Looking for a new lead engineer? I'm available for contract and fulltime work right now. My resume is below, but you can also find me on LinkedIn.
Software engineer, thought leader, maker
I've worked in a ton of tiny startups and a few big companies. Over the past 15+ years I've built websites for Fortune 50 companies, worked at more than a handful of tech startups, built several products from the ground up, architected microservice architectures, and led teams to greatness.
You can find out (much) more about the kinds of stuff I've done and the kinds of stuff that I can do below. Thanks for looking.
I was initially hired by a company called Frederick, shortly after it was acquired by another company, Booker. This was later acquired by Mindbody, which was then acquired by Vista Equity Partners. At Frederick I was involved in the initial architectural discussions around major products that are now in use by thousands of people. I was the first git commit on over a dozen different microservices, libraries, internal tools, and standalone services, all of which continue to be used by teams across the whole company.
As the team expanded, I took on the role of my team's scrummaster in addition to still actively working on software projects. I also led a handful of projects in their initial phases and successfully handed them off to teams.
I worked on a team mainly concerned with translating data back and forth with APIs. Instructure's main product, Canvas, is a learning-management system (LMS) used by many universities around the world. Every school has a different system in place for grading students and tracking their progress, and I worked on the systems that connected Canvas to these Student Information Systems (SIS).
Ruby, Go, Node.js, SQL
LendSquare (now sadly defunct) was a crowd-funding platform where small businesses could ask their community for small loans, for example to pay for a small remodel or new kitchen equipment. As the first full-time engineer working at the company, I took over a codebase that had been written by contractors and molded it into a reliable product ready for users.
Built multiple customer- and employee-facing web apps and APIs to support mobile apps while breaking apart a monolithic Ruby on Rails app into microservices.
Finished all requirements for my CS degree except a general education requirement, which I was unable to complete at the time because of lack of funding.
Had the good fortune of attending a public high school with a good vocational program, where I specialized in graphic arts, including photography, lithography, and screenprinting, while also taking AP and honors classes in regular academics. My minor specialization was in automotive technology.
My wife and I have been beekeepers since 2019 and have a couple of hives in our backyard. We sell the honey but also use it to make mead.
All aspects of our farm at home are monitored by Internet-of-Things style devices I've designed, engineered, built, and tested.
I've been fascinated by electronics since I was a kid, and now build (sometimes custom) electronic musical instruments as a side gig.