joe paravisini

Modern-day Web Extraordinaire


who I am

I am a passionate and peformance-driven leader.
I am energized by rapidly changing and growing environments, innovative technology and tactics, and teams that are changing the world.
I build great teams that deliver real results by fostering a sense of community, trust and accountability.

personal info
  • Name : Joseph Paravisini
  • Phone : +1-401-484-0815
  • Email : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Current Location : Providence, Rhode Island
my story

Many moons ago, my mom dragged 8 year old me to one of her nighttime computer classes. The professor must have felt bad for me and let me follow along on an unused computer. I was hooked, and with a few short years, I was designing, coding and selling websites. Since then, I have been a full time designer, systems admin, developer and manager, and my curiousity still has not been quenched.

If you also have a passion for changing the world with technology, I would love to get to know you. Please feel free to reach out to me.

# Joe Paravisini
my hobbies
Small talk is hard. Here's a few conversation starters.
  • family

    My wife and I made a bunch of little clones to keep us company. There are currently 7 of us! Needless to say, much of my life involves them in some way.

  • outdoors

    You can regularly find me mountain biking, camping, hiking, running, snowboarding, rock climbing or killing myself at an occasional obstacle race.

  • coffee

    I am kind of obsessed with the stuff. I have been roasting my own coffee for 11 years now, and owned a roasting company for 3 years.

  • learning

    As a student of life, reading is crucial. Who I am is a direct of what I have read. I keep the genres and authors diverse: Seneca to Lovecraft, Godin to Emerson, Rowling and Pirsig.

  • food & drink

    I am a lover of great local food and drink, always looking for something new. Had a great meal or beer somewhere recently? I'de love to hear about it!


what I have done

A collection of full-time gigs. Prior to, and throughout much of this timeline, I have also been involved in consulting and hobby work.

Manager of Sustaining Engineering
  • ShapeUp, Inc.
  • Providence, RI

Designed and implemented new engineering department from the ground up. Recruited and onboarded 12 full time Software and Quality Assurance Engineers in just 6 months. Agile department focused on delivering timely solutions to complex issues arising in a massive and rapidly growing web application. Overseeing estimations, architecture, implementation, integration, testing, delivery. Continued management and improvement of release and deployment process and framework.


what I am good at

Just a few highlights. There are few parts of the machine that I have not tinkered with. Contact me for more details.

api/web services
Networking & Security
LAMP Design
GitLab EE/GitLab CI
source control management
  • Grit
  • Adaptable
  • Creative
  • Contagious Enthusiasm
  • Slightly Eccentric
  • Self-Directed
  • Authentic
  • Dependable
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Eager to Learn
  • Eager to Teach
  • Virtually Unlimited energy
  • Sometimes Beard

Joseph is a brilliant mind who is fantastic at architecting large web projects for e-commerce, blogs and regular websites. His development skills are robust, he is great at problem solving and creating time efficient work arounds for client specifications. His understanding of content management systems and how to bend them to his will is uncanny. Joseph is also extremely talented with servers and I host all of my client sites with him. I very rarely if ever experience downtime, and if I do it is resolved immediately. He is the first person I look to when I need a really solid server side developer.

Mitchel Sliwa
Project Manager, Independent Consulting

Joe is one of the most versatile professionals that I’ve had the pleasure of working with. In addition to being a extremely talented Systems Analyst; Joe is proficient in many programming languages (PHP, Actionscript, ROR, etc) and disciplines (OOP, MVC) making him an asset to whatever team he is on. I have had the pleasure of working with him at different stages in his career and have seen his tremendous growth over the years.

Jean Alexandre
Colleague, BZ Results/Numark Industries

Joe continually exceeds expectations by delivering quality and timely work. Joe’s development work for Forefront has increased our effectiveness in being a “one stop shop” marketing company.

Matthew Dionne
Project Manager, Independent Consulting

While working with Joe I found him to be very efficient and adept at his position. One of the things that I thought was great about Joe was that he took initiative and ownership over everything that he did. His drive to progress is what made him such an asset to the company. He continues to this day to move forward with learning and advancing his skills.

Derek Szarko
Former Manager (ADP Dealer Services)

Joseph is a very intelligent and talented individual. He is incredibly dedicated with a strong commitment to excellence. Joseph is always a pleasure to work with and gets along great with all everyone.

Daniel Hopper
Colleague, ADP Dealer Services

Beyond being an extremely resourceful and productive worker, Joe is a positive and talented worker. When I was hired to BZ results, Joe taught me the in’s and out’s of proper workflow, the company systems & processes and a variety of Actionscript 2.0 knowledge. With his help I was able to become productive faster. When there was no specific documentation for our team (and more importantly new hires) to use Joe set out to solve the problem. His solution was to implement a wiki to become the new home for common problems, useful code snippets, and best practices. Bottom-line, whether it is design, server-side technologies, or entrepreneurship; Joe’s skill set and personality allow him to excel. It was a pleasure working with this guy.

Charles Moise
Colleague, BZ Results


get in touch with me

Interested in working with or for me? Grabbing a coffee or beer and chatting about the latest movements in technology? Heading up north for some snowsports? I'de love to hear from you!

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