Christopher Smith, AWS Developer in Seattle, WA, United States
Christopher Smith

AWS Developer in Seattle, WA, United States

Member since September 26, 2017
Christopher is a visionary leader with 10+ years of experience in technical innovation and software development. He's an experienced developer with both enterprise and start-up experience (HTML, CSS, Javascript, NodeJS, and Python). His outstanding communication skills enable him to successfully build strong relationships with coworkers and clients. An architect and innovator, he's successfully written patents to help develop a deeper company IP.
Christopher is now available for hire


  • GuestX
    Node.js, JavSscript, HTML, CSS, MongoDB, SQL
  • Ticketure
    Node.js, Go, JavaScript, MongoDB, SQL, Azure, AWS, Lambda, CI/CD
  • Mobi2Go
    C#, JavaScript, SQL



Seattle, WA, United States



Preferred Environment

Mac, Visual Studios Code, Kubernetes, AWS, Azure

The most amazing...

...project I have deployed is the redesign of the entire Empire State Building ticketing kiosks system.


  • CTO

    2017 - PRESENT
    • Maintained an SLA uptime of 99.99% for our larger customers such as Seattle Space Needle and Chicago Navy Pier.
    • Facilitated the conversion of key transactional functions to micro-services hosted on Azure Functions for horizontal scalability.
    • Drove ticketing operating costs down 30% over two years while maintaining service levels through strict budgetary control and effective vendor management to ensure competitive pricing.
    • Led the efforts to make GuestX PCI-DSS compliant and certified.
    • Converted an in-house authentication system to a third-party SSO, Auth0.
    • Migrated entire platform from a private hybrid infrastructure to 100% Azure Cloud to support over $200 million in transactions.
    Technologies: Node.js, JavSscript, HTML, CSS, MongoDB, SQL
  • Head of Product

    2013 - 2017
    • Wireframed the first version of the product and drafted the core project plan to go from vision to production.
    • Led development of v1 developed in Node.js and SQL.
    • Implemented CI/CD and unit testing processes system-wide.
    • Ran a team of 10+ developers.
    • Managed the implementation of a scalable multi-cloud strategy on Azure/AWS while still taking advantage of serverless technologies such as Lambda and Functions harmoniously.
    Technologies: Node.js, Go, JavaScript, MongoDB, SQL, Azure, AWS, Lambda, CI/CD
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2006 - 2008
    • Supported a world-class POS developed in C# and Javascript.
    • Maintained an SLA of 99.999% for over 10+ major restaurant chains.
    • Developed the initial framework for the platform to handle all Unit testing, DB connections, transactions, and logging.
    Technologies: C#, JavaScript, SQL
  • Software Engineer

    2005 - 2007
    • Developed C# applications for the sales team to communicate with their key clients.
    Technologies: C#, JavaScript, SQL



  • Languages

    JavaScript, HTML/CSS, SQL, C#.NET, PHP
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, Stripe, Authorize.Net
  • Paradigms

  • Platforms

    Azure, Visual Studio Code
  • Storage

    MongoDB, NoSQL
  • Tools

  • Other


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