Julian Doherty. Coder. Ruby, Elixir, Javascript, Whatever.

Julian Doherty. Resume

I want to work with smart people building cool and useful stuff, who value good technology; pragmatic processes; getting on with the job; and delivering customer beneļ¬t with the minimum of fuss.

My ideal work environment would be at a small/medium company in a small, autonomous, tight-knit team of talented individuals.

Envato. Feb 2012 – Current

  • Senior developer, marketplace sites (activeden, audiojungle, themeforest, videohive, graphicriver, 3docean, codecanyon, photodune). Complex Rails app serving hundreds of millions of dynamic requests per month.
  • Ongoing feature development. Planning, and architecting major projects.
  • Agile, continuous delivery environment (~10 deploys per day). DevOps culture.
  • Had major input in developer recruitment process and doubling the team size in a year from 10 to 20 developers.

Ruby. Rails. MySQL. Puppet. Redis. Memcached. Unicorn. Nginx. Elasticsearch. Solr. Sphinx. Delayed Job. Sidekiq. AWS. Linux. Javascript. CoffeeScript. Rspec. Cucumber.

Lonely Planet. Feb 2009 – Jan 2012

  • Senior developer on a number of public facing and internal projects.
  • Main site – mix of legacy Java and newer rails apps. Integration, and new projects.
  • Technical lead on “things to do” (e.g.
  • Internal author tools. CoffeeScript/Backbone client side app, with RESTful Rails backend. Chef for provisioning and managing servers.

Ruby. JRuby. Rails. MS SQL. MySQL. Postgres. PostGIS. Opensocial. Javascript. CoffeeScript. CouchDB. Redis. Rspec. Cucumber. Tomcat. Java. Backbone. AJAX. REST. Solr. Chef.

Shine Technologies. May 2003 – Jan 2009

  • Tech lead on utilities billing products (NBV, NBM). Leading team of 8 developers, architecture, project managment, dealing with major clients.
  • Senior Developer, Ruby on Rails consulting projects.
  • Senior Developer, consulting at Sensis.
  • Senior Developer, consulting at National Australia Bank.

Java, J2EE, Ruby, Rails, Hibernate, JBoss, JRuby, Oracle, Swing, Flex, AJAX, JMS, JMeter

Education Review Office Dec 1998 – Jul 2002

  • IT support/helpdesk
  • Network/server analyst
  • Developer.



Bachelor of Commerce & Administration. Major in Information Systems and Electronic Commerce
Victoria University. Wellington, New Zealand.


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