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Luke Sapan

Luke Sapan

Scarborough, ME, United States
Member since July 7, 2015
Luke is an efficient and passionate software engineer with more than 14 years of programming experience. He has excelled in leadership positions, but is also great with solo projects. Luke loves full-stack web development and his recent projects exemplify this in the field of administration. Luke is currently working in a senior engineering and systems administration position.
Luke is now available for hire
  • Python, 8 years
  • iOS SDK, 7 years
  • JavaScript, 7 years
  • Django, 6 years
  • Full-stack Development, 6 years
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), 6 years
  • Docker, 4 years
  • HIPAA Compliance, 3 years
Scarborough, ME, United States
Preferred Environment
Mac, Linux, Terminal, Atom, PyCharm, Xcode
The most amazing...
...thing I've ever created is a full employee management suite. It allows businesses to bring their employee data and schedules into the cloud.
  • Director of Software Development
    2013 - PRESENT
    • Created and supported an analytical web application centered around healthcare.
    • Implemented a dedicated internal management suite that also configured the client facing platform.
    • Provisioned and maintained servers as well as various other AWS services for the entire company.
    • Designed servers and infrastructure to be HIPAA and NIST compliant in AWS GovCloud.
    • Brought structure to client side JavaScript with Backbone.js, Marionette.js, and Browserify.
    • Migrated our existing infrastructure to a much more maintainable Docker Swarm.
    Technologies: Django, Python, Docker, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, HIPAA Compliance
  • Software Engineer
    Funtown Splashtown USA
    2011 - PRESENT
    • Designed a self-maintained employee management website using PHP.
    • Created an online scheduling module that allowed employees to check their schedule and receive text messages for shift reminders.
    • Implemented a records center that saved employee details as well as position knowledge.
    • Created an automatic position assignment generator based on employee schedules and knowledge.
    • Designed several reports that aggregate large amounts of information into practical visuals.
    Technologies: CakePHP, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery
  • App Developer
    Funtown Splashtown USA
    2015 - 2015
    • Created a web portal for updating app/website information.
    • Integrated Facebook and Twitter for easily posting announcements through multiple avenues.
    • Designed an iOS app for devices of all sizes that lets users explore the park's information in a fun and graphical way.
    • Created an Android app counterpart to the above iOS app.
    • Created a park map feature that shows you where you are in the park using GPS.
    • Added a feature that lets guests request songs when they are near the Thunderbolt ride.
    • Designed an entire iPad app for the Thunderbolt that makes DJing easy for ride operators, and allows guests to request songs.
    Technologies: iOS, Swift, Android, Java, Python, Django, MySQL
  • Nathan Walker Studios (Development)

    A website designed to showcase the amazing illustrations of Nathan Walker. The gallery is a SPA and the back-end is written in Django. There is an admin portal that allows Nathan to upload and manage his gallery collections.

  • Funtown Splashtown USA iOS App (Development)

    Funtown Splashtown USA is Maine's premier amusement park. This app allows their guests to check on hours and events, learn about attractions, request songs, and more! It even includes a park map that shows guests where they are as they walk through the park.

  • Funtown Splashtown USA Android App (Development)

    Funtown Splashtown USA is Maine's premier amusement park. This app allows their guests to check on hours and events, learn about attractions, and more! It even includes a park map that shows guests where they are as they walk through the park.

  • Ramping up Software Deployment - A Docker Swarm Tutorial (Publication)
    Docker itself has been around for years and is composed of many inter-operating pieces. One of them is Docker Swarm, which allows you to declare your applications as stacks of services, and let Docker handle the rest. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Luke Sapan explains how to use Docker Swarm to deploy your own self-managing stack, followed by a quick example.
  • Languages
    HTML, Swift, CSS, Objective-C, SQL, Python, JavaScript, Java, PHP, ActionScript, C++, C
  • Frameworks
    Django REST Framework, Django, Android SDK, Selenium, AFNetworking, iOS SDK, CakePHP
  • Libraries/APIs
    Backbone.Marionette, jQuery, Backbone.js, Underscore.js, REST API
  • Tools
    Docker Compose, Docker Swarm, Ansible
  • Paradigms
    Back-end Architecture, HIPAA Compliance
  • Platforms
    Android, Docker, Linux, Mac, iOS, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Storage
    PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, Neo4j
  • Misc
    Full-stack Development, Scraping, Web Scraping, Data Encryption, Security, IT Security, Scalable Architecture, Authentication, Back-end Development
  • Unfinished Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering with Computer Science Concentration degree in Computer Engineering
    University of Southern Maine - Portland, ME
    2012 - 2013
  • Unfinished Bachelor's in Computer Engineering degree in Computer Engineering
    University of Maine - Orono, ME
    2010 - 2012
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