Kiley Dorton | Resume

Senior Software Engineer, Front End at Slack
Based in Atlanta, GA (prefer fully remote)


Hi, I'm Kiley. I'm a senior front-end engineer and I've been building web applications and delivering software projects since 2011. In that time, I've designed and built over 15 SaaS, web, and mobile applications, from recruiting software to healthcare products to subscription-based services. I'm engaged most when I get to work with a close-knit team building products that people use to solve important problems, while ensuring the code we write is secure, maintainable, performant, easy to read, and easy to delete (when the time comes, as it always does).

Over the years, I have built a deep expertise in the following:

But more important than the code, I care deeply about helping early-career developers through pair programming, mentoring, tech talks, and community building. I've held leadership positions including technical team lead, engineering manager of both junior and senior engineers, product lead, and a mentor for 6 engineers (and counting!).

Work History

2023-present Senior Software Engineer, Front End
Slack, Purchase Experience
The Purchase Experience team works on all-things billing at Slack, including self-serve billing, integrations with payment processors, invoicing, plans and fair billing calculations, add-ons, renewals, guided trials, and generally helping teams get the most value from paid Slack.
2022-2023 Senior Front-End Engineer
AWS, Developer Experience, Low-Code
AWS Developer Experience includes AWS services like AWS Amplify and Amazon CodeCatalyst. I worked on a team creating a brand new AWS service in the low-code space.
2020-2022 Front-End Developer
AWS, ProServe Application Development
ProServe is the professional services arm of Amazon Web Services serving customers like Philips, BMW, and F1. In my time there, I built cloud-based applications on AWS for 3 large, Fortune 50 customers.
2018-2020 Chief Technology Officer (leading a 4-person engineering team)
DentalPost is a tech company building an online job board for dental offices and dental professionals that was acquired in 2022. In my time there, we had 130,000 active job seekers, 16,000 active employers, and about ~$3-4 million in annual revenue.
2017-2018 Interface Engineer II
SOLTECH is a ~50-person software consulting firm serving clients like Aveanna Healthcare, DHL, and NCR. In my time there, I built a React Native application for a medical translation company, an Angular web app for service techs at a home products company, and a commerical construction project cost estimation tool for a construction company.
2015-2017 Front-End Developer, UI & UX Designer
TORQworks is small tech company with a career guidance product. I redesigned the product and rebuilt the front end using AngularJS, with a great deal of help from our CTO and back-end engineer. While I worked there, we had about 50,000 active users and ~$250k annual revenue. It was acquired in 2018-2019.
2011-2015 Head of Technology and Product Lead
ACT Bridge
ACT Bridge was an HR tech and consulting startup with ~$3M in funding from ACT (the college testing company). While it was alive, we worked with customers including Old Navy, Southwest Airlines, and Trinity Health. I handled the tech side of the consulting services, I envisioned and designed the SaaS product, and I helped launch the product at a large healthcare provider in Michigan.

Education & Certifications

2021 AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate (Verification)
Valid through March 2024
2009 A.B. Cognitive Science
University of Georgia
2008 New Media Interdisciplinary Certification
UGA New Media Institute

Speaking & Videos

2023 The Smart Way To Practice Coding
Interview with a Lyft software engineer
YouTube | 52 min
2023 The Most Asked Tech Interview Question: Two Sum with JavaScript
Pair Programming with an Amazon software engineer
YouTube | 52 min
2023 Live Coding with Godot and How A Web Developer Got Into Game Dev
Interview with an indie game developer
YouTube | 1 hour 43 min
2023 How to get a job at a science-based company
Interview with a PhD Recruiter
YouTube | 37 min
2020 Code With Me / TailwindCSS, Next.js, and React
Live-coding practice (just me)
YouTube | 26 min
2019 Ditch the Backlog — Stop Sprinting and Start Shaping
Tech Conference Talk at React Boston 2019
Live Presentation | 16 min
2018 Let's Build A Serverless Web App With Firebase (recording not available)
Tech Conference Talk at Connect.Tech 2018
Live Presentation | 1 hour
2017 Google Firebase with Kiley Dorton
Internal lunch & learn at SOLTECH
Live Presentation | 48 min
2017 How To Create A Business Model With The Lean Canvas
Business/Product strategy tutorial
YouTube | 13 min
2010 ALPS — The Assisted Living Picture Service
A university group project demo
YouTube | 2 min


2014-present Advisory Council Member
UGA New Media Institute
2012-2014 Singer, Beatboxer in a semi-pro a cappella group
The Graduates
2010 Founding organizer of TEDxUGA
2004-2010 Singer, Business Manager, Arranger in a collegiate a cappella group
UGA Accidentals
2008 Composer of soundtracks for several student films
IMDB - Kiley Dorton

Career Highlights

I've had the opportunity to work on some big and complex projects over the years, as well as some brand new build-from-scratch startups. Here are a few highlights that stand out:

Highlights from my time at AWS
Highlights from my time as CTO of DentalPost
Highlights from my time at SOLTECH
Highlights from my time at TORQworks
Highlights from my time at ACT Bridge