Steve Paulo

Steve Paulo

Senior Software Engineer at Dropcam

San Francisco Bay Area

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Steve Paulo's Overview

  • Senior Software Engineer at Dropcam

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Steve Paulo's Summary

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.

Steve Paulo's Experience

Senior Software Engineer


Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Consumer Electronics industry

April 2014Present (4 months) san francisco, california

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

Web Developer

One Kings Lane

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Internet industry

August 2013April 2014 (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.

Writer / Proprietor

Notes From The Cellar

Privately Held; Myself Only; Online Media industry

October 2009June 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,, IndexDen, Disqus, and Amazon AWS, among others.

Senior Front End Engineer

Bleacher Report

Public Company; 201-500 employees; Sports industry

April 2009June 2013 (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.



20042013 (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
- The Supply Line Association of California
- Megan Haney Designs
- Angel Nicole Hair
- OpenNote
- Canton Dale Chiropractic
- SouthCoast Pain and Rehabilitation Center

Senior Presentation Layer Developer / Consultant


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; pub; Marketing and Advertising industry

September 2008March 2009 (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.


Yardbarker, Inc.

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Online Media industry

May 2008August 2008 (4 months) Emeryville, CA

- Front-end code audit of
- Ruby on Rails coding

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; CNET; Online Media industry

August 2007May 2008 (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

May 2005August 2007 (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.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry

January 2004May 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

  1. jQuery
  2. Ruby on Rails
  3. JavaScript
  4. CSS
  5. HTML 5
  6. Wine
  7. Web Development
  8. Social Media
  9. SEO
  10. Front-end
  11. User Interface
  12. APIs
  13. Git
  14. REST
  15. Advanced CSS
  16. HAML
  17. CSS3
  18. Heroku
  19. Amazon CloudFront
  20. Amazon S3
  21. Rack
  22. User Experience
  23. Ruby
  24. WordPress
  25. RSpec
  26. Jasmine
  27. Unit Testing

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Steve Paulo's Certifications

  • Certified Specialist of Wine

    • Society of Wine Educators
    • October 2012

Steve Paulo's Honors and Awards

  • Finalist, Best New Wine Blog

    American Wine Blog Awards
    • 2010
  • Outstanding Website (for Intel's "Digital Drag Race")

    Internet Advertising Competition
    • 2009
  • Gold Website (for Intel's "Digital Drag Race")

    W3 Awards
    • 2009
  • Bronze ADDY (for Intel's "Digital Drag Race")

    Greater San Francisco Ad Club
    • 2009

Steve Paulo's Education

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

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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