Aaron Blondeau, Software Developer in Salida, CO, United States
Aaron Blondeau

Software Developer in Salida, CO, United States

Member since April 21, 2014
Aaron is a software developer with a broad skill set. He is a self starter who is capable of building entire applications on his own. He excels at finding ways to build software solutions that exceed client expectations, and yet are simple and reliable.
Aaron is now available for hire




Salida, CO, United States



Preferred Environment

Visual Studio Code, Windows, Ubuntu, MacOS

The most amazing...

...thing I've coded is a plain Java implementation of TCP/IP.


  • Team Lead - Internal Tools

    2014 - PRESENT
    Dose Media
    • Managed a team of developers that created and manages Dose Media's content management system and other internal tools.
    • Developed microservices using Lumen (Laravel).
    • Developed CMS frontend using AngularJS.
    • Wrote tests with PHPUnit and Codeception.
    • Deployed services with Docker.
    Technologies: AngularJS, Docker, Laravel, PHP
  • Independent Web Developer

    2008 - PRESENT
    Salida Software, Inc.
    • Developed Drupal websites for a wide variety of clients.
    • Developed WordPress websites for a wide variety of clients.
    • Built the website and Android application for JuicyTrails.com.
    • Implemented and executed LoadRunner-based performance tests.
    • Provided technology consulting services to small businesses.
    Technologies: Android, Java, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, PHP, Laravel, WordPress, Drupal
  • Software Engineer

    2012 - 2014
    NAVSYS Corporation
    • Supported a tool for detecting and viewing GPS jammers.
    • Developed an Android application that interfaces with a military GPS receiver to alert the user of GPS jamming or spoofing.
    • Developed an Android application to help facilitate geolocation using non-GPS radio signals.
    • Developed an Android application to provide sensor information for evaluating device capability for inertial navigation.
    • Rebuilt a legacy Oracle-based application using modern open source software.
    Technologies: C#, C++, C, Android NDK, Java, Android
  • Web Developer

    2011 - 2012
    Vermilion, Inc.
    • Led development efforts for http://www.cwadventures.com/.
    • Led the back-end development for http://www.celestialseasonings.com/ and http://beforeplay.org/.
    • Maintained several legacy Ruby on Rails applications and Drupal websites.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Drupal, WordPress
  • Test Automation Engineer

    2004 - 2008
    Automation Excellence, Inc.
    • Used QuckTest Pro to develop a comprehensive automated testing suite for an online phone book.
    • Used LoadRunner to develop large-scale performance tests for an online phone book.
    • Used QuickTest Pro and open source terminal emulation software to develop functional tests of a legacy terminal-based medical information application.
    • Used LoadRunner to implement and execute performance tests against a ColdFusion-based medical information application.
    • Used LoadRunner and VSTS to implement and execute large scale performance tests against a suite of custom project management applications used by a national homebuilder.
    • Used LoadRunner to implement and execute performance tests for a national retailer's customer support software.
    Technologies: HP QuickTest Professional (QTP), Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), Selenium, LoadRunner
  • Volunteer

    2002 - 2004
    United States Peace Corps (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)
    • Managed and maintained a computer lab.
    • Taught computer classes for people who had never used a computer before.
    • Supplemented the local elementary school's programs with computer classes.
    • Provided small workshops for young people interested in learning how to build websites.
    • Mentored interns who were employed to assist with the computer lab and classes.


  • JuicyTrails (Development)

    JuicyTrails is a website and Android app that helps mountain bikers find and share great rides. It was developed with a very small budget, and I was the only developer for both the website and Android app. The website was implemented in Laravel and PostgreSQL/PostGIS. The Android application has advanced features that allow it to work offline.

  • Country Walkers (Development)

    Lead developer for Country Walkers' website redesign implemented in Drupal. The coolest feature is the interactive trip search (implemented with Knockout.js).

  • Celestial Seasonings (Development)

    Lead developer for Celestial Seasonings' website rebuild (Drupal).

  • RO|Innovation (Development)

    Rebuild of RO|Innovation's website (WordPress). I implemented 100% of this site based on the customer's designs.

  • SHRM Store (Development)

    Implemented a store for SHRM using Magento. Developed several custom extensions to support SHRM's custom checkout process.

  • GoMaps (Development)

    GoMaps is an platform that generates iOS and Android (Cordova) applications for business in the recreation industry that wish to provide maps and recommended routes to their customers.

    iOS example: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cbgtrails/id1119377630?mt=8

    Android example: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.gomaps.cbgtrailsmap

  • Dose.com/Omgfacts.com (Development)

    I led the team developing the CMS behind the Dose.com and Omgfacts.com websites. The CMS was implemented with Laravel (PHP) and Angular (JavaScript). My team also produced several other tools and services with both Laravel and Node.js.


  • Languages

    PHP, HTML5, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, C, C++, C#, Ruby, Java, Less
  • Other

    Security Clearance, Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), Leadership, WebSockets
  • Frameworks

    Knockout.js, Laravel, Android SDK, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Selenium, Loopback, Bootstrap, Express.js, AngularJS, Codeception, Cordova, React Native, Foundation CSS, PHPUnit
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, LeafletJS, React, Google Maps, Underscore.js, ImageMagick, Authorize.Net, Facebook API, PayPal API, Stripe, AMQP, Node.js
  • Platforms

    Docker, Android, Drupal, MacOS, Visual Studio Code, WordPress, Linux, Arduino, Windows, AWS EC2, Ubuntu, LAMP
  • Storage

    MySQL, SQLite, PostgreSQL, PostGIS, MongoDB
  • Tools

    LoadRunner, HP QuickTest Professional (QTP), CasperJS, Bitbucket, Basecamp, RabbitMQ, Fiddler, Eclipse IDE, IntelliJ IDEA, Android Studio, Gimp, Git, Subversion (SVN), Sublime Text 2, Android NDK


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    1997 - 2002
    University of Colorado - Boulder

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