Benjamin Roth

Benjamin Roth

Brussels, Belgium
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Benjamin Roth

Benjamin Roth

Brussels, Belgium
Member since August 15, 2013
Benjamin is fluent in Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, jQuery and AngularJS. He regularly uses TDD with RSpec and Jasmine. He has developed numerous successful Rails solutions and is seeking development projects as well as consulting opportunities to guide teams of developers.
Benjamin is now available for hire
  • JavaScript, 6 years
  • Ruby, 6 years
  • Ruby on Rails, 6 years
  • AngularJS, 2 years
  • jQuery, 6 years
Brussels, Belgium
Preferred Environment
The most amazing...
...accomplishment I've achieved is the community recognition I received from being ranked #2 all-time on Rails tags on StackOverflow.
  • Owner
    2010 - PRESENT
    • Led the company in maintaining the right balance between effectiveness and excellence.
    • Built a large Rails app split between independent and flexible services.
    • Created numerous APIs for internal JavaScript apps and external clients needs.
    • Refactored cluttered legacy applications to achieve compatibility with regressions tests.
    • Helped teams to find adapted ways to better work together.
    Technologies: Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, CoffeeScript
  • Lead Engineer
    2011 - 2013
    • Was lead developer in charge of the entire IT team.
    • Reviewed the code of all team members before integration.
    • Determined the whole application architecture.
    • Created a variety of independent services including extracting and processing text files, an adapted admin interface, and gathering business KPIs.
    • Integrated payment interfaces.
    • Integrated services including the Microsoft Word API.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, MongoDB
  • CTO
    2009 - 2010
    • Led a team of 12 developers as CTO.
    • Worked hand in hand with the business and communication sections of the company.
    • Distributed tasks, organized sprints.
    • Developed the website search engine (backed by sphynx).
    • Integrated social APIs including Facebook and LinkedIn.
    Technologies: PHP, Symfony
  • Unite us (Development)

    Made the whole app, its services and its subdomains (includes several single page apps backed by Angular/Rails)

  • Open Source: gmaps4rails (Development)

    This is a gem that I created to facilitate Google Maps integration in Rails. It has been downloaded over 200k times, and now has an extensive community taking care of its maintenance and ensuring Q&A.

  • StackOverflow Contributions (Other amazing things)

    Helped people to solve technical issues over the course of several years under the username "apneadiving".

  • Textmaster (Development)

    Was in charge of the whole development (Rails + js), leading the engineering team

  • Languages
    Ruby, CoffeeScript, JavaScript
  • Frameworks
    Ruby on Rails, AngularJS
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, Google Maps, Facebook API, LinkedIn API
  • Platforms
    Mac OS X
  • Storage
    PostgreSQL, MySQL, Memcached, NoSQL, Elasticsearch, MongoDB
  • Master of Science in Engineering degree in Applied Mathematics, Optimization
    ENSTA - Paris, France
    2008 - 2010
  • Master of Science in Engineering degree in Management, Acoustics
    Naval Academy - France
    2001 - 2004
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