Ronak Jethwa

Ronak works at GoDaddy as a Software Engineer to help create fast, performant and reliable product experience. Previously, he worked at Tripadvisor as a Software Engineer. He is passionate about Technology, Design, User Experience and Product Development.

As an engineer, Ronak brings new ideas and engineering solutions to life through a data-driven, customer-centric lens. He is driven, ambitious and someone who has a strong sense for consumer oriented product experience.

He can be reached at ronakjethwa at gmail dot com

About

Ronak studied Computer Science in gujarat / india and california / usa. He carries the blend of front-end, design and product knowledge that helps him deliver intuitive products.

As an engineer, he likes bringing new ideas and engineering solutions to life through a data-driven, customer-centric lens, and loves collaborating with product managers, engineers, designers, and ux research on the holistic product build.

Experience

In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, he decided to pursue web technologies with single-minded devotion to make web a better place.

Software Engineer at GoDaddy

September 2020 - Present

  • Engineer for GoDaddy Site Platform Engineering
  • Helping drive and enhance web rendering platform to serve product pages
  • Enhancing the overall GoDaddy Telemetry to help track the user actions and activities across the site
  • Collaborate with the engineering teams to help drive consistency in web rendering decisions
  • Develop Code Governance & Contribution guidelines
  • Helped drive new component development and standardization
  • Brought the latest tech standards using open-source tools for code parity and standards across the organization
  • Designed and helped drive front-end architecture across multiple teams
  • Focussed on the latest a11y standards and helped scale the product with a11y requirements
  • Developed themes/intents placements to drive the same components for multi-brand usages
  • Collaborated with the design team to help drive consistency in design decisions
  • Developed Code Governance & Contribution guidelines
  • Helped develop and document best engineering practices and design decisions
  • Technologies:

    React.js, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Webpack, Storybook, Node, C#, .Net Framework, CI/CD, Jenkins, Akamai, HAProxy, Envoy Proxy, Amazon Web Services (AWS), GitHub Actions, ESSP

    Key Focus:

    Product Development Roadmap, Web Rendering, Web Performance, Web Telemetry, RUM Telemetry, UI/UX, Design Consistency, Accessibility, Code Governance, SSR, CSR, SEO, SEM, EDGE, Global Routing, REST APIs, A/B Tests, CMS

    Software Engineer at Tripadvisor

    September 2015 - May 2020

  • Engineer for Tripadvisor Platform
  • Advocated and helped teams modernize their front-end codebase
  • Implemented new UI components with a focus on modularity, reusability, and scalability
  • Designed and helped drive front-end architecture across multiple teams
  • Worked closely with front-end engineers across different products and teams
  • Collaborated with the design team to help drive consistency in design decisions
  • Helped develop and document best engineering practices and design decisions
  • Worked closely with the brand team to place their marketing placements, lander pages
  • Helped enhance Internal Headless CMS Platform
  • Key contributor to the Tripadvisor Rebrand/Redesign Projects
  • Participated in design decisions and peer code reviews
  • Developed and maintained CI/CD
  • Introduced better coding standards and practices
  • Technologies:

    React.js, HTML5, CSS3, Sass, JavaScript, Gulp, Bootstrap, Foundation, PostgresQL, Hive, Hive, Jenkins

    Key Focus:

    Web Technologies, UI/UX, Design Systems, Web Standardization, Web Rebranding, Placements, Landing Pages, SEM, A/B Tests

    Leisurely Pursuits

    Photography: Ronak loves capturing moments through his lens. His picture collections include his travels, nature, architecture and at times tells life stories from his point of view. He regularly (tries to) post some of his memories on https://ronakjethwa.photos with a brief story around it.

    Music: Find some of the soul music playlists Ronak listenes to (and takes a lot of time curating) on his Spotify profile.

    Profiles

    Twitterhttps://twitter.com/ronak_jethwa/

    GitHubhttps://github.com/ronakjethwa/

    LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ronakjethwa/

    Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/ronakjethwa

    Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/ronakjethwa/

    Books

    Collection of the books that Ronak likes and recommends,

    Bhagavad-Gita As It Is

    Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

    Origin Story: A Big History of Everything

    Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

    Capitalism Without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy

    God Delusion

    Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking

    Thinking, Fast and Slow

    Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World