Steven Wanderski

Steven Wanderski

Senior Software Engineer


October 2015 - Present

4aGoodCause is a donation platform used by nonprofits to raise money for charities. I was hired to perform a full rewrite of the existing platform. I was tasked to bring the codebase up to modern standards and to automate many critical processes that were previously being done manually.

  • Sole back-end developer responsible for the designing and building of all major features.
  • Maintain the production and staging environments, optimize server resources and actively troubleshoot bugs and user-reported errors.
  • Implemented such features as: payment processing with multiple payment gateways, nonprofit CRM functions, SMS integrations, and advanced reporting tools.

Popular Pays

January 2014 - October 2020

Popular Pays is a marketplace that connects social media influencers with brands. I was hired to build the initial version of the web application to complement the iOS app.

  • First full-time employee and helped grow the team from 2 to 40 teammates.
  • Graduated from Y-Combinator in 2015 as a co-founder of Popular Pays.


February 2021 - May 2022

Differential is a web design and development agency. I was hired to assist with a large re-write of a legacy student event management system.

  • Main contributor to a greenfield build of a legacy event management system.
  • Built and deployed full-stack features using modern technologies such as: TailwindCSS, Hotwire, and Ruby on Rails 7.

Technical Skills

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Postgres
  • Sidekiq
  • Heroku
  • Rspec
  • Hotwire
  • TailwindCSS
  • CSS
  • Figma
  • Webflow
  • Photoshop