Britney Bogard, Developer in Utrecht, Netherlands
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Britney Bogard

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Software Developer

Utrecht, Netherlands
Toptal Member Since
March 29, 2019

Britney has extensive experience utilizing the AWS ecosystem of tools to build reliable, scalable, and expansive web services. She excels at turning ambiguous use cases into detailed technical requirements. Britney joined Toptal to work with companies that make data-driven decisions and value the delivery of functional, tested, and quality code over all else.


Java 8, Spring, JavaScript, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Spring Boot
Curious Reactor
Amazon S3 (AWS S3), API Gateways, Amazon CloudFront CDN, AWS Lambda...
AWS Cloud9
Amazon Web Services (AWS), JavaScript, Node.js, Java 8, Amazon DynamoDB...




Preferred Environment

Serverless Framework, Java, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Node.js

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed was an Elasticsearch cluster for organizing and utilizing client metrics and operational logging for my Cloud9 team at Amazon.

Work Experience

Senior Software Development Engineer

2019 - PRESENT
  • Refactored and upgraded integration with Airbnb, including listening and reacting bidirectionally to events happening in the ThinkReservations service and Airbnb.
  • Implemented new reactive integration with HotelTonight, managing bidirectional events between ThinkReservations and HotelTonight.
  • Designed and worked on EMV integration to allow hotels to take EMV payments integrated with our service.
Technologies: Java 8, Spring, JavaScript, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Spring Boot

Freelance Software Developer

2018 - 2019
Curious Reactor
  • Bootstrapped a beta application for customer data retrieval and research.
  • Used existing specs and worked with founders to reduce the scope and define a short-term proof of concept (POC).
  • Built a stack including the web HTML and JavaScript, an admin panel in React, and a back-end using AWS technologies, including Lambda, DynamoDb, SQS, SNS, GraphQL, and Serverless Framework.
Technologies: Amazon S3 (AWS S3), API Gateways, Amazon CloudFront CDN, AWS Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS CloudFormation, HTML, JavaScript, Serverless Framework

Software Development Engineer

2017 - 2018
AWS Cloud9
  • Onboarded Cloud9 to the AWS infrastructure and prepared it for launch, including EC2, CodeDeploy, load testing, and canary creation.
  • Created an Elasticsearch infrastructure for the management of logs and business metrics using AWS Elasticsearch, SNS, JavaScript, Lambda, and Kibana.
  • Designed and implemented a full-stack reporting solution for an internal CMS using Java, JavaScript, Dynamo, and S3.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), JavaScript, Node.js, Java 8, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Elasticsearch

Software Development Engineer

2014 - 2017
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Maintained a legacy CMS product utilized by 70,000 people, including an Oracle and Solr back-end.
  • Developed a high-level, fully auditable, eventually consistent document store using Java and AWS services.
  • Designed, developed, and launched a reporting solution for an internal sprint developer and operations tool.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Spring, Java, JavaScript, Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Amazon DynamoDB, Elasticsearch

Curious Reactor Beta Product

A form for the Curious Reactor beta application, one part of a larger beta application that includes match management, an anonymous email tool, and the application form. Used the form to onboard conference attendees to match them to interested parties, the ultimate goal being matching people in academia to those with relevant research.
2013 - 2015

Master's Degree in Computer Science

University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH, USA

2009 - 2014

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH, USA


React, Node.js, Spring REST, AWS Amplify, Vue


AWS CloudFormation, Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), AWS CLI, Amazon CloudFront CDN, AWS AppSync, Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose, Amazon Cognito, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS)


AWS Lambda, Amazon EC2, WordPress, Amazon Web Services (AWS)


Java, Java 8, HTML, GraphQL, TypeScript, JavaScript


Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Elasticsearch, MySQL


Serverless Framework, Spring, Spring Boot


Serverless Architecture


API Gateways

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