Ricardo Quinones, Developer in New York, NY, United States
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Ricardo Quinones

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Full-stack Developer

New York, NY, United States
Toptal Member Since
December 13, 2022

Ricardo started his career as a boot camp grad from App Academy. Over the past nine years, he benefited from being surrounded by many talented engineers who helped him hone his craft, from Handy to WeWork. He's currently working at an early-stage startup and is also interested in freelancing opportunities and their flexibility.


Node.js, GraphQL, React, React Native, PostgreSQL, APIs, TypeScript, PSQL
Management, Docker, Kubernetes, Prometheus, Apache Lucene, Kibana, New Relic...
JavaScript, React, Angular, Ruby, Ruby on Rails 4, MySQL, Sinatra, Jira, APIs...




Preferred Environment

MacOS, Docker, Bash, Shell, Node.js, Ruby, Go

The most amazing...

...thing I've built is my first full end-to-end feature as a fully-employed software engineer. I still apply the lessons I learned then.

Work Experience

Principal Software Engineer

2021 - PRESENT
  • Built the communication infrastructure for emails and push notifications.
  • Integrated our platform with seven affiliate networks to bring in revenue.
  • Built the CI/CD workflows and pipelines for every one of our apps using GitHub Actions.
  • Integrated all of our applications with an ELK stack provider and conformed all of our applications to emit JSON logs in Elastic Common Schema (ECS) to help standardize log querying across all of our apps and services.
Technologies: Node.js, GraphQL, React, React Native, PostgreSQL, APIs, TypeScript, PSQL

Staff Software Engineer

2016 - 2021
  • Managed a team of seven engineers building out the marketing website for WeWork.
  • Led the engineering effort in launching WeWork's On Demand application and coordinated engineering and architectural decisions within the team.
  • Spearheaded the architecture for a new business vertical.
Technologies: Management, Docker, Kubernetes, Prometheus, Apache Lucene, Kibana, New Relic, Grafana, Heroku, Node.js, React, GraphQL, Go, Postman, Swagger, APIs, PSQL

Full-stack Developer

2013 - 2016
  • Built out the revamped booking system that powered Handy's online checkout.
  • Created the admin tooling and business logic for Handy's custom coupon and discounting system.
  • Built the admin tooling for marketers to be able to quickly spin up custom landing pages to help drive targeted traffic to Handy.com.
Technologies: JavaScript, React, Angular, Ruby, Ruby on Rails 4, MySQL, Sinatra, Jira, APIs, PSQL

On-demand Application

Worked on a project that involved integrating the company's existing workspace and conference room booking infrastructure into a wholly new one-time, on-demand payment system and a new mobile application for iOS and Android. The project was intended to maximize empty office space by offering it on demand to users who could book the space via the app.

I acted as the engineering lead on the project and spearheaded the architecture for this new business vertical. I coordinated engineering and architectural decisions within the engineering team as well as with other teams in the organization.

The project required a new payment integration with Stripe to enable on-demand payments and a new infrastructure for communicating with users. The payment integration with Stripe enabled the company to quickly expand the offering to 60+ major cities worldwide by the time I left.
2001 - 2005

Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering

University of Florida - Gainesville, FL, USA


Software Engineering Certification

App Academy


Node.js, React, Backbone.js, Apache Lucene, Stripe


Jira, rbenv, RVM, Sublime Text 3, Kibana, Grafana, Postman, Shell, SendGrid


Ruby, JavaScript, TypeScript, GraphQL, Go, SQL, Bash




Heroku, Docker, Kubernetes, New Relic, MacOS, Apache Kafka


Management, REST


CODE, Ruby on Rails 4, Angular, Sinatra, Swagger, MJML, React Native


APIs, Prometheus

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