Jake Varghese

Jake Varghese

Dallas, United States
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Jake Varghese

Jake Varghese

Dallas, United States
Member since September 20, 2013
As an architect, Jake understands the process of solving complex problems that plague enterprise and medium size businesses. He is a full-stack problem solver--he can build entire apps from scratch or he can optimize an existing app already in the field.
Jake is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • SQL, 14 years
  • Ruby, 13 years
  • Ruby on Rails, 13 years
  • JavaScript, 12 years
  • HTML5, 6 years
  • Backbone.js, 1 year
Dallas, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Max OS X, TextMate, and a Diet Coke
The most amazing...
...thing I've created is a multi app deployment that operates almost like an OS in the cloud.
Employment
  • Digital Architect
    McKinsey & Company
    2011 - PRESENT
    • Created an an application that streamlined deployment for the entire firm. From a 4 day deployment schedule to a 5 minute deployment schedule.
    • Helped re-architect an internal LinkedIn type solution for firm alumni.
    • Created a Data Storage service that simplified access to legacy Oracle and Notes databases.
    • Created an application that allowed any application to quickly drop in an authentication scheme into their app regardless of which language it was created.
    • Created an application for the partners at the firm so they could see the real connections that firm has through 40 years of legacy data.
    • Optimized current applications and add new features utilizing various technologies including Oracle, MySQL, Redis, Solr, Apache, Phusion, Unicorn, Nginx, Angular.js, Backbone.js, jQuery and many other apps.
    • Aided in firm client presentations from technical side.
    • Trained and mentored new developers.
    Technologies: Ruby, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, Java
  • VP Software Development
    Orgsync
    2008 - 2011
    • Led development on main application.
    • Optimized current application so that it could scale.
    • Created new applications to maximize revenue potential of master app.
    • Trained and mentored several developers.
    • Continued helping the CEO add new features to our core business model.
    • Was the technical representative in high level meetings.
    Technologies: Ruby, JavaScript, CSS, HTML
  • Chief Technology Officer
    Volusion
    2004 - 2008
    • Maintained over 22 internal apps originally written in PHP and then migrated to Rails to control and streamline ALL of our business processes: Payroll System, Marketing System, Resellers System, SEO Clientele System, Custom Design System, PPC System, Customer Service System, PCI Compliance System, Billing System
    • Created our new Merchant Account technical infrastructure utilizing APIs from fortune 10 company GlobalPay and helped develop the process of taking merchant applications.
    • Continued to create marketing strategies and tech support strategies to increase profitability.
    • Continued helping the CEO/Lead Developer add new features to our core software written in ASP (and even developed some of the major parts myself),
    • Working with our larger clients to setup their online store as well as provided technical/marketing/design counseling
    Technologies: Ruby, PHP, ASP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript
Experience
Skills
  • Languages
    SQL, Haml, SASS, Bash Script, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, Ruby, Java, Objective-C, C
  • Frameworks
    Marionette.js, Ruby on Rails, AngularJS, Cocoa, RubyMotion
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery UI, Backbone.js, jQuery, Facebook API, jQuery Mobile, Facebook SDK
  • Tools
    GitHub, Eclipse, Git, TextMate, Solr, GDB, SVN
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development, Behavior-driven Development (BDD), Scrum, Prototype-based OOP, Functional programming, Concurrent Programming, Test-driven Development (TDD), Object-oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Platforms
    Mac OS X, Amazon Web Services (AWS), iOS, Heroku, Android
  • Storage
    NoSQL, Oracle, Redis, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Memcached, MongoDB
  • Misc
    Webhook, Ubuntu Linux
Education
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science
    Univ of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX
    1996 - 2002
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