- Lead Developer2017 - PRESENTBeag.ly
Technologies: Ruby on Rails, React
- Supported development of a Ruby on Rails application integrating payment opportunities in market research surveys.
- Implemented React front-end for highly user customizable survey generation to include different types of questions, conditional responses, and configurable authentication.
- Led a team of developers, delegated work, mentored, and outlined development strategies.
- Implemented a new testing strategy to achieve greater coverage and consistency.
- Provided production support on live issues.
- Senior Programmer2017 - PRESENTMatch.com
Technologies: Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Cassandra
- Led development of a new API system for future dating apps using Ruby on Rails and a variety of data storage devices including PostgreSQL, Cassandra, Redis, and S3.
- Mentored developers new to Ruby on Rails, providing prototype microservices to build from as well as doing regular coding reviews and improvement sessions.
- Established security protocols for multi-tenant application, from separation of data to client server authentication and authorization procedures.
- Created a library of gems for use on common tasks in the microservices; seeding a full sample product, a security gem to for transparent enforcement of security standards and a client gem for easy and consistent communication between systems.
- Extensive testing and documentation of the microservices I wrote to be used as guides for the APIs being written by the rest of the team.
- Tech Lead2015 - 2017IBM
- Wrote a program to track disease progression based on patient's status and history compared to population norms using Java, Golang, R, and IBM Watson. The results of which will lead to outreach and prevention.
- Maintained multiple legacy products through the acquisition and merger of Phytel into IBM. This included rebranding efforts on the front end as well as security and devops changes required to meet IBM standards and deployment locations.
- Developed a portal for a microservice architecture using Ruby on Rails, Golang, and React to provide a widget based front end with a variety of api back end possibilities, allowing customers to customize their individual product.
- Performed regular code reviews and mentorship for junior developers.
- Principal Software Engineer2013 - 2015Intellicentrics.com
- Brought in to lead three teams of developers in the software development process. This included the establishment of development principles; how to use git for source control, a workflow for features into development, testing, acceptance, staging and production, testing procedures, code reviews, coding standards, etc.
- Developed ground breaking platform for credential based systems allowing multiple products to be served through a single platform. This moved customization from developers writing custom code to an onboarding team filling out easy to answer questions online. This was architecture and data design work that would apply anywhere but used PostgreSQL and Ruby on Rails in this case.
- Developed a email, fax, and SMS message delivery system tested for 500,000 users, tested to scale to 5 million users using Golang. This API-backed service provided a way for events to schedule messages to clients or other interested parties for delayed or immediate delivery. A templating system allowed for quick customization for immediate personalized response.
- Developed a fax receiving system (still common in medical), to receive, scan for bar codes, sort, and process a large volume of incoming faxes using Ruby on Rails and Golang.
- Senior Programmer2012 - 2013Numerex
- Maintained multiple projects and acted as manager for an off shore team. As features/bugs came in, I delegated work to be completed in house and work to be completed by external vendors.
- Wrote a Ruby on Rails gem to handle the SMS messages received on our projects.
- Created deployment scripts to provide consistent deployments to testing, staging, and production environments.
- Developed the continuous integration tooling to provide testing and approval of code as it is checked in. This was written in Bamboo, with a variety of patch scripts written in Ruby.
- Senior Programmer2011 - 2012Zengine
- Developed a graphical timeline to easily view the order of events at a glance, something critical in casualty insurance.
- Created a configurable system for claimants, claims adjusters, inspectors, managers, customer service, and other internal departments to all work on the same claims with the appropriate permissions enforced at all levels.
- Built a data warehousing system to move data from Mongo to PostgreSQL for reporting purposes. Specifically to get around the difficulties of ad hoc queries in Mongo and make use of the flexibility of SQL for the multi-dimensional searches being regularly required by the insurance industry.