Rylee Corradini

User Experience Specialist / Lead Frontend Engineer

Frontend Engineering Leadership


A lead/staff-level web engineer with over 20 years of experience, specializing in web application development, design systems, and user-oriented design. A strong history of leading web development teams in the delivery of multi-million-dollar projects for enterprise organizations. Skilled at driving innovation and delivering world-class, accessible user experience.

Selected Experience

Staff Frontend Engineer 2020—Present SurveyMonkey, San Mateo CA
  • Led multi-quarter project (participating with cross-functional partners across product, design, customer support, and engineering orgs) to plan and execute a migration from our in-house billing platform to one built on top of the Stripe platform
  • Spearheaded migration of legacy Python web apps to modern software platform (React, TypeScript, GraphQL)
  • Co-founded and led the TypeScript guild, which drove the effort to pave the way for company-wide migration from JavaScript to TypeScript
Frontend Engineer / Frontend Group Lead 2017—2020 Quora, Mountain View CA
  • Worked closely with design partners to build the Quora's first company-wide design system & component library
  • Led project to migrate this design system from Python+SASS to React+JSS
  • Built out full frontend rendering & text-editing support for RTL (e.g. Arabic/Hebrew) languages
  • Elevated frontend development across product engineering and design orgs through office hours, tech talks, recruiting improvements, and establishment of best practices
Staff UI Engineer 2016—2017 Zenefits, San Francisco CA
  • Worked with cross-functional partners to ensure consistent user experience
  • Taught/mentored junior & full-stack engineers in front-end best practices
  • Prototyped front-end architecture of platform "dev center" effort
Founding Frontend Engineer 2013—2016 Heighten, Redwood City CA
  • Designed & built first web version of the company's core product
  • Worked closely with UX & product designers to craft robust, data-driven user interface code
  • Recruited, evaluated & mentored junior engineers
  • Worked when needed on Backend, Android, and iOS codebases (MongoDB / Java / ObjectiveC)
Senior Computer Scientist 2008—2013 White Oak Technologies, Inc., Silver Spring MD
  • Led development of broad effort to bring multiple independent web applications together in a single, unified portal with consistent visual design
  • Worked with cross-functional partners to define system requirements
  • Interviewed, hired, and lead a team with 3 other engineers
  • Advocated for adoption of agile processes, managing backlog and release cycles
  • Spoke at DojoConf 2011 on optimization of large-scale data grid visualization
Software Engineer 2007—2008 MasterControl, Inc., Salt Lake City UT
  • ColdFusion/JavaScript/AJAX web design and development for an enterprise-grade process/document control web application
  • Mentored junior developers and summer interns
  • Drove adoption of advanced Web 2.0 (i.e. AJAX-powered) feature enhancements to the codebase
User Interface Engineer 2003—2005 Gatelinx / Vizual Corp., Southern Pines NC
  • Co-developed desktop V/VoIP client application frontend
  • Worked closely with other engineers on the development team to ensure smooth interaction between different modules and plug-ins such as video, voice, and file & application sharing

Key Skills

  • Web Application Development
  • User Experience / Interface Design
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Cross-Functional Leadership
  • Mentorship


  • HTML 5
  • JavaScript / ES6+
  • TypeScript
  • CSS 3
  • Jest / Enzyme
  • React.js
  • Redux
  • GraphQL
  • Python
  • Next.js


MA Computational Linguistics
2010 Brigham Young University
BA Linguistics
2002 Brigham Young University