Joshua Mock, Developer in Nashville, TN, United States
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Joshua Mock

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Software Developer

Nashville, TN, United States
Toptal Member Since
January 5, 2016

Joshua is a front-end architect and web application developer. He has 15 years of professional experience in building highly interactive web applications.


805 Collective
PHP, jQuery, CSS, HTML, Drupal, WordPress
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Hapi.js, Redis, PostgreSQL, Python, Django, Node.js...
The Parable Group
VBScript, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, C#...




Preferred Environment

Git, Vim Text Editor, OS X

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on was a highly customized drag-and-drop editor to compose HTML emails that display perfectly across all inboxes, both mobile and desktop.

Work Experience

Freelance Web Developer

2012 - PRESENT
805 Collective
  • Refactored a large Drupal marketing site to be entirely responsive across all pages using CSS media queries and JavaScript.
  • Built custom WordPress themes for several high-traffic websites.
  • Built a custom client-side tool for cropping and resizing uploaded images in memory.
  • Refactored large CSS code bases to use Sass.
  • Wrote custom Drupal and WordPress logic to meet unique client needs.
Technologies: PHP, jQuery, CSS, HTML, Drupal, WordPress

Senior Front-End Architect

2010 - PRESENT
  • Created a drag-and-drop editor for building HTML emails.
  • Helped teams onboard Backbone, Marionette, React, Flux, Node, Hapi, and unit testing best practices through personal training and development of best practices and boilerplates.
  • Helped make the transition from a monolithic application to a service-oriented architecture.
  • Migrated several large legacy codebases to use testable, modularized JavaScript.
  • Built a custom WebSockets server that connected to a massively distributed, event driven architecture system and sent real-time updates to end users.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Hapi.js, Redis, PostgreSQL, Python, Django, Node.js, Backbone.js, Redux, React

Web Developer

2001 - 2010
The Parable Group
  • Built and maintained a proprietary eCommerce engine, used by hundreds of clients for hundreds of thousands of shoppers.
  • Created a custom intranet used by all employees for day-to-day operations.
  • Developed custom Access-powered data entry and admin tools that were used internally for day-to-day operations.
  • Ported old classic ASP web applications into ASP.NET.
  • Styled, reskinned, and customized eCommerce UI and navigation for hundreds of clients.
Technologies: VBScript, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, C#, ASP.NET, ASP

Freelance Web Developer

2004 - 2009
  • Created and deployed custom WordPress themes for sites receiving tens of thousands of unique visitors monthly.
  • Built custom eCommerce solutions for independent retailers.
  • Created eCommerce proofs of concept for clients using Drupal and Magento.
  • Developed custom PHP web applications so clients could collect and process new customer information.
  • Helped recover data and improve security for large, high traffic WordPress instances following security breaches by hackers.
Technologies: Magento, Drupal, WordPress, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP

Async Array

Async Array is an array-like data structure that fetches and caches indexed items from any asynchronous, larger-than-memory data source and returns them in a synchronous manner. It also predicts and preloads soon-to-be-fetched items.


ECMAScript (ES6), HTML5, HTML, JavaScript, Python, CSS, C#, VBScript, PHP, SQL


Hapi.js, Redux, Flux, ASP, ASP.NET, Express.js, Underscore.String, Flask, Django


React, Underscore.js, jQuery, Node.js, Lodash, Backbone.js, Sinon.JS, Backbone.Marionette, Socket.IO, SQLAlchemy


Mocha, Grunt, Vim Text Editor, Webpack, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Babel, Browserify, Git, Microsoft Access, Logstash, Bamboo


Unit Testing, Functional Programming, Agile Software Development, Scrum


WordPress, MacOS, Drupal, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, OS X, Magento, Ubuntu


Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Redis, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Memcached, MongoDB, PostgreSQL


StatsD, Data Structures

2002 - 2004

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, California