and Roll Call as Irving applications.
March 2019 - March 2020

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 CRUD 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 for the team, resulting in a move away from jQuery to modern ES6 standards. Mentored other developers on the team.
October 2017 - March 2019

Freelance Web Developer

  • 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.
August 2016 - December 2017

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.
December 2014 - August 2016

Front-End Developer

  • Provided front-end development for National Parks Service, Montclair ISD, and the American Association for Cancer Research.
  • Contributed to the success of a high-performance team specializing in enterprise web development.
June 2014 - December 2014



B.S. Music Media Production

Ball State University
Graduated December 2013