Nicole Furlan

Hi! I'm Nicole.

I'm an animal protector and software developer on a pursuit of equality, compassion, and justice for all.



  • Associate Director of Web Development, Mercy for Animals (2015-2019)
    • Communicated with other departments and developed software solutions to address their technical needs
    • Advised and guided the organization on higher-level technical functionality and planning
    • Assisted with creating, updating, and fixing issues with websites and applications
    • Used Git for code version control
    • Assisted in creating and maintaing a large library of technical documentation for both technical and non-technical staff members
    • Built team of three developers, including analyzing team needs, creating job postings, interviewing candidates, and selecting new hires
    • Managed and mentored team members
    • Managed projects, eliminated roadblocks, delegated tasks according to team member suitability and workload
    • Conducted code reviews to ensure functionality and quality
    • Kept on top of new trends for websites and web applications
  • Director of Technology, Animal Outlook (2013-2015)
    • Developed and maintained WordPress themes, plugins, and 3rd party integrations (using mostly PHP, Javascript, and MySQL)
    • Migrated several websites to Wordpress with the goal of non-technical staff maintainability
    • Built and maintained a secure and reliable Linux server which hosted a large amount of websites
    • Set up and used Git for code version control
    • Developed graphics using Adobe Photoshop upon request
    • Reviewed and edited web content and layout
    • Developed and maintained relevant documentation with the level of user technical expertise in mind
    • Coordinated and/or assisted with other projects as determined
    • Designed and sent out newsletters using Mailchimp
    • Set up tracking on websites including Google Search Console, Google Analytics, and Google Adwords
    • Contributed to strategies for driving traffic to websites, including writing blog articles as time allows
    • Continuously searched for ways to improve websites
  • Software Engineer, General Dynamics Mission Systems (2008-2013)
    • Researched, planned, designed, developed, and tested software in collaboration with other teams and departments
    • Applied the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of technical engineering products
    • Managed the entire software release process for a large team of engineers
    • Researched and analyzed data, such as customer design proposals, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application

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