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Arian Solberg, JavaScript Developer in San Francisco, CA, United States
Arian Solberg

JavaScript Developer in San Francisco, CA, United States

Member since November 11, 2012
I'm a full-stack engineer with a day job at a YC company in San Francisco. However in my spare time I'm looking for an interesting side project where I can make an impact with my knowledge of building scalable applications and engaging user experiences.
Arian is now available for hire



  • Linux, 5 years
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO), 5 years
  • JavaScript, 5 years
  • PHP, 4 years
  • Google Analytics, 3 years
  • Ruby, 3 years
  • Google AdWords, 2 years
  • SaaS, 2 years
San Francisco, CA, United States



Preferred Environment

Max OS X or Linux, VIM or Eclipse, Virtualbox

The most amazing...

...An fully featured add-on app integrated into Google Docs using Google Apps Script and connecting to a backend PHP API


  • Software Engineer

    2013 - PRESENT
    • Built key parts of API in PHP and Symfony.
    • Built an integrated product into Google's platform using Google Apps Script.
    • Redesigned front-end of key pages in React.js, SCSS, and HTML5.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, Symfony, APIs
  • IT Directory

    2008 - 2013
    San Francisco Waldorf School
    • Led initiative to transform paper mailings into a database-driven electronic delivery system.
    • Consolidated server hardware through VMware virtualization.
    • Customized data-backup solution, leveraging open-source tools (rsync, and a “3 copies, 2 locations” mantra).
    • Reduced yearly expenses by approximately 20% in 2010-2011 (~$10,000) through savings in open-source software, services consolidation, and enrollment in state and federal subsidy programs.
    • Led website consolidation/migration from two semi-static sites into a single dynamic PHP web app.
    • Streamlined and automated back-end operations using Python scripts.
    Technologies: Python
  • Volunteer Programmer

    2012 - 2012
    Obama for America
    • Worked as co-lead for a poll-scraping application which sourced data from numerous locations.
    • Resolved issues of duplication, security, and quality assurance.
    • Performed QA and data organization for various other projects.
    Technologies: PHP, BASH, MySQL, nginx, Ubuntu, Git



  • Languages

    SCSS, JavaScript, PHP, HTML5, Ruby
  • Frameworks

    Symfony, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Google AdWords, jQuery, Node.js
  • Tools

    Google Analytics, Apache, Nginx
  • Paradigms

    Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Agile Software Development, Object-oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Platforms

    Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Storage

    Memcached, PostgreSQL, Redis, MySQL, MongoDB
  • Other

    SEMrush, Digital Marketing, SaaS, API Design, Scraping, Data Analysis, OAuth


  • Bachelor's degree in Physics
    2000 - 2004
    University of California, Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA
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