Bob Roberts is a Senior Software Engineer with over a decade of hands-on experience, currently living in Madison, Wisconsin. Specializing in building web applications using Ruby on Rails, he has worked in-house as well as remotely on projects for start-ups, companies and leading brands. Bob has served as a valuable member of project teams spanning from small to large groups, often contributing as an effective leader through management positions. Having done freelance work for several start-ups, he is experienced in all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle from early planning to implementation. These extensive positions have allowed for the development of his ‘soft’ skills, including a deep-rooted understanding of the business value for features and the ability to interpret client demands to successfully deliver a product which exceeds their expectations. In addition, these projects have contributed to Bob’s excellent communication skills when interacting with clients and stakeholders.
During his service with the U.S. Army, Bob learned the skills to be both a humble follower and a great leader. He demonstrates effective communication, engaging and convincing skills and performs exceptionally well under pressure. He is a fast learner with a “no task too small” attitude towards solving new problems.
In his spare time, he loves riding his motorcycle, spending time with his wife, daughter and grand-kitties or watching football. He also is a volunteer mentor for OperationCode which is a non-profit charity that helps veterans and their families learn programming, and has managed several programming language meet-ups.
Pure Oxygen Labs | Madison, WI
Working on URLGenius application that is written in Ruby on Rails and React on the front end.
Politiscope | Madison, WI
Brought on to take over the project. As Lead Developer, I am responsible for making changes to the Ruby on Rails application in addition to overseeing contract work being done the existing mobile apps.
Contracted to OmegaFi, Columbus, GA to work on internal bill pay system.
Contracted to Allied Code, Scottsdale, AZ to work on various web application projects with various clients. Applications worked on included politician marketing site, DUI marketplace, professional social site and growers certification site for large grocery chain.
Contracted to Getty Images, Madison WI as a member of an agile software team dedicated to developing Getty Image's asset ingestion platform that enables content contributors and reviewers to efficiently submit content for sale on GettyImages.com and iStock.com.
SocialWhirled | Phoenix, AZ
Brought onboard to build and manage in-house team to eliminate the need for near/offshore developers for an existing Rails application.
As Director of Software Development responsibilities include software development, customer architectural collaboration representing national brands, product development.
Required to recruit, mentor, and support developers, establish best practices for business-driven and test-driven development and optimize pair programming, code reviews and continuous integration.
Skills: Ruby, Rails, SCSS, SASS, HAML, HTML, Agile, RSpec, Capybara, Unit Testing, TDD, BDD, Git, PostgreSQL, AWS, Redis, Sidekiq, Unicorn, Nginx, Capistrano, Linux
Nextiva | Scottsdale, AZ
Brought onboard to take over lead of new product. Working with one developer working remotely and a frontend developer located locally. Required to implement new styles for a legacy product and to assist with training others Ruby on Rails.
Skills: Ruby, Rails, SCSS, SASS, HAML, HTML, Agile, RSpec, Capybara, Unit Testing, TDD, BDD, Git, PostgreSQL, Linux
Rebel Outpost | Phoenix. AZ
Freelance web developer and lead developer of Bulletin Builder for the Greek Orthodox Diocese of America until October 2011. As team lead, managed as many as 5 developers working both locally and remotely.
Worked on several additional web application projects as contractor.
Skills: Ruby, Rails, SCSS, SASS, HAML, HTML, Agile, RSpec, Capybara, Unit Testing, TDD, BDD, Git, Gitlab, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, MySQL, AWS, Heroku, Redis, Sidekiq, Unicorn, Nginx, Capistrano, Linux, AWS
C2Logix | Fairfax, VA
Involved in the planning and development of proprietary web based routing application built on Ruby on Rails. Created user interface’s using Python geoprocessing scripts to connect our software with the clients and third party software’s.
Softwares used: Ruby, Rails, SCSS, HTML, Git, MySQL, ArcGIS
U.S. Army | Stuttgart, Germany
Military Police Office, November 1983 – July 1989
Performed police patrol duties on several military installations in the Stuttgart area. Honorably discharged June 1989.