Erik Escobedo, Web Development Developer in Mérida, Mexico
Erik Escobedo

Web Development Developer in Mérida, Mexico

Member since March 17, 2016
For more than several years now, Erik has been writing software for a living, and he'd love to keep doing so far into the future. Telecommuting-wise, he's been working and communicating remotely for almost nine years now. He has worked with Ruby on Rails for the backend, along with all kinds of front-end technologies like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and both React and React Native.
Erik is now available for hire




Mérida, Mexico



Preferred Environment

OSX, Git, Github, Vim, Heroku

The most amazing...

...feature I've coded is a search engine capable of look for a neighborhood with a similar life style with the given one but located in another geographical zone.


  • Team Leader

    2013 - PRESENT
    Freelance Work
    • Led a freelancer guild group—composed of local programmers sharing an office space; sometimes working independently, sometimes working on the same projects.
    • Interviewed and met with leads and customers—helping them to design product strategies and software solutions.
    • Taught and empowering the younger members of the group as well as consulting on their projects.
    • Led shared projects and made technology decisions—like what platform to use, what libraries to implement, and what code styles to follow.
    • Designed a system and database for both shared and individual projects.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, AngularJS, MySQL, PostgreSQL, HTML, CSS
  • Web Developer

    2014 - 2016
    Simulation Curriculum
    • Worked alongside David Whips (the winner of the Apple Design Awards 2013).
    • Led a three-person team assembled by the client—delegating tasks and reporting directly to the client.
    • Implemented an independent AngularJS module by using a private API provided by the client.
    • Worked with vectors and geometry figures in order to allow students draw, drag, split, and reassemble colorful geometric shapes.
    • Designed equations which allowed the user to add momentum when dragging movable panels.
    Technologies: AngularJS, Node.js
  • Web Developer

    2010 - 2013
    • Worked alongside great people like Christopher Shoemaker—a former member of the Mozilla team.
    • Built a beautiful human resources management tool using the most advanced front-end technologies available then.
    • Worked on a huge real estate application for which I designed a powerful neighborhood search engine.
    • Communicated remotely using tools like HipChat, Basecamp, and more for almost 3 years.
    • Migrated an existing application from PHP to Ruby on Rails 3.0.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Git, GitHub, Marionette


  • Neighborhood Scout (Development)

    This is a real estate network with information of all the neighborhoods in the US.

    I worked as part of the team that migrated the back-end codebase from PHP to Ruby on Rails 3.0.

  • Allocate (Development)

    This is a human resource management tool with a beautiful and simple design.

    I used Backbone along Marionette (a front-end framework) to work on the user interface for this project. Since this was a home project for the company I was working on then, I worked along and communicated with a huge number of developers.


  • Languages

    CSS3, JavaScript, Ruby, HTML, Swift
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap, Ruby on Rails (RoR), React Native
  • Paradigms

    REST, Agile Software Development, Scrum
  • Other

    Vi, RESTful APIs, Vectors, Algorithms, Web Development, Mathematics, Data Structures
  • Libraries/APIs

    Google API, React, GitHub API
  • Tools

    Pivotal Tracker, Slack, Git, Bower, HipChat
  • Platforms

    MacOS, iOS
  • Storage

    MySQL, PostgreSQL, AWS RDS


  • Completed credits towards a bachelor's degree in Mechatronic Engineering
    2006 - 2010
    National Autonomous University of Mexico | UNAM - Mexico City, Mexico

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