Chris Smith, Software Developer in Seattle, WA, United States
Chris Smith

Software Developer in Seattle, WA, United States

Member since January 1, 2020
Chris 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, Node.js, 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.
Chris is now available for hire


  • GuestX
    APIs, SQL, MongoDB, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Node.js
  • Ticketure
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Continuous Delivery (CD)...
  • Mobi2Go
    SQL, JavaScript, C#



Seattle, WA, United States



Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Azure, Kubernetes, MacOS

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.
    • Developed the core API-first foundation for the entire back-end system.
    • 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 private hybrid infrastructure to 100% Azure Cloud to support over $200 million in transactions.
    Technologies: APIs, SQL, MongoDB, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Node.js
  • Head of Product and Development

    2013 - 2017
    • Wireframed the first version of the product and drafted the core project plan to go from vision to production.
    • Led development of the backend engine wrote in Node.js and MongoDB.
    • Implemented CI/CD and unit testing processes system-wide.
    • Ran a team of 10+ developers.
    • Integrated with multiple 3rd party APIs including, Stripe, PayPal, Authorize.NET, Xero, Quickbooks, Auth0, and more.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), AWS Lambda, Azure, SQL, MongoDB, JavaScript, Go, Node.js
  • 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.
    • Integrated with over 30+ 3rd party booking systems for seamless machine-to-machine data transfer.
    • Held responsibility for the initial platform architecture.
    Technologies: SQL, JavaScript, C#
  • Software Engineer

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



  • Languages

    HTML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, GraphQL, C#.NET, PHP, Go, C#
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap, Electron
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Stripe API, Twilio API, Node.js, Stripe,, Passport.js
  • Tools

    SendGrid, Auth0
  • Paradigms

    Agile, Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD)
  • Platforms

    Twilio, Bluetooth LE, Azure, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Firebase, Amazon Web Services (AWS), MacOS, Kubernetes, AWS Lambda
  • Storage

    JSON, MySQL, MongoDB, NoSQL
  • Industry Expertise

  • Other

    Stripe Payments, API Integration, Bluetooth Beacons, Algorithms, APIs, Payment Gateways, Back-end, OAuth, PayPal, Bluetooth, PCI Compliance, PCI DSS, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Chatbots

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