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Featured Ruby on Rails developers

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Senior Full-Stack Engineer

"Senior Software Engineer and full-stack web developer with ten+ years of professional experience building stable, scalable web applications. Deep experience in web development, software architecture, and automation. Previously founder of SERP Scan, tech lead @freshly, @gracenote, @gowatchit. "

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Senior Ruby Developer / Ethical Hacker

"I am an independent developer and OSCP certified penetration tester. I focus on Ruby and Ruby on Rails development and on penetration testing, code auditing, exploit development. I usually help businesses and organisations to reduce costs by automating repetitive processes and to turn ideas into a working and secure product. Some of my recent projects includes Narrative(a learning management system), Room for Tea, Catapult (I've built the backend for the app with Rails). I try to contribute to open source projects as much as I can. I am a Rails contributor, you can view all my contributions on my Github profile but here is a gist if them: Ruby on Rails
 Rack Mini Profiler
 Textacular Mongoid, the Ruby MongoDB ORM
 Yii PHP MVC framework "

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Experience Ruby on Rails and JavaScript engineer

"I specialise in full stack Ruby on Rails and JavaScript applications. I love dealing with legacy code, wrapping it with tests, and breathing new life into it."

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Principal Software Engineer

"I'm a software engineer with 13 years experience, both as an Individual Contributor and as a Manager. I've worked at small companies, large companies, my own companies and have a deep understanding of all Software Engineering disciplines. I most recently worked at Fitbit, building web apps and then moving on to manage iOS, Android, Web and API teams for the Coach product. I have experience with all aspects of Software Development, but my specializations are with Web and API work. I'm just as happy on the back end as the front end, and I know my way around web servers and databases. I have loads of experience working on high traffic platforms, and I know what it takes to operate at scale."

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Technical Leader at Cisco Systems

"Programming and building websites since 2002, working professionally since 2007. I've done everything from realtime bidding systems handling 250,000 HTTP requests/sec to video game recording software for Windows. Comfortable doing pretty much anything except frontend Javascript. I'm also the resident git expert. Aside from Cisco, I've only worked at very small startups so I am extremely pragmatic. Right tool for the job > ideology. I am paranoid about edge/corner cases in distributed systems/concurrent code."

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CTO, Co-Founder, Full Stack Rails Developer

"I co-founded a marketplace start-up, wrote the initial codes for MVP, and now I am managing a team of remote developers and designers to continuously deliver new features of the platform. I help businesses built customised applications based on their workflow to increase efficiency and drastically reduce times required. I would like to work with you to build your product or work with your team to churn out new features."

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Full Stack Developer

"I have been crafting solutions for nearly 15 years with code on various platforms and languages. My experience has been through contracting, agency and startup businesses providing me with the chance to work on various projects, web applications, marketing sites, online stores and more."

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Sr. Ruby Developer

"I have over a decade experience architecting and creating web applications. I started working with Ruby some time in 2009, and have full stack experience, including with Ansible, Docker, Javascript, ES6, CSS3, etc."

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Senior Rails Developer

"I have architected and implemented web applications from scratch for clients and my own projects for several years, full stack from back-end to front-end. I help identify the best fitting technical solutions for my clients business challenges and don't mind working on existing / legacy projects. I have a BSc in Computing and a MSc in Information Management. "

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