Profile

I am a Software Developer that works on Desktop, Mobile, Database, and Web platforms to solve problems that drive revenue, increase service and reduce cost. I also leverage my experience to teach other developers the art and craft of programming.

Skills

Programming

I have experience in a large range of technical and business environments, from start-up to enterprise, embedded to big-iron, open-source to government agency. Whatever the problem, I can work with you to find a solution.

Leadership

I bring the same attention to detail and big-picture thinking I use while developing code into developing teams. I love leading from the front, and teaching team members to think about how they can apply their strengths in unique ways.

Mentoring

I have a proven ability to teach and empower young programmers into mature, productive team-mates. I also enjoy swapping stories with other senior developers; the best teachers never stop learning.

Technical

  • Rails (Since 1.2.2)
  • Ruby (Since 1.8.6)
  • CSS (SASS, LESS)
  • Javascript
  • React.js
  • SQL
  • Linux
  • C++
  • C
  • Devops using Chef
  • AWS

Experience

Aha! Labs April 2015 - Present

I joined Aha to help develop the best product management software the world has ever seen.

  • Moved entire infrastructure to AWS, this time using CloudFormation for turn-key multi-tenant deploy capability
CapLinked, Senior Developer January 2012 - April 2015

I joined CapLinked as their first Senior Developer to build a next-generation platform for raising capital and managing large business transactions.

  • Wrote SQL, Javascript (Including jQuery, Knockout.js, Angular.js, and Node.js code), Ruby, C++
  • Moved entire infrastructure to AWS, using custom Chef scripts to automate deployment, provisioning, and decomissioning of all servers.
  • Represented developers on the IT Security Group
JP Morgan Chase, Application Developer March 2011 - December 2011

I joined an existing project, and brought modern technology and methodology to bring a back-of-the-house business application into the 21st century.

  • Made contributions to the User Experience of the application
  • Provided ownership on crucial infrastructure upgrade for Ruby and Rails versions
  • Optimized ETL processes for performance
  • Closed several crucial security holes to achieve audit-compliance for the entire line of business.
InsuranceAgents.com, Senior Developer August 2009 - March 2011

I brought their back-of-the-house up to spec, increasing our revenue by millions of dollars.

  • Built a user-portal that allowed agents to interact with our site in a simple and intutitive way using Ruby on Rails and Javascript
  • Designed and built and add-on product that not only increased revenue, but improved the service to our customers
  • Developed an adaptive genetic algorithm to optimize for profitability
Ohio State University NETSEC, Developer August 2006 - August 2009

My first position as a developer, I cut my teeth as part of the security group for one of the biggest universities in the nation.

  • Developed multiple tools to streamline the incident response process
  • Audited Ohio State web properties for security flaws
  • Built security applicances deployed throughout the university
  • Responded to data breaches and other security incidents

Education

The Ohio State University 2011
  • Bachelors in Computer & Information Science
Westerville South High School
  • National Honor Society President