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Jake Varghese, Full-stack Developer in Dallas, TX, United States
Jake Varghese

Full-stack Developer in Dallas, TX, 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 who can build entire apps from scratch or optimize an existing app already in the field.
Jake is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • MacOS, 20 years
  • Full-stack, 15 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 14 years
  • Ruby, 14 years
  • SQL, 14 years
  • JavaScript, 12 years
  • HTML5, 6 years
  • Backbone.js, 3 years
Dallas, TX, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Max OS X, TextMate

The most amazing...

...thing I've created is a multi app deployment that operates almost like an OS in the cloud.

Employment

  • Senior Architect

    2016 - PRESENT
    Compose @ IBM
    • Helped re-architect the app UI.
    • Worked on stabilizing the data layer.
    • Helped with HIPAA, GDPR, and international tax compliance.
    • Led the growth team to increase conversion of our signup to 32% from 15%.
    • Helped streamline on-call processes.
    • Worked on the payment layer and integrating Stripe.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Go, Elasticsearch, MongoDB, React
  • CTO

    2015 - 2016
    Ve-Go Technologies
    • Created entire dashboard system and optimized the entire stack for scale.
    • Re-engineered the algorithm for determining availability for hotel rooms to be 100x faster.
    • Tuned PG calls to increase throughput by 13x.
    • Integrated Twilio phone, sms and IP messaging services into system allowing for instant notifications via mobile or web.
    Technologies: Ruby, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, Redis, PG, Solr, iOS
  • CTO

    2014 - 2015
    Box.es
    • Re-engineered the entire back end and web front end for speed and simplicity.
    • Led the development of all critical systems and added a full shopping system with payment integration through Stripe.
    • Added full text search through Solr and deep configuration to get the search characteristics to flow with the user experience of the application.
    Technologies: Ruby, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, Redis, Solr
  • Digital Architect

    2011 - 2014
    McKinsey & Company
    • Created an an application that streamlined deployment for the entire firm from a four-day deployment schedule to a five-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 an authentication scheme into their app regardless of which language it was created in.
    • Created an application for the partners at the firm so they could see the real connections that the firm has through 40 years of legacy data.
    • Optimized current applications and added new features utilizing various technologies including Oracle, MySQL, Redis, Solr, Apache, Phusion, Unicorn, Nginx, AngularJS, Backbone.js, jQuery, and many other apps.
    • Aided in firm client presentations from the technical side.
    • Trained and mentored new developers.
    Technologies: Ruby, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, Java
  • VP Software Development

    2008 - 2011
    Orgsync
    • 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

    2004 - 2008
    Volusion
    • 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

    Ruby, CSS3, SQL, HTML5, Sass, JavaScript, Bash Script, Haml, C#, Java, Objective-C, C
  • Frameworks

    Ruby on Rails (RoR), RubyMotion, Cocoa, AngularJS
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Facebook API, jQuery Mobile, Backbone.js, Marionette.js, Facebook SDK, jQuery UI, Volusion
  • Tools

    Eclipse IDE, GitHub, Git, TextMate, Solr, TokBox, Subversion (SVN), GDB
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Functional Programming, Agile Software Development, Test-driven Development (TDD), Concurrent Programming, Prototype-based OOP, Scrum, Behavior-driven Development (BDD)
  • Platforms

    MacOS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), iOS, Android, Heroku, Oracle, Ubuntu Linux, WordPress
  • Storage

    MySQL, Memcached, Redis, PostgreSQL, NoSQL, MongoDB
  • Other

    Webhook, Full-stack, APIs, Front-end Development

Education

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science
    1996 - 2002
    Univ of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX
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