Justin York, RESTful APIs Developer in Pierce City, MO, United States
Justin York

RESTful APIs Developer in Pierce City, MO, United States

Member since December 22, 2015
Justin is a full stack web developer that has found a niche with JavaScript and genealogy. He is excited about the advent of serverless architecture via AWS Lambda and the adoption of HTTP/2 so that we can stop bundling our assets.
Justin is now available for hire




Pierce City, MO, United States



Preferred Environment

Git, Cloud9

The most amazing...

...project I've built geocoded genealogy collections to historical political boundaries.


  • Founder

    2014 - PRESENT
    York Solutions
    • Enhanced the PHP and JavaScript SDKs for the FamilySearch API.
    • Created developer tools for the FamilySearch API.
    • Added internationalization to a node.js and JavaScript based website.
    • Designed a dynamic pedigree with D3.js.
    • Solidified a corporate accounting system developed in PHP.
    Technologies: Node.js, D3.js, PHP, JavaScript
  • Co-Founder

    2013 - 2014
    Genealogy Systems
    • Designed and developed Find-A-Record.
    • Created a scalable architecture for processing and geocoding genealogy collections.
    • Created multiple open source JavaScript libraries for using the FamilySearch API.
    • Provided customer support.
    • Won 2nd place in the 2014 RootsTech Developer Challenge.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, CouchDB, Node.js, JavaScript, AWS
  • Developer Support Engineer

    2012 - 2013
    • Provided technical support to developers using the FamilySearch REST API.
    • Created and managed a developer center with documentation and developer tools.
    • Worked with product management and engineering to deliver new features.
    • Debugged the REST API.
    • Created stability and usage reports in Splunk.
    Technologies: Java, REST, PHP, Node.js, JavaScript
  • Software Engineer

    2010 - 2012
    • Designed and developed a scalable REST API in AWS.
    • Created JavaScript widgets that used the REST API.
    • Create a documentation system for the API and widgets.
    • Customize a ViArt installation (PHP based eCommerce site).
    • Migrated a cafeteria menu planner from Visual FoxPro to PHP.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, jQuery UI, JavaScript, PHP



  • Languages

    JavaScript, HTML, PHP, CSS, Java, SQL
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, jQuery, D3.js, Polymer, jQuery UI, React Redux
  • Paradigms

    RESTful Development, REST
  • Other

    RESTful APIs, Cloud9, AWS, Web Components
  • Frameworks

    AngularJS, Bootstrap
  • Tools

  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Storage

    Elasticsearch, MySQL, CouchDB, PostGIS, PostgreSQL


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    2005 - 2012
    Brigham Young University - Provo, UT

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