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Andy Miller

Andy Miller

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.
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Portfolio
Experience
  • C, 19 years
  • C#, 11 years
  • ASP.NET, 8 years
  • JavaScript, 7 years
  • CSS, 7 years
  • Test-driven Development (TDD), 4 years
  • Ruby, 4 years
  • Objective-C, 2 years
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Availability
Part-time
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.
Employment
  • Co-founder, Software Engineer
    Tagalong Tour
    2014 - PRESENT
    • 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
    giftbug.co
    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
    Two-Eyed Designs
    2013 - PRESENT
    • 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
    CTR Systems
    2013 - 2013
    • 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
    CTR Systems
    2008 - 2013
    • 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
    CTR Systems
    2004 - 2008
    • 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
    AIG
    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
Experience
  • Winner of Startup Weekend Pittsburgh, March 2014 (Other amazing things)
    http://tagalongtour.com/

    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.

  • giftbug.co (Development)
    http://giftbug.co/

    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.

Skills
  • Languages
    CSS, HTML, JavaScript, C#, Ruby, Go, C++, Objective-C, C, Java, PHP, Visual Basic, Rust, Haskell
  • Frameworks
    ASP.NET MVC, Bootstrap, ASP.NET Web API, Sinatra, ASP.NET, Kendo UI, Ruby on Rails (RoR), ZURB Foundation, Ember.js
  • Libraries/APIs
    Infragistics, jQuery
  • Tools
    Vim Text Editor, Git, GitHub, TFS, Visual Studio, Subversion (SVN), Xcode
  • Platforms
    Heroku, iOS, Linux, Unix, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rackspace, Rackspace Cloud, WordPress, Oracle
  • Storage
    Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development, Test-driven Development (TDD), Scrum, Behavior-driven Development (BDD)
Education
  • Course completion degree in Computer Science
    University of Houston - Houston, TX
    1998 - 2000
  • Course completion degree in Computer Science
    Allegheny College - Meadville, PA
    1996 - 1997
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