Andrew Chase, Developer in Tigard, OR, United States
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Andrew Chase

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Full-stack Developer

Tigard, OR, United States
Toptal Member Since
October 23, 2016

Andy's career focus is building consumer-facing tech products. He has worked on and helped build projects for large and small for companies such as Intel, NASA, phpBB, BlueTech LLC, Gojimo, and others. His goal is to be the best at what he does, which is helping people build products that change the world.


Amazon Web Services (AWS), Python, R
Spring Venture Group
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Tableau, Redshift, MySQL, Python, Scikit-learn
RabbitMQ, Back-end, PostgreSQL, Agile, Django, Python




Preferred Environment

Git, PyCharm

The most amazing...

...project I was able to work on was doing research and idea validation for NASA JPL. I identified important use-cases and wrote hundreds of pages of writeups!

Work Experience

IT Specialist

2020 - PRESENT
  • Developed an IT architecture roadmap to support 500 scientists in the research branch.
  • Included in the large contract renewal for software developers.
  • Collaborated on enterprise data management planning.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Python, R

Director of Analytics Engineering

2017 - 2020
Spring Venture Group
  • Responsible for ongoing operations for lead bidding, agent matching, and record reconciliation systems.
  • Acted as a hands-on team lead—managing a small team to organize and monitor the company's data architecture with a focus on data science.
  • Worked with data science to plan the team roadmap to support data science efforts.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Tableau, Redshift, MySQL, Python, Scikit-learn

Tech Product Consultant | Developer

2016 - 2017
  • Developed back-end and front-end components.
  • Managed the product development.
  • Designed efficient systems for dealing with a large number of vendor microservices and displaying the results to users in real time.
Technologies: RabbitMQ, Back-end, PostgreSQL, Agile, Django, Python

Full-stack Developer Consultant

2015 - 2016
Sundial Capital Research
  • Won accolades: "Andy is awesome. I'd hire him in a heartbeat again. His work is the best I've seen. If you need a developer, hire him." - Dr. Eric Brown, CIO.
  • Modernized infrastructure to lower costs and improve product quality.
  • Implemented and delivered high-value features to encourage growth.
Technologies: JavaScript, Pandas, Flask, Python

Full-stack Developer Consultant

2014 - 2015
  • Filled a large variety of roles, including integrating key features and fixes to the client's product.
  • Integrated MailChimp into the Ruby on Rails back-end server to increase user retention, while maintaining ethical concerns by ensuring subscribers wanted the emails.
  • Built microservices and tools to automate complicated but often done tasks.
  • Developed the content pipeline to massively increase content availability.
  • Won accolades: "Andy was the best freelancer we've ever worked with [remotely], so much so that we continued to work together for 18 months, having only originally hired him for a small project. In the end, Andy was fully integrated with our full time team and worked excellently remotely. He communicated extremely well and was very responsive at all times. In addition, he used his initiative to make highly beneficial changes to our platform for which we are forever grateful." – George Burgess, CEO.
Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Flask, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, Python

Google Summer of Code Intern

2013 - 2013
  • Worked on a patch to refactor phpBB's session back-end to operate on memory-backed data stores like APC, Redis, and Memcache.
  • Refactored critical modules in a legacy codebase.
  • Worked remotely as part of a large open team spread across several different countries.
  • Won accolades: “I think you are doing a pretty good job.” – Andreas Fischer, Mentor, phpBB Core Developer.
Technologies: APC, Redis, Memcached, PHP

Validation Technician Intern

2010 - 2010
Intel Corporation
  • Delivered mission-critical hardware specification tests for software and hardware.
  • Won accolades: “I did not expect an intern this competent.” – Mike Cunningham, Supervising Manager, Senior Team Lead.
  • Installed and configured testing hardware infastructure.
Technologies: Tcl

Software Developer Intern

2008 - 2008
Bluetech LLC
  • Developed production websites in a growing software business.
  • Operated with others in an open agile work environment.
  • Created a customizable downtime system that took down web servers and put up a maintenance notification page.
  • Used initiative to clean up legacy parts of the code base to increase team happiness and long term software maintainability.
Technologies: ASP.NET, C#

Snapcoin: Bitcoin for Feature Phones
This project was a telecom and finance service that demonstrated a way to bridge the gap between two different decades of technology in a seamless way.

Codebook: Organized Software Resource Directory

The goal with this project was to organize essays and information about programming in a categorized way that helps people learn more about software engineering technology.

Reparse: Natural Language Parsing Library
This Python library was written to help people combine and parse using regular expressions in a maintainable way.

It is used in data extraction and web scraping projects that work with the primary natural language.


Python, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, C#, Tcl, Ruby, HTML, CSS, Java, Scala, R


Git, PyCharm, RabbitMQ, Tableau


Amazon Web Services (AWS), Web


Full-stack, APC, Back-end


Flask, Django, ASP.NET, Ruby on Rails (RoR)


Agile Software Development, Agile


Redis, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redshift, Memcached


Pandas, Scikit-learn, jQuery

2017 - 2019

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in Business Administration

Portland State University - Portland, OR, USA

2013 - 2017

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Oregon State University - Corvallis, OR, USA

MARCH 2020 - MARCH 2022

Certified Scrum Product Owner

Scrum Allience


Certified Analytics Professional (CAP)



Salesforce Certified Administrator


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