Software developer with a background of PHP, Python backend and frontend Javascript database driven web application development.

Development Experience

Specialize in frontend and backend web application development, utilizing the Django framework, popular Javascript libraries as JQuery and Dojo Toolkit and have successfully utilized Dojo Toolkit in frontend solutions, as well as the development of Dijit widgets.


Python [Web] Development

Python - pip (+distribute) - virtualenv (+virtualenvwrapper) - Fabric - Gunicorn - IPython

  • Django Framework
  • South
  • Celery

  • Google App Engine

Javascript Development

  • Dojo Toolkit (Dojo Core/Dijit)
  • JQuery
  • Node.js (Express.js, Connect)
  • Google Closure (+Tools)

Java Web Development

  • Java Struts
  • Jboss Seam
  • Grails
  • Hibernate / JPA
  • Groovy/
  • Apache Solr


  • Workable knowledge of Linux Server Management

    • Puppet
    • BASH
  • Workable knowledge of Managed Hosting

    • Heroku
    • Openshift
    • Amazon EC2

Source-Code Version Control

  • Subversion
  • Git
  • Mercurial

Database Development

  • PostgreSQL
  • MySQL
  • Oracle (PLSQL)

Project Management

  • Trello
  • JIRA
  • Redmine
  • Pivotal Tracker
  • Campfire
  • GoPlan
  • HipChat

Public Portfolio

Django Backend and Frontend Development


Anna Santeramo (Founder and CEO at Spinta)

"José is a great developer who is very competent about all things Python and Django. He has a strong work ethic and he would be an asset for every company who needs a great, reliable developer. I strongly recommend him."

Ian Deamer (Lecturer and Academic Placements Manager - University of Plymouth)

"Jose took over a project where I had had poor service and response. He was completey the opposite. He was fast, reliable and attenative to what I needed. His work is completey to my satisfaction and I will use Jose again when I have the need."

Garland Davis (Front end developer at DE-DE)

"When I first met Jose I was desperately looking for help online via IRC, I had come into a channel related to the language this site had been built in. Jose was the first, and only person to provide the answers I needed, after he gave me so much help, I offered to pay him to help me complete the site. In my mind it was money well spent. I recommend Jose to anyone looking for a professional programmer, who you can really count on to provide all the help you need, when you need it."

Patrick Przybilla (Sr Technical Architect and Drupal Developer)

"José is an great enthusiastic hard working web developer who is not afraid of new technologies and to bring them into running projects. Won't miss to say that he is one of the geniust code jockeys I've ever met. A full of ideas internet professional."


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