Robert Staton, Software Developer in United States, United States
Robert Staton

Software Developer in United States, United States

Member since September 1, 2014
Robert is a web development enthusiast with a particular love for Ruby on Rails. He has an extensive history working with San Francisco Bay Area start-up companies. He carries a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Stanford.
Robert is now available for hire


  • Rapleaf
    Ruby on Rails, Haml, Sass, jQuery



United States, United States



Preferred Environment

Sublime Text, Git, OS X

The most amazing...

...thing I've built is an apartment listing geocoding and de-duplication service.


  • Software Engineer

    2013 - 2014
    Apartment List, Inc.
    • Refactored a listing data import service to improve geocoding and de-duplication accuracy.
    • Extended Salesforce integration to automate booking of apartment showings.
    • Helped design and build an email monitoring and scam detection service.
    • Built internal tools, including a photo uploader and dashboard for managing rental properties.
    • Integrated third party APIs including Twilio, YesMail, Cloudinary, Librato, NewRelic, and Salesforce.
  • Software Engineer

    2012 - 2013
    • Refactored and streamlined a payment processing and order totaling service.
    • Rebuilt internal APIs to integrate with multiple payment processors.
    • Enabled purchases in non-USD currencies.
    • Extended test coverage.
  • Software Engineer

    2011 - 2012
    Extole Inc.
    • Implemented a file uploading interface for internal users, saving them time for manually constructing SQL queries.
    • Engineered a reporting and analytics web application, enabling clients to visualize trends in charts and graphs.
    • Designed and implemented a pay-out rules protocol as a RESTful Rails API.
    • Developed a framework that enabled the rapid creation of internal admin interfaces leveraging server-side APIs.
  • Software Engineer

    2009 - 2011
    • Developed a custom dashboard for customer API statistics.
    • Added new metrics for tracking API usage.
    • Improved algorithms for handling conflicting external data.
    • Built the back-end of an email verification service.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Haml, Sass, jQuery


  • Rapleaf (Development)

    Created a new custom dashboard displaying customer API statistics.


  • Languages

    Ruby, JavaScript, Python, CoffeeScript, HTML5, CSS3, Java
  • Frameworks

    Ruby on Rails (RoR), Bootstrap, Sinatra, Ember.js
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), SOLID Principles, Agile Software Development, Test-driven Development (TDD), Continuous Integration (CI), Functional Programming, Object-oriented Design (OOD), Unit Testing, Event-driven Programming, Behavior-driven Development (BDD)
  • Other

    Software Development, Unix Shell Scripting
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, jQuery UI, Twilio API, jQuery Mobile, Salesforce API
  • Tools

    Git, Trello, GitHub, Sublime Text 2
  • Storage

    Redis, PostgreSQL, AWS S3, MySQL
  • Platforms

    MacOS, AWS EC2, Ubuntu, Amazon Web Services (AWS)


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2005 - 2009
    Stanford University - Stanford, CA

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