Lu - Ruby on Rails - Manhattan, New York, NY, USA

Ken Lu

Manhattan, New York, NY, USA


Ruby on Rails


Seven years of intensive experience in developing web across different industries for renowned multinational companies, typically including four-year Ruby on Rails.

Specialties:SQL, Ruby, Rails 3, RSPEC, JQuery, GIT, SVN, Linux shell, mongoDB

Work History

Sr. Ruby on Rails Engineer

Bloomberg LP

From January 2013

Bloomberg Businessweek is a more than 80 year old weekly business magazine. Join our fast moving team within the Bloomberg R&D Consumer Websites group, where we are solving some of the most interesting problems in content delivery and content personalization.

well rounded full stack developers who are passionate about building high profile, large scale, and highly-trafficked web applications. I'm a key participant and contributor throughout the entire SDLC. Channel your creative energy and contribute to a team building fast, engaging and responsive websites for a multi platform user experience.

Sr. Ruby on Rails Engineer

Live Gamer

March 2012 - January 2013

Worked as Tech Lead on Financial Trading Platform. Project based on Rails 3.2 application using Ruby 1.9.3. TDD with Cucumber and RSpec, fixtureless data with factory girl. Deployment with Capistrano using custom deployment tasks.
Technologies used: Git, Cucumber, RabbitMQ, Jquery, Stub, Mock, Agile, Postgresql

Sr. Ruby on Rails Engineer

Yottaa Inc

March 2010 - October 2010

Worked with the Boston-based startup IT company. A corporative team player and resourceful team leader that delivered high qualities service in designing, coding, testing, and communications that were instrumental to the success of high-priority development projects at Yottaa Insight, the core department.

Highlights: Mongodb, Rspec, Cucumber, Selenium, Jquery, Stub, Mock, Agile
General Duties: Developed performance report by following BDD and Agile, changed a story from pivotal tracker to Cucumber test requirement description, used Rspec to test model and controller, adapted mock and stub to separate from MCA (Java based observation system)

Performance Report Creation: Innovatively selected MongoDB as database, MongoMapper as mode layer, MapReduce to improve query and Jquery as front-end code to support Jflot report

Benchmark Function: Coordinated teams from user-interface developer to front-and-back-end developer, responsible for an Api service layer that supports internal request, wrote AJAX plug-in to supply benchmark info query, used Stub and Mock in Cucumber test and Rspec test

Sr. Ruby on Rails Engineer

Independent Consultant

November 2010 - March 2012

Technology applications: Rail 3, jquery, mysql, ubuntu 11.04, nokogiri, nginx
Independently develop an internal management system for the department of categorized advertising sales via various IT applications, creating a new solution to significantly improve the dept. workforce’s effectiveness and efficiency, reduce additional hiring costs, minimize sales errors, and enable sales and support staff to quickly respond to customer requests

Ruby on Rails Engineer

Sunrise Telecom

September 2008 - March 2010

Served as tech lead in the completion of $7M enterprise product, RealWorx from business requirements analysis to solutions delivery and support
Dashboard: Created an entire set of customized features in dashboard and widget within two months (Jquery and Rails AJAX)
Distribution Version: Cooperated with Technical Architect in Atlanta, US to improve the scale of the company system by redesigning database structure and refactoring control code (Rails and Mysql)
Noise Floor Module, a telecom standard to determine signal status: Translated customer inquiries into a standardized format in the system through complex calculation and Unit test support, saving 40% CPU time (Rails and Cronjob)
Data Log Summary: Achieved to manage a massive scale of data via creative solutions (Mysql function and Linux shell script)

Qualifications & Certifications

BS, Software Engineering

Tsinghua University

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