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Aric Walker

Aric Walker

Longmont, CO, United States
Member since May 10, 2016
Aric is an innovative developer proven to write beautiful code for elegant solutions. He consistently displays the ability to embrace and master new technologies. He's driven to create exceptional solutions using design patterns and maintainable, logical and intuitive code, and he has a variety of experience and has built software for the financial industry, sports media industry, a national compensation consulting firm, and regional banks.
Aric is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • Like A Pro
    Ruby, Rails, PostgreSQL, Redis, Sidekiq, Swift, iOS
  • Closely, Inc.
    Java, Groovy, Grails, PostgreSQL, iOS, AngularJS, Docker, ActiveMQ...
  • Truespire, Inc.
    Ruby, Rails, MySQL, WordPress, Drupal
Experience
  • SQL, 10 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 9 years
  • Ruby, 9 years
  • Redis, 5 years
  • PostgreSQL, 5 years
  • Groovy, 4 years
  • Grails, 4 years
  • AngularJS, 2 years
Longmont, CO, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
OS X, Ubuntu, Sublime Text, RubyMine, Git
The most amazing...
...thing I've built is a quota scheduling algorithm for managing millions of daily outgoing API requests across a variety of different service providers.
Employment
  • Senior Software Architect
    2015 - PRESENT
    Like A Pro
    • Architected and constructed the Like A Pro web application to present videos, photos, and stories from professional athletes.
    • Built the back-end administrative section for content management.
    • Managed scaling, performance, architecture, and browser accessibility across the entire stack.
    • Built an API and iOS application for athletes to post content directly to the site.
    Technologies: Ruby, Rails, PostgreSQL, Redis, Sidekiq, Swift, iOS
  • Senior Software Engineer
    2012 - 2015
    Closely, Inc.
    • Led the software development and design effort of the back-end Grails-based API as well as the front-end iOS client for Perch, a mobile B2B application.
    • Architected and implemented an algorithm which optimized the scheduling of millions of daily requests to third-party APIs for maximum efficiency and throughput without exceeding API quotas.
    • Managed scaling web servers, setting up database streaming and several other infrastructure related tasks.
    Technologies: Java, Groovy, Grails, PostgreSQL, iOS, AngularJS, Docker, ActiveMQ, Objective-C, Redis
  • Co-founder
    2010 - 2012
    Truespire, Inc.
    • Managed, programmed, designed, and implemented web applications using various CMS solutions including Truespire’s proprietary Rails CMS.
    • Designed and developed the RubyGem Backup2s3.
    • Worked with clients ranging from small local businesses to regional multi-branch banks.
    Technologies: Ruby, Rails, MySQL, WordPress, Drupal
  • Implementation Consultant
    2008 - 2010
    Fast Enterprises
    • Built, configured, and maintained state revenue systems.
    • Implemented an online gateway and credit card processing service for taxpayers.
    • Created a web service for submitting various tax returns and payments directly to the state.
    Technologies: Visual Basic .NET, Oracle, SQL Server
Experience
  • Like A Pro (Development)

    Like A Pro is a global digital platform for professional athletes to share their unfiltered stories and to curate and monetize their personal brands. Athletes connect with their fans throughout their professional journeys by sharing unique stories in their own words—stories about training, nutrition, influences, causes they support, or the gear and apparel they use. Behind the scenes and unfiltered, Like A Pro is athlete driven.

  • Perch for Web (Development)
    https://my.perchapp.com/

    Get a bird’s eye view of reviews, social posts, and promotions—for you and your competition—all in one place. Listen to your local marketplace and discover how to improve your own social media and marketing. Built using the Perch JSON API and AngularJS.

  • Perch iOS App (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/perch/id553580405

    Get a bird’s eye view of reviews, social posts, and promotions—for you AND your competition—all in one place. Listen to your local marketplace and discover how to improve your own social media and marketing.

  • Bookprint iOS App (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/bookprint/id882622594?mt=8

    Bookprint allows a user to keep track of the books they have read, are reading, and want to read. This was a side project I was inspired to create after finishing an epic sci-fi novel. The API and iOS client were built and designed from scratch.

  • Backup2s3 - Ruby Gem (Development)
    https://rubygems.org/gems/backup2s3/

    Backup2s3 is a gem that performs database and application backups and stores the data on Amazon S3. The gem also provides to restore your database and file system from a previous backup.

Skills
  • Languages
    Ruby, Groovy, SQL, Objective-C, HTML/CSS, Swift, Java, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, Visual Basic
  • Frameworks
    Grails, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Hibernate, AngularJS
  • Paradigms
    REST, Agile, Concurrent Programming
  • Platforms
    Linux, Docker, iOS
  • Storage
    PostgreSQL, Redis, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Libraries/APIs
    Facebook API, Instagram API, Twitter API, Yelp API, Foursquare API, Google Places API, jQuery, Masonry, Vimeo API, Puppet.js
  • Tools
    Nginx, Apache, Apache Tomcat, Passenger, Git, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, GitHub, Ansible, Jenkins, Subversion (SVN)
Education
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science
    2004 - 2008
    Montana State University - Bozeman, Montana
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