A highly skilled, experienced, and dependable full-stack Ruby on Rails developer and team lead offering 7+ years of resourceful experience with hands-on experience in software development. An Info-centric thinker, qualified in all aspects of software development, including requirements analysis, user story workshops, planning & prioritization, user interaction design, and integration testing.
Recognized team player with an ability to thrive in both independent and collaborative work environments with the propensity to create and maintain stable relationships with co-workers, clients, and management. Highly successful in building and nurturing relationships with upper-level decision makers, handling the control of key problem areas, and delivering on customer commitments.
Software Engineer, October 2016 – Present
Contracted to Getty Images as a member of an agile software team dedicated to developing Getty Image's asset ingestion platform that enables content contributors and reviewers to efficiently submit content for sale on GettyImages.com and iStock.com. Project integrates with other enterprise web services.
Ruby on Rails Developer, October 2011 – Present
Freelance web developer and lead developer of Bulletin Builder for the Greek Orthodox Diocese of America until October 2011. This application is available for over 2,000 member organizations across America. As team lead, managed as many as 5 developer working both locally and remotely.
Softwares used: Ruby, Rails, SCSS, SASS, HAML, HTML, Agile, RSpec, Capybara, Unit Testing, TDD, BDD, Git, Gitlab, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, MySQL, AWS, Heroku, Redis, Sidekiq, Unicorn, Nginx, Capistrano, Linux
Ruby on Rails Developer, June 2014 – May 2016
Brought onboard to build and manage in-house team to eliminate the need for near/offshore developers for an existing Rails application. As Director of Software Development responsibilities include software development, customer architectural collaboration representing national brands, product development. Additionally, required to recruit, mentor, and support an exceptionally talented team of Ruby-on-Rails developers, establish best practices for business-driven and test-driven development and optimize pair programming, code reviews and continuous integration.
Softwares used: Ruby, Rails, SCSS, SASS, HAML, HTML, Agile, RSpec, Capybara, Unit Testing, TDD, BDD, Git, PostgreSQL, AWS, Redis, Sidekiq, Unicorn, Nginx, Capistrano, Linux
Ruby on Rails Developer, July 2013 – May 2014
Brought onboard to take over lead of new product. Working with one developer working remotely and a frontend developer located locally. Required to implement new styles for a legacy product and to assist with training others Ruby on Rails.
Softwares used: Ruby, Rails, SCSS, SASS, HAML, HTML, Agile, RSpec, Capybara, Unit Testing, TDD, BDD, Git, PostgreSQL, Linux
Route Optimization Consultant, July 2008 – October 2011
Involved in the planning and development of proprietary web based routing application built on Ruby on Rails. Created user interface’s using Python geoprocessing scripts to connect our software with the clients and third party software’s.
Softwares used: Ruby, Rails, SCSS, HTML, Git, MySQL, ArcGIS
Military Police Office, November 1983 – July 1989
Performed police patrol duties on several military installations in the Stuttgart area. Honorably discharged June 1989.