Stephen Baden, Back-end Developer in Edmonton, AB, Canada
Stephen Baden

Back-end Developer in Edmonton, AB, Canada

Member since September 9, 2018
Stephen is a full-stack developer with 10+ years of experience working professionally as a senior web application developer. Over the years, he has led the development on a diverse range of products across various industries. Stephen loves working with people to bridge the gap between idea and execution through technology and design.
Stephen is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Baden Studios
    Python, Django, React, REST APIs, JavaScript, PostgreSQL
  • Lift Interactive
    User Experience (UX), PostgreSQL, JavaScript, React, APIs, Python, Django, Flask
  • CEM
    SQL, .NET, C#

Experience

Location

Edmonton, AB, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Slack, MacOS

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is MyCompass, a case-management app that gave those living with disabilities a more user-friendly way to engage with technology.

Employment

  • Freelance Developer

    2015 - PRESENT
    Baden Studios
    • Helped clients bridge the gap between idea and execution through the use of technology and design.
    • Led clients through the entire development process, from requirements gathering and strategy all the way through to deployment.
    • Developed and launched various websites ranging from small personal websites to large scale applications responsible for all business operations.
    Technologies: Python, Django, React, REST APIs, JavaScript, PostgreSQL
  • Senior Web Application Developer

    2012 - 2021
    Lift Interactive
    • Led the development of web and mobile applications for clients across a wide variety of industries, using the most recent web technologies and best practices.
    • Designed and developed restful APIs for use with React and mobile applications.
    • Integrated applications with third-party services such as Stripe, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud.
    • Maintained a heavy focus on user experience and product design throughout all phases of development.
    • Developed microservice and monolithic back-end functionality using Python frameworks such as Django and Flask.
    Technologies: User Experience (UX), PostgreSQL, JavaScript, React, APIs, Python, Django, Flask
  • Software Developer

    2010 - 2012
    CEM
    • Planned, developed, tested, deployed, and maintained web applications.
    • Effectively translated client requirements into application designs and systems requirements.
    • Maintained application databases and wrote SQL statements and stored procedures.
    Technologies: SQL, .NET, C#
  • Co-founder/Technical Lead

    2010 - 2012
    Bitshift Games
    • Developed mobile games for iOS and Windows Phone 7.
    • Shipped Super Punch, one of the first exclusive Windows Phone 7 games to enter the Microsoft store.
    • Oversaw game design and user experience from inception to launch for all games.
    Technologies: iOS, Windows Phone 7, Mobile, Game Development

Experience

  • MyCompass - Web Application
    https://www.mycompassplanning.com/

    A web application designed to take the typically sterile process of case management and turn it into an engaging, social media-inspired platform to help users care for those with disabilities. I was the back-end developer who led the development of all application logic and worked in tandem with the front-end developer for the user interface.

  • Resalytics - Web Application
    http://resalytics.hootresearch.com/accounts/login/?next=/

    A web application for generating predictive models for future forecasting. The user is able to enter in their own estimates and predictions, which are paired with real-time data to produce data dashboards for analysis. I worked as the full-stack development lead, designing and implementing the Django restful API, Flask microservice, and React front-end interface.

  • UWalk - Web/Mobile Application
    https://uwalk.ca/

    A fitness tracking web and mobile app specializing in promoting corporate fitness and healthy lifestyles in a business setting. Users were able to track all their steps walked, compete in challenges, earn achievements, and connect with other users to be part of a community. I worked as the lead back-end developer developing the application logic and integrating all third party connections while working closely with the designer and front-end lead to deliver on the client's vision.

Skills

  • Languages

    Python, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, C#, SQL
  • Frameworks

    Django, Django REST Framework, Flask, .NET
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, REST APIs
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL
  • Other

    Software Development, APIs, User Experience (UX), System Design, Algorithms, AWS
  • Platforms

    Mobile, MacOS, iOS, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Tools

    Slack

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    2006 - 2012
    University of Alberta - Edmonton, AB

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