James Felz

More Than Just a Web Developer

I'm experienced in building & working on applications in fast-moving entrepreneurial settings that require quick adaptation & execution. I've both bootstrapped profitable startups, and jumped into teams maintaining already-existing projects.

I'm currently based in New York City, and am open to remote positions. Click here to email me.


Recent Experience

Front End Developer

Apple

I built numerous high traffic pages for the Services Marketing department. Additionally, as time went on, I created dozens of reusable page templates and sections within an internal CMS, which greatly improved efficiency and reduced costs by allowing non-technical users to easily build and launch pages in less than an hour.

March 2021 - Present

Co-founder, Web Developer

Avant Listings

We created a NodeJS-based CMS allowing real estate agents to easily build & maintain websites. In addition to learning about & overcoming countless code-based challenges, my roles included hiring designers & developers, creating & launching ad campaigns, and doing sales & client support. Our team was 100% remote the entire time.

July 2018 - December 2020

Web Developer

Still Water Interactive

I joined a small team of developers and designers building & maintaining about 100 hotel, restaurant, and ski resort websites. During my employment, I quickly moved up from minor maintenance tasks to working as lead developer on an in-house CMS project. I spent the first half of my employment working in-office in Los Angeles, and the 2nd half working remotely from NYC.

April 2015 - July 2018

What Others Say

Conor Macken

Co-Founder, Avant Listings

I worked with James on a complex industry-specific CMS. He puts in the long hours when needed, and is able to work through complex problems in a timely fashion. James is a multi talented team member that can not only knock out dev tasks quickly, but jump in and work in other capacities, such as marketing and/or client support. At the end of the day, he delivers functioning, quality code, on time and reliably.

Emmanuel Briceno

Co-Worker, Still Water Interactive

James is a model of hard work and consistency.  During his time as a developer at Still Water, we relied on his ability to learn and adapt quickly to deliver results on a variety of projects.  His technical insights and enthusiasm instantly elevated our team's capabilities.  Above that, he's a great listener and team player, willing to contribute in any role needed while bringing a positive energy to those around him. James is great to work with and would be an excellent addition to your team.


Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Extensive experience with:
  • Responsive Design
  • Cross Browser Testing & Debugging
  • Working & Communicating with Remote Teams
  • Quickly Building Out & Testing New Features

Additional Interests

Apart from being a web developer, I enjoy exploring creativity in other realms. I love writing and recording music, hosting dinners & cooking interesting meals for my friends, and taking online courses in a variety of subjects from web development, to photography, to gardening.

Fitness is a central part of my lifestyle, and I love running outside. I've completed numerous Tough Mudders, 10Ks, and half marathons. I'm an avid skier and enjoy hiking, both of which I look forward to doing when visiting my parents in Colorado.