Technical Problem Solver seeking fast-paced environment
- Palo Alto, California (San Francisco Bay Area)
Erika Jurney's Overview
- Cornell University
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Erika Jurney's Summary
I am seeking a position at a fast-paced startup-like environment where I can help bring the company or group to the next level of its growth. I am organized, addicted to detail, and able to foresee consequences of change. I plan and execute painless operational transitions. I speak engineer, marketing, design, and management, and I am a great translator between departments. I am looking for an opportunity in or near Palo Alto, CA to bring my diverse skill set into play.
Erika Jurney's Experience
Director, Product Management
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Health, Wellness and Fitness industry
November 2011 – December 2012 (1 year 2 months) Menlo Park, CA, US
I began as PokitDok's Lead Front End Developer and was then promoted to Director of Product Management to take the company through several complex operational transitions. Additionally, I managed the project schedule, balanced engineer workload, assisted new staff transitioning to start-up life, backed up the CEO in whatever she needed, helped plan future product extensions, and managed changes to our existing product.
(In December 2012, PokitDok laid off non-engineers due to cash-flow problems unrelated to their product offering.)
Front-End Web Developer
Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Internet industry
January 1995 – July 2011 (16 years 7 months) Stanford, CA
HighWire is the electronic publisher of over 1500 scholarly publications such as Science Magazine, the British Medical Journal, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. We began as an independent startup with limited support from the University.
In the early days, there were about five of us in the group, and I designed and implemented the interface for all our scholarly publications and worked with our customers to sort out exactly what they wanted their sites to do and look like.
As my position evolved, I moved into working with our home-grown page templating language ("DTL") to separate back-end and front-end development. I worked with the engineers to make sure this language they were creating was tailored to the work we needed to accomplish.
I then became our local expert in this proprietary language and was known as the person who could bend it to my will and solve any problems with it.
In later years as we grew towards and past 100 employees, I worked on special projects such as our early mobile interfaces, Kindle versions of our publications, and replacing our kludgy home-grown internal forum software with the industry-standard vBulletin.
User Interface Designer
Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry
November 1993 – August 1995 (1 year 10 months)
Designed and implemented the look-and-feel for one of the University's earliest web projects.
Erika Jurney's Skills & Expertise
Erika Jurney's Education
1986 – 1989
Erika Jurney's Courses
- First year of MArch degree at SCI-Arc (sciarc.edu) 1989-90
- Year and a half of photography studies at SFAI (sfai.edu) 1991-92
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