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Software Engineer

About me


🚀 Greetings! I’m Kristi Zentner, software engineer. With over two years under my belt, I’ve honed my skills in crafting robust, responsive full-stack applications. My main expertise is with React, JavaScript, and other front-end technologies.

💡 I genuinely value the process of learning. Whether it’s a new framework, language, or a nuanced technique, I welcome the opportunity to expand my skill set.

🌀 Having worked within agile frameworks, I appreciate the rhythm and structure it brings to development. Always looking forward to growing and understanding more about the evolving world of tech, I’m curious and excited about the paths ahead.


Front End Engineer

Hawker Software

Jan 2023 - Present

  • Enhanced the React frontend's reliability with a Ruby-based end-to-end testing suite, resulting in a test coverage increase of over 30%
  • Built a robust reporting feature capable of processing large amounts of data, offering 3 distinct report templates, to cater to diverse analytics needs
  • Collaborated with executive leadership and backend engineers to ensure streamlined planning, development, and delivery of client-focused features
  • Managed the lifecycle of new features, tech debt, and bug resolutions across the stack using agile methodologies and UI/UX design principles, prioritizing product stability and timely releases
  • Dedicated 70% of work time to front-end development and 30% to backend tasks

Software Engineer II


Aug 2022 - June 2023

  • Developed a full-stack web-based UI/UX design application in Svelte and Node.js that streamlined the client onboarding process by reducing the workload of design and engineering teams
  • Delivered 3+ long-term projects aimed at improving our product suite, including the creation of new embeddable web components
  • Mentored and guided junior engineers by providing regular one-on-one assistance to solidify best practices and overall knowledge of important programming principles
  • Contributed to the maintenance and improvement of existing code through debugging, regular testing, and identifying areas for optimization

Software Engineer I


Mar 2022 - Aug 2022

  • Collaborated across product, design, and engineering teams to maintain a suite of over 10 embeddable and independently functioning web components written in Svelte, accessed by hundreds of thousands of users daily
  • Implemented a comprehensive end-to-end testing suite with Playwright, which streamlined the QA process, reduced front-end related production bugs, and improved release quality
  • Participated in daily code reviews with both senior and junior engineers to maintain elegant, efficient and dry code
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Realtime Object Detector

A simple project using the TensorFlow COCO-SSD pre-trained model to identify objects in real time. Built with Next.js, Tailwind CSS, and TensorFlow.js.


A Chrome extension that utilizes the power of OpenAI Chat-GPT to summarize YouTube videos. Built with Next.js.

Kristi's Coffee Corner

A mock website for a coffee shop. Features an e-commerce shop and checkout built with the Stripe API. Built with React.js and Node.js.


An iOS app built to record and share your daily gratitude lists. Built with React Native and Google Firebase.

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