Lead Front-End Developer Brooklyn, NY.

Dec. 2023 - Present

    Sr. Front-End Software Engineer ATLANTA, GA.
    Gigantik (formerly GigLabs)

    Nov. 2021 - Oct. 2023

    • Led front-end feature development of our GIGANTIK Platform which includes the consumer marketplace and CMS dashboard
    • Successfully developed a performant marketplace, capable of handling over 10,000 concurrent users, resulting in a significant increase in conversion rates, selling out tens of thousands web3 campaigns, exceeding business objectives.
      EXAMPLES: NFL All Day, UFC Strike, NBA TopShot, and more!
    • Mentored a team of junior front-end developers through pair programming, and advanced React training, resulting in a notable improvement in the team's technical acumen and productivity
    Andrew Roberts

    Andrew Roberts

    Gigantik Senior Technical Lead

    "I worked very closely with Allan Serna for two years. He worked as a member of the development team at GigLabs while I was one of the lead developers. During this time, Allan proved himself to be a valuable team member by demonstrating not only excellent technical skills but also demonstrating the ability to work as a team to achieve common goals. Allan always strived to deliver high quality software and consistently went above and beyond his regular duties to ensure this high level of quality was met. When Allan joined GigLabs, he was a recent college graduate. Our expectations for Allan were for his contributions to the team to be in line with a junior developer role. However, over the course of two years Allan demonstrated not only the ability to learn new skills quickly but to also apply them in the necessary situations. By the end of his time at GigLabs, Allan was contributing to the team in a senior developer capacity. His contributions to our platform will have a lasting impact for years to come. Allan is a very talented developer and I’m confident that Allan has the intelligence, work ethic, and communication skills to be a key contributor wherever he works. I couldn't recommend Allan more highly."

    Vince Oswalt

    Vince Oswalt

    Gigantik Head of Engineering

    "I had the pleasure to work with Allan for several years and I recommend him without reservation. Allan can handle anything you throw at him and he always impressed me with his ability to exceed expectations. Allan is a fantastic person and will definitely be an asset to any team fortunate enough to have him onboard. "

    Software Engineer II SAN JOSE, CA.

    JUNE 2021 - Nov. 2021

    • Maintained 3 open-source SDK projects for Webex resulting in improved stability and a reduction in reported issues
    • Conducted thorough information security compliance reviews of the JS SDK’s code repository, resulting in a 100% compliance rate

    Front-End Development Engineer II IRVING, TX.

    NOV. 2020 - jUNE 2021

    • Played a key role in the design and development of the new Michaels product dispute flow and customer care portal
    • Diagrammed user flows and data structures and presented in demos to ensure alignment of project goals
    • Formed documentation including coding practices and review guidelines, resulting in an increase in code quality

    Web Application Developer Freelancer remote start-up.
    Abode (formerly Scholars)

    May 2020 - Nov. 2020

    • Significantly expanded the feature set of the Abode web platform with React, Redux, Tailwind, and Firebase.
    • Developed several high-level features on the application like the Blog (w/ full CRUD functionality), the Job Board, and all of the Student Resources and Company Profiles, amongst others.
    • Integrated Greenhouse (ATS) onto the platform for companies so that they can connect their Greenhouse account to their Abode account.
    • Implemented imports from CSV and Greenhouse while also polishing the data to create a dashboard for data visualizations.




    Abode is a business recruiting platform that connects college students with employers for internships and entry-level positions.

    Web Application Developer Freelancer remote start-up.

    July 2020 - SEPT. 2020

    • Completely revamped Tallysight's web application with React, Next.js, React BootStrap, and TypeScript.
    • Developed a custom image generator that allowed sports analysts to share their insights onto major social media platforms, bringing new traffic to the site.
    • Implemented react components with the power to search, sort, and filter through large amounts of sports data.
    • Developed a multi-upload tool for the content team, significantly improving their efficiency in uploading content onto the Mongo database.




    Tallysight is a next-generation platform that helps sports writers, analysts, & organizations showcase their insights and grow their brand.

    Front-End Web Developer Intern St. Louis, MO.
    New Balance

    Aug. 2019 - Dec. 2019

    • Developed page banners, product headers, navigator tiles, and marketing emails using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
    • Optimized product page load times by up to 25% by compressing graphics and minifying CSS.
    • Peer-reviewed other team members' code, checking for responsiveness and cleanliness of code implementation.
    • Scripted a web crawler with a Chrome Webdriver from Selenium that scans merchandise and detects price and stock changes through data handling and CSV file i/o with Python.

    Software Developer Intern Alpharetta, GA.
    Dispersive Networks

    May 2019 - Aug. 2019

    • Built a CRUD web application with ReactJS and Redux that manages permissions for certain applications based on positions in a visual workflow tree, streamlining the onboarding process.
    • Implemented various tree updating algorithms like insertion, deletion, editing, and drag & drop.
    • Furthered the project by developing a dashboard that shared further info. and added search & sort functionality.
    • Utilized RESTful API's with GoLang and performance-tested them with Postman.


    Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA.
    Master of Science in Computer Science (OMSCS)

    Aug. 2021 - Present

    • Specializing in Computer Systems and Networks
    • PROGRAM GPA: 3.7
    • Courses taken so far: Intro to InfoSec, Computer Networks, Network Security, DB System Concepts & Design, Software Analysis & Testing, Computer Law, Global Entrepeneurship, Robotic AI Techniques

    Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA.
    Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

    Aug. 2015 - May 2020

    • Graduated with High Honors and as a SanDisk Scholar
    • Major GPA: 3.6, Cumulative GPA: 3.4
    • Focus: People & Media (HCI)
    • Minor: Sports, Society, and Technology from the GT School of History and Sociology

    Hume-Fogg Academic High School Nashville, TN.
    High School and Cambridge Research Diploma

    Aug. 2011 - May 2015

    • Graduated Top 10% of the class from the #49 Nationally Ranked High School in the United States
    • Performed a 2 year Cambridge Research on immigration patterns from Latin America to the United States
    • 2x All-District, 2x All-Regional, 2x All Mid-State, 1x All-State, 1x All-Star Athlete for Men's Varsity Soccer


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    Frameworks & Libraries

    React (JS & Native)




    Chakra UI

    Next. JS




    Back-end services



    AWS API GateWay





    Additional Skills

    Graphic Design, Visual Medias, Video Production, Audio Production, Interpreting/Translating (Spanish/English)

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