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Steve Paulo

UX Engineer at Nest Labs / Google

San Francisco Bay Area
  1. Nest,
  2. Notes From The Cellar
  1. Dropcam,
  2. One Kings Lane,
  3. Bleacher Report
  1. California State University-Chico
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UX Engineer

– Present

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Software Engineer specializing in web applications, especially in user interface implementations.

Experienced with JavaScript, Ruby, Python, NodeJS, AngularJS, SASS, REST API development, HTML/CSS front ends, product development and performance.

Experienced with MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB databases, and web app frameworks Flask, Sinatra, Rails, and ExpressJS.


UX Engineer

– Present (5 months)Palo Alto, California

Writer / Proprietor

Notes From The Cellar
– Present (5 years 2 months)Walnut Creek, CA

I write about and review 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. The blog is powered by Ghost (which is itself written in Node), backed by MySQL, hosted on Linode, and utilizes cloud services like TypeKit,, and AWS.

Senior Software Engineer

(4 months)san francisco, california

Implementing the Dropcam Commerce team deployments (marketing site, admin app, store, etc.) using Python/Flask, AngularJS, SASS.

Dropcam was acquired by Nest (a Google company) in July, 2014.

Web Developer

One Kings Lane
(9 months)san francisco bay area

I wrote Javascript and Ruby as a member of OKL's Storefront Group.

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.

Senior Front End Engineer

Bleacher Report
(4 years 3 months)San Francisco, CA

I wrote front-end Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (with and without jQuery) for the site.

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 touched on basically every part of the B/R website and admin app over the years, and wrote Controller and View-level Ruby code, and lots and lots of JavaScript and CSS.

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.


(9 years)walnut creek, ca

Independent Development Professional. My work has ranged from corporate and business websites to intranet applications (utilizing PHP, Ruby, Sinatra, MySQL, JavaScript and other technologies), copywriting, brand development, and personal site production. Clients have included:

- Dolby Laboratories
- Bayer HealthCare
- University of California Office of the President
- Whatever Digital
- Dan's Irish Sports Bar
- Megan Haney Designs
- Canton Dale Chiropractic
- SouthCoast Pain and Rehabilitation Center

Senior Presentation Layer Developer / Consultant

(7 months)San Francisco, CA

Two Consulting gigs, first from Sep 2008 - Dec 2008, then from Feb 2009 - Mar 2009.

Full front-end implementations in XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Extensive use of jQuery.

Work performed for Intel Corporation included,, and IAC 2009 Award Winner for Outstanding Website,, where I was the sole XHTML/CSS/JS developer.

Work performed for Activision Publishing / Infinity Ward included the server infrastructure and load testing of and, as well as some PHP/JS scripting for both.

Technical Producer

(10 months)San Francisco, CA

CNET Networks was purchased by CBS Interactive in May 2008.

Worked on front-end development for and CHOW's backend is written in Ruby on Rails, and UB's is PHP and RoR.

For both sites I wrote XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript for the site frontend.

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 website.

Web Producer

Robert Anthony Strategic Marketing & Design
(2 years 4 months)Walnut Creek, CA

- Marketing Email creation and administration
- Client business websites, creation and administration
- Tier-one technical support in the office (Windows, Linux)

Online Marketing Developer, Inc.
(1 year 5 months)Emeryville, CA

- Marketing Email (retention and acquisition) creation and campaign management
- Intra-office Newsletter writing/editing


  • jQuery
  • Ruby on Rails
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • HTML 5
  • Wine
  • Web Development
  • Social Media
  • SEO
  • Front-end
  • User Interface
  • APIs
  • Git
  • REST
  • Advanced CSS
  • HAML
  • CSS3
  • Heroku
  • Amazon CloudFront
  • Amazon S3
  • Rack
  • User Experience
  • Ruby
  • WordPress
  • RSpec
  • Jasmine
  • Unit Testing
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Certified Specialist of Wine

Society of Wine Educators
– Present

Honors & Awards

Finalist, Best New Wine Blog

American 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


California State University-Chico

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science

Took additional classes in philosophy and religion, writing, and applications programming.

Activities and Societies: KCSC Student Radio, DJ and member of KCSC Music Staff

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