John Stuart Rutledge

35 Grove St. Apt GD

New York, NY 10014

512.797.6262

jsrutledge@gmail.com

johnstuartrutledge.com


SUMMARY

I’m a TDD friendly full stack developer with over a decade of experience building scalable web software. I know how to coordinate developers, QA engineers, and product owners to produce quality code on budget and on schedule. If you are seeking a Python/Django expert who knows how to find the ROI Goldilocks zone that lies between your company's tech and business priorities, then look no further.


 EDUCATION

St. Edwards University, Austin — Bachelor of Psychology, 2005

Stanford AI Certification


EXPERIENCE

Senior Developer, Noodle Education

New York, NY — 2014-2016

Noodle is an education website designed to help parents and students make better decisions about learning.

Accomplishments

  • Built batch analysis application for analyzing the quality of millions of search queries using specialized boolean algebraic expressions.

Senior Developer, Hukkster

New York, NY — 2013-2014

Hukkster was an online shopping tool that used a large number of web crawlers to track user curated lists of products and send notifications when they went on sale.

Accomplishments

  • Built RESTful web API in Backbone.js and Django to handle mobile web traffic and manage products
  • Integrated Celery and Rabbitmq into web crawling infrastructure and inhouse CMS
  • Implemented high speed product search using Solr
  • Managed AWS instances via Saltstack and Mozilla Circus
  • Built infrastructure for affiliate data pipeline and wrote SQL queries for performing data analytics
  • Contributed to and maintained chrome/firefox bookmarklet
  • Initiated overhaul in the QA and unit testing process by integrating Jenkins, Jmeter, Selenium, and New Relic
  • Evaluated requirements and initial mock-ups; made technology recommendations that supported optimal construction, maintenance and performance

Lead Developer, Mindwink

Austin, TX — 2010-2013

Mindwink creates web software that leverages social networking site API’s and web crawlers to build relevant content for apartment communities. Other services included data analysis/visualization, machine learning, and custom built marketing tools.

Accomplishments
  • Coordinated and oversaw both in house and overseas teams for the construction of various Django applications
  • Lead team to build custom Drupal site and modules for managing inventory, personnel, scheduling for Blue Whale moving company
  • Used Python and d3.js to build an an interactive data tool for the American Heart Association
  • Constructed multiple web scrapers using Scrapy and BeautifulSoup

Junior Developer, Engage

Austin, TX — 2007-2009

A digital marketing agency (now Moxie) specializing in brand planning, creative, digital strategy, and advertising.

Accomplishments
  • Built custom Python app for generating HTML/CSS for Logitech’s multinational direct mail campaigns
  • Coded custom javascript browser plugins to assist management of LyrisHQ and Cheetha Mail.
  • executed graphic design, html, and javascript for Best Buy’s and Logitechs microsites and email campaigns.
  • Implemented code to perform A/B testing

Web Developer, Asyia Media

Austin, TX — 2005-2007

All purpose digital media company specializing in custom website creation, graphic design, and computer animation.

Accomplishments
  • Built and designed social events website using PHP, Jquery, ModX and Postgres
  • Created unique Flash animations using Photoshop and Actionscript.
  • Did modeling, texturing, and animation in Maya for Bartending schools TV spot.


SKILLS

Python/Django, Javascript/Jquery, PHP, SASS, Stylus, HTML, CSS,  SQL,  XML, GIT, Bash, AWS, Photoshop, Illustrator, Maya, Blender, Speak Japanese, hope bringer, pep talk crafter, skills list maker


REFERENCES

Available upon request