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Juan Garcia

Juan Garcia

Houston, TX, United States
Member since October 7, 2015
Juan has nearly a decade of development experience using Ruby on Rails and Node.js. He has a passion for bringing ideas to life through code and strives for simplicity and solid system architecture. He communicates extremely well and has worked on teams of all sizes.
Juan is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • Consultant
    AWS, Node.js, React.js
  • Tenvia
    Node.js, React.js, Flux, MongoDB, LevelDB
  • Brenntag
    Ubuntu, Nginx, Unicorn, Capistrano, RoR, PostgreSQL, Coffee, SCSS
Experience
  • JavaScript, 8 years
  • Node.js, 8 years
  • PostgreSQL, 6 years
  • MySQL, 6 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 6 years
  • MongoDB, 5 years
  • LevelDB, 1 year
Houston, TX, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Linux, Vim, Git
The most amazing...
...thing I've developed is a hierarchical NoSQL database with dynamic schema, advanced querying capabilities, and index support.
Employment
  • Senior Node.js Developer
    2015 - PRESENT
    Consultant
    • Developed serverless applications using AWS Lambda.
    • Developed and deployed front-end SPAs using React.js.
    • Created a reusable serverless platform for rapid full scale deployment and iteration.
    Technologies: AWS, Node.js, React.js
  • Lead Engineer
    2014 - 2015
    Tenvia
    • Led a small team of developers.
    • Developed applications with fast, reliable back-ends using Node.js, React.js, and several NoSQL databases.
    • Worked on full-stack development using Node.js, React.js, LevelDB, MongoDB, and various Linux technologies.
    Technologies: Node.js, React.js, Flux, MongoDB, LevelDB
  • Lead Web Developer
    2012 - 2014
    Brenntag
    • Managed projects and multi-disciplined teams for data management, commercial reporting, purchasing, planning, and sales applications.
    • Bridged multiple legacy systems and developed modules for faster deployment cycles.
    • Developed a commercial planning application dependent upon multiple commercial, internal, and market parameters in order to streamline the purchasing process.
    Technologies: Ubuntu, Nginx, Unicorn, Capistrano, RoR, PostgreSQL, Coffee, SCSS
  • Engineer
    2010 - 2011
    DeMiCasa
    • Designed, developed, and deployed a tailor made web-based CRM system using Ruby on Rails.
    • Implemented data management systems for accurate reporting and business flow improvement.
    • Developed and unit tested a benchmarking system across multiple functional areas of the food safety chain.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Ubuntu, Nginx, Unicorn, Capistrano, PostgreSQL, Coffee, SCSS
  • Graduate Research Assistant
    2008 - 2009
    Purdue University
    • Worked on Purdue’s Engineer of 2020 initiative developing innovation theory models.
    • Performed research at the intersection of Innovation, Education, and Engineering in order to develop intellectual content associated with the project goals.
    • Developed and implemented testing battery in order to prove project hypothesis.
    Technologies: PHP, WordPress, CSS
Experience
  • NoSQL Database (Development)

    Developed a NoSQL hierarchical database with a flexible schema, index, and query support. Combined it with an extremely simple REST API for fast deployment.

  • Industrial Temperature Measuring System (Development)

    Wired and connected 14 digital temperature sensors to a Linux box in order to monitor commercial refrigerators. Built a REST API and a web application so employees could check the temperature at different sites. SMS and email alerts were sent once the temperature reached a certain threshold.

  • Serverless Development Platform (Development)

    Created a reusable serverless platform for rapid full-scale deployment and quick iteration.

Skills
  • Languages
    JavaScript, Ruby, SQL, Less, Sass
  • Frameworks
    Ruby on Rails (RoR), Flux, Express.js, React Native
  • Libraries/APIs
    React, Should.js, Node.js, Google API, Twitter API
  • Tools
    Mocha, Git, Subversion (SVN), Vim Text Editor, Browserify, Etcd, AWS IAM, AWS SES, AWS CloudFormation
  • Paradigms
    Functional Programming, Agile Software Development, Model View Controller (MVC)
  • Storage
    LevelDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, AWS RDS
  • Other
    Lambda Functions, Serverless
Education
  • Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering
    2008 - 2009
    Purdue University - West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering
    2004 - 2008
    Purdue University - West Lafayette, Indiana
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