Ben Johnston | Web Developer |

Ben Johnston

Web Developer



Entrepreneurial and passionate engineer seeking a web development position that involves solving tricky technical problems and meticulously crafting beautiful applications.


Web Development

Full stack engineer who loves learning about the emerging technologies that will make our online experiences better.

UX Design

Rapid prototyping and mockup creation. I establish a clear understanding of the end product before coding to avoid costly redesigns.

Project Direction

Proven ability to lead and manage a wide variety of design and development projects in team and independent situations.


  • Ruby
  • Rails
  • Python
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator


Dev Bootcamp

Ruby on Rails Student

February to March 2012

Studied Ruby on Rails, TDD, pair programming, GIT/source control, code reviews and software development best practices in a full time intensive 2 month workshop. Worked with other students on TDD Ruby on Rails projects in a SCRUM/Agile environment.


Mechanical Engineer


Sollega is a solar racking manufacturer for ballasted flat roof systems. Built CAD Drawings for the PV systems submitted by integrators, calculated wind uplift forces on systems to determine the required ballast, built the 3D prototype models for the various iterations of the Sollega InstaRack.

Sustainable Energy Partners

Energy Analyst


Evaluated and facilitated large scale energy efficiency improvements to commercial customers' building fleets including energy impacts, economic feasibility and available incentive support. Worked on several large LEED certifications and took over as project manager for the Fillmore Center in San Francisco. The Fillmore Center ended up achieving LEED Silver and became the largest multifamily building in the U.S. to achieve certification.


Trinity College, Ireland

Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering

The Bachelor of Engineering in Trinity consisted of two years of computer, mechanical and civil engineering. I then specialized in mechanical for the final two years. For my thesis I had to design and build a stereoscopic imaging device for measuring the surface topography of industrial grinding wheels.

Ben Johnston — — (415)312-3381