Austin Story, Ajax Developer in Nixa, MO, United States
Austin Story

Ajax Developer in Nixa, MO, United States

Member since May 27, 2014
Austin is a top developer with experience in successful entrepreneurial endeavors and development operations. He excels with Ruby on Rails and JavaScript, and is also strong with a wide range of other technologies. He is an efficient and motivated developer.
Austin is now available for hire




Nixa, MO, United States



Preferred Environment

Ubuntu, RubyMine IDE, GitHub, Beanstalk

The most amazing...

...project I've completed is as a technical cofounder by building a service oriented Ruby on Rails SaaS app from scratch


  • President

    2012 - PRESENT
    TechSavvy Business Solutions
    • Worked with TechSavvy, a leading provider of technology solutions in the Springfield area. Used a unique approach to technology to give our customers a distinct advantage in their market by reducing technology costs and optimizing functionality.
    • Helped to provide complete technology outsourcing and information security services for financial institutions, contractors, medical clinics, and multi-site restaurant groups in the greater Springfield and Branson area. Ensured customer loyalty with thorough service and 5 star customer support.
    • Migrated Windows 2003 domain to 2008R2.
    • Handled advanced DNS management including MX, A, AAAA, TXT, SPF, SRV, and CNAME. Managed and implemented an active directory in order to improve client end point management.
    • Handled Zero Downtime Exchange 2003, 2007, and 2010 migrations to Office365 Cloud Hosted Email.
    • Installed and optimized firewall solutions from Cisco (ASA), Meraki, Sophos, and MicroTic.
    • Implemented and managed VLans in order to improve client security.
    • Implemented SSL and IPsec site-to-site VPNs. Implemented multi-site virtualization replication.
    • Conducted vulnerability assessments using BackTrack 4 and GFI LanManager.
    • Managed and monitored client assets using Level Platforms and GFI.
    Technologies: Unicorn, Amazon Web Services EC2, RDS
  • Senior Ruby on Rails Developer

    2012 - PRESENT
    Legal Leads, LLC
    • Created a Ruby on Rails 3.2 application including all business logic, views, controllers, models, and service objects.
    • Integrated a PCI-compliant recurring billing solution using Recurly API, including single page sign up with a credit card.
    • Implemented an authentication API to allow other services to use our site.
    • Deployed using AWS and RDS for devops.
    • Implemented multi-tenancy to prevent data leakage between users.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, jQuery, AWS, Digital Ocean, Ubuntu
  • Information Security Engineer

    2010 - 2012
    Jack Henry & Associates
    • Was directly responsible for the vulnerability status and monitoring status of over 2000 endpoints at over 60 financial institutions across the United States.
    • Interfaced with auditors during FFIEC vulnerability audits.
    • Conducted vulnerability assessments and remediation using Lumension.
    • Monitored Linux, Windows, QNX, VMware, and Cisco switches/routers using Nimxoft.
    • Performed vulnerability demonstrations using BackTrack 4.
    • Used the scripting languages Batch, PowerShell, and AutoIt.
    • Coordinated data from Nimsoft and Lumension into our MS SQL database for reporting.
    • Assisted customers in identifying and implementing best practices based on our reporting projects.
    • Identified and implemented a custom monitoring solution for an ATM system based on the QNX operating system using Nimsoft. Scope of the project included coordinating teams from Jack Henry and Nimsoft. Implemented a custom probe using the RSP probe in Nimsoft using LUA and SSH.
    • Coordinated the upgrade of all of our end points to a new server edition of Lumension.
    • Wrote a custom program in PowerShell to solve end point changeout by scanning networks and active directories at our larger banks and identifying new end points so that we could install our vulnerability management software.
    Technologies: Batch, PowerShell, AutoIt, Linux, Windows, QNX, VMware, Cisco


  • Website (Development)

    Developed the site from the ground up using Ruby on Rails 3.2.

  • Monitoring Service (Development)

    A simple monitoring service of public records for government agencies.

  • Billing Solution (Development)

    Helped a full-time developer implement a PCI-compliant billing solution and API.

  • Design Project Award (Other amazing things)

    Received the 2006 award for best senior design project for electrical engineering and computer science for my implementation of a robot capable of navigating a course.

  • Investimonials (Development)

    Developed a complex Ruby on Rails Recurly orders server for easy subscription billing creation and on click crossselling. The server allows new subscription creation, crossselling, upgrading and addons in a pipeline like format. Orders can be placed at any point in the pipeline and then the orderee will follow the pipeline at that point. Once a user has a subscription, they can upgrade or addon any product using a one click upgrade.

    Order form integration with Recurly v3.
    Complex pipeline management of Offers, Orders and Products.
    Different views for orders that are a new sale versus a cross sale.
    Subscription upgrade and addons for a current subscription.
    1 Click upgrade of account to another product that is next in the pipeline.
    1 Click addons of subscriptions to the recurly account.
    API that allows a mail server to determine the status of a user in the pipeline in order to send them upgrade emails.
    API Integration with 3rd party affiliate tracking system
    Delayed Que and SSL Setup in Heroku

  • EasyBioData (Development)

    Acted as Lead Ruby on Rails developer on an established multi-national website to increase speed, reliability and continue product development.

    Repaired GIT repository to merge in changes from a junior developer
    Resized harddrive on linux server in order to allow for larger database and assets
    Installed and analyzed newrelic monitoring and applied several rails and database optimizations that resulted in a 300% to 8000% speed increase in key transactions.
    Eliminated a process in mail sending that caused occasional intermittent email.
    Added features to legacy application to increase site administration capability.

  • You3DIt (Development)

    Acted as Lead Ruby developer in a Ruby on Rails application. Assisted owner of website in crafting ideas concerning the direction of the website and developing multi-tenancy.

    Developed security logic for Multi-tenancy to enforce view/edit/create logic for projects
    Created a custom admin section for the site in order to edit users/projects
    Mentored a junior developer on ways to use the current setup in order to extend and add functionality to the app

  • SafeShare (Development)

    Agile built Ruby on Rails MVP application that allows users to share files and lock down that share with a single use access code. The server also serves and API that a gmail application uses to generate AWS S3 presigned posts in order to allow async upload of images to the cloud.

    MVP – Agile
    Google OAUTH Sign in and Sign up
    API that checks for login, provides tokens to the gmail app to upload and create shares owned by a user
    Session management for Oauth in order to allow the gmail app to seemlessly redirect the user back after a successfully google login
    Generation of one time use codes to view an uploaded file
    Logic to prevent access once a code is used
    Ability for people to request a new access code in the web app that is emailed to the owner of the share
    Integrated assets delivered by developer for CSS and HTML into views and asset pipeline for project

  • Startup Weekend Project Runner Up (Other amazing things)

    Lead team and build MVP for a government helpdesk concept in 1 weekend using Ruby on Rails


  • Languages

    JavaScript, Ruby, SQL, Go, HTML5, CSS3
  • Frameworks

    Ruby on Rails (RoR), Redux, AngularJS, Titanium, Ember.js
  • Libraries/APIs

    Vue.js, Devise, Nokogiri, jQuery, Vuex, React, jQuery UI, ImageMagick, Ember Data
  • Tools

    Git, RubyMine, Appcelerator Titanium
  • Storage

    Elasticsearch, Neo4j, PostgreSQL, Memcached, MySQL
  • Industry Expertise

    Cybersecurity, Security
  • Other

    System Development, Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), System Security Developer, MCITP, CCNA, Ajax
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Test-driven Development (TDD)
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux


  • BA degree in Natural Science and Mathematics
    2011 - 2011
    Thomas Edison State University - New Jersey, USA
  • BS degree in Computer Science
    2002 - 2006
    United States Military Academy - New York, USA

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