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Michael Over, JavaScript Developer in Clarence, NY, United States
Michael Over

JavaScript Developer in Clarence, NY, United States

Member since March 12, 2015
Michael is now available for hire
Michael Over, JavaScript Developer in Clarence, NY, United States
Michael Over

JavaScript Developer in Clarence, NY, United States

Member since March 12, 2015
Mike is senior full-stack developer with five years of experience building applications with Ruby on Rails and, more recently, also with React.js and Redux. He has a master's degree in computer science and a decade of experience as a professional software engineer.
Michael is now available for hire



  • JavaScript, 7 years
  • Git, 7 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 5 years
  • Ruby, 5 years
  • SQL, 5 years
  • PostgreSQL, 4 years
  • React, 1 year
  • Redux, 1 year
Clarence, NY, United States



Preferred Environment

macOS, Git, Emacs

The most amazing...

...project I've built is a full-scale social media management application utilizing multiple social APIs on top of a single-page application.


  • Senior Full-stack Developer

    2017 - PRESENT
    • Built out and maintained a back-end API in Ruby on Rails for a large-scale group organization platform.
    • Rearchitected the user invitation and onboarding flow and experience.
    • Implemented the back-end API endpoints for team stores that were selling merchandise.
    • Optimized the pricing page using A/B tests to determine which variant performed best.
    • Wrote extensive tests to ensure that the API platform remains robust and well-tested.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, React.js, Redux, Elixir, Phoenix
  • Senior Ruby on Rails Developer

    2016 - 2017
    • Built out new features in Ruby on Rails for a fleet service management system.
    • Developed several features from start to finish in Ruby on Rails and AngularJS 1.x.
    • Implemented both unit tests and integration tests to ensure the robustness of the system.
    • Led a small team to pull out pieces of a monolithic Rails app into microservices.
    • Led a small team in managing the development and long-term maintenance of several services.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, AngularJS
  • Engineer

    2008 - 2016
    CUBRC | Avarint
    • Made significant contributions to a C++ app for the DoD, mostly involved in creating new features and building out new interfaces.
    • Led a team of four developers handling everything from requirements definition to design, implementation, testing, and integration with a key customer.
    • Integrated the core application with several external third party applications and hardware using various protocols such as DIS and TENA.
    • Created high-quality user interfaces and GUIs for the primary desktop application.
    • Traveled onsite to customer locations to ensure successful integrations and installations.
    Technologies: C++, Ruby on Rails


  • Heroic Social (Development)

    Heroic Social is a social media management application built with Ruby on Rails and AngularJS 1.x. It runs as a single-page application and integrates with a number of social media APIs.

    It contains features for publishing posts to social media, including hashtag analysis, image manipulation, auto-posting from RSS feeds, recurring posts, and more.

    It also supports a full set of Twitter-specific management and growth features from basic following/unfollowing to advanced filters and automation tools.

  • Smart Gift List (Development)

    Smart Gift List is an application written in Ruby on Rails for creating, sharing, and interacting with gift lists. Lists can be shared with family and friends who can reserve and purchase gifts on others' lists without the list owner knowing. The application integrates with Amazon's Products API to search for products and add them to a gift list.


  • Languages

    Ruby, JavaScript, Sass, SQL, C++, Elixir
  • Frameworks

    Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby on Rails 5, Ruby on Rails 4, Redux, Qt, Phoenix
  • Libraries/APIs

    Ruby on Rails API, Twitter API, React, jQuery, Facebook API, Redux Form
  • Tools

    Git, Emacs, GitHub
  • Platforms

  • Paradigms

    Agile, Functional Programming
  • Storage

    MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Other



  • Master's degree in Computer Science
    2010 - 2012
    University at Buffalo - Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics
    2004 - 2008
    Franciscan University of Steubenville - Steubenville, OH, USA
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