Roxane Ambrose

San Francisco, CA | 415-722-1116 |

Technologies & Tools

Linux, Apache, MySQL, AWS, Rackspace Cloud, Varnish, Drupal, OO PHP, Perl, Python, Django, MongoDB, Node.js, CoffeeScript, LESS, Jade,  (X)HTML/CSS/JS, AJAX, MVC JMeter, New Relic, Google Custom Search Engine, and Google Analytics.

Professional Experience

DocuSign, San Francisco, CA

Senior Web Architect October 2011 – Present

  • Implemented the initial processes for development and release management for DocuSign web properties.
  • Manage LAMP development for and ecommerce system. Conducted code reviews, created processes, and collaborated with product owners.
  • Managed cloud servers and owned devops.
  • Worked cross-functionally on the ecommerce functionality on the product team (in Node.js).
  • Hired and trained a complete team of developers.
  • Architected solutions for many business objectives, including: content switching based on IP, growing trials, implementing Eloqua for lead scoring, and lowering page load time as unique visitors grew.
  • Launched international sites, especially product form functionality for Brazil.

NextAdvisor, San Francisco, CA

Lead Developer Mar 2010 – October 2011

Responsible for managing and mentoring a team of full-time and contract developers and IT staff; architecture, and hands-on development using MySQL, (X)HTML, CSS, JavaScript; definition and development of automated scripts; MySQL database administration; API interactions; UNIX and SVN operations; A/B testing; SEO.

  • Automated daily revenue and cost reports, increasing finance team productivity by 2-3 hours daily.
  • Enhanced staff productivity by technically mentoring staff; directly improved the CMS in order to streamline content writers’ publishing work.
  • Initiated change in web hosting providers, saving a significant amount of expense and improving load times.
  • Improved overall technical communication between developers, executives, and external partners.

Sabbatical 2009 – 2010

Voluntary travel sabbatical.

DriverSide, San Francisco, CA

Senior Web Developer 2007 – 2008

Supported brand new start-up company and managed web projects, such as defining requirements, setting project scope, and analyzing time schedules; partnered with executives to continually improve efficiency of site operations.

  • Served as the first developer hired to initiate and write primary web features, including registration, home page, navigation, and database schemas.
  • Re-evaluated the latency of website and fine-tuned front-end and back-end code for size and speed.
  • Ensured all architectural decisions were implemented and communicated effectively to all staff members.

Little Truck Web Services, San Francisco, CA

Lead Developer 2006 – 2008

Built and operated start-up company to provide website development. General functions include, but were not limited to: web development, hosting/domain setup, auditing, maintenance, graphics and animations, marketing, and search engine optimization (SEO).

  • Collaborated with corporate clients, such as Wells Fargo, Sendmail, LiveBooks, Riverbed, and Narus.
  • Offered in-house training and consulted clients through personalized product learning sessions.

Google, Mountain View, CA

Web Developer 2005 – 2006

Corporate intranet site maintenance; web UI development; internal search on Google Search Appliance; internal person search application.

  • Rewrote large portions of internal person-search application in order to advance functionality and organization
  • Revised and built new internal micro-sites.
  • Reorganized and streamlined the Engineering homepage and Wiki homepage; conducted user tests during redesign to analyze web issues and recommend proper solutions.

Zone Labs, San Francisco, CA

Senior Web Developer 2001 – 2005

Developed new web content on corporate site and microsites; mentored 2 developers; execution of automation scripts.

  • Published new data to website on UNIX servers running Weblogic and Apache.
  • Created all new customer-facing scripts and managed web content on; example projects included:
  • Designed a useful “open/closed” script in JSP to show availability of help line.
  • Revised and edited all of site’s user forms, converting content from Perl to JSP.
  • Produced a Risk Assessment Tool allowing customers to evaluate the cost of safety threats.
  • Built other successful internal application tools.

Additional Information

SFSI, 501(c)(3)
Switchboard Supervisor 2011-Present
Board Member 2009 – 2011

Women’s Community Clinic, 501(c)(3)
Volunteer 2015-Present

Cogswell College, Sunnyvale, CA
Adjunct Teacher, Web Design & Interactivity Spring 2007


Bachelor of Arts – Flagler College

Continuing education courses – University of California – Java, Advanced Perl, and Statistics


Written on April 5th, 2011

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