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Zach Olivare

Software Engineer

If you're looking for...

  • A UI Architect
  • Fullstack experience
  • React, TypeScript, and CSS
  • Design systems
  • Open source experience
  • Web, desktop, mobile
  • ADA compliance
  • UX Advocacy
  • 10+ years of experience
  • A compelling communicator
  • Effective solutions to complex problems

...then you've come to the right place! 🤓

More about me
Zach Olivare
GLAS thermostat

GLAS by Johnson Controls

  • Architected and built an embedded Windows IoT Core UWP application for Johnson Controls' first ever smart residential thermostat, GLAS
  • As the security champion for GLAS, I worked with security consultants and 3rd party pen testers to meet corporate security requirements

Robert Half Technologies

  • Architected and built a content-focused Gatsby React application (digital magazines)
  • Created a library of reusable React components
  • Developed the front end of a nurse management system that allowed coordinators to search for and manipulate nurse records through a variety of user friendly mechanisms, including a custom Google Maps integration
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JCI Corporate Design System

  • Architected and co-built a company-wide design system in vanilla JS, React, and Angular
  • Most of the code was written in vanilla JS to maximize code-reuse, and relatively lightweight wrappers were created for React and Angular to maximize adoption
  • Created and maintained complex monorepo build systems
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Bright Cellars

  • I lead the development of the Bright Cellars design system, a library of easy to use, flexible, themeable React components capable of being used across products
  • Got team and leadership buy in on a re-write of the customer facing site from heavily customized WordPress to Next.js
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  • Created an Azure Static Web App for sharing PowerBI reports and an Azure Functions backend with a Gremlin Cosmos Graph DB
  • Created Business Ops, an Electron Windows application and installer to manage extensions for PowerBI desktop
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  • Architected and lead the development of a $4M revenue product using Next.js, React, TypeScript, React Query, Tailwind CSS, Node, Koa, MongoDB Atlas
  • Implemented our UX design system as a React component library. Also created its docs website (Storybook) and gave company-wide presentations to increase adoption
  • Executed a complete frontend redesign of an application with 5,000+ daily active users with zero user impact

Open source contributions

Creator of:

  • Unorepo - A CLI for monorepo management
  • Jest-tsd - An extension to the Jest testing framework to allow direct testing of TypeScript type definitions
  • gremlin-cosmos - A wrapper for the JavaScript implementation of gremlin to make interacting with the Gremlin API of a Cosmos DB less painful.

Build In

TypeScript, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, C#, XAML, Java, Swift, Python

Build With

Git, React, Svelte, Node.js, Mongo DB, Next.js, Bun, Electron, Astro, Angular, React Query, Tailwind CSS, SASS, Yup, vite, esbuild, Storybook UI, Gremlin

Build For

Web, Node, CLI, Windows, IoT, Mac, iOS, Android, People

My Other Interests

When I'm not writing code, I enjoy cooking, photography, and spending time with my wife Kierstyn and my two dogs, Lola and Fitz. I'm an avid Brewers fan and love venturing into the great outdoors whenever possible.