[Chugalug] Ruby Dev

Mike Harrison cluon at geeklabs.com
Tue Mar 25 15:33:05 UTC 2014

I just met an above average Ruby and Ruby on Rails guy from Australia
whome just moved to Chattanooga from Sydney Australia so his wife could be 
closer to home.

He has an impressive resume and a deeper than "just a rails dev" set of 
skills. He is also entertaining leaving Chattanooga because finding a good 
job in his core skill set is difficult,

I'm posting his resume (text extract) in hope the Chugalug Gestalt can 
keep a guy like this in Chattanooga. He's only been here a few weeks and
dispite all the GigCity buzz, can't find a fit for his caliber.

The bad text formatting is my fault.. his PDF resume is pretty neat and 


Adam Baker 423-432-2562

Lead Application Developer

January 2014 to present, Amnesty International Australia, Chattanooga 
Tennessee May 2011 to December 2013, Amnesty International Australia, 
Sydney Australia

● Gathered requirements, designed, implemented, tested and deployed a 
custom CRM system using Ruby, PostgreSQL, Padrino and AngularJS.
● Designed and implemented an automated batch importation system using 
delayed_job, Rails 3 and coffeescript.
● Created a secure file exchange portal to exchange files between the 
organization and our suppliers using Rails 3, PostgreSQL, bcrypt, AES and 
RSA, https, sftp and AWS.
● Built a SQL and ruby based reporting system to allow users to run and 
schedule their own reports.
● Working remotely since moving from Sydney to Chattanooga, TN

● Full Stack application development
● Liaise with all stakeholders from end users to external suppliers to 
requirements for automating tasks and building a custom enterprises 
● Design, build, test and deploy a custom CRM system to be used 
wide and eventually by external users in Australia and globally.
● Support existing CRM system by automating tasks and debugging and 
● Assisting with team management and project scheduling.

June 2009 - May 2011, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
●Major in Computer Science
● Minor inInformation Systems Minor in Marketing
● For the last two years, managed part time study with full time work.

Land Surveyor
May 2008 - June 2009, Hard and Forester Consulting Surveyors, Sydney 
●Gather and follow detailed requirements to provide desired plans or 
construction setout.
●Test and implement processes to deliver the most accurate results 
within the shortest timeframe.
● Work alone or lead a team of 2-4 people. Site Engineer

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