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



  • CSS, 6 years
  • JavaScript, 6 years
  • MySQL, 6 years
  • PHP, 5 years
  • RESTful APIs, 5 years
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), 3 years
  • Node.js, 3 years
  • Polymer, 1 year


Pierce City, MO, United States



Preferred Environment

Cloud9 IDE, Git

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: JavaScript, PHP, D3, Node.js
  • 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: AWS, JavaScript, Node.js, CouchDB, ElasticSearch, PostgreSQL
  • 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: JavaScript, Node.js, PHP, REST, Java
  • 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: PHP, JavaScript, jQuery UI, AWS



  • Languages

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

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

  • Other

    RESTful APIs, Web Components
  • Frameworks

    AngularJS, Bootstrap
  • 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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