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

SaaS Developer in San Francisco, CA, United States

Member since March 29, 2013
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




San Francisco, CA, United States



Preferred Environment

VirtualBox, Eclipse IDE, Vim Text Editor, Linux, OS X

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: APIs, Symfony, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP
  • 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: Git, Ubuntu, NGINX, MySQL, Bash, PHP


  • HelloFax for Google Docs



  • Languages

    SCSS, JavaScript, PHP, HTML5, Python, Bash, Ruby
  • Frameworks

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

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

    Google Analytics, Git, Vim Text Editor, Eclipse IDE, VirtualBox, Apache, NGINX
  • Paradigms

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

    Linux, Ubuntu, OS X, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Storage

    Memcached, PostgreSQL, Redis, MySQL, MongoDB
  • Other

    Semrush, Digital Marketing, SaaS, API Design, APIs, Scraping, Data Analysis, OAuth


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

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