Erick Merchant


Experienced software engineer specializing in front-end web development seeks senior role using the web platform to make performant and accessible web sites/applications.

Employment History

  1. Software Engineer

    October 2021 — PresentWorkStep, San Francisco, CA
    • Worked with Python and React to add features to their product
  2. Senior Software Engineer

    August 2019 — October 2021Brightspot, Reston, VA
    • Developed HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for client websites with a focus on accessibility and performance
    • Coded reusable web components
  3. Senior Developer

    May 2012 — July 2019Adpearance, Portland, OR
    • Created the editor for their CMS using jQuery, Nunjucks, and Browserify, then later, Vue and Webpack
    • Acted as the lead front-end developer for the team that built the CMS and websites with it
    • Drove the adoption of tools such as git, Sass, and gulp, and established conventions for using them
    • Assisted designers and other developers in all things JavaScript (jQuery, gulp, Vue, etc)
    • Wrote web-scrapers using Puppeteer to populate client sites with their products, and to migrate them from one system to another
    • Developed responsive websites using ExpressionEngine
  4. Developer

    June 2006 — May 2012NetBiz, Inc., Tualatin, OR
    • Used PHP and MySQL to develop features for our CMS
    • Worked with the Squarespace platform to build sites
    • Wrote JavaScript to make interactive elements of client sites
    • Developed cross-browser templates based on PSD designs


  1. A.A.S., Web Design

    May 2006Tompkins-Cortland Community College, Dryden, NY
  2. B.A., Anthropology

    May 2002University at Albany, Albany, NY