Juan Garcia, Software Developer in Houston, TX, United States
Juan Garcia

Software Developer in 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


  • Consultant
    AWS, Node.js, React.js
  • Tenvia
    Node.js, React.js, Flux, MongoDB, LevelDB
  • Brenntag
    Ubuntu, Nginx, Unicorn, Capistrano, RoR, PostgreSQL, Coffee, SCSS



Houston, TX, United States



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.


  • Senior Node.js Developer

    2015 - PRESENT
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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


  • 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.


  • Languages

    JavaScript, Ruby, SQL, Less, Sass
  • Frameworks

    Express.js, Flux, Ruby on Rails (RoR), React Native
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Should.js, Node.js, Twitter API, Google API
  • Tools

    Mocha, Vim Text Editor, Subversion (SVN), Git, Etcd, Browserify, AWS CloudFormation, AWS SES, AWS IAM
  • Paradigms

    Functional Programming, Model View Controller (MVC), Agile Software Development
  • Storage

    LevelDB, MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, AWS RDS
  • Other

    Software Development, Front-End Developer, Serverless, Lambda Functions


  • 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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