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Scott Brisko

3105 NE Flanders St.
Portland, OR 97232
C: 971.400.9155
H: 503.232.7043

I am a developer with over 16 years experience in designing, developing, maintaining and deploying web applications. I love to make web-based tools that people love to use.

The highlights:

  • 6+ years experience with MVC frameworks for the web. (Ruby on Rails, CakePHP)
  • Full stack capable, back-end and front-end coding (jQuery, HTML5), system administration, deployment
  • Passionate about writing clean maintainable code, writing tests and documentation
  • A competent, professional coder who works well in groups, but who also works well alone, even remotely. Communicates well, and expects other to do the same.

Employment History:

Elemental Technologies - Portland, OR

March 2012, to Present

Web Applications Engineer Part of team of engineers working on Ruby-based (Rails/DRuby) administration interfaces for video transcoding software appliances.

Technologies User: Ruby on Rails (2.3), jQuery, DRuby, MySQL, Centos Linux.

Task Performed: Feature Implmentations, Performance Tuning of UI Application (JavaScript and Rails).

We The Media - Portland, OR

November 2011, to March 2012

Development Lead
Building web-based applications for the sports industry, focusing on expanding online retail messaging.

Technologies Used: Ruby on Rails, Heroku, Amazon S3, PostgreSQL, Redis, jQuery, Node.js.

Tasks Performed: Application migrations (Rails 2.x to 3.1), Document and Test creation, debugging (lots).

Fine Design Group - Portland, OR

April 2006 to Present

Director of Development / Senior Developer
Built an in-house team of six developers specializing in the creation of content management system driven websites.. Established the core development support tools (version control, issue tracking) as well as spearheading efforts to increase studio-wide knowledge sharing through the use of wikis, project tracking tools and blogs. Worked with principals and other directors to establish project process documentation and set company practices and policies.

Set standards for HTML/CSS coding, created on ongoing repository of reusable elements for the CakePHP and Ruby on Rails frameworks. Mentored junior developers, architected large scale service driven web applications.

Technologies used: CakePHP framework, Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, MySQL, SQLite, Apache, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, Virtualized Ubuntu Linux Servers Tasks performed: Application Design and Architecture, Back-end Coding, Front-end coding and HTML/CSS Production, User Interface Design, Departmental Management, Mentoring, System Administration.

Self-Employed Contractor

December 2005 to April 2006

Performing a variety of development and production programming tasks for small list of clients in the Portland metro area and Silicon Valley. – Los Gatos, CA

August 2005 to December 2005

Senior Web Developer Main graphic designer, front-end coder for a sports betting startup based in the Silicon Valley. Focused mainly on a tight delivery schedule of a “Web 2.0” site, utilizing AJAX methodologies with a J2EE back-end.

Technologies used: JavaScript, CSS, DHTML/XHTML, Prototype.js, JSP/ JSTL/Struts, and MySQL.

Tasks performed: Graphic Design, Client-side JavaScript coding, DHTML Page Production, and Integration of JSP/Java components.

New Interactive/The New Group – Portland, OR

September 2001 to August 2005

Senior Software Engineer
Development of web sites and applications for a range of client needs. Duties included design and development of web-based content management systems, application prototyping, and database administration.

Technologies used: ASP, ASP.NET, C#, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, DHTML/CSS, MS SQL Server, XML, IIS, WSH and Apache.

Tasks performed: Programming & Debugging, Database Design & Administration, Data Manipulation, Application Integration, User Interface Design, Web Production, Quality Assurance, and Systems Administration.

Complete resume available at LinkedIn.


1989 - Associate Degree in Visual Communications Art Institute of Houston Houston, TX

Technical Skills


Ruby,Ruby, SQL, Javascript, XML, JSON, HTML5, CSS3, CoffeScript


Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, CakePhp, jQuery


Test::Unit, RSpec

Operating Systems:

Mac OS X, Ubuntu 8-10.x, WIndows

Web Server Software:

Apache, Pow, Mongrel, IIS


MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, Microsoft SQL Server

Source Control:

Git, Subversion

Issue Tracking:

Redmine, Trac, Jira

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