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Lawson Caudill

Lawson Caudill

Viña del Mar, Chile
Member since January 23, 2014
Lawson was born in Kentucky and grew up in Dubai. He has led a very eclectic life and has developed a wide range of skills. He is tenacious, adaptable, and experienced. Above all, he loves to write software that is solid and makes people's lives easier.
Lawson is now available for hire
  • C#, 12 years
  • T-SQL, 12 years
  • JavaScript, 10 years
  • Windows PowerShell, 8 years
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), 6 years
Viña del Mar, Chile
Preferred Environment
AWS, Windows, C#, Visual Studio
The most amazing...
...project I've worked on is a mesh network route uptime and health monitoring system for all the networking equipment in Windows Azure.
  • Software Architect
    2014 - PRESENT
    • Led developers on a system redesign to support new scale and market sectors.
    • Migrated co-lo hosted software to AWS.
    • Mentored junior developers to improve their skill level.
    • Moved business logic from MDX into a new ETL process.
    • Integrated SSAS cubes into Tableau reports.
    Technologies: C#, AWS, SSAS, Tableau
  • Technical Architect
    2012 - 2014
    Global Information System, LLC
    • Led developers on multiple initiatives supporting clients in the natural gas pipeline industry.
    • Created replacement infrastructure to support business in multiple new sectors.
    • Converted all WCF services to WebAPI2 RESTful services.
    • Mentored junior developers.
    • Integrated continuous integration and package management into workflow.
    Technologies: C# .NET, ASP.NET MVC, SQL Server, Oracle, AWS, EC2, S3, Java (Android)
  • Java Data Developer (Contractor)
    2011 - 2011
    Vivaki Nerve Center (Division of Publicis Groupe)
    • Partnered with Google for a proprietary data feed of dart search tracking data.
    • Handled core code (Java deployed on AWS) throughout the project.
    • Used core processing to load data into an RDS store.
    • Allowed the RDS data to feed an ETL from the main store into client isolated cubes to support reporting, data-driven analysis, and data visualization platforms.
    • Implemented system processes with ~10 million unique dimensions and ~100 million unique pieces of factual data per day.
    Technologies: Java, EC2, RDS, S3
  • Software Development Engineer IV (Contractor)
    2010 - 2011
    Microsoft Windows Azure
    • Partnered with the director to lead a project from proof-of-concept to a production system.
    • Handled initial design and implementation of a system to monitor network device and route states and provide alerting, analysis, and reporting through a dashboard and APIs.
    • Partnered with MSR (Microsoft Research) to add anomaly detection using machine learning.
    • Partnered with LCA (Microsoft’s Legal Group) to review software licenses with 3rd party code.
    • Scaled to support all network hardware in all Azure datacenters.
    Technologies: Azure, C#, F#
  • Software Developer
    2004 - 2010
    Microsoft Advertising R&D (Formerly aQuantive, Inc., Acquired in 2007)
    • Engaged in full life cycle development, including acquisition, assistance, team absorption, initial integration, scaling, architectural spike, re-architecture for full integration, release, re-scaling, and support.
    • Consolidated the data of multiple search engines pulled through their APIs and represented in a canonical form.
    • Worked in all levels of development on the product, including UI, middle tier components, data acquisition, data access services, and databases for multi-dimensional reporting to support 200 million records/day.
    • Selected for a specialized team to redesign a currently used binary storage format to track data in a more flexible manner without sacrificing performance.
    • Authored connectivity software to run deployment and scale testing in a multi-node cluster.
    Technologies: C# .NET, NUnit, Powershell, NAnt, MSBuild, MSTest, log4net, CC.NET, SVN, TFS, WCF, WF 3.5, SQL Server 2008, SSIS, DTS, Custom Windows Services, IIS 6/7 – HttpHandler, ISAPI Filters, Raw SOAP, Windows Forms Applications
  • Windows Azure Infrastructure - Network Route Monitoring (Development)

    This was a very exciting project written entirely on Windows Azure properties to monitor all of Windows Azure's networking hardware. It features multiple types of mesh network monitoring to ensure general connectivity throughout and between the data centers. It makes use of overlaid SNMP data collected from the networking inventory on top of the monitoring data for purposes of correlating issues.

  • Languages
    C#, SQL, VB.NET, T-SQL, JavaScript, Java, C++, Objective-C
  • Tools
    Visual Studio, Android Studio, Eclipse IDE
  • Platforms
    Windows, Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Android, iOS
  • Frameworks
    Windows PowerShell
  • Libraries/APIs
  • Paradigms
    Design Patterns, Extreme programming, Agile Software Development, Kanban
  • Unfinished degree in Computer Science
    2002 - 2003
    Southern Polytechnic State University - Marietta, GA
  • Unfinished degree in Computer Science
    1999 - 2002
    Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA
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