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I am an experienced full-stack engineer with over 20 years of building robust software architectures, including 13 years of delivering B2B and B2C software using Ruby on Rails.

I've worked at startups and large enterprises throughout my career, giving me broad experience building and implementing solutions from the ground up. I am passionate about Ruby and Rails and find the most joy and fulfillment in projects utilizing Rails.

My core competencies in Rails include:

  • Designing and implementing scalable, maintainable Rails web apps, APIs, and back-end systems

  • Expertise in Rails MVC patterns, RESTful conventions, TDD, debugging, optimization

  • Leading Agile processes from user stories to production - standups, sprints, code reviews

  • Integrating third-party services like payments, analytics, APIs (Strava, Fitbit, Garmin HealthAPI, payment processors, etc.)

  • Championing best practices like SOLID principles, design patterns, security

  • Writing clean, well-tested, modular Rails code

In addition to my Rails skills, I bring strong adaptability, communication, and leadership skills to the engineering roles.

My other skills include:

Disciplines: Fullstack/backend web development, devops/SRE/networking, distributed systems, engineering management, IOT

Languages: Ruby, Javascript, SQL, Python, Rust, Go, Shell, C

Frameworks: Ruby On Rails (API/Fullstack with Hotwire), RSpec, Minitest, Svelte, TailwindCSS, Bootstrap

DevOps: Linux, Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, Pulumi, Terraform, Chef, Github Actions, Gitlab Runners, Jenkins

DataStores: PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redis, Oracle, ELK, Loki/Grafana, DynamoDB, S3 (AWS/MinIO)

Cloud: AWS, Azure, GCP, MAAS, Heroky,