Hi, I'm James Ray!
  • Software engineer and technical lead for the new decoupled NASA SMD web architecture!
  • My toolkit includes Vue💚, Svelte, React, Python, PHP, Typescript, Nuxt⛰️, Decoupled WordPress, Wagtail, Django, and GraphQL.
  • 👀 my public GitHub
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💙 Thrilled to be at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, CA, where I've played a key role in building a cohesive ecosystem for NASA's various products, including the refinement of jpl.nasa.gov (Wagtail-Django/Nuxt2) and beta.science.nasa.gov (WordPress/Nuxt3). Our hard work was recognized with the 2022 NASA Agency Honor Awards.

🛰 Always Learning - My commitment to staying abreast of the latest tech trends and engaging in community discussions fuels my daily routine. Balancing design and engineering in web development is a core value of mine.

JPL.NASA.gov + Science.NASA.gov

Some highlights from the journey so far:
  • Collaborating with a talented team, I've helped enhance NASA's flagship websites, transforming concepts and prototypes into production systems.
  • Focused on process refinement within our team, nurturing a collaborative, equal, and shared leadership environment.
  • Championed the integration of a unified design system and agnostic build tooling to ensure consistency across all products.
  • Engaging in system architecture discussions has provided me with both challenges and insights, helping guide our direction toward focused and achievable goals.
  • My work at NASA continues to excite and inspire, reflecting a passion for innovation, learning, and collaboration in a rapidly evolving field.