Senior Software Engineer at Dropcam
- San Francisco Bay Area
Steve Paulo's Overview
- Senior Software Engineer at Dropcam
Steve Paulo's Summary
Software Engineer specializing in web applications, especially in user interface implementations.
Experienced with MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB databases, and web app frameworks Flask, Sinatra, Rails, and ExpressJS.
Steve Paulo's Experience
Senior Software Engineer
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Consumer Electronics industry
April 2014 – Present (4 months) san francisco, california
Implementing the Dropcam Commerce team deployments (marketing site, admin app, store, etc.) using Python/Flask, AngularJS, SASS.
Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Internet industry
August 2013 – April 2014 (9 months) san francisco bay area
Unit testing with Rspec and Jasmine
Lead Ruby/JS/SASS Developer for site-wide Search product, released November 2013, and for Search Filters enhancement, released March 2014.
Implemented a headless JS unit testing stack, with Jasmine, PhantomJS, Istanbul, and Grunt.
Writer / Proprietor
Privately Held; Myself Only; Online Media industry
October 2009 – June 2013 (3 years 9 months) Walnut Creek, CA
I wrote about and reviewed wine from all over the world. Solely responsible for 100% of the content on this 2010 American Wine Blog Awards Finalist wine blog.
Also, sole developer/designer. The blog is written in Ruby/Rack, primarily with the Toto gem, and utilizes HAML, the Skeleton framework, and cloud services like Heroku, TypeKit, Gaug.es, IndexDen, Disqus, and Amazon AWS, among others.
Senior Front End Engineer
Public Company; 201-500 employees; Sports industry
April 2009 – June 2013 (4 years 3 months) San Francisco, CA
I took lead on the front-end coding work on many projects, including:
- Live Scores on the desktop edition of the site, starting with the 2013 March Madness tourney
- the B/R Team Stream mobile web app, including the 2.0 redesign/feature add
- the Article Creation process
- the standardization of form (and other UI) elements
- writer Profile and Dashboard
- commenting system, on desktop and phone-sized mobile
I performed technical screening and interviewing of new candidates over the phone and in-person.
Bleacher Report was acquired by Turner Broadcasting, Inc. (a TimeWarner company) in August 2012.
2004 – 2013 (9 years) Walnut Creek, CA
- Dolby Laboratories
- Bayer HealthCare
- University of California Office of the President
- Whatever Digital
- Dan's Irish Sports Bar
- The Supply Line Association of California
- Megan Haney Designs
- Angel Nicole Hair
- Canton Dale Chiropractic
- SouthCoast Pain and Rehabilitation Center
Senior Presentation Layer Developer / Consultant
Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; pub; Marketing and Advertising industry
September 2008 – March 2009 (7 months) San Francisco, CA
Two Consulting gigs, first from Sep 2008 - Dec 2008, then from Feb 2009 - Mar 2009.
Work performed for Intel Corporation included intel.com, pc.com, and IAC 2009 Award Winner for Outstanding Website, digitaldragrace.com, where I was the sole XHTML/CSS/JS developer.
Work performed for Activision Publishing / Infinity Ward included the server infrastructure and load testing of infinityward.com and modernwarfare2.com, as well as some PHP/JS scripting for both.
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Online Media industry
May 2008 – August 2008 (4 months) Emeryville, CA
- Front-end code audit of yardbarker.com
- Ruby on Rails coding
Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; CNET; Online Media industry
August 2007 – May 2008 (10 months) San Francisco, CA
CNET Networks was purchased by CBS Interactive in May 2008.
Worked on front-end development for CHOW.com and UrbanBaby.com. CHOW's backend is written in Ruby on Rails, and UB's is PHP and RoR.
On CHOW, I dipped my toes into the Rails backend when necessary.
On UrbanBaby, I consulted the rest of the team with their PHP needs, and wrote PHP code from time to time. I translated our designer's work into a full-fledged, dynamic and reusable WordPress theme for the series of UB blogs.
Also involved in User Experience decisions, SEO efforts, and new feature development.
Worked with Software Engineers to add jQuery support to the CHOW.com website.
Online Marketing Developer
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry
January 2004 – May 2005 (1 year 5 months) Emeryville, CA
- Marketing Email (retention and acquisition) creation and campaign management
- Intra-office Newsletter writing/editing
Steve Paulo's Skills & Expertise
- Ruby on Rails
- HTML 5
- Web Development
- Social Media
- User Interface
- Advanced CSS
- Amazon CloudFront
- Amazon S3
- User Experience
- Unit Testing
Steve Paulo's Certifications
Certified Specialist of Wine
- Society of Wine Educators
- October 2012
Steve Paulo's Honors and Awards
Finalist, Best New Wine BlogAmerican Wine Blog Awards
Outstanding Website (for Intel's "Digital Drag Race")Internet Advertising Competition
Gold Website (for Intel's "Digital Drag Race")W3 Awards
Bronze ADDY (for Intel's "Digital Drag Race")Greater San Francisco Ad Club
Steve Paulo's Education
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science
2000 – 2003
Took additional classes in philosophy and religion, writing, and applications programming.
Activities and Societies: KCSC Student Radio, DJ and member of KCSC Music Staff
Steve Paulo's Additional Information
wine, baseball, social media, video games, music, film. Favorite wines right now include Napa hillside Cabernet Sauvignon (esp. Howell Mountain), Brunello di Montalcino, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, and Dry Creek Valley old vine Zinfandel.
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