Joel Bair, Ajax Developer in Loveland, CO, United States
Joel Bair

Ajax Developer in Loveland, CO, United States

Member since January 11, 2016
Joel is a technologist, full-stack developer, Linux systems administrator, and engineer. He's a Linux and open-source software user and contributor. He enjoys engineering elegant solutions with a focus on performance, scalability, and simplicity. He uses Linux as his choice OS, as it keeps him agile on cloud infrastructure.
Joel is now available for hire




Loveland, CO, United States



Preferred Environment

Fedora Linux, KDE, Komodo IDE, +Google Apps

The most amazing...

...thing I've built is a high-availability CDN on MongoDB GridFS, Node, and Express with asset versioning and dynamic image scaling.


  • Senior Full-stack Developer

    2009 - PRESENT
    Third Social, LLC
    • Owned core microservices architecture (api*
    • Owned the high availability CDN (Nodejs,MongoDB,GridFS).
    • Supported the web application.
    • Supported the web application.
    • Built desktop versions of custom solutions for customers using Electron and Node.js.
    Technologies: Node.js, JavaScript, ExpressJS, Electron, Mocha, Karma, Gulp, MongoDB, MySQL/MariaDB, Browserify, Backbone, Bootstrap, Underscore, Moment, jQuery, jQuery-UI, DNS, Fedora, RedHat, PHP5, Python, AWK, BASH, RackSpace*, Mandrill, REST, JSON, CSS3, HTML5
  • Sr. Specialist, Systems Network Administration

    2009 - 2009
    • Built a custom incremental backup service for a 22TB data array.
    • Owned Subversion repository deployment and administration.
    • Enforced software policy conformance across NOAA teams via automated checks.
    • Resolved VPN client connectivity issues.
    • Coordinated server infrastructure with development team efforts and advised on strategy.
    Technologies: RedHat Linux, Fedora linux, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Subversion, Git, Apache, IPTables,TCP Wrappers, OpenVPN, Bash, AWK, SED
  • Linux Systems Administrator/Web 2.0 Developer

    2007 - 2009
    eValuation Solutions, LLC
    • Deployed and configured an in-house Zimbra groupware solution.
    • Deployed and configured a private Openfire instant messaging server.
    • Implemented production and staging application environments with deployment automation.
    • Contributed key elements to the eValOnline web desktop application development.
    • Implemented security best practices across cloud server infrastructure.
    Technologies: CentOS, RedHat Linux, RackSpace, Javascript, Ext.js, JavaScript, MySQL, Subversion, Apache, Bash, PHP, Zend Framework, HTML, CSS
  • Software Engineer/Build and Packaging Engineer

    2006 - 2007
    Cranel, Inc./ISOdX
    • Created RedHat, CentOS, and Fedora software installation packages.
    • Owned software builds and test automation processes with daily reporting.
    • Contributed to the ISOdX 4x software rewrite development effort.
    • Created custom software installers from non-RPM based systems.
    • Engineered network auto-detection/auto-configuration scripts for the initial software installation process.
    Technologies: CentOS, RedHat Linux, ANACONDA, RPMLIB, RPM Build Tools, Zend Encoder, Zend Optimizer, BASH, PHP5, PostgreSQL, AWK, ActiveMQ


  • Languages

    CSS3, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Bash, XHTML, HTML5, SQL, Curl Language, AWK, XML, PHP
  • Frameworks

    Vanilla JS, Zend Framework, Bootstrap 3, Electron.js, JavaScript MVC, Chrome, Express.js, Bootstrap, PHPUnit, Ext JS, Jasmine
  • Libraries/APIs

    JSONP, jQuery, Node.js, Underscore.js, Moment.js, Backbone.js, GridFS, jQuery UI
  • Tools

    Beanstalk, Apache, Mongoose, GitHub, Subversion (SVN), Git, Trac, RPM, MySQL Workbench, Mocha, Open Street Maps, iptables, Browserify, Karma
  • Paradigms

    REST, Asynchronous Programming, JavaScript MV* Framework, Model View Controller (MVC), Microservices, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Test-driven Development (TDD)
  • Platforms

    Linux, OpenShift, Rackspace Cloud, Red Hat Linux, Linux RHEL/CentOS, Rackspace, Firefox
  • Storage

    JSON, MySQL/MariaDB, NoSQL, SQLite, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Memcached
  • Other

    DNS, Ajax, CORS, HTTP, System Administration, Packaging, APIs, Open Source, Server Administration, GNU, CSV, HTTPS, Routing, SaaS, DHCP, WebSockets, TCP/IP


  • Certification M101JS: MongoDB for Node.js Developers in MongoDB for Node.js Developers
    2013 - 2013
    MongoDB University - online
  • Study in Electronic Engineering Technology
    1993 - 1996
    DeVry Institute of Technology - Ohio

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