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Robert Staton, Ruby Developer in United States, United States
Robert Staton

Ruby Developer in United States, United States

Member since September 1, 2014
Robert is now available for hire
Robert Staton, Ruby Developer in United States, United States
Robert Staton

Ruby 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

Portfolio

  • Rapleaf
    Ruby on Rails, Haml, Sass, jQuery

Experience

  • Ruby, 5 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 5 years
  • jQuery, 5 years
  • Python, 4 years
  • JavaScript, 4 years
  • PostgreSQL, 3 years
United States, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Sublime Text, Git, OS X

The most amazing...

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

Employment

  • 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
    Tobi.com
    • 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
    Rapleaf
    • 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

Experience

  • Rapleaf (Development)

    Created a new custom dashboard displaying customer API statistics.

Skills

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Other

    Unix Shell Scripting

Education

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