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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 engineering leader, with an infectious appetite for perpetual learning and elegant problem solving. He has conducted hundreds of interviews and put together teams of talented people from the ground up, led full-stack development initiatives, managed developers both onshore and off, and developed custom applications for Windows, Linux, the web, and beyond.
Noah is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • Litify
    Apex, Salesforce
  • Morgan & Morgan
    Ruby, PHP, Apex, Salesforce, WordPress
  • Barge
    Ruby on Rails, EC2, Chef, Opsworks, Docker, AngularJS
Experience
  • JavaScript, 15 years
  • Ruby, 4 years
  • Sublime Text, 4 years
New York, NY, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Flexible
The most amazing...
...accomplishment in my career has been increasing engineering output by an order of magnitude while dropping spend by >25%.
Employment
  • VP of Engineering
    2016 - PRESENT
    Litify
    • Overhauled the engineering team, offboarded initial consultants, and onboarded full-time staff engineers. Performed ~200 interviews.
    • Personally discovered and fixed dozens of high-priority bugs with average turnaround time of under a day.
    • Increased engineering output by an order of magnitude while cutting spend by >25%.
    Technologies: Apex, Salesforce
  • VP of Engineering
    2014 - 2016
    Morgan & Morgan
    • Built the company's engineering team from the ground up.
    • Conceived and built v1s for numerous high-profile projects.
    Technologies: Ruby, PHP, Apex, Salesforce, WordPress
  • Founder
    2014 - 2015
    Barge
    • Built tooling to manage thousands of amazon EC2 instances.
    • Handled very large amounts of log data.
    • Isolated test runs using Docker.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, EC2, Chef, Opsworks, Docker, AngularJS
  • Interim CTO
    2013 - 2014
    InterviewJet
    • Took over the technology department, prioritized bugs and features, and brought the software to launch in a matter of weeks.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Heroku
  • Director of Engineering
    2013 - 2013
    YouAreTV
    • 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 codebase and infrastructure to allow for local development.
    • Built custom tooling to load test web socket connections.
    • Integrated Redis Pub/Sub for real-time communication.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, BackboneJS, Node.js, Socket.IO, SockJS, Web Sockets
  • Lead Software Engineer
    2010 - 2013
    GroupCommerce
    • 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 part of our white label, a multi-tenant eCommerce system servicing roughly 4 million 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 and 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
    2009 - 2010
    Ziff Davis Media/PC Magazine
    • 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
    2005 - 2009
    Computer Innovations
    • 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 offshore auxiliary developers.
    Technologies: .NET
  • Web Technology Engineer
    1998 - 2002
    TeamGenesis
    • 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 and cookie-less) before PHP supported sessions.
    • Built an employee project and 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
Experience
  • 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.

  • airlinemil.es (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

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