Mike Robinson

Mike Robinson

Full Stack Developer




Mike is a Senior Full Stack Developer with 16 years of experience architecting, developing, and delivering websites, apps, and RESTful APIs.

Work Experience

Work Experience

  • Full Stack Engineer, Xapo

    Nov, 2017 - Present

    Build single-page web applications and APIs for Bitcoin & FinTech startup.

    • Built a web dashboard using React and Redux for third-party payment providers to review and approve or cancel orders.

    • Built a reusable authentication service using Python, Flask, and SQLAlchemy for authenticating and authorizing requests with JSON Web Tokens.

    • Built integration with Xapo’s load order API using Python, Flask, and Amazon SQS task queue.

  • Lead Developer, Arcane

    May, 2017 - Nov, 20176 months

    Lead a team of developers building websites for marketing and e-commerce

    • Worked with Account Managers, Creative, and SEO/SEM teams to define requirements for small and large budget initiatives.

    • Implemented best practices for code style, code review, test-driven development, and continuous integration.

    • Used JIRA to plan, track, release, and report on development projects.

    • Provided mentorship for junior and intermediate developers.

  • Web Developer, Freelance

    Feb, 2002 - Present

    Design and develop websites and web-based applications for direct clients.

    • Developed a REST API, queueing, and real-time messaging system using Node.js and RethinkDB for the #BMO200 fountain, an interactive art installation for BMO's 200th anniversary.

    • Created a real estate listing platform built with the Django web framework.

    • Created the MVP web portal and REST API for an automotive maintenance start-up.

  • Senior DeveloperGlobacore

    Nov, 2010 - May, 20165 years 5 months

    Architected and developed RESTful APIs and Single Page Applications for managing the content of interactive games and multi-touch apps.

    • Worked in cross-discipline teams using a Kanban workflow.

    • Lead the architecture and supervised development of a RESTful API and CMS built on Django REST Framework, and AngularJS for a permanent installation at the Visitors' Centre in Fort McMurray, AB.

    • Architected and developed a RESTful API and CMS built on Node.js (Express), MongoDB, and AngularJS for a permanent installation at Mercedes-Benz plant in Birmingham, AL.

    • Lead initiatives for standardizing code style, continuous integration, and test-driven development best practices.

    • Worked with leading brands such as Intel, Honda, Lexus, Volkswagen, Telus, Samsung, IEEE, and Blackberry.

    • Installed projects at high-profile tradeshows and conventions around the world.

  • Intermediate Front End DeveloperTrapeze

    Feb, 2009 - Nov, 20101 year 8 months

    Worked in teams using Agile development techniques to develop websites for internationally recognized brands using Django.

    • Worked with leading brands such as Kraft Canada, Reebok Hockey, Canadian Tire, and WIND Mobile.

  • Front End DeveloperGlobacore

    Aug, 2008 - Feb, 20095 months

    Developed websites and web applications for clients using CakePHP, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

  • Web DeveloperGoodLife Fitness

    Dec, 2005 - Aug, 20082 years 7 months

    Developed and maintained several websites for the company’s online initiatives using ASP.NET and C#.

    • Worked with marketing and 3rd party agencies to design and develop the company website.

    • Developed monthly email newsletters for 100k+ subscribers

    • Worked with 3rd party agencies to design and develop a web-based activity rewards program for the GoodLife Kids Foundation.

  • Junior Web Developer, Dream Multimedia

    Apr, 2004 - Sep, 20051 year 6 months

    Developed websites and web applications for clients using PHP.

    • Worked on a web-based application to manage inventory, accounting, CRM, and payroll using PHP and MySQL.



  • Back End
  • Front End
  • Data Storage
  • Dev Ops
    UbuntuNginxHerokuDockerRackspace CloudDigital OceanAmazon Web Services
  • SCM
  • Workflows


  • Computer Science, B.Sc., University of Western Ontario

    Sep, 2000 - Apr, 2003

  • Advanced Web Development for e-Business, Post-Graduate Certificate, Humber College

    Sep, 2003 - May, 2004



  • EventTech Gold - Best use of Handheld Technology Event Marketer

    Awarded on: Nov 01, 2012

    Gold for the Honda Indy Toronto Interactive Trivia Game at the The 2012 EventTech Awards. Recognizes the best use of technology in experiential marketing.

  • President's Letter Humber College

    Awarded on: Oct 01, 2004

    Outstanding academic achievement in the Advanced Web Development for e-Business program.