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Justin Black

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Previous positions

  • Rails Developer & Systems Admin at Appiness Inc
  • Lead Software Engineer at Emmediate Credit Solutions


ITT Technical Institute, , Multimedia




I’m truly passionate about my work and always eager to connect with other developers. While I enjoy all aspects of my job, I think my favorite stage of a project is seeing the code I’ve written be rolled out into a production environment and seeing the reactions of the users. Aside from that, I truly enjoy writing code and teaching others how to do the same. I’m always interested in hearing from former colleagues, managers, or just interesting creative folk, so feel free to contact me if you’d like to connect.


  • Full Stack Developer


    January 2017 – Present(2 years 9 months)

  • Rails Developer & Systems Admin

    Appiness Inc

    March 2014 – December 2016(2 years 9 months)Greater San Diego Area

    Managing Server Administration, Git repositories, software versioning and deployments. Working with design team for proper integration based on client needs. Working with other programmers ensuring standards compliant code, and helping to write custom built web applications. Prioritizing and Scheduling development tasks based on the agile scrum methodologies.

  • Lead Software Engineer

    Emmediate Credit Solutions

    February 2012 – January 2014(1 year 11 months)Murray, UT

    I led a team of developers to build a CRM for internal use with the symfony framework. I did all of the Systems Administration, handled deployments and day to day project management.

  • Sr. Software Engineer

    Safe Money Millionaire

    February 2010 – December 2011(1 year 10 months)Murray, UT

    When I arrived they were running on WordPress installations using the Infusionsoft CRM. I built out a brand new platform to be used to replace the WordPress installations integrating Infustionsoft along the way.

  • PHP Programmer

    Turbogold, Inc.

    February 2007 – December 2009(2 years 10 months)Salt Lake City

    Codeigniter developer, right below the CEO. Built out and repaired flawed logic in many different client sites in many different industries.

  • PHP Developer

    Domain Maker, Inc

    January 2005 – January 2007(2 years)Susanville, CA

    This position started out as a contract position which ultimately led to being relocated to Susanville to run the Susanville development HQ. I ran the Susanville office. Managing multiple projects and hosting clients, a small team of remote developers, and ensuring payments were made timely.

  • Updates & Stores

    Heritage Web Solutions

    March 2003 – November 2004(1 year 8 months)Provo, UT

    For HWS, I was the sole member in Updates & Stores. I took a list of stores that needed to be built and configured on the OSCommerce platform and got them functional for other members to import graphics and products. Any time a client had an update to their website, it was my job to get that change done. If I wasn’t able to do it myself, I delegated to the proper departments.


  • ITT Technical Institute


    2005 – 2007

    Multimedia and Video Editing

  • Ben Lomond High School

    HS Diploma, High School?

    1996 – 2000


  • Self Study

    Web Development Technologies and Best Practices



  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency


  • Yago

    December 2014

    Social network for iOS devices.

    Team Members (2):
    • Justin Black,
    • Justin Black

Skills & Expertise

  • CodeIgniter
  • CSS3
  • Apache
  • Git
  • Leadership
  • Team Management
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • XML
  • JSON
  • LESS (Stylesheet Language)
  • OOP
  • Mobile Applications
  • Nginx
  • Server Monitoring
  • Symfony2
  • Project Management
  • DevOps
  • SaltStack
  • Yii2
  • Ruby
  • AJAX
  • NoSQL
  • Terraform
  • Technical Leadership
  • MongoDB
  • Symfony
  • Vagrant
  • LAMP
  • Objective-C
  • Web Development
  • jQuery
  • Web Services
  • Management
  • Linux
  • Web Applications
  • PHP
  • HTML5
  • Docker
  • MySQL
  • Ruby on Rails
  • SASS
  • HTML
  • MVC
  • Programming
  • Software Development
  • SQL



    May 2014 – Present

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer

    Gods Extended Hand

    June 2014Poverty Alleviation

    Help to feed the homeless population of downtown san diego. Sit and talk with them, and often times help to generate a resume for their job searching endeavors.

Causes Justin cares about:

  • Human Rights
  • Science and Technology