Lawson Caudill, Software Developer in Viña del Mar, Chile
Lawson Caudill

Software Developer in 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




Viña del Mar, Chile



Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Visual Studio, C#, Windows, AWS

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: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Tableau, SSAS, AWS, C#
  • 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: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Android, Java, AWS S3, AWS EC2, AWS, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, ASP.NET MVC, C#.NET
  • 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: AWS S3, AWS EC2, Java
  • 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: F#, C#, Azure
  • 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: Windows Forms, SOAP, IIS 7, IIS 6, Windows Services, DTS, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server 2008, Windows Communication Framework (WCF), TFS, Subversion (SVN), CC.NET, Log4Net, MSTest, MSBuild, NAnt, Windows PowerShell, NUnit, C#.NET


  • Windows Azure Infrastructure - Network Route Monitoring

    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, Java, JavaScript, T-SQL, Visual Basic .NET (VB.NET), C#.NET, F#, Objective-C, C++
  • Tools

    Microsoft Visual Studio, Android Studio, SSAS, Tableau, NAnt, MSBuild, MSTest, CC.NET, Subversion (SVN), TFS, DTS, Visual Studio, Eclipse IDE
  • Platforms

    Windows, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Android, Azure, Oracle, AWS EC2, iOS
  • Storage

    MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, AWS S3, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Frameworks

    Windows PowerShell, ASP.NET MVC, NUnit, Windows Communication Framework (WCF)
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Log4Net, Windows Forms
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Extreme Programming, Design Patterns, Kanban
  • Other

    AWS, Windows Services, IIS 6, IIS 7, SOAP


  • 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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