Tania Rascia

Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

  • Email - hello [at] taniarascia [dot] com
  • GitHub - taniarascia


Staff Software Engineer Apr 2021 – Present

Balto AISt. Louis, MO

  • Aided in designing and implementing an improved architecture for web applications, including using S3 and CloudFront for CDN builds, improving performance, scaling, and caching capabilities.
  • Led the front end team in an initiative to revamp reporting dashboards for management users, resulting in faster queries, and more useful, efficient and aesthetically pleasing graphs, charts, and tables.
  • Started a front end guild for bi-weekly discussions of important changes and improvements that would affect all teams working on web and Electron applications.
  • Refactored front end applications to use modern standards, reduce boilerplate, increase clarity and speed of onboarding, and drastically increase test coverage and confidence.
  • Implemented hardened security for authentication in web and Electron applications using the latest OAuth 2.0 standards.

Senior Software Engineer Mar 2020 – Apr 2021

Yum! BrandsChicago, IL

  • Devised a strategy for migrating systems from the various Yum! brands (Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, KFC) to one unifying, modern platform for menu management.
  • Lead and mentored a team of five developers to develop and architect a Backend For Frontend (BFF) system to facilitate communication between a front end and multiple microservices.
  • Designed and engineered a TypeScript API utilizing model view controller (MVC) design patterns, also serving as POC for the first of many TypeScript services for the company.
  • Wrote a single sign on (SSO) authentication and authorization system utilizing AWS Cognito, OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect and PKCE flow.

Lead Front End Software Engineer Aug 2018 – Mar 2020

DAIS TechnologyChicago, IL

  • Architected an internal, resuable Node.js/React platform for implementing secure authentication and routing used across all DAIS front end applications.
  • Lead and mentored a team of three developers creating interactive and intuitive user interfaces in React and Vue.
  • Cross-trained the automation and SDET teams to maintain and add new features to internal applications.
  • Established company conventions/standards and documented all internal processes.
  • Hackathon winner: DAIS Hub, a one-stop-shop for accessing and updating repositories, microservices, and deployments across multiple environments.

Web Developer Jan 2018 – Aug 2018

RateYourSeats.comChicago, IL

Web Developer Jun 2015 – Jun 2017

Lettuce Entertain You EnterprisesChicago, IL


  • Languages - Node.js, JavaScript (React/Redux, Vue), TypeScript, GraphQL, SQL, PHP, Python, Bash, HTML5, CSS3, JSON
  • Concepts - Web Application Development, Design Patterns (REST API Design, MVC), Databases (Postgres, SQL), Authentication and Security (OAuth2, OpenID Connect, SSO, JWT), Linux/UNIX Administration, Webpack, Electron, Version Control (Git), AWS Infrastructure (EC2, Route 53, RDS), Testing (Unit, Component, Integration, End-to-end)


See GitHub for all open-source projects.


Bachelor of Professional Studies 2007 — 2010

Roosevelt UniversityChicago, IL