Michael Foss, Developer in Matamoras, PA, United States
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Michael Foss

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Software Developer

Matamoras, PA, United States
Toptal Member Since
December 2, 2019

Michael has created LAMP eCommerce sites, React sites, React Native applications, and Node servers for top-tier international companies. With his fantastic communication and leadership skills, he has led teams of developers from 2-10. His most attractive attribute is his attention to detail, followed closely by his demand for quality. He has significant experience working in the fashion and beauty industry.


Fractal Algorithms, Storybook, Grunt, Gulp, Webpack, Backbone.js, Vue, Node.js...
Microsoft SQL Server, C#, LAMP
Jack Morton Worldwide
XML, Flash ActionScript, LAMP




Preferred Environment

MacOS, Git, Node.js, LAMP, React Native, React, Emacs

The most amazing...

...project I've created was a sunglasses eCommerce website that incorporated a virtual try-on, data integration from halfway around the world, and a team of 20.

Work Experience

Lead Front-end Developer

2015 - PRESENT
  • Created an internal B2B eCommerce application for iOS using React Native.
  • Created a user storage application using React and Node.js; implemented Express server to use as middleware to third-party services.
  • Implemented company-wide standard coding practices using custom ESLint configuration and Husky.
Technologies: Fractal Algorithms, Storybook, Grunt, Gulp, Webpack, Backbone.js, Vue, Node.js, React Native, React, ECMAScript (ES6)

Solution Architect and Team Lead

2012 - 2015
  • Saved relationship with the #1 international fashion client.
  • Rebuilt a LAMP-based eCommerce website.
  • Created a LAMP eCommerce sunglasses website from scratch.
  • Translated and stored massive XML data for PHP consumption using Memcache.
  • Delivered company-wide transition from SVN to Git.
  • Assisted in tripling original office size of 17 employees.
Technologies: Microsoft SQL Server, C#, LAMP

Web Developer

2011 - 2012
Jack Morton Worldwide
  • Created a custom calendar and scheduling app for the company using the LAMP stack.
  • Created a synchronization application that consumed content in XML and exposed to Flash application using PHP.
Technologies: XML, Flash ActionScript, LAMP

Web Developer

2011 - 2011
  • Worked with a global banking client to create custom reports.
  • Upgraded the system from VB.NET to C#.
  • Consumed CSV and XML data, transformed data, and sent it to the FTP server on a tight schedule.
Technologies: Microsoft SQL Server, VB.NET, C#

Web Developer

2003 - 2011
Clarion Safety Systems, LLC.
  • Maintained the LAMP-based eCommerce system.
  • Created a tool to synchronize data between local and remote MySQL databases using Bash scripting; later upgraded to a C# application and MS SQL databases.
  • Revamped the website, changing a LAMP eCommerce system to C#, MS SQL, and SAP.
  • Created a LAMP-based website for a startup company.
  • Created a quote-and-order-entry system using emergent Ajax technology (before it was called Ajax) and synchronized the data to SAP.
  • Created a LAMP-based database management system for the company to manage items, inventory, quotes, orders, and other company data.
Technologies: Microsoft SQL Server, C#, LAMP


PHP 5, ECMAScript (ES6), PHP 3, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, VB.NET, Flash ActionScript, C#, C#.NET, XML, Sass, Less, CSS3, HTML5


Git, Jira, Emacs, Gulp, Grunt, Webpack, NPM


Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Agile, Functional Programming


Async.js, Ajax, ES6 Promises, GitFlow, Storybook, Fractal Algorithms, SSH


React Native, CodeIgniter, ASP.NET Core 2, Express.js


React, Vue, Node.js, jQuery, Backbone.js, Socket.IO, Vue 2, XHR


Apache2, LAMP, MacOS, Linux, Windows


MySQL, Memcached, Microsoft SQL Server, Redis

2012 - 2014

Master's Degree in Computer Science

East Stroudsburg University - Pennsylvania, USA

2000 - 2003

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

East Stroudsburg University - Pennsylvania, USA