Sam Rose |


ph: 865.323.6200 |

e: hello@samrose.me

Iā€™m a passionate User Experience designer creating experiences for mobile, the web, and software products. I'm dedicated to promoting the discipline of user experience design.

Education


University of Tennessee | Knoxville, TN

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

May 2013 ā€“ Dec 2017

GPA 3.88 / 4.00

Experience


IBM |

January 2018 - current

UX Engineer

Leading UX and prototyping initiatives on IBM Cloud Private for Data to better design an on-premise data platform for enterprise.

Primary responsibilities include motion-interaction design, testable coded prototypes, process engineering, and project management.

IBM |

June 2017 - August 2017

Software Designer and Offering Manager Intern

Served as Front End Developer on an interdisciplinary team of product managers, user researchers, visual designers, and UX specialists to tackle design challenges and craft software product offerings using IBM Design Thinking methods.

Focused on creating coded prototypes of product offerings as well as serving as a technical consultant throughout the design process.

GitLab |

December 2016 - May 2017

Junior Frontend Engineer

Collaborated with remote team on developing GitLab, an online Git repository manager with a wiki, issue tracking, CI and CD. Required ability to work asynchronously with other developers and designers in different time zones.

Implemented new features into GitLab such as PDF rendering and exporting Issues as CVS. When not working on deliverables, tackled open regressions and bugs related to the front-end.

Cadre5, LLC |

May 2014 - December 2016

Software Engineer

Played key role in development of AngularJS ASP.NET web app for Oak Ridge National Labs. Project involved highly customize UI and responsive design, requiring extensive knowledge of application architecture, component-based layout, and mobile design.

Designed and developed scheduling application for the production of Keurig K-Cups at Keurig Green Mountain factory in Knoxville. Software used custom predictive algorithm to optimize K-Cup production and minimize assembly line overhead.

StudyLoop |

August 2015 - March 2016

Co-founder / Developer

Founded software startup focused on building a collaborative platform for college students to communicate with their classmates. Worked as iOS developer as well as primary Graphic Designer for marketing materials and application user interface.

Participated in a 12 week CodeWorks Accelerator program kick-starting StudyLoop through executive mentorship, investment, financial and legal support. Presented StudyLoop business investment pitch to a panel of Angel Investors.

Web Dev |

May 2009 - December 2015

Freelance Web Developer

As a high school student, designed and developed websites, animation and videos for clients in Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Nashville, and Orlando. Provided design support as a subcontractor on projects for two Knoxville marketing companies.

Technical Overview


Languages

HTML / CSS / JS

Swift

Python

Ruby

SQL

Client-side

Vue

React

Angular

iOS

Server-side

Node

Rails

Django

Dev Ops

Git

Webpack / Gulp

CI / CD

AWS

Design

Sketch

UX

Interaction Design

Animation

Interests

Machine Learning

Design Systems

Motion Engineering

Data Visualization

Awards and Honors


Min Kao Scholar Electrical / Computer Engineering

Dean's List all semesters

Eta Kappa Nu Honors Society

Salutatorian ā€“ Roane County High School Class of 2013