Travis Hooper, Developer in Spring Branch, TX, United States
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Travis Hooper

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Software Developer

Spring Branch, TX, United States
Toptal Member Since
April 27, 2020

Travis is a senior Ruby/Ruby on Rails developer with over five years of experience in Rails application development. He is passionate and highly motivated to work in areas of data, science, math, finance, encryption, security, eCommerce, and projects requiring deep analytical approaches. His work has increased security and optimized work processes resulting in savings of both time and money for his clients.


React, GrapesJS, Angular, MySQL, Git, RSpec, gRPC, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby
MySQL, jQuery, RSpec, Rake, Git, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby




Preferred Environment

Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby

The most amazing...

...project I've designed and developed was a 2-factor authentication for BigCommerce's platform.

Work Experience

Software Engineer

2017 - 2020
  • Acted as the identity and access management (I&AM) team and marketplace applications platform (MAP) team Ruby on Rails developer.
  • Managed the implementation of new product features and bug fixes within authorization/authentication and app registry domains.
  • Integrated payments for theme purchases into our existing store subscription payment service.
  • Designed and built a metadata service to manage information for applications assets (videos, images, case studies).
  • Transitioned internal JSON microservice communication endpoints over to gRPC.
  • Performed technical interviews for candidates and led preliminary coding exercise screenings.
  • Led development on an in-house-built 2-step verification project BigCommerce's precursor to full 2-factor authentication.
Technologies: React, GrapesJS, Angular, MySQL, Git, RSpec, gRPC, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby

Software Engineer

2014 - 2017
  • Acted as the core team Ruby on Rails developer responsible for the implementation of new features and bug fixes.
  • Designed and built a Single Sign-On (Web SSO) web solution using Sinatra to connect our multi-tenancy core application to our 3rd-party analytics service.
  • Designed and built a dashboard for our performance management module using AngularJS/JSON API to give our clients a quick and visual status update for their performance reviews.
Technologies: MySQL, jQuery, RSpec, Rake, Git, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby

Algorithmic Exchange Trading Platform

This is a Rails application for users to sign up and deploy their own algorithmic exchange trading strategies to the stock market, leveraging the Alpaca Stock Trading API as a broker. The goal is to streamline the process of taking the idea of a trading algorithm and enable a trader to get up and running as quickly as possible. The application takes the trader's requirements needed to run the algorithm (language, framework, packages), provisions a cloud server of the trader's choice with Terraform, and then enables the trader to remotely log and manage the cloud server through the application UI. It is currently a work in progress.


Ruby, JavaScript, HTML


Ruby on Rails (RoR), Angular, GrapesJS, gRPC, Bootstrap, AngularJS


REST APIs, Devise, jQuery, React, Vue


RESTful Development


PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redis


RSpec, Git, Rake

2011 - 2012

Graduate Studies in Chemistry

Texas A&M University - College Station, Texas, USA

2009 - 2011

Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry

Portland State Univeristy - Portland, Oregon, USA

2007 - 2010

Associate of Science Degree in General Studies

Portland Community College - Portland, Oregon, USA

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