Paul Doulatshahi

Full stack Ruby on Rails developer and web development teacher with experience building highly scalable applications in the edtech and media sectors. Expert communicator and collaborator with an empathetic approach.


  • Languages: HTML, SCSS, Ruby, JavaScript, Python, Elixir
  • Databases: SQL, Redis, MongoDB
  • Application Frameworks: Ruby on Rails, Django, Phoenix, Node/Express
  • CSS Frameworks: Bootstrap, Materialize
  • Testing: Rspec, Mocha
  • Deployment: Git, Heroku, AWS


Prindex - The Global Property Rights Index

  • Built CMS for non-profit client, funded by Omidyar Network, Gallup & the UK's Department for International Development
  • Collaborated with designers from Omidyar Network on site design and functionality
  • Ongoing project with additional site pages and complex data back-end to be added in 2018

Random Seinfeld

  • Built random episode & video clip selector to reinforce Node.js & MongoDB fundamentals and learn Materialize CSS/JS framework
  • Created admin panel for managing MongoDB data, including episode and video tags

CommonLit - Free Literacy Resources & Progress Tracking Tools

  • Led site expansion and transformation, culminating in $3.9 million U.S. Dept of Education grant in September 2016
  • Planned and developed crucial features to improve both internal and external user experience, including Elasticsearch-powered search page for our collection and responsive HTML view for texts
  • Led database migration and CMS design to allow content team to seamlessly and independently manage site content
  • Proposed, designed and implemented new site features, including footnote design & jump links for easier question-to-text navigation for students
  • Collaborated with CommonLit team and external designers to redesign site front page and improve site functionality for teacher and student users