Christopher Scott, Full-stack Developer in San Ramon, CA, United States
Christopher Scott

Full-stack Developer in San Ramon, CA, United States

Member since June 16, 2022
Chris is a senior full-stack engineer with 7+ years of experience building web apps for early-stage startups and robust enterprise SaaS software. He specializes in Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, and MySQL, primarily focusing on back-end development, integrations, and API design. Chris is an expert in creating user-facing production web applications and internal tooling, and he is willing to embrace new challenges and help other businesses evolve and succeed.
Christopher is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • JetInsight
    Ruby, Ruby on Rails (RoR), PostgreSQL, Redis, RSpec, Heroku, AWS, Resque...
  • Airbnb
    Ruby on Rails API, Ruby, Chef, Docker, Apache Airflow, MySQL, RSpec, GitHub...
  • Whatify
    Ruby on Rails (RoR), JavaScript, jQuery, RSpec, PostgreSQL...

Experience

Location

San Ramon, CA, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

MacOS, Vim Text Editor, Slack, Jira, Lucidchart, GitHub, Heroku, AWS, Postman, Docker

The most amazing...

...solution I've worked on is an internal tool for Airbnb that saved them over $200 thousand per month in operational costs.

Employment

  • Senior Software Engineer

    2020 - PRESENT
    JetInsight
    • Rebuilt several mission-critical legacy systems, keeping feature parity and facilitating smooth transitions for each.
    • Solved complex database performance problems with query optimization, schema changes, and partitioning strategies. Migrated large-scale tables and optimized for future scale.
    • Oversaw a complete redesign of the deployment pipeline, shortening release cadence from bi-weekly to daily and allowing down timeless deployments.
    • Led discussions on design principles, acting as a Ruby on Rails and PostgreSQL domain expert for other team members.
    Technologies: Ruby, Ruby on Rails (RoR), PostgreSQL, Redis, RSpec, Heroku, AWS, Resque, JavaScript, jQuery, API Design, REST, Test-driven Development (TDD), SQL, Ruby on Rails API, Git, Agile
  • Software Engineer

    2018 - 2020
    Airbnb
    • Owned an internal application that automated the worker lifecycle management of all Airbnb's contract call center agents.
    • Delivered a complete rewrite of the application, adding full test coverage and fixing critical bugs.
    • Gathered requirements from cross-team stakeholders, documented previously implicit specifics for the application, and codified specifications into automated tests.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails API, Ruby, Chef, Docker, Apache Airflow, MySQL, RSpec, GitHub, Git, Jira, API Design, Test-driven Development (TDD), Agile, Redis, AWS, LDAP, Ruby on Rails (RoR), PostgreSQL, REST, SQL, Sidekiq
  • Software Developer

    2017 - 2018
    Whatify
    • Downscaled an expensive architecture, boosting performance and saving on high monthly cloud provider costs.
    • Built the extract, transform, and load (ETL) pipeline and tooling for the data team to help with customer data analysis.
    • Conducted user interviews and UX testing, incorporating feedback into project planning.
    • Oversaw deployments, bug fixes, and the development of new features.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails (RoR), JavaScript, jQuery, RSpec, PostgreSQL, Test-driven Development (TDD), Heroku, AWS, Sidekiq, Redis, Ruby, REST, SQL, Git, Agile

Experience

  • West Coast Skateparks | WCS
    https://www.westcoastskateparks.com

    A guide with all skateparks located in the Pacific states of the western US. WCS is a directory of skateparks with curated photos, trustworthy ratings, and convenient map functionality for finding the best parks to skateboard at. It is often the first Google result for California skateparks.

Skills

  • Languages

    Ruby, SQL, JavaScript
  • Frameworks

    Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Libraries/APIs

    Ruby on Rails API, Sidekiq, Resque, jQuery
  • Tools

    Vim Text Editor, RSpec, Git, Postman, Slack, Jira, Lucidchart, GitHub, Chef, Apache Airflow
  • Paradigms

    REST, Test-driven Development (TDD), Agile, Agile Software Development
  • Platforms

    MacOS, Heroku, Docker
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redis
  • Other

    AWS, API Design, LDAP

Certifications

  • Dev Bootcamp Certificate
    DECEMBER 2015 - PRESENT
    Dev Bootcamp

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