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Noah Blumenthal

Noah Blumenthal

New York, NY, United States
Member since November 8, 2013
Noah is an open-minded, friendly, and extremely talented engineer, with an infectious appetite for perpetual learning and elegant problem solving. He jumps in and gives it everything he's got, no matter the language, operating system, or situation.
Noah is now available for hire
  • Barge
    Ruby on Rails, EC2, Chef, Opsworks, Docker, AngularJS
  • InterviewJet
    ruby on rails, heroku
  • YouAreTV
    Ruby on Rails, BackboneJS, NodeJS, SocketIO, SockJS, WebSockets
  • JavaScript, 15 years
  • Linux, 10 years
  • C#, 10 years
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), 5 years
  • Sublime Text, 4 years
  • Ruby, 4 years
  • CoffeeScript, 3 years
  • Objective-C, 2 years
New York, NY, United States
Preferred Environment
a problem i don't *quite* know how to solve
The most amazing...
...thing I've done is rewriting a real-time video and chat application prototype within a matter of weeks with no prior experience on the tech stack.
  • Founder
    2014 - PRESENT
    • Built tooling to manage thousands of amazon EC2 instances.
    • Handle very large amount of log data.
    • Isolate test runs using Docker.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, EC2, Chef, Opsworks, Docker, AngularJS
  • Interim CTO
    2013 - 2014
    • Business was behind launch schedule. I took over technology, prioritized bugs & features, and brought software to launch in a matter of weeks.
    Technologies: ruby on rails, heroku
  • Director of Engineering
    2013 - 2013
    • Inherited a real-time video and chat application prototype and made it ready for prime-time. Succeeded in getting it up and running in a matter of weeks with no prior experience on the tech stack.
    • Rewrote an entire back-end to support a theoretically unlimited number of concurrent users.
    • Modified the code-base and infrastructure to allow for local development.
    • Built custom tooling to load test WebSocket connections.
    • Integrated Redis Pub/Sub for real-time communication.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, BackboneJS, NodeJS, SocketIO, SockJS, WebSockets
  • Lead Software Engineer
    2010 - 2013
    • Worked as the first engineering employee after the CTO, responsible for a large portion of the design and code that launched for our first clients including DailyCandy, Thrillist, and New York Times.
    • Developed an integral parts of our white label, a multi-tenant eCommerce system servicing roughly 4M requests/day including an email processing subsystem, credit card processing, and multi-currency support (C#).
    • Wrote scripts to automate builds, including Amazon AWS provisioning and deployment and SSL procurement & updates (Ruby).
    • Took over support for the Haskell advertising app.
    • Wrote a custom single sign-on JavaScript library.
    Technologies: C#, MySQL, PHP, Haskell, Ruby, AWS
  • Consultant
    Ziff Davis Media / PC Magazine
    2009 - 2010
    • Brought on for this project due to my expertise in ASP.NET MVC.
    • Completely redesigned PCMag.
    • Re-engineered a Vignette CMS legacy solution.
    • Provided an application layer written in C#, LINQ-to-SQL, SQL Server, ASP.NET MVC, NHibernate, and FluentNHibernate.
    Technologies: C#, LINQ-to-SQL, SQL Server, ASP.NET MVC, NHibernate, FluentNHibernate
  • Lead Developer
    Computer Innovations
    2005 - 2009
    • Developed custom software for a diverse range of companies and industries.
    • Handled requirements gathering, architectural design, and back-end and front-end development.
    • Managed a team of off shore auxiliary developers.
    Technologies: .NET
  • Web Technology Engineer
    1998 - 2002
    • Developed custom web applications in ASP and PHP 3&4 with SQL Server and MySQL databases. Configured and administered Windows and Linux servers & dumb terminals.
    • Developed a method of preserving data across subsequent page loads (cookie & cookie-less) before PHP supported sessions.
    • Built an employee project & time tracking system (PHP4, MySQL).
    • Designed a tool for a printing company to take online orders.
    • Created an eCommerce system (ASP, SQL Server) still used by a major electronics reseller.
    Technologies: ASP, PHP 3&4, SQL Server, MySQL
  • Highline (Development)

    I built a platform for deploying client sites on Drupal 7 using our platform API implemented as a Drupal module. I moved templates from an existing .NET solution into Drupal and demonstrated CMS capability and internationalization using Drupal.

  • (Development)

    I developed this as a side project. Airlinemil scrapes airline miles websites to find flight prices in points/miles. It was developed using PhantomJS, Node.js, & CoffeeScript.

  • Barge (Development)

    load testing using your existing integration tests

  • Languages
    JavaScript, CoffeeScript, C#, Ruby, SQL, Objective-C, F#, C, Java, Haskell
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, Node.js, CarrierWave, Backbone.js, Balanced Payments API, CocoaPods, Facebook API
  • Tools
    Sublime Text, Git
  • Frameworks
    Ruby on Rails (RoR), Entity, Bootstrap, AngularJS
  • Paradigms
    Real-time systems, Concurrent Programming, Agile Software Development, Functional Programming
  • Platforms
    Linux, Heroku, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rackspace, CentOS, iOS, Drupal 7
  • Storage
    Redis, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Memcached, MongoDB
  • Misc
    Chrome Extensions
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