Full stack Ruby and JavaScript developer with 6 years of experience. Worked with various US based startups over the years and made some commits to Ruby on Rails core. Focused on working with small teams and building small products from the ground up.

Work Experience (10)

Full Stack Developer
Ivyspace
May 2017 - Current
http://ivypsace.com/

Ivypsace is an online knowledge sharing service between mentors from Ivy-league colleges and students from China.

  • Converted Reflux based React application to Redux and Redux Saga
  • Implemented fallback for currency conversion API
  • Converted various translation related models to new JSON based schema with some fancy usage of Postgres functions
Full Stack Developer
Synectics Media
August 2016 - May 2017
http://synecticsmedia.com/

Synectics Media is a media company from Detroit, specialized in making small MVPs. I built a marketplace focused on automotive parts and primarily intended for mobile use.

  • Built an MVP from scratch using Ember.js and Ruby on Rails
  • Implemented integration with peer to peer payment services using both PayPal and Stripe
  • Implemented integration with shipping APIs which supported printing international shipping labels from bunch of providers
Full Stack Developer
Airbrake
January 2016 - April 2016
https://airbrake.io

Airbrake is the first and the most popular exception tracking service.

  • Maintained their open-source JavaScript and Node.js libraries with thousands of downloads
Full Stack Developer
Lessonhub
January 2015 - January 2016
https://www.catapulthub.com/

Lessonhub is a custom education-focused content management system used by teachers across the US.

  • Built a custom content management system from scratch, with support for math functions and various custom lesson elements, used by teachers for their educational purposes every day
  • Implemented frontend in Ember.js and the backend in Ruby on Rails
  • Implemented small analytics platform, backed by Redis
  • Was in charge of everything related to development, including managing other people that worked on the project
Full Stack Developer
Particle
October 2013 - June 2014
https://www.particle.io/

Particle is an internet of things cloud platform with a focus of providing easy internet access to Arduino-like boards.

Backend Developer
Betterdoc
August 2013 - October 2013
https://www.betterdoc.org/

Betterdoc is a SaaS that helps its customers with finding the best doctor for their needs.

  • Improved the test suite and raised the quality of the existing Ruby on Rails codebase
Full Stack Developer
Hiiro
February 2013 - May 2013

Hiiro was a SaaS for finding high quality contractors, meant to be an alternative to Toptal. Unfortunately, it didn't gain enough traction, so development was discontinued.

  • Implemented private exception tracking system for the Ruby on Rails API
  • Implemented various features using TDD for frontend that was using Angular.js and the backend which was using Ruby on Rails
  • Refactored large portion of codebase which improved the performance of the API
Backend Developer
Rackspace
February 2012 - August 2013
https://rackspace.com

Rackspace is a popular cloud provider and I worked on Airbrake. Airbrake is the first and the most popular exception tracking service.

Full Stack Developer
Showmojo
September 2011 - February 2012
http://showmojo.com

Showmojo is a small website for managing real estate showings. Backend is written in Ruby on Rails and the frontend is using jQuery.

  • Implemented analytics for images rendered on third-party services
  • Implemented various CSS and JavaScript hacks for IE6
  • Improved user experience for photo uploads

Volunteer

Author, Maintainer
Open source
September 2011 - Current

Actively contributing and raising quality of open source software.

Education (1)

Bachelor
of Computer Science
University of Zagreb
2008 - 2013

Languages

English

Fluent

Croatian

Native Speaker