The 2023 online resume of Matthew Scholta

👨‍💻 A Software Engineer whose passion lies in creating quality code written for humans, unlocking developer productivity, and creating a delightful user experience.


Staff Engineer
Sept 2022 - Present

After welcoming a baby girl in August, I'll be starting early September.

    Principal Engineer
    Apr 2021 - Aug 2022

    One year in we've jump-started the organization's code! Taking a "loosely typed and strongly coupled" system and successfully flipping it. The entire stack is now containerized and makes us of Firebase Emulators for an incredible development workflow.

    • 0% - 80% Containerized stack and development workflow
    • Introduced GraphQL and strongly types across services
    • Delivered a full rebuild & rebrand of the Python + Django website to NextJS
    • Survey Framework, CSS Style Guide, Monorepo, Unit/E2E Testing, and more

    Staff Engineer
    Feb 2016 - Apr 2021

    Successfully pitched, prototyped, and delivered several high-impact projects within the organization. Assisting in hiring, managing, and mentoring engineers at various levels, distributed across the globe.

    • Content Management System; Pitched, prototyped, and delivered
    • Progressive Web App (PWA); Pitched, prototyped, and delivered
    • Lerna Monorepo; Pitched, prototyped, and delivered
    • CSS Overhaul; Pitched, prototyped, and delivered
    • Apollo Migration, Redux Migration, Checkout Overhaul, and many more...

    Technical Team Lead
    Nov 2011 - Apr 2015

    Agency life in San Francisco affords the opportunity to work with a variety of "high profile" clients to create and deliver high-impact projects. As Team Lead, my responsibilities included: pitch work, application architecture, technical documentation, code reviews, and mentoring.

    • Google TrainUP; Pitched, architected, developed, and delivered
    • Google Databoard; Conceptualized, architected, developed, and delivered
    • Facebook Disaster Relief; Prototyped with BackboneJS and Facebook API's
    • Apple iAds; Development of HTML micro sites internally for Apple
    • Apple iAds; Pitched an abstraction to minimize production time/cost, which was adopted internally


    San Francisco State University

    Industrial Design (incomplete)

    A late change of major from Mechanical Engineering to Industrial Design and the lack of available courses I freelanced and went part-time over the course of several years doing graphic/web design, and web development.

    • Industrial Designers Society of America 2004 - 2007
    • Teaching Assistant: Automated Manufacturing Sys.
    • Teaching Assistant: Metals Manufacturing
    • Teaching Assistant: Drafting & Sketching for Design