toby benjamin

Front-end developer with a passion for human-computer interaction, accessible design, and technology as a means to social progress. Experience working with collaborative teams, as a team leader, and as an independent contractor; for rapid deployment companies, startups, national brands, and non-profits. Strong communication skills to collaborate with project strategists, designers, technical team members, and end-users.


Cloud Software Engineer

New York Life

Developed a React-based software to generate insurance policy recommendations using proprietary APIs; lead effort to standardize JSS stylesheets using Material-UI theme provider; reformatted existing UI and developed reusable components to provide an optimal experience for users of adaptive devices and comply with WCAG Level AA standards

Senior WordPress Engineer


Worked with designers, developers, and strategists to develop custom web and WordPress solutions for social-impact focused organizations; utilized the Roots Trellis/Bedrock/Sage ecosystem to efficiently manage development and deployment of MVPs and production-ready products

WordPress Developer

CreativeTake Medical

Modularized in-house WordPress template to allow rapid deployment of websites for medical practices; developed a drop-in WordPress plugin to provide a mobile-friendly interface for sites inherited without responsive design; created a PHP driven video gallery allowing compilation of playlists with local video files and/or YouTube videos

Director of IT

Empire Mock Trial

Worked with directors, marketing and competition staff to address technological needs; developed custom WordPress themes and plugins allowing organizers and volunteers to manage web content, schools to register for competition online, and enabling organizers to process registrations, collect fees, and export orders for event vendors within the WP Admin

Senior Front End Developer

MedNet Technologies

Streamlined development workflow to achieve up to 30 new deploys per month; migrated all new development to WordPress and created an internal theme framework to expedite high volumes of CMS-driven sites; worked closely with designers, content managers, SEO specialists, and system admins to create product standards for over 1,000 client websites


Languages and Libraries
HTML / CSS / Javascript / React / Redux / jQuery / JSON / API

UI and Design Tools
SCSS / JSS /Material-UI / Bootstrap / Figma / Photoshop / Sketch

Additional Skills
Responsive Development / Web Accessibility / Git / SEO / WordPress / PHP