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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
  • PHP, 15 years
  • JavaScript, 14 years
  • AngularJS, 3 years
  • Python, 2 years
  • Ruby, 2 years
Los Angeles, CA, United States
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.
  • 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • 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
  • B.Sc. degree in Business
    2002 - 2006
    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona - California
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