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Joel Grant

Backend Engineer
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About me

I am a software developer combining a background in financial services and technology with a passion for helping people. Since pursuing a career in Software Development, I have worked on projects in both Ruby on Rails and Java that have also included uses of Git, RSpec, RESTful APIs, OAuth, Postresql, and more.

As a heavy user of technology, I have witnessed the invaluable impacts that it can have. I first knew that a path in software creation was in my future after completing internships at Apple where I was fortunate enough to be involved in software/hardware testing for products used in Brazil. Simply put, I could never have predicted how meaningful this work would become to me.

I enjoy software engineering because of the opportunity to build meaningful applications that are thoughtfully written for their users. I look forward to any opportunities to meet others for networking purposes, work opportunities or to just chat about anything tech. Please feel free to reach out to me here on LinkedIn, or you may email me directly at joelgrantdev@gmail.com.

Preferred locations

  • Denver, CO
Open to remote work

Previous industries

  • Financial Services

Skills

  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • Ruby

Currently learning

  • React

Projects

Garden Manager

Garden Manager

Project scope time 80 hours
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Tools Used

  • Bootstrap
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec

Garden Manager is a group project that was completed with 5 team members and is created with Ruby on Rails, uses a Postgresql database, and was written with full test-driven development using RSpec. We chose to include the use of Google OAuth to create and sign in to accounts as well as to use Bootstrap for our frontend styling. Personally, I completed many of the API endpoints and also consumed many of the 3rd-party endpoints on which our project gets many of its features.

Functionally, the app allows a user to create an account, make a list of plants to plant in their garden, and receive recommendations on the timing of when each plant is planted.

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Worth Wild

Worth Wild

Project scope time 80 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Vue.js

Worth Wild is an animal endangerment awareness application where someone can research the details of animals and their level of endangerment. This was completed with 8 team members which consisted of FE and a BE team which gave us experience to work on a full stack team. Some features we were proud to implement was the user of microservices to handle the various 3rd party APIs that were used as well as to use Vue for the frontend application. I had a hand in all of the backend features, particularly with writing the microservices and creating some of the main backend functions and endpoints.

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