Sample Resume: Ruby on Rails Developer

Tarun Gupta
Tgupta.com/portfolio/ | Twitter: tgupta@rubyrockstar

RUBY ON RAILS ROCK STAR
Senior software craftsman featuring expertise in Ruby on Rails, web frameworks and other programming languages, a passion for Web 2.0 trends, APIs, mashups and other disruptive technologies, and experience managing teams of offshore providers and developers.

TECHNICAL SKILLS
PROFICIENT
AJAX, Apache, ASP, Bash, CSS, Capistrano, Debian, Git, Haml, HTML, ImageMagick, JQuery, JavaScript, JSON, Linux, MySQL, OSX, Passenger, PostgreSQL, Pow, RSpec, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, RVM, Sass, SQL, SQLite, Vim, XML

KNOWLEDGABLE
CGI, DHCP, DNS, Dovecot, EC2, FTP, IMAP, Munin, Middleman, Nagios, PHP, Pixelmator, POP, Perl, Postfix, RSS, S3, Stasis, Windows

USED PREVIOUSLY
C, C++, Oracle, Coldfusion, Java, Photoshop, Gimp

EXPERIENCE
Homesource.com 2010-present
Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
Responsible for designing and developing highly distributed Ruby on Rails web applications for a high performance, high traffic, advanced interactive site that attracts over 1 million unique visitors per day, by providing online real estate and neighborhood information to consumers and professionals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop consumer based features and applications using Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, JQuery, HTML, CSS Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and pair based programming.
  • Design and build Ruby on Rails landing page platform.
  • Deploy complex business rules, SEO and instrumentation.
  • Collaborate with Product Management and User Experience experts regarding product definition, schedule, scope and project-related decisions.
  • Develop best practices and architecture.
  • Manage, collaborate and coordinate the work of an offshore development team.

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Proactively suggested architecture changes and new coding practices through GitHub management that reduced application and functionality errors by 30 percent.
  • Received more than 100 unsolicited user compliments regarding changes to site features.
  • Implemented a new collaboration tool that improved offshore team communications and efficiency by 16 percent.

Timely Response 2007-2010
Ruby on Rails Developer
Responsible for developing a leading edge on-line reputation management tool for this marketing services and publishing company that provides email campaign management, on-line survey management as well as data collection and distribution services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Developed hundreds of features in an agile environment using Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Planned and carried out daily scrums, weekly estimations and retrospectives and pair programming.
  • Managed code with unit tests and GitHub.
  • Worked with SQL and search based data storage.
  • Designed applications using object oriented concepts.

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Completed the tool 3 months ahead of schedule and 15 percent below budget.
  • Attracted 3,000 new users within the first 6 months.

Just-in-Time Web Development 2005-2007
Junior Web Developer
Applied analytical, creative and professional skills while creating over 35 websites for major retailers, oil companies, manufacturers, small entertainment companies, non-profit organizations and professional services firms.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Used PHP and MySQL, Oracle, ASP and Cold Fusion. Learned Ruby on Rails, business rules, SEO and other advanced tools.
  • Collaborated with other designers and sales to determine client needs and requirements.
  • Provided general office support including file, print, backup, network, email, web and phone services.

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Garnered 5 new accounts and 15 referrals due to my conscientious work and unique web designs.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science Cal State, Los Angeles
Pertinent courses: web page development, JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheets, HTML, web and internet programming and computer graphics.

AWARDS, PUBLICATIONS, CODING SAMPLES, AND AFFLIATIONS
Active contributor to the open source community
Ruby Blog: Riding Rails
“Asset Compilation Techniques”
www.ridingrails.com
“Fixing Time Zone Aware Attributes”
www.ridingrails.com

Riding Rails: Ruby Hero Award Winner 2010
Coding Samples
GitHub: https://github.com/tgupta
Member, L.A. Ruby
Member, L.A. Ruby Study Group

135 Ocean Blvd. Venice CA | 000.555.1212 | email@gmail.com

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