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Michael Roth, Software Developer in Denver, CO, United States
Michael Roth

Software Developer in Denver, CO, United States

Member since March 3, 2014
Mike is a strong believer in seeking opportunities that push you outside of your comfort zone, challenge you to learn new skills, and result in prosperity for you and those around you. He applies this philosophy to everything he does; whether that’s climbing a 300' rock face in New Zealand, founding tech startups, or building sophisticated software. He's often a catalyst to those around him, making him excellent at working with or advising teams.
Michael is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Roth Technologies, LLC
    Startup Consulting, Application and Organization Scale, Contract Engineering
  • Radar
    Management, Ethereum, Node.js, Kubernetes, GCP
  • MorrisCore
    PHP, JavaScript, Vue.js, Node, Gulp, Browserify, SCSS

Experience

  • Node.js, 7 years
  • Vue.js, 4 years
  • React, 4 years
  • Kubernetes, 3 years
  • TypeScript, 2 years
  • Ethereum, 2 years
  • Go, 1 year
  • PostgreSQL, 1 year
Denver, CO, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

*Nix, VSCode, Vim, GitHub, Kubernetes

The most amazing...

...application I've built to date handled over $200,000 in donations within a few hours of its launch.

Employment

  • Startup Consultant | Contract Engineer

    2006 - PRESENT
    Roth Technologies, LLC
    • Created a custom vendor system on the Laravel framework for small businesses. The application integrates with Square Point of Sale and provides reporting, notifications, and analytics tools to streamline business operations.
    • Conducted fractional CTO work for various tech startups in multiple industries including data science, blockchain, and creative agencies.
    • Worked on a contract basis on application and infrastructure development for over a hundred websites and applications.
    Technologies: Startup Consulting, Application and Organization Scale, Contract Engineering
  • Co-founder | CTO

    2017 - 2018
    Radar
    • Architect, built, and scaled the company's applications and infrastructure.
    • Fostered and scaled the company's engineering team.
    • Managed the company's technical partnerships and stakeholders.
    • Informed company strategic positioning and internal processes.
    Technologies: Management, Ethereum, Node.js, Kubernetes, GCP
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2015 - 2016
    MorrisCore
    • Built an internal analytics dashboard on a custom built OOP PHP framework. The dashboard integrates with a number of APIs including: Aha!, Infusionsoft, Jira, Google AdWords, Stripe, Zendesk, and Trello.
    • Created a WordPress plugin application with a full REST API. The plugin connects internal APIs with a marketing website in order to display recursive nested relationships of application features and help articles. The plugin UI was built using Vue.js and WordPress design aesthetics in SCSS.
    • Designed a custom WordPress theme and plugin for a survey application that provides users with an on-the-fly PDF result of their survey.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, Vue.js, Node, Gulp, Browserify, SCSS
  • Founding Member | Technical Lead

    2012 - 2015
    Highbridge Creative, Inc.
    • Played a vital role as a founding member in a startup agency laying the groundwork for future development processes including a flexible Scrum methodology as well as creating all of the development standards and system environments.
    • Led a team of more than five software developers and contractors for two consecutive years.
    • Built a scalable enterprise-level application on AWS, CodeIgniter, and Expression Engine for Chive Charities; a non-profit organization that performed "flash" donation campaigns. The campaigns were capable of raising 6 figures in donations within a couple of hours.
    • Created a custom rewards application with a RESTful API for Intercontinental Montreal utilizing Backbone and ExpressionEngine.
    • Helped build an interactive brewery website with a location map that was able to query and cluster thousands of locations in milliseconds utilizing Apache Solr/Lucene. The website also featured a social feed for Instagram and Twitter that continuously aggregated and displayed the companies social media tags and content.
    Technologies: PHP, CodeIgniter, Expression Engine, Laravel, Node.js, PhoneGap, Backbone.js, Angular, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rackspace
  • Software Test Engineer Intern

    2009 - 2011
    Jeppesen Sanderson, Inc.
    • Wrote extensive JUnit/Selenium tests for an aviation software application that provided a Query platform for NOTAMs.
    • Assisted as a junior software engineer intern primarily working with SQL and Google Web Toolkit.
    • Collaborated with senior engineers to determine testing scenarios that would ensure an extreme level of confidence, accuracy, and security in the systems.
    • Worked to establish automated unit, integration, acceptance, and regression tests that integrated with the development platform (continuous integration) to enforce quality assurance.
    Technologies: Java, SQL, Oracle, GWT, JBoss, SVN

Experience

  • Radar Relay (Development)
    https://radarrelay.com

    As co-founder and CTO of Radar, it was my job to architect, build, and scale the company's applications and infrastructure. In addition, I fostered and scaled the company's engineering team and managed the company's technical partnerships and stakeholders.

    Radar Relay is one of the world's first blockchain applications. The application enables users to trade cryptocurrency tokens without having to give up any user information or create an account.

    To date, Radar Relay has traded over $165,000,000 in volume and seen over 160,000 unique visits.

  • Chive Charities (Development)
    https://chivecharities.org

    As a part of the Highbridge Creative, Inc. team, my technical team, and I architected, developed, and designed all of the Chive Charities web application platforms. To date, these applications have been a major contributor to the organization's feat of having raised over 6 million dollars in funding.

  • The 27th Level (Development)

    The InterContinental Montreal was searching for a way to reward its most loyal hotel members. Integrating a full rewards program with member and admin capabilities became the forefront of their campaign.

    While at HighBridge Creative, Inc. I helped to realize this goal by developing the rewards application and integrating it with their existing Expression Engine website.

Skills

  • Languages

    TypeScript, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Bash, SQL, Ruby, Java, Swift, Python, SCSS, Go, Clojure
  • Frameworks

    Laravel 5, Angular, Ruby on Rails (RoR), PhoneGap, CodeIgniter, Django
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, Vue.js, React, Backbone.js, Web3.js
  • Tools

    GitHub, Git, Kibana, Docker Compose, Gulp.js, Jira, Apache, Babel, Browserify, AWS SDK, Nginx, Vagrant
  • Paradigms

    Model View Controller (MVC), REST, Functional Programming, Test-driven Development (TDD), Continuous Integration (CI), Responsive Web Design (RWD), SOLID Principles, Agile Software Development, Scrum, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Procedural Programming
  • Platforms

    Kubernetes, Expression Engine, Blockchain, Ethereum, Unix, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rackspace Cloud, Docker, Linux, iOS, Android
  • Storage

    MySQL, MariaDB, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, Memcached, Redis, MongoDB, Google Cloud
  • Other

    Full-stack, Front-end Development, Software Developer, Ethereum Smart Contracts

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Technology and Computer Science
    2008 - 2012
    Metropolitan State University - Denver, CO, USA
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