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


  • 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#



Edmonton, AB, Canada



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.


  • 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
    • 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


  • MyCompass - Web Application

    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

    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

    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.


  • Languages

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

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

    React, REST APIs
  • Storage

  • Other

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

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



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

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