Tom Lovett, Web Development Developer in Somerville, MA, United States
Tom Lovett

Web Development Developer in Somerville, MA, United States

Member since April 23, 2019
Tom is a full-stack web developer with six years of experience building production applications with modern frameworks like React and Rails. He has developed greenfield projects like Peer Collective's first independent API, and new features like a third-party integration that generated $60,000 in its first month. A former Coast Guard mechanical engineer, Tom's discipline and professionalism make him an excellent addition to any project, whether working independently or on a team.
Tom is now available for hire




Somerville, MA, United States



Preferred Environment

Sublime Text, Atom, Git, MacOS

The most amazing...

...assignment was when my CEO pulled me into a room, gave me an idea for a future product and two weeks to build a prototype. It's now their main product.


  • Full-Stack Developer

    2020 - 2021
    • Researched and presented multiple potential solutions for video conferencing integration. Compared technical and product needs in light of budgeting and time for development.
    • Wrote a build plan to incorporate video conferencing integration into multiple product offerings.
    • Contributed to the development of new features across several different new product offerings.
    Technologies: React, Node.js, APIs
  • Full-stack Developer

    2020 - 2020
    Toptal Client — Financial Services
    • Quickly updated priorities to match rapidly-iterating business requirements. The client made three major pivots in two months.
    • Onboarded three client developers to the team as project requirements increased.
    • Juggled responsibilities between two front-ends and one back-end application.
    Technologies: Material 2, Node.js, React
  • Back-end Developer

    2020 - 2020
    Peer Collective
    • Single-handled planning, building, testing, and deployment for the client's first back end platform.
    • Developed an algorithm to match users to mental health counselors based on users' unique needs and preferences.
    • Collaborated with the front-end developer to design an intuitive and robust API.
    • Designed a new database structure for the client's first independent application.
    Technologies: RSpec, Ruby on Rails API
  • Full-stack Developer

    2019 - 2020
    Church Community Builder
    • Planned and developed the client's first third-party integration. The integration allowed users to order background checks without leaving the client's site.
    • Designed and built a third-party integration that generated $60,000 in revenue from 200 customers in the first 90 days.
    • Designed, built, and tested new tables and API endpoints for integration. Updated the structure to accommodate three major strategic pivots.
    • Taught modern React practices to the client's developers, leading to a cleaner, more efficient codebase.
    • Onboarded new clients to developers to projects during team re-structuring.
    Technologies: SQL, PHP, React
  • Full-stack Developer II

    2018 - 2019
    • Overhauled legacy pages, from server-side-render to lazy-load through GraphQL endpoints.
    • Took initiative to lead engineering meetings after the departure of the manager.
    • Designed and implemented a new development process to accommodate a team owning six independent features.
    • Expanded test suite to cover long-standing unsupported features.
    • Designed, planned, and built the team's first GraphQL endpoints to improve API performance.
    Technologies: PHP, SQL, GraphQL, React
  • Full-Stack Developer

    2018 - 2018
    • Connected application's error-reporting to Sentry error-tracking platform.
    • Overhauled internal error handling.
    • Expanded integration with Stripe payment processing.
    • Refactored legacy code for performance and maintainability.
    Technologies: SQL, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, Ember.js
  • Full-Stack Web Developer

    2016 - 2017
    • Built prototype of company's current primary product. CEO gave me his ideas for a comprehensive data dashboard, I designed and built an MVP. Customer reaction was positive, so it was developed into a full product.
    • Led the Solutions Engineering team, working directly with Customer Success department and clients.
    • Researched and incorporated new frameworks into Jebbit platform, like Addepar Ember Charts. Overwrote third-party source code to fit design requirements.
    • Added structure to a young, small engineering team. i.e. Sprint planning, ticket writing, splitting team into dedicated groups.
    • Designed interview process, led hiring for a solutions engineer opening. Hired exceptionally-qualified candidate.
    • Integrated company data with external platforms like Salesforce, Google Ads, and HubSpot.
    Technologies: PostgreSQL, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, Ember.js


  • Super-soldiers

    A simple project for keeping myself sharp between engagements.

    The front end is a single-page app built in React. There are two versions of the REST API back end built in Node.js and Ruby on Rails.

    Next, I will create a GraphQL API and a React Native front end.


  • Languages

    JavaScript 6, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Ruby, SQL, HTML5, PHP, Python, GraphQL
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, REST APIs, Node.js, Ruby on Rails API, Material 2, Vue
  • Tools

    Git, RSpec, Atom, Sublime Text
  • Paradigms

    Agile, Requirements Analysis, Refactoring, Testing, Database Design
  • Other

    Front-end, Freelancing, Web Development, Single-page Applications (SPA), Full-stack, Architecture, Data Architecture, Enzyme, APIs
  • Frameworks

    Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ember.js, Redux, Jest, Bootstrap
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB
  • Platforms



  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Japanese Language
    2004 - 2008
    Wesleyan University - Middletown, CT

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