Ruby On Rails Developer With Industry Diversification

Ruby on Rails Developer with over 8 years of experience in various industries

Extensive knowledge of Web Application Development from concept through implementation and optimization.

Self-motivated with a passion for learning new languages and concepts.

Strong focus on business goals and end-user experience.

Advanced understanding of Web marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies and best practices.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

 

Web   Technologies: Ruby   on Rails 3.1+, Ruby 1.9+, jQuery, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, AJAX, JSON, CSS,   CSS3, SASS, LESS,  HTML, XHTML, HTML5,   XML, PHP5, Symfony 1.4, Diem CMF
Version   Control: GIT,   SVN
Servers: Apache2,   Nginx
Platforms: Linux,   Unix, Mac OS X v10.5+
Protocols: DNS,   HTTP, MIME, SSL
Databases: PostgreSQL,   MySQL

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Digital OCd | Cheyenne, Wyoming           2009 – Present

Owner | Senior Developer

Project: https://myfitrx.com

Subscription based site providing personalized in-home workouts incorporating social components and gaming concepts to motivate users to achieve the fitness results they want.

 

  • Architected project from conception to production
  • Provided full-stack RoR design and back-end administration
  • Integrated with a leading third-party payment gateway (Stripe)

 

Technologies Used

  • Ubuntu 12.04, Nginx, Unicorn, PostgreSQL, SSL
  • Ruby on Rails, Twitter Bootstrap, jQuery, CoffeeScript, HTML5, CSS3, SCSS, LESS
  • Git, Capistrano

 

Key Accomplishments

  • HTML5
    Workout Player
  • Dynamic Workout Builder
  • Community and Gamification features including “Team Ups,” Leaderboards, and Achievements.

 

Project: http://www.subaru.com

  • Member of Agile Development Team focusing of maintenance and new features of subaru.com
  • Technical Front End Lead
  • Collaborated with off-shore development team

 

Key Accomplishments / Specific Projects

  • Bluetooth Data Compatibility Tool
  • m.subaru.com
  • Dear Subaru
  • Vehicle Shopping Page re-design
  • Competitive Comparison
  • Love A Subaru
  • BRZ Pre Launch
  • Custom CMS

 

Project: http://www.talentsavvymanager.com

  • Technical Architect
  • Collaborated with remote project manager and stakeholders
  • Spearheaded HTML / CSS / JavaScript development

 

Technologies Used

  • Ubuntu 10.04, Apache2, MySQL, Ruby
  • PHP5, Symfony, Diem CMF, jQuery, HTML, CSS3

 

Intersect Digital | Ann Arbor, Michigan  2008 – 2009

Lead Front End / User Interface Developer

Project: http://www.subaru.com

  • Member of Agile Development Team working on the re-design of Subaru.com
  • Spearheaded HTML / CSS / JavaScript development
  • Coordinated complex functionality integration into design workflow
  • Collaborated with Information Architects and Project Leads in the development of Information Architecture

Key Accomplishments

  • Designed and Developed “Compare Vehicles” application

–                http://www.subaru.com/tools/compare-vehicles.html

  • Developed client-side form validation and error handling
  • Lead Development of front-end functionality and User Interaction for all forms

Applied Fitness Solutions | Ann Arbor, Michigan               2005 – 2008

Partner | Senior Developer

Project: http://www.appliedfitsolutions.com Redesign

Brochure style website for Applied Fitness Solutions, a health & fitness firm specializing in group and corporate fitness solutions.

 

  • Planned and Managed all stages of website design and development
  • Created .psd (photoshop) page mock-ups and converted them to XHTML
  • Developed and normalized back-end database for content and information gathering

 

Technologies Used

  • Ubuntu, Apache2, MySQL
  • PHP4, Symfony, Diem CMF, jQuery, XHTML, CSS, Ruby on Rails
  • Git

 

Project: http://www.appliedfitsolutions.com

Redesign of the current website to better reflect the company’s vision and brand. Developing targeted content / layouts for predefined personas.

 

  • Planned and Managed all stages of website design and development
  • Created .psd (photoshop) page mock-ups and converted them to XHTML
  • Developed and normalized back-end database for content and information gathering

 

Technologies Used

  • Ubuntu, Apache2, MySQL
  • PHP 4, XHTML, CSS, javaScript

 

Project: http://www.apetraining.com

Brochure style website for A.P.E. Training, a strength & conditioning firm dedicated to helping young athletes reach their full potential regardless of skill level.

 

  • Planned and Managed all stages of website design and development
  • Created .psd (photoshop) page mock-ups and converted them to XHTML
  • Organized client content into logical information structures
  • Developed and normalized back-end database for content and information gathering

 

Technologies Used

  • Ubuntu, Apache2, MySQL
  • PHP 4, XHTML, Ruby on Rails

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Bachelor of Science

The University of Findlay | Findlay, Ohio

Graduation: May 4, 2002

Cumulative GPA: 3.64 | Cum Laude

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