Rob Fairley

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Versatile software developer with a strong track record in full-stack development, specializing in TypeScript and NodeJS. Experienced in platform development, digital publishing, developer tooling, and leading projects. Accomplished solo artist with successful releases and live performances. University of Toronto coursework in literature, art history, and classics.

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Rob is a versatile software developer with a passion for crafting elegant solutions. Proven track record in full-stack development with expertise in TypeScript and NodeJS ecosystem, and comfortable with a range of web technologies.

Experienced in contributing to SAAS platforms, developer tooling, leading development projects, and creating innovative solutions. Proven background in maintaining digital operations and building web solutions for businesses.

Accomplished solo artist adept at songwriting, composition, and multi-instrumental performance. Recently released an EP and full-length album. Demonstrated leadership in a band with festival appearances and notable Toronto venues.

Education includes coursework at the University of Toronto, with a focus on poetry and literature, communications, art history, and the classics. Fluent in English, with some proficiency in French.

Combining technical excellence and artistic creativity, poised to contribute significantly to both software development and music realms.

Technical Skills
  • Programming Languages: TypeScript, JavaScript, Python, PHP
  • Web Technologies: NodeJS, HTML, CSS, React, Vue, Express, Modern Web API
  • Databases: SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, NoSQL (MongoDB)
  • Audio Production: Logic Pro, Luna Recording System, Studio Production, Live Sound
  • Music Production: Composition & songwriting, arrangement, and performance (guitar, singing, bass, percussion)
  • Languages: English (native), French (read/write/beginner)

Music Experience


Solo Artist

Hamilton, ON • 2020 - Present
  • Songwriting, composition, guitar arrangement, vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, drums, bass guitar, piano, synthesizer, production, mixing, mastering
  • Awarded a FACTOR Artist Development grant for the recording of an EP (2021)
  • Recorded and released an EP, "The Old Ways" (09/16/2022)
  • Recorded and released a full-length album, "Golden Tone" (4/4/2023)

Stray Feathers

Toronto, ON • 2010 ~ 2014
  • Songwriting, composition, guitar arrangement, vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar
  • Recorded and released one EP
  • Performed on multiple stages at the Gentlemen of the Road Festival in Simcoe, ON (2013)
  • Performed regularly at notable Toronto venues like the Horseshoe Tavern, The Silver Dollar Room, Clinton's Tavern, Ted's Collision, The Painted Lady, and others

Software Experience


Software Developer

Orderful Canada Labs Inc.
Remote • Oct 2021 - Present
  • Improved system stability and capacity by improving communication channel infrastructure and code
  • Mixed monolithic and micro service development on the back end
  • Implemented various new UI features in several front end applications

Software Developer

St. Joseph Communications (formerly Rogers Media Publishing)
Toronto, ON / Remote • Apr 2019 - Oct 2021
  • his role was the result of a purchase of the Publishing division from Rogers Media by St Joseph Communications. I continued in my role
  • In addition to continued development and support on existing projects I developed integrations between print layout software and ERP ad sales records to automate advertisement distribution to print editions

Software Developer

Rogers Media
Toronto, ON / Remote • Jun 2016 - Apr 2019
  • Supported a team of project and product managers, fellow developers, designers, QA, and web producers in maintaining digital operations and developing new solutions as required
  • Lead development on several projects including proprietary third-party integrations, digital publishing pipelines including Apple News, and internet radio streaming diagnostic tooling
  • Built in-house applications and tooling to integrate various software and related publishing and business workflows

Education


University of Toronto

Toronto, ON
  • Coursework in English Literature, Poetry, Classics, Linguistics, & Art History