Jonathan Rhone, Software Developer in New York, NY, United States
Jonathan Rhone

Software Developer in New York, NY, United States

Member since January 3, 2014
Jonathan is a full-stack engineer who's as comfortable working on large-scale distributed systems as he is on client-facing single-page web apps. Jon also excels at working with big data, and has frequently worked on a petabyte scale.
Jonathan is now available for hire


  • Hone
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), React, Node.js, JavaScript, Nginx, MongoDB...
  • Kiro
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), CSS, HTML, Ansible, AWS, React, JavaScript, Flask...
  • Melody
    Identity & Access Management (IAM), AWS S3, AWS EC2, Ansible, RabbitMQ...



New York, NY, United States



Preferred Environment

Git, Sublime Text, MacOS, Linux

The most amazing...

...thing i've built is a scraping infrastructure and big data pipeline to digest and index all of Pinterest for an image analytics platform.


  • DevOps Engineer

    2018 - 2019
    • Provided DevOps services for Hone, the all-in-one leadership development platform for modern, distributed teams.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), React, Node.js, JavaScript, Nginx, MongoDB, Ansible, AWS, Docker Swarm, Docker
  • Head of Engineering

    2018 - 2018
    • Led the development of Kiro, a tool that helps your software engineering team eliminate project delays and multiply your efficiency and effectiveness.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), CSS, HTML, Ansible, AWS, React, JavaScript, Flask, Python
  • CTO

    2016 - 2018
    • Built a music social network where users could create musical stories and share them with their followers.
    • Led a small team of developers across native and back-end development, using agile methodologies.
    • Interfaced with product and other executives to determine strategy and drive technical direction.
    • Integrated data from multiple APIs including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Music.
    • Provided API development, DevOps, data harvesting, and search.
    Technologies: Identity & Access Management (IAM), AWS S3, AWS EC2, Ansible, RabbitMQ, Elasticsearch, Redis, MongoDB, Flask, Python
  • CTO

    2016 - 2016
    • Developed an app that connects you with volunteer opportunities in your area on a daily basis.
    • Led a small team of developers across native and back-end development.
    • Managed daily processes using agile methodologies.
    • Drove technical direction for determined feature sets.
    Technologies: AWS Elastic Beanstalk, MongoDB, Express.js, Node.js
  • Software Engineer

    2016 - 2016
    • Developed the back-end platform for a hotel booking website similar to
    • Designed and implemented REST APIs in Flask for our iOS client.
    • Built a Slack clone for a concierge chat service using modern JavaScript technology.
    • Converted PSDs to pixel-perfect web pages for our admin site.
    Technologies: CSS, HTML, MongoDB, React, JavaScript, Flask, Python
  • Director of Engineering

    2014 - 2015
    • Developed the back-end for a mobile app that helps people shop while in a store.
    • Developed a mobile web app using Meteor that we incorporated into the native iOS app for a hybrid solution.
    • Managed a hybrid onsite/remote team of four developers across back-end, web, and mobile.
    • Drove technical projects and provided leadership in a fast-paced environment.
    • Led project management and recruiting, working directly with the CEO to ensure the proper planning, execution, and success of the product.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), JavaScript, Elastic Beanstalk, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Redis, AWS, Node.js
  • Back-end Engineer

    2013 - 2014
    • Refactored and extended the Django-based analytics platform layer to support additional social media sites, beyond Facebook.
    • Designed and implemented a distributed, fault-tolerant, and scalable data collection topology, using Storm and other modern big data technologies.
    • Migrated hundreds of gigabytes of data between PostgreSQL, Cassandra, and Elasticsearch, while ensuring data sanity and zero loss of data.
    • Managed cloud infrastructure on AWS EC2, in charge of server performance and on-call support.
    • Extended the Twitter platform to allow for historical data with Gnip integration.
    • Designed and developed a system that allowed for variable-range-windowed and time-series metrics on user and category properties.
    • Designed and implemented REST APIs in Django for our client-facing single-page JavaScript application.
    Technologies: Elasticsearch, Cassandra, Storm, RabbitMQ, Redis, PostgreSQL, Django, Python
  • Server Engineer

    2013 - 2013
    • Worked on a dating app that helps users find genuine, offline connections by utilizing the Facebook API to only introduce users to friends-of-friends.
    • Administered the Neo4J database for complex Facebook graph operations and "smart matching."
    • Conducted JVM tuning and analysis for optimal performance, detecting memory leaks in one of our scripts and allowing for 10x future growth.
    • Implemented platform features across Django and MongoDB.
    • Mentored younger engineers on cloud infrastructure and distributed systems.
    Technologies: JVM, Groovy, Gremlin, Neo4j, Django, Python
  • Data Engineer

    2012 - 2012
    • Developed the data framework for a web app that embeds smart watermarks into images so that retail companies can share, track, and manage them for eCommerce purposes.
    • Developed a robust data pipeline and scalable infrastructure to scrape and index Pinterest.
    • Reduced disconnected raw data about pins into network trees based on root pins, which allowed us to provide analytics on the virality and network effect of original content.
    • Developed a system that used MongoDB as the bucket for processed MapReduce data, allowing the user to execute timeseries queries.
    • Designed efficient data partitioning schemes in AWS S3.
    Technologies: Apache Hive, Python
  • Server Engineer

    2011 - 2012
    • Developed the back-end for beautiful, fun, and engaging games that can be played anywhere on mobile devices.
    • Worked with a wide variety of technologies on projects related to real-time analytics and scalable social gaming architecture.
    • Designed and developed a scalable click-tracking service, similar to, for direct ad partners. A very high-traffic service with weekend ad spend often exceeding USD $1 million.
    • Implemented a Cassandra-backed "saved game state" service layer to migrate our JSON blobs off of MySQL.
    • Designed a multi-layer architecture to allow for fault tolerance and layer independent scalability.
    • Designed and implemented secure REST APIs for mobile clients.
    • Analyzed and re-wrote inefficient SQL queries.
    • Wore many hats across DevOps, DBA, and back-end development.
    Technologies: DevOps, Cloud, Java, Hadoop, Vertica, Cassandra, Redis, MySQL, Django, Python


  • Languages

    Java, Python, JavaScript, SQL, Gremlin, Groovy, HTML, CSS
  • Frameworks

    Flask, Ruby on Rails (RoR), .NET, Storm, Hadoop, Express.js, Django
  • Libraries/APIs

    Facebook API, Instagram API, YouTube API, Spotify API, Apple Music API, Google API, React, Node.js, Jira REST API, GitHub API
  • Tools

    GitHub, TokBox, Trello, Git, Ansible, Jira, Docker Compose, Docker Swarm, RabbitMQ, Sublime Text, Nginx, Make
  • Paradigms

    REST, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Agile Software Development, Data Science, Unit Testing, Asynchronous Programming, Model View Controller (MVC), Distributed Programming, Event-driven Programming, DevOps
  • Platforms

    AWS EC2, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, Docker, JVM, MacOS, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Meteor
  • Storage

    MongoDB, AWS S3, Neo4j, CartoDB, NoSQL, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, Cassandra, Redis, MySQL, Apache Hive, Vertica
  • Other

    Full-stack, Freelance, Programming, Software Development, Hybrid Apps, Machine Learning, Cloud, AWS, Elastic Beanstalk, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Unix Shell Scripting


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science
    2004 - 2008
    Brown University - Rhode Island

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