Angélique Weger

Engineering Manager

Work + Experience

  • Engineering Manager, Front-end

    Lumen Learning

    Oct 2019 – present

    Leadership

    • Developed career progression strategy, providing engineering team with meaningful titles and clear expectations for each level
    • Responsible for growing front-end team from 2 to 4, including developing hiring and onboarding processes that were then adopted by entire engineering team
    • Improving and reconciling fragmented team workflows
    • Collaborating closely with product managers, developers and designer to scope and estimate work to achieve our product roadmap
    • Coaching 5 team members at a variety of skill levels via regular 1:1s
    • Organizing and running team meetings, including sprint planning and retrospectives

    Technical

    • Planning and implementing front-end features and bug fixes across our products
    • Providing guidelines to developers and content team for creating inclusive and accessible markup and about testing with screen readers
    • Writing documentation and participating in code review

    Culture

    • Conducting company-wide workshop on accessibility and inclusive design principles
    • Establishing and modeling engineering team norms, specifically around learning/professional development and employee wellness
  • Adjunct Professor

    MICA

    Aug 2018 – present

    • Instructing undergraduate students in GD 220 (Graphic Design 2) and GD 431 (Front End Web development)
    • Developing curriculum and assignments for each 16-week course
    • Working 1:1 with students and providing detailed code review in response to assignments
  • Front-end Lead + Manager

    Fractured Atlas

    May 2017 – Oct 2019

    Leadership

    • Managed UX engineering team, including holding 1:1s and setting team priorities
    • Served as project lead for crowdfunding and fundraising tool, including organizing and running team meetings and retrospectives

    Technical

    • Provided coding guidelines for writing maintainable Sass and inclusive and accessible markup
    • Wrote and reviewed front-end code
    • Built and deployed design system to establish a consistent look and feel across a variety of applications
    • Created site wireframes and prototypes to improve internal discussions and planning about site features and organization

    Culture

    • Developed and presented all-staff training on accessibility testing and best practices
    • Provided guidance on the organization's transition to being wholly virtual/remote (including being featured on our blog)
  • Senior Front-end Developer

    Detroit Trading

    Jun 2014 – Apr 2017

    Leadership

    • Collaborated across the company, including CEO, .NET and Angular developers, designer and sales, to advocate for UX and to complete successful projects

    Technical

    • Led A-B testing of lead-generation forms to increase engagement and conversion. Lead funnel conversion increased from ~5% to more than 10% through improvements to copy, design and mobile layout.
    • Responsible for front-end development of our brand sites (car.show and usedca.rs), online automotive shopping tools (for brands such as Time, AutoGuide, CNET and Kmart) and data-driven dashboards for our clients
    • Created brand style guide and built component-based Sass stylesheets to make development more efficient
    • Prepared site wireframes and prototypes to improve internal discussions and planning about site features and organization
  • Freelance Web Designer + Developer

    Sep 2004 – Jun 2014

More Information

Technical Expertise

  • Languages

    • Sass/CSS
    • JavaScript
    • HTML
    • PHP
    • Ruby
  • Frameworks + Libraries

    • Vue.js
    • React
    • Bootstrap
    • Middleman
    • Ruby on Rails
  • Tools

    • Version control
    • Screen readers
    • Jira
    • InVision
    • Google Analytics
    • Mixpanel
    • Optimizely

Talks + Workshops

  • Intro to Sass

    MICA (2016), Baltimore Innovation Week (2015)

  • Superpowered Front-end Theming with Sass & SMACSS Workshop

    Baltimore Innovation Week (2015)

  • Static Site Generators

    Bmore on Rails (2015)

  • 30 Tech Concepts in 30 Mins

    AIGA Baltimore Ink & Pixels (2015)

  • HTML 101 Workshop

    National Women In Tech Nonprofit (2014)

  • WordPress 101 Workshop

    Baltimore Innovation Week (2013), Mesh Baltimore (2013)

Community

  • National Women In Tech Nonprofit

    Baltimore chapter leader and teacher from 2013–2017. Organized and presented hands-on workshops for women to learn web and software development. Coordinated teachers and volunteer teaching assistants across a wide variety of tech subjects. Built relationships with local companies and nonprofits who can provide space for our classes or other sponsorship opportunities. At the time I stepped down, the chapter had 1500+ members and had hosted 60+ events.

  • Creative Mixtape

    Collaborative events between 7 Baltimore professional design associations. Participated in event and sponsorship logistics, including development of the one-page event site for our kickoff December 2016 event.

  • Bmore on Rails, AIGA, Mesh Baltimore

    speaker and member

  • ChangeEngine

    Wrote a column on the intersection of art and measurable impact from 2012–2014 (archive of articles)

Honors

  • Spirited Woman Giving Back

    2017 Baltimore Spirited Woman Awards

  • Technologist of the Year

    2015 Baltimore Innovation Awards

  • Tech Mission Org of the Year

    2015 Baltimore Innovation Awards

  • PASSHE Women's Consortium Annual Undergraduate Women's Leadership Institution Scholarship