James Koshigoe

James Koshigoe

Boulder, United States
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James Koshigoe

James Koshigoe

Boulder, United States
Member since February 27, 2014
James is an entrepreneur, programmer, and software engineer focused on web development. He has a vast amount of experience in startup and small business environments where full-stack skills, creative thinking, and high attention to detail are key and fast turnaround is paramount.
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Portfolio
Experience
  • PHP, 10 years
  • JavaScript, 10 years
  • CSS, 10 years
  • Ruby, 3 years
  • ES6, 1 year
  • Ruby on Rails, 3 years
  • Node.js, 3 years
  • React.js, 2 years
Boulder, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
WebStorm, Vim, Git, Mac, Linux
The most amazing...
...system I've ever built is an enterprise permission system providing security to every instance of data while maintaining scalability.
Employment
  • Web Applications Consultant and Contractor
    JamesKoshigoe.com
    2014 - PRESENT
    • Architected and led development in a team to build a Spotify-like application for a Series-A funded startup using Node.js, Electron/Chromium, and React.js.
    • Built a bidirectional shipping integration API with Ruby on Rails for a very large affiliate network corporation.
    • Managed an outsourced, overseas engineering team using Agile practices.
    • Built a large front-end for a tax compliance platform with AngularJS and Bootstrap.
    • Consulted for an early-stage startup and worked in a team to develop a single-page application using ReactJS, Flux, SASS, and ES6.
    Technologies: JavaScript (ES5, ES6, ES7), React.js, AngularJS, Node.js, Ruby on Rails, PHP
  • Senior Software Engineer
    IMM
    2013 - 2014
    • Automated and optimized as much of IMM's manual processes as possible so IMM's talent could focus on what they do best.
    • Provided technology and architectural experience to build core infrastructures upon which other developers relied.
    • Built high-traffic websites for IMM's digital marketing campaigns for well-known brands such as TracFone, Chili's, On The Border, DirectBuy, and more.
    Technologies: PHP, Zend Framework 2, PHPUnit, JavaScript, Node.js, Ext.js, MySQL, Git, SVN
  • Lead Developer
    InvitedHome (formerly Vacation Rental Partner)
    2011 - 2013
    • Paved a path and began moving the entire codebase from CakePHP to Ruby on Rails. Re-architected it and kept business needs moving forward.
    • Integral in building the back-end and parts of the front-end for a new guest-facing site, enabling VRP to pivot its business model.
    • Built custom feeds using REST, JSON, and XML to list VRP’s properties on HomeAway, FlipKey, and SkipJump through their proprietary APIs.
    • Built accounting tools to automate manual tasks that previously cost the CEO numerous hours every month.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, PHP, CakePHP, PostgreSQL, RSpec, jQuery, Git
  • Website Developer, Consultant
    Denver Homes Online
    2010 - 2011
    • Worked with the client from the ground up to craft several web designs and implement them in a foundation the client could maintain.
    • Trained the client in digital marketing fundamentals, including key concepts of SEO and proper usage of analytics to track the performance of campaigns.
    Technologies: PHP, Concrete5 CMS, SEO, Photoshop
  • Founder
    TeamGrounds
    2009 - 2009
    • Developed from scratch an MVC framework in PHP, complete with a custom ORM.
    • Built a social network foundation with user profiles. Implemented commenting and friending features.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, jQuery UI, SVN
  • Website Developer
    Sito Marketing/American Vending Systems
    2008 - 2008
    • Created and concurrently managed all the technical needs of ten websites.
    • Built a specialized CMS in PHP that allowed for fast generation of hundreds of landing pages.
    • Integrated leads coming from various sources into a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system using PHP and a REST API.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, jQuery, Python, SVN, SugarCRM, WordPress
  • Website Developer
    Colorado Home Helper
    2007 - 2008
    • Developed a system for real estate agents to email clients custom home search reports using an AJAX-based interface and PHP/MySQL back-end.
    • Developed and further customized an existing PHP-based MLS to allow visitors to register and save searches. Integrated featured listings and improved overall functionality and usability.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, jQuery, SVN
Experience
Skills
  • Languages
    CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, ES6, PHP, SQL, SASS, ES7, Less, C, C++
  • Frameworks
    Ruby on Rails, AngularJS, Flux, Redux, Express, Laravel, PHPUnit, Bootstrap
  • Libraries/APIs
    Node.js, React.js, jQuery, Authorize.net, Socket.IO, Devise
  • Tools
    Adobe Photoshop, Git, Vim, JIRA, RSpec, Babel, Chrome Developer Tools, Browserify, Apache, Nginx, Gulp.js, Grunt, Trello, Mobservable
  • Paradigms
    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Responsive Web Design, Agile Software Development, Functional programming, Kanban, MVC, SOLID, REST, Scrum
  • Platforms
    Heroku, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
  • Storage
    MySQL, SQLite, PostgreSQL, MongoDB
  • Misc
    Digital Marketing, Electron, SEO, SEM
Education
  • B.S. (incomplete) degree in Computer Science
    University of Colorado Boulder - Boulder
    2010 - 2012
  • B.S. (incomplete) degree in Computer Science
    University of Colorado Denver - Denver
    2006 - 2008
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