Blake
Embrey

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Skills

Front-End Development

In depth understanding of JavaScript and modern client-side libraries like jQuery, Browserify, Require.js, Backbone.js, Ember.js, Underscore.js and Grunt

Up to date with modern and developing technologies including HTML5 and CSS3

Semantic and SEO friendly HTML

Templating engines such as Handlebars, Mustache, Jade and EJS

Preprocessors including Coffeescript, SASS, Stylus and Less

Cross-browser and cross-platform development

Single-page applications and API integrations

Back-End Development

Excellent knowledge of node.js, Ruby and PHP

Experience building full-stack platforms and RESTful APIs

Expertise with back-end frameworks including Express.js, Slim, Symphony, Sinatra and Ruby on Rails

Open Source Contributions

Avid contributor to many open source projects including Bootstrap, Stylus, Underscore.js, sinon.js and Handlebars.js

Maintainer of dozens of open source projects and published modules

Databases

Superb knowledge of MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, CouchDB and Redis

Experience

2013 - Present

Formidable Labs

Software Engineer

Building next generation web applications with HTML5 and JavaScript

Architecting RESTful server side API solutions

Creating and maintaining client-side widgets and libraries

Working for clients including Walmart Labs, Stocktwits and Mulesoft

2013

StockTwits

Contractor

Worked with a small team to design and develop embeddable twits and social buttons

Minimal timeline of two weeks to have a working prototype ready to deploy

Dealing with technical challenges of cross-browser quirks, cross-domain requests and full backwards compatibility to IE7

2012 - 2013

onthehouse.com.au

Web Developer

Played a critical role in a small team of 5–6 developers in developing and maintaining a high-volume real estate website.

Built out new user-facing features, including a fresh user facing stack

Custom form validation, sanitisation and upload layer with a rebuilt view templating layer

Executed on site redesigns taking entire mockups to functional, user-facing experiences

Performed full-stack maintenance on a proprietary legacy codebase