Kara R Bernert

I'm a full-stack web developer. I build apps, teams, and processes that scale gracefully.

I'm interested in early-stage projects aiming for big impacts.



Ruby, Elm, HTML/haml, CSS/SCSS, JavaScript/ES6/CoffeeScript, SQL, Mongo, SVG, Python, Haskell, R

Frameworks & Libraries

Rails, React, Webpack, Node, RSpec, Minitest, Cucumber, Jasmine, elm-test, Chai, JQuery, Angulars, Backbone, Bootstrap

Tools & Processes

Git & github, vim, tmux, pair programming, Agile, Pivotal Tracker, ProductBoard, AWS, Heroku, Circle CI, Segment, HubSpot, Docker, Periscope Data, HubSpot & Stripe Dev Tools/APIs

Design Software

Figma, Zeplin, Inkscape, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign



New York, NY

Sr. Software Engineer & Product Manager, 2014-2019

Engineering & Development - Developed features for and maintained large-scale web applications in various languages and frameworks using Agile processes, behavior- and test-driven development, and pair and individual programming

Experiments & Data - Led the technical implementation and guided the design of marketing and product experiments pertaining to growth, engagement, and user experience

Leadership & People - Worked to improve organizational performance as a team leader, a project management mentor, and a leading participant in culture & employee policy overhaul

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Technical Research Asssistant II, 2013-2014


Delay Fiction
New York, NY

Technical Advisor, 2018-Present

Assist Executive Director in building and maintaining an online literary magazine with a custom static site generator. Currently leading a full site redesign

New York, NY

Cohost, 2016-2018

Jointly ran a monthly meetup of new and experienced elm users including talks, tutorials, and casual coworking

Wellesley, MA

Mentor, 2017

Helped small groups of undergraduate women compete in weekend-long hackathons with technical, design, and project management guidance


Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA

B.A. in Chemistry and Women’s and Gender Studies, 2012

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME

Exchange Study Program, 2010

Harvard Extension School

Cambridge, MA

Classes in French, Biostatistics, 2011, 2012, 2014

App Academy

Manhattan, NY

Intensive Course in Web Development, 2014

contact etc.

I'm on the market! If you're looking for contract or full-time development, please reach out via email.

krbernert@gmail.com beavz linkedin @_beavz printable resume