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David Rothschild

David Rothschild

Los Angeles, CA, United States
Member since October 4, 2015
Dave has 15 years of experience building web applications, including full-stack development. He has a passion for code and an entrepreneurial spirit. He has worked in all kinds of teams, and is particularly drawn to startups and new ideas.
David is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • PHP, 15 years
  • JavaScript, 14 years
  • AngularJS, 3 years
  • Python, 2 years
  • Ruby, 2 years
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Debian Linux, Windows, Notepad++, Eclipse, Git
The most amazing...
...thing I've built recently is a web app where people can map their world travels, earn badges, and share with friends.
Employment
  • Freelance Full-stack Developer
    2015 - PRESENT
    Toptal Clients
    • Rebuilt a legacy code SaaS product into Laravel Lumen.
    • Created a custom Shopify App with third-party API integration.
    • Built various new WordPress/WooCommerce-based sites.
    • Maintained and enhanced legacy codebases to fix problems and reduce technical debt.
    • Migrated a legacy ColdFusion site into WordPress including a new custom-built theme.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, SQL
  • Founder, Lead Developer
    2013 - PRESENT
    ClearWest
    • Founded a startup providing web development, hosting/infrastructure, software and SaaS products, and consulting services.
    • Managed a decentralized, remote team.
    • Supported successful eCommerce businesses using Magento, Shopify, and WooCommerce.
    • Consulted on UX best practices, messaging, and online marketing.
    • Provided management consulting and small business coaching.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails
  • Director of Digital Services
    2016 - 2017
    Spotlight Marketing Communications
    • Designed and developed websites for clients.
    • Consulted on online marketing strategy.
    • Managed a team of freelancers and subcontractors.
    Technologies: PHP, SQL, Management
  • Full-stack Developer
    2014 - 2015
    The Creative Group
    • Built a website and social game app for a major automobile manufacturer as part of a larger advertising campaign.
    • Contributed to the development and roll-out of a brand new website for another automotive company.
    • Created custom eCommerce solutions for a luxury goods brand using WordPress and WooCommerce.
    • Created custom apps for high-volume Shopify store.
    • Built a reviews/directory web app using PHP, MySQL.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, Django, Ruby on Rails, WordPress
  • Senior Software Developer
    2014 - 2015
    Branded4Good LLC
    • Jumped in when a previous, struggling developer abandoned ship, and got multiple projects back on track to successful completion.
    • Worked on a class management system for a Southern California school district using PHP and PostgreSQL.
    • Completed a team registration & management system for a youth sports league.
    • Built a database app for a non-profit working special needs individual using AngularJS, PHP, and MySQL.
    • Debugged and fixed hard-to-find bugs in poor-quality legacy code, and helped move the organization toward good coding practices and standards.
    Technologies: PHP, PostgreSQL, JavaScript, AngularJS
  • Project Manager, Web Developer
    2011 - 2013
    Cymetrix
    • Contributed front-end design and development for a web app used daily by hundreds of hospitals.
    • Managed projects, prepared requirements documents and mockups, and established policies and procedures for development and deployment.
    • Facilitated product training sessions for end users and clients, up to and including C-Suite audiences.
    • Integrated with various healthcare technologies related to business intelligence, analytics, and workflow.
    • Conducted user acceptance testing and quality assurance.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint
Skills
  • Languages
    SQL, PHP, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, VB.NET, C++
  • Frameworks
    Slim, CakePHP, Vanilla JS, Bootstrap, AngularJS, CodeIgniter, Laravel, Symfony, Django, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ember.js
  • Libraries/APIs
    Authorize.Net, jQuery, Shopify API, Google Maps, Google API, PayPal API, Vimeo API, Modernizr, Coinbase API, Dropbox API, Facebook API, Twitter API, PhantomJS, Node.js
  • Paradigms
    Functional Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Agile Software Development
  • Platforms
    WordPress, SharePoint, Magento, Shopify, Salesforce, Ubuntu, Linux, Debian Linux, CentOS
  • Storage
    MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, SQLite
  • Tools
    Piwik, Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, Apache, RabbitMQ, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Other
    Bitcoin, IIS
Education
  • B.Sc. degree in Business
    2002 - 2006
    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona - California
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