David Rothschild, Software Developer in Los Angeles, CA, United States
David Rothschild

Software Developer in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Member since November 19, 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




Los Angeles, CA, United States



Preferred Environment

Git, Eclipse, Notepad++, Windows, Debian Linux

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: SQL, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, PHP
  • 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: Management, SQL, PHP
  • 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: WordPress, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, Django, JavaScript, PHP
  • 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: AngularJS, JavaScript, PostgreSQL, PHP
  • 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: SharePoint, Microsoft SQL Server, JavaScript


  • Languages

    PHP, SQL, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, C++, Visual Basic .NET (VB.NET)
  • Frameworks

    Slim, AngularJS, Bootstrap, Vanilla JS, CakePHP, CodeIgniter, Ember.js, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Django, Symfony, Laravel
  • Libraries/APIs

    Authorize.net, jQuery, Google Maps, PayPal API, Google API, Shopify API, Node.js, PhantomJS, Vimeo API, Twitter API, Facebook API, Dropbox API, Coinbase API, Modernizr
  • Paradigms

    Functional Programming, Agile Software Development, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Management
  • Platforms

    WordPress, Shopify, Magento, SharePoint, Windows, Eclipse, Salesforce, CentOS, Debian Linux, Linux, Ubuntu
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Other

    Software Development, Bitcoin, IIS
  • Tools

    Piwik, Notepad++, Git, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Photoshop, RabbitMQ, Apache, AutoCAD


  • B.Sc. Degree in Business
    2002 - 2006
    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona - California

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