Boris Paskhaver, Software Developer in Hoboken, NJ, United States
Boris Paskhaver

Software Developer in Hoboken, NJ, United States

Member since July 28, 2020
Boris is a NYC-based full-stack developer, Agile consultant, online educator, and author with four years of experience crafting high-quality software. He has six programming courses on Udemy with over 140 hours of video content, 24,000 reviews, and 290,000 students. Boris is the author of the upcoming "Pandas in Action" from Manning Publications. He graduated from New York University in 2013 with a double major in business economics and marketing.
Boris is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Stride Consulting
    Ruby on Rails (RoR), React, Redux, Redux-saga, TypeScript, Node.js, Python...
  • Publicis Media
    Ruby on Rails (RoR), React, Redux, Backbone.js, Test-driven Development (TDD)...
  • Indeed
    Python, Pandas, JavaScript, Google Sheets, Google Apps Script

Experience

Location

Hoboken, NJ, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

MacOS, Slack, Visual Studio Code, Zoom

The most amazing...

...app I've worked on was a 100-question React form. It included 15+ custom components hydrated by CMS content with state managed by Redux.

Employment

  • Software Engineer, Consultant

    2018 - PRESENT
    Stride Consulting
    • Launched a new Express API to manage details of a patient’s session with a therapist.
    • Built a complex, multipart form that used CMS data to render dynamic React components.
    • Built a Sidekiq job to verify the user’s home delivery address and alert them of invalid fields.
    • Refactored React components to remove dependencies on Backbone.js models.
    • Added unit tests for React components, Redux reducers, Backbone.js models, and more.
    • Crafted React components for cart and checkout experience in new product launch.
    • Configured permissions for six different user roles in Rails back end.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails (RoR), React, Redux, Redux-saga, TypeScript, Node.js, Python, Jest, RSpec
  • Software Engineer

    2017 - 2018
    Publicis Media
    • Bootstrapped a React application, including configuring transpilation with webpack, state management, API requests, app routing, testing, type checking, and linting.
    • Crafted dozens of components for React and Angular 2+ apps, including user dashboards, tables, menus, and complex forms.
    • Utilized test-driven development to refactor and develop new features in a legacy Ruby on Rails application.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails (RoR), React, Redux, Backbone.js, Test-driven Development (TDD), Angular
  • Data Analyst

    2015 - 2017
    Indeed
    • Created 10+ JavaScript apps that utilize the Google Apps Script ecosystem (Gmail, Sheets, Forms, Calendar) to drive efficient internal processes.
    • Utilized Python/pandas to collect, munge, manipulate, and analyze key metrics and data.
    • Supervised and trained 5+ employees and interns on open-source data analysis libraries and proprietary Indeed tools.
    • Scraped 100+ brand websites and search engines for contact information using Python, requests, and BeautifulSoup; data pulls were used by dozens of client-facing account executives in the sales and account management departments.
    Technologies: Python, Pandas, JavaScript, Google Sheets, Google Apps Script
  • Associate, Business and Strategic Solutions

    2014 - 2015
    Lenox Advisors
    • Served as one of two system administrators for custom-built office CRMs, with duties including user setup, new employee training, technical troubleshooting, and documentation creation.
    • Resolved system data consistency issues (duplicates, entry errors etc.) in a database collection that includes over 200,000 individuals, 80,000 policies, and 30,000 organizations.
    • Programmed macros in Excel to automate the creation of frequently requested reports as well as generate a department-wide employee allocation calculator.
    Technologies: Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel VBA

Experience

  • Cart and Checkout for Warby Parker (Development)
    https://www.warbyparker.com/cart

    For the online launch of their new line of contact lenses, Warby Parker asked our team to refactor and redesign the cart and checkout experience on their site. As part of the overhaul, I crafted a dozen new React components, integrated Redux into the app, and removed the app's reliance on Backbone models for state storage.

  • Online Instructor (Development)
    https://www.udemy.com/user/borispaskhaver/

    I have created six courses for the e-learning platform Udemy with over 140 hours of video content. I grew an audience of 292,000 students across 190 countries and collected 24,000+ student reviews with an average course rating of 4.67/5.0. I have over 1 million minutes of content consumed monthly by students.

  • Pandas In Action (Development)
    https://www.manning.com/books/pandas-in-action

    I wrote a 450+ page manuscript covering the pandas library for data analysis. The book was inspired by my 20-hour Udemy course. "Pandas In Action" took a year and a half to write and is set to be published in April 2021.

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, Ruby, TypeScript, Python, Google Apps Script, Excel VBA
  • Frameworks

    Ruby on Rails (RoR), Redux, Jest, Angular
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, jQuery, Node.js, Backbone.js, Pandas, NumPy
  • Tools

    Google Sheets, Slack, RSpec, Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Other

    Excel 365, Full-stack, Excel, Writing & Editing
  • Paradigms

    Test-driven Development (TDD)
  • Platforms

    Visual Studio Code, Jupyter Notebook
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL

Education

  • Bootcamp Graduate in Web Development
    2017 - 2017
    App Academy - New York, NY
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Economics and Marketing
    2009 - 2013
    New York University, Stern School of Business - New York, NY

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