Andy Miller, Software Developer in Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Andy Miller

Software Developer in Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Member since September 16, 2014
Andy is a Software Architect experienced in client-server and web based software design and development. He is particularly interested in working in a diverse team environment that values good testing practices, continuous delivery, and continual learning.
Andy is now available for hire




Pittsburgh, PA, United States



Preferred Environment

Unix/Linux, Vim, Git, automated tests.

The most amazing...

...thing I've designed is a commercial vehicle(taxi, bus, etc) tracking and revenue system used in many US airports.


  • Co-founder, Software Engineer

    2014 - PRESENT
    Tagalong Tour
    • Won first place at Startup Weekend Pittsburgh in March 2014.
    • Built a native iOS self-guided walking tour app in Objective-C.
    • Built ASP.NET WebAPI back-end running on Azure that provides data to the iOS application.
    • Built scalable analytics tracking and a dashboard based on Keen IO.
    Technologies: iOS, Objective-C, C#, ASP.NET WebAPI, Azure
  • Co-founder, Software Engineer

    2013 - PRESENT
    • Assisted in design and user experience of the application.
    • Architected a scalable web application built on Ruby on Rails, Postgres, and Heroku.
    • Made strategic decisions on the direction of company.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Postgres, Heroku
  • Co-owner, Software Engineer

    2013 - PRESENT
    Two-Eyed Designs
    • Provided top-notch consulting, development, and web design services to the client.
    • Led a team of developers on a year-long rewrite of multiple large web applications for physical therapist licensing.
    • Designed and developed a new WordPress website for the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall.
    • Wrote an item scheduling system for ATI Metals to track items through their new hot-rolling plant.
    Technologies: ASP.NET, C#, WordPress, Ruby on Rails
  • Director of Software Engineering

    2013 - 2013
    CTR Systems
    • Was responsible for the long-term direction of the product.
    • Managed client projects, often on-site.
    Technologies: ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server
  • Software Development Manager

    2008 - 2013
    CTR Systems
    • Managed a team of twelve software engineers, QA engineers, and business analysts.
    • Led the design and development of an airport commercial vehicle tracking and revenue system.
    • Managed the PA-DSS compliance process throughout the company.
    • Learned and applied Scrum methodology across the company to improve engineering quality and communication.
    • Developed a new parking cashier POS system.
    Technologies: ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server
  • Software Engineer

    2004 - 2008
    CTR Systems
    • Developed a new ASP.NET web application for a parking garage management system.
    • Developed a building access control system.
    • Led the effort to establish standard development guidelines for the team.
    • Led the initiative to use development best practices such as source control and bug tracking systems.
    • Developed custom time management applications in C++/MFC.
    Technologies: ASP.NET, C#, C++, SQL Server
  • Programmer Analyst

    1998 - 2002
    • Worked on a data warehousing project to store and analyze large amounts of mainframe data using Oracle.
    • Developed a high-speed document scanning system to provide customers web access to their paperwork.
    • Developed a workflow management system to increase the speed of communication and reduce errors among customer support personnel.
    • Developed custom call center support software.
    • Ported applications from mainframe COBOL to Visual Basic.
    Technologies: Visual Basic, C++, COBOL, Classic ASP, Sybase, Oracle


  • Winner of Startup Weekend Pittsburgh, March 2014 (Other amazing things)

    A team of nine developers, designers, and marketing experts came together for over 54 hours to build a mobile app that offers self-guided walking tours around Pittsburgh. Since then, they've formed a company around the idea and are now in the App Store.

    I developed the main tour list screen and API communication layer of the iOS application, as well as the analytics tracking and dashboard.

  • (Development)

    In 2013, my wife, Shannon, and I quit our jobs to create giftbug, a startup built around the idea that giving gifts should be fun and simple.

    I built the application on Ruby on Rails, Postgres and Heroku.


  • Languages

    JavaScript, Ruby, HTML, CSS, C#, Go, C, Objective-C, C++, Java, PHP, Visual Basic, Rust, Haskell
  • Frameworks

    ASP.NET Web API, ASP.NET MVC, Bootstrap, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Kendo UI, ASP.NET, Sinatra, ZURB Foundation, Ember.js
  • Libraries/APIs

    Infragistics, jQuery
  • Tools

    Microsoft Visual Studio, TFS, GitHub, Git, Vim Text Editor, Xcode, Subversion (SVN)
  • Platforms

    iOS, Linux, Unix, Heroku, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rackspace Cloud, Rackspace, Oracle, WordPress
  • Storage

    Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Behavior-driven Development (BDD), Scrum, Test-driven Development (TDD)


  • Course completion degree in Computer Science
    1998 - 2000
    University of Houston - Houston, TX
  • Course completion degree in Computer Science
    1996 - 1997
    Allegheny College - Meadville, PA

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