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

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SaaS Developer

San Francisco, CA, United States
Toptal 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.



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

Work Experience

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

2000 - 2004

Bachelor's Degree in Physics

University of California, Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA


React, Google AdWords, jQuery, Node.js


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


Symfony, Ruby on Rails (RoR)


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


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


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


Memcached, PostgreSQL, Redis, MySQL, MongoDB


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

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