Backend developer / API specialist

Main skills: Node.js, Ruby on Rails, REST APIs, PHP, SQL & other databases

Special expertise in various Travel Industry APIs: Expedia,, Viator, TripAdvisor,, etc.

Other things I can manage: API design, technical documentation, cloud services (PaaS, SaaS), Linux server installations & administration… oh, and getting the Job Done of course 🙂

I may have also dabbled in: C, C++, C#, Python, Perl, Assembly, … you name it.

If you’re really desperate you can also hire me for front-end work: I can write valid HTML5/CSS3 and turn a layout into a working WordPress/whatever site… backend really is my thing though.

P.S. I like to work remotely from home only.

Riku Nurminen

I’m 32 years old and I live in Tampere, Finland. I studied tv/film production, event production and digital media at Koulutuskeskus Salpaus. I graduated in 2013.

Coding wise I’m completely self-learned, having started with the BASIC programming language when I was 6 years old. I then spent most of my childhood and teenage years tinkering with computers and learning things such as different programming languages, web development, linux, open source, game development and 3D technologies. Generally speaking I was a complete nerd.

Original software  by me and my buddies:

My old freelancing business:

My old personal website:

My CV [pdf]

All code written locally in my home-office 🙂

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Pricing starts at 60€ + VAT24% / hour

Short-term work: Available
Long-term work: Booked until August 2020

Work feedback

A reliable and skilled freelancer.

– client

Project was completed ahead of schedule, even some extra work was needed. Good coding skills. Project was shown to me on his test server and executed with comprehensive test data. Professional touch in all areas.

– client

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