Andrew Walpole

Principal Web Developer & Engineering Manager

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Professional Summary

With 20 years of experience in software engineering, and 10 years of experience leading and mentoring engineers and UX designers, I lead healthy, effective teams through setting clear expectations, continuous coaching and mentoring, and establishing team trust.

I architect and build performant web applications, high-traffic websites, and internal tools and systems. I’m highly adaptable to new technologies and have experience across multiple front-end and back-end frameworks.

I partner excellently with teams and external stakeholders to best serve the business and its overall goals. I work hard to bring value and positive change through thoughtful people leadership, deep technical knowledge, and strategic business decision making.

I see opportunities, make insightful business connections, and know how to make that strategy actionable.

I lead and communicate in all directions; I’m not afraid to be held and hold others accountable.

I write clean and robust code; know how to teach to and learn from my team without ego or hubris.

I can admit when I’m wrong, and don’t let strong opinions cloud my judgment; all situations deserve nuanced, objective analysis.

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San Diego, CA / US Remote

Work Experience

Director of Web Development


03/2023 - Current

  • Led and managed a team of five developers, delivering performant, accessible websites for the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Critical technical consultant for the MarTech department, fostering collaboration between developers, digital producers, and client teams.
  • Established and upheld our company's web development standards, ensuring consistency and quality across projects.
  • Advised on optimal technical solutions, ensuring clients' needs were met with efficient and scalable architectures.
  • Skillfully estimated project timelines, effort and resources, even amongst ambiguous and limited project details.
  • Designed and implemented robust and adaptable technical strategies and processes, positioning our projects for long-term success.

Director of Web Development


01/2020 - 02/2023

  • Led a five-member web development team to build complex, high-quality, accessible, performant client websites; maintained low-stress, low burn-out.
  • Developed high-performing websites using many modern web stacks including: Wordpress, Astro, Eleventy, Nuxt.js and Next.js.
  • Architected and led digital strategy efforts for clients; advised clients directly on adopting technologies to fit their business goals.
  • Consistently met rigorous timelines and partnered successfully with designers and account managers to prioritize and manage features, timelines and project budgets.
  • Contributed heavily to the creation and execution of the company’s future growth strategy via the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS).
  • Implemented successful transition to agile work processes, increasing project productivity and collaboration.

Manager, XD & Web Development

Jack in the Box inc.

03/2009 - 01/2020

  • Led a five-member design and development team to develop user- and business-driven web-applications from concept to launch.
  • Architected and led development and design of a custom in-house training platform with angular.js, Contentful and Vue, saving over $300k per year over an off-the-shelf solution. Used agile processes to launch and iterate on applications quickly.
  • Ran low-cost “unconference” event five times, recognized as a major culture-building corporate event, accompanied by a Vue- and Firebase-based scheduling app that streamlined event logistics and management.
  • Rebranded Multimedia Team to Experience Design Team, increasing its recognition and value beyond Training to support Operations, Marketing, HR, IT and Finance.
  • Cut six-figure budget by 25% while exceeding team goals and meeting business needs by turning strategic goals into prioritized, actionable project plans.
  • Developed interactive training content and assessment apps and tools to support the needs of restaurant operations and HR.

Adjunct Professor, Web Development

UCSD Extension

10/2014 - 12/2019

  • Built and taught HTML5 & CSS, responsive web design, JavaScript, JQuery, mobile programming concepts, and business of digital media courses.

Adjunct Professor, Web Development

The Art Institute of California

02/2009 - 10/2013

  • Instructed students on Intermediate and Advanced ActionScript 3.0, covering comprehensive topics from fundamental programming and OOP to game development and API design.
  • Implemented the 5-step training methodology — Prepare, Tell, Show, Do, and Review — to structure lectures and ensure effective student engagement.
  • Independently designed and administered a tailored class curriculum, ensuring content relevance and student comprehension.

Web & Flash Developer

Intercasting Corp

03/2006 - 02/2009

  • Collaborated on web integrations and managed content using HTML, CSS, XSLT, Flash, and Javascript.
  • Crafted branded graphics for web/print using Photoshop and Illustrator, and developed Flash Lite mobile apps.

Data Admin & Interactive Developer

i-Safe America, inc.

05/2005 - 09/2005

Software Engineering Intern


06/2004 - 09/2004