Paul Martin, Developer in Redding, CA, United States
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Paul Martin

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Software Developer

Redding, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
March 23, 2020

With an MS in computer science and over eight years of experience in tech startups as a full-stack developer, Paul loves to help visionaries bring their ideas to life. Before freelancing, he was one of three software engineers that grew a transportation logistics company from idea to buy-out, ending up with over 80 employees, all in the span of three years. He is well rounded, excelling not only in full-stack development and architecture but also in helping companies find product-market fit.


Amazon Web Services (AWS), Go, Kubernetes, Docker, CSS, HTML, Angular, React...
SOAPware, Inc
JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Angular, RestSharp, Entity Framework, PostgreSQL...




Preferred Environment

Automated Testing, Continuous Deployment, Kubernetes, Docker, Linux, CSS, HTML, TypeScript, JavaScript, MongoDB, REST APIs, Node.js, Express.js, React

The most amazing...

...thing I've accomplished is starting a new web app; I validated the idea and then built a product team around it, reaching 100 active users in six months.

Work Experience

Technical Lead

2015 - 2019
  • Created a transportation logistics web app that grew from zero to ~100 customers over six months.
  • Started and led an engineering team of 5-6, coached two into leadership positions and helped the company overall grow to over 80 employees.
  • Created a self-service CI/CD console app that allowed code changes on all our development teams to go from test to production within a matter of minutes.
  • Established an internal DevOps team that created and maintained over 99% uptime SLAs to paying customers.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Go, Kubernetes, Docker, CSS, HTML, Angular, React, Express.js, Node.js, TypeScript, JavaScript

Lead Software Developer

2011 - 2015
SOAPware, Inc
  • Refactored a legacy multi-page ASP.NET MVC web app to a single page Angular app over 1-2 months.
  • Transformed the software dev process from a Waterfall to Agile methodology within three months, increasing feature release rate from a few times a year to new features every 2-4 weeks.
  • Introduced automated tests to a legacy app, server-side and client-side, from zero to over 2,000 automated tests over ~6 months, allowing manual QA testers to focus on usability over full-time regression testing.
  • Built and grew a patient portal .NET and Angular web app dealing with secure medical data and helped develop a business model that sold to over 50 medical clinics over the course of eight months.
  • Wrote and maintained a HIPAA compliant RESTful API with anonymous data reporting for Meaningful Use laws.
Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Angular, RestSharp, Entity Framework, PostgreSQL, Model View Controller (MVC), ASP.NET, C#

Miranda TMS

An Angular and Node.js-based app that helped transportation brokers manage freight shipments. I was a full-stack developer working on everything from UI design to the back end, including automated testing and deployment.

A Suite of Web App Products for Retail Data Analytics
Our company offered several products for helping consumer good companies get a handle on their supply chain. I worked on various products in different capacities over the years, going from developer to project lead to best practices consultant, and even DevOps.
2008 - 2011

Master's Degree in Computer Science

University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, AR


Node.js, React, Chai, REST APIs, ReactiveX, Entity Framework


Mocha, RestSharp, Sketch, RabbitMQ, GreenSock


AVA.js, Express.js, JSON Web Tokens (JWT), ASP.NET, Angular, Jest, ASP.NET MVC, Selenium


JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML, CSS, Java, C++, Go, SQL, C#, GraphQL


Continuous Deployment, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Unit Testing, Agile Software Development, Automated Testing, REST, E2E Testing, Model View Controller (MVC), Functional Programming, Event Sourcing


Docker, Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, Windows


MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Redis


Integration Testing, Agile Software Testing, Startups, WebSockets

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