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The Tampa Ruby Brigade Message Board › Ruby/Rails Job Wanted

Ruby/Rails Job Wanted

A former member
Post #: 69
Relocating to Tampa area in Jan/Feb. Would like to secure a position prior. Contact my recruiter to arrange a phone interview to start: opensourcestaffing|AT| -

● Clear and effective verbal and written communication
● Curious and autodidactic
● Passion for web products and code/mark-up elegance

● Coding: Ruby, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
● Frameworks: Rails, Sinatra, jQuery, Bootstrap
● Databases: MySQL, MongoDB
● Operating Systems: OS X, CentOS, Ubuntu
● Source control: Git
● Deployment: Capistrano
● Other: Nginx, unicorn, thin, resque/redis, rspec, Linux command line & utilities, textmate, AWS S3/EC2

Other Skills:
● Broad awareness of online marketing strategies and tactics, and essential technology
● Mastery of MS Office suite (Excel, Word, Power Point, Visio), and VBA programming
● Client/partner relationship building
● Quantitative and qualitative analysis
● Documentation: wireframes, BRDs, FRDs, flow diagrams
● Working knowledge of graphics software: Adobe Photoshop, Gimp, Inkscape

Work Experience:
Software Developer, Company, New York (September 2010 -- Present)
Company provides a simple solution for the general public to access public record data via web and mobile applications. In 2013 Company was named by Inc. magazine as the #1 company in New York.
● Full stack end-to-end development and supplemental REST API (to support mobile apps): ruby 1.8.7, sinatra, HTML/erb, CSS 2, JavaScript/jQuery, unicorn, and MongoDB
● Company product is a reverse phone number lookup solution and caller id application for iPhone and Android devices
● Full stack end-to-end development of Escobar: ruby 1.9.3, Rails 3, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, unicorn, MySQL and MongoDB. Supplemental high performance "event collector" application built on async_sinatra and thin (application server). Background queuing with resque/redis
● Product is Company's internal business and marketing intelligence tool
● Features include: automated importation of marketing costs and stats from multiple 3rd party marketing platforms, building/munging of client defined marketing performance dashboards, collection of conversion and billing "events" from
● Development of product: custom ruby application responsible for "scraping" web data used in the production of SEO content pages.
● Developed custom ETL (Extraction, Transform, Load) gem for configuration based web scraping
● Performance optimized with Event Machine
● Released over 7 million pages and counting, resulting in >800k unique visits/month

Owner, Company, New York, NY (January 2009 -- August 2010)
Company is a provider of web development, web scraping, and marketing consulting services.
● Web scraping as a service
● Wrote browser automation macros in third party software and utilized API to interface with Ruby scripts
● Custom Ruby applications; deployed applications to Amazon EC2/S3
● Front end development -- utilized provided designs (PSD) to hand code XHTML/CSS, JavaScript/jQuery
● Communicating with clients to understand business requirements, evangelize best practices, and set expectations
● Development of intelligent data normalization solutions
● Design and development of company site: XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL
● Implemented and managed Google Adwords campaign
● Other responsibilities: product management, marketing, business development, management of subcontractors

Co-Founder, EVP of Product, Company, Venice, CA (January 2009 -- January 2010)
Company is a professional services firm that specializes in assisting early to late stage internet startups in accelerating their business and technology strategies and execution.
● Worked closely with clients to establish and document a clear vision of their business or product concept
● End to end development of corporate site utilizing Ruby on Rails framework
● Front-end development for numerous clients
● Development of custom web scraping applications for internal and client projects (using Ruby language)

Product Manager, Mota Motors, Inc., Venice, CA, (June 2008 -- January 2009)
Mota brings together buyers and sellers of used cars in the spirit of "fair exchange.". Mota was one of Business Weeks 'Most Promising Startups of 2009', and a Techcrunch 50 finalist.
● Coordinated and collaborated with cross functional team (branding, marketing, technology, product) to capture and communicate requirements for all projects (major and minor site deployments)
● Documentation: drafted massive volumes of documentation -- BRDs, FRDs, wireframes, flow diagrams -- utilized by PMs and dev teams to develop UX, and nearly all front end and back end systems
● Research: managed customer experience and general industry research to align core business, product, and UX strategies
● Provided additional front end coding (HTML/CSS) support to ensure target release dates

Experian Interactive Media (, ClassesUSA, AffiliateFuel), Santa Monica, CA, (May 2005 -- June 2008)
Affiliate Network Operations Manager
Experian Interactive Media is an online lead generation and marketing powerhouse, and is child company of Experian® and sister company to
● Managed group of five direct reports
● Hands on programming of proprietary software applications to monitor publisher compliance, and development of desktop scripts to automate repetitive operational tasks
● Leveraged understanding of marketing analytics, and client needs to redesign reporting UI
● Worked closely with dev team and business stake holders to prioritize all bug, enhancement, and project requests, and set and manage expectations
● Acted as a product manager of ad serving, marketing tracking, and reporting solutions (experience with DART, MicroStrategy, and numerous proprietary web based applications
● Oversaw all aspects of affiliate operations - compliancy (vetting, CAN-SPAM, trademark/PPC, etc.), advertiser set up/launch, publisher on boarding, network communications, project management, et al

B.M., Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

Other Interests:
● Music - performing, composing, listening, history, etc.
● Martial Arts
● Eastern Philosophy
● Road trips, action movies, nutritional science/vegetarianism, robots
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