Christopher S. Caplinger

Software Engineer

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I'm an NYC-based full-stack web developer focused on building innovative web applications with the best tool(s) available for the job. I'm interested in open source software and making the web a better place for all.


MongoDB, Lead Software Engineer, Stitch TeamJuly 2017 - Present

, Senior Software EngineerNovember 2016 - July 2017

Ruby on Rails + Angular.JS development for the leading leasing and asset management platform.

  • Tech Lead, Migration Squad - Technical leadership and guidance of the team responsible for building a large-scale data-migration tool to move customer data from Hightower to VTS.

Hightower, Senior Software EngineerJune 2016 - November 2016

Ruby on Rails + Angular.JS development, building powerful, intuitive leasing and asset management tools for landlords and real estate brokers all over the world.

Freelance, Senior Software EngineerFebruary 2016 - Present

Web development and consulting services for NYC-based clients, including:

  • Ruby on Rails + React Development for Authorea, a startup building a Git-backed academic research-focused rich-text/markdown/LaTeX document editor, i.e. a "Github for Research Papers"
  • Server-rendered React + Node.js Development for Knowsy, a video content startup focused on short, "snackable" How-To videos on just about anything

Neosavvy, Software Developer August 2013 - February 2016

Web application development and consulting for companies great and small in the New York City area and beyond, including:

Technologies utilized: Javascript/AngularJS/ReactJS/NodeJS, Ruby/Rails, Python/Flask

Rova, Software Developer January 2012 - August 2013

Full-stack software application development for ROVA's Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution, using C#/.NET MVC/ASP .NET and Javascript.

Quixotic Systems, Solar Engineer November 2010 - December 2011

Solar Engineer for a Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal design and installation firm. Engineering, design, cost & rate-of-return analysis, and maintenance for various solar installations throughout the New York City area.

Energy Investment Systems, Engineer July 2009 - November 2010

Engineer & Analyst for a sustainable energy consulting firm. Conducted energy audits of residential buildings in NYC. Performed energy and cost savings analysis of efficiency measures. On-site coordination of project implementation and construction.


Technology Details
Javascript NodeJS, ReactJS, AngularJS, ES6 (and beyond...), jQuery, Test-Driven Development with Mocha & Jasmine, Webpack, and Babel
Ruby Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, RSpec
Databases PostgreSQL, MySQL
Git Git-fluent, in-depth experience with branching, forking, pull requests, rebasing (safely) and squashing commits
HTML/CSS HTML5 (including canvas, svg), LESS, SASS
Operating Systems & Tools OS X, Linux, bash, Tmux
Editor Vim cap-vim
Additional Experience & Interests Clojure(script), Rust


Boston University May 2009
College of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering

Open Source Contributions / Organizations

ngNYC Meetup, Organizer August 2013 - October 2016

Organized NYC-based AngularJS meetup with over 500 members.

Project Documentation

Contributor to AngularJS and RxJS documentation

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