Erik Escobedo, Developer in Mérida, Mexico
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Erik Escobedo

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Web Development Developer

Mérida, Mexico
Toptal Member Since
October 3, 2017

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.


Freelance Work
CSS, HTML, PostgreSQL, MySQL, AngularJS, Ruby on Rails (RoR), React, SQL...
Simulation Curriculum
Node.js, AngularJS, SQL, JavaScript, Ruby, RSpec
Marionette.js, GitHub, Git, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, SQL, JavaScript, RSpec




Preferred Environment

Heroku, Vim Text Editor, GitHub, Git, MacOS

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.

Work Experience

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: CSS, HTML, PostgreSQL, MySQL, AngularJS, Ruby on Rails (RoR), React, SQL, JavaScript, Ruby, RSpec

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: Node.js, AngularJS, SQL, JavaScript, Ruby, RSpec

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: Marionette.js, GitHub, Git, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, SQL, JavaScript, RSpec


This Ruby class serves as a representation of a worker within a marketplace. It encompasses relationships with other entities and incorporates custom validations. The class includes an interesting SQL query that enables searching the workers' table for workers possessing all the skills specified within a given parameter.

Neighborhood Scout
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.

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.

Network of 30+ iOS/Android Apps
I worked on both the back end and front end as the main developer of a small team building and maintaining all the apps in the client's developer account.


SQL, CSS3, JavaScript, Ruby, HTML, CSS, Swift, Python


Bootstrap, Ruby on Rails (RoR), React Native, AngularJS, Ember.js


REST APIs, React, Google API, Marionette.js, Node.js, GitHub API


GitHub, RSpec, Pivotal Tracker, Slack, Git, Vim Text Editor, Bower, HipChat


RESTful Development, REST, Agile Software Development, Scrum


Vi, Vectors, Algorithms, Web Development, Mathematics, Data Structures


MacOS, Heroku, iOS


MySQL, PostgreSQL

2006 - 2010

Completed Credits towards a Bachelor's Degree in Mechatronic Engineering

National Autonomous University of Mexico | UNAM - Mexico City, Mexico

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