Nick Poulden | | |


  • Software Engineer and Entrepreneur located in Boulder, CO.
  • Specializing in large, complex JavaScript applications.
  • Expert in React, node.js, MongoDB and CSS.
  • Experienced with e-commerce, social APIs and cloud deployment.

Origin Protocol

Senior Engineer December 2018 - Present

  • Authored Ethereum Marketplace Smart Contract in Solidity.
  • Architeched decentralized Marketplace DApp powered by Ethereum + IPFS.
  • Developed GraphQL server that runs both client and server side.

Palo Alto Networks

Lead UI Architect February 2016 - December 2018

  • Developed UI for the AutoFocus security research tool.
  • Developed MineMeld platform backed by on-demand Kubernetes instances.
  • Developed advanced search tool for searching trillions of records with ElasticSearch.


Contractor October 2014 - February 2016

  • Lead UI architect for large enterprise applications.
  • Developing big data products from wireframe to public release.
  • Using React JS for high performance, single page applications.

C3 Energy

Lead Engineer June 2012 - September 2014

  • Primarily developing C3's UI Framework and customer facing applications
  • Working mostly with JavaScript, both in the browser and node.js.
  • Rapid prototyping, transforming wireframes to responsive web apps.


Senior Software Architect December 2010 - June 2012

  • Technical Lead on the AT&T HTML5 SDK project
    • Designed and implemented server side SDK to wrap AT&T's RESTful services.
    • APIs included carrier billing, device location, messaging and voice transcription.
    • Created a client side JavaScript counterpart as an extension to Sencha Touch.
  • Created large showcase applications for the SDKs
    • Designed user interface and worked with design team to produce polished wireframes.
    • Implemented the application with backend integration and cloud deployment.
    • Made use of Facebook's Graph API for user authentication and newsfeed posting.
  • Learning Center
    • Responsible for the acquisition and enhancement of the documentation software, JSDuck.
    • Implemented new design, API commenting and inline examples.
    • Managed a team of outsourced documentation writers to produce tutorials, guides and screencasts.
    • Presented to 500 people at SenchaCon 2011


Founder July 2005 - December 2010

  • Founded a Web Development company straight out of University.
  • Responsible for lead generation, sales, design, implementation, deployment and customer satisfaction.
  • Used Ruby on Rails to deliver numerous bespoke e-commerce, CRM and CMS systems.
  • The Leaky Cauldron
    • Top Harry Potter fansite with over 100,000 unique visitors per day at its peak.
    • Custom CMS system with image and video gallery built with Ruby on Rails.
    • Winner of a Webby Award in 2006.
  • Gatekeeper Property
    • Custom CRM system for national real estate agents built with Ruby on Rails.
    • Complete customer and workflow management system with KPI tracking.
    • Seamless integration with customer facing website.
  • Dozens of other projects small and large.

Other Projects

DIY Soylent


  • Bespoke e-commerce system for real time food ordering and fulfillment.
  • Restaurant hardware integration - sending orders to GSM Printers via IRC.
  • Automated email marketing platform with A/B testing.
  • Sencha Touch Application for mobile.
  • Built with node.js, express, MongoDB and hosted on AWS.


BSc Computer Science Warwick University, UK, 2002 - 2005


  • Born and raised in the UK, I moved to the Bay Area in 2010 and Boulder in 2014.
  • On a never ending quest to find a curry that beats Brick Lane.
  • I love to ski, especially off piste through the trees!