Lee Edward Bailey, Software Developer in San Diego, CA, United States
Lee Edward Bailey

Software Developer in San Diego, CA, United States

Member since December 27, 2015
Lee is a full-stack DevOps architect who loves solving problems once and for all. He excels at writing tests, automating large-scale deployments, creating new libraries and frameworks, and more. With a demonstrated history of building successful teams, Lee is a natural leader and mentor.
Lee is now available for hire



  • JavaScript, 12 years
  • Linux, 12 years
  • Python, 10 years
  • Django, 8 years
  • Distributed Programming, 7 years
  • React, 4 years
  • Blockchain, 4 years
  • Kubernetes, 1 year


San Diego, CA, United States



Preferred Environment

Ubuntu, Git, Vim, Docker, Zsh, SaltStack

The most amazing...

...project I've built is the ShipChain Network, a dedicated Ethereum side-chain for tracking the shipment of physical goods.


  • ROOT Developer

    2016 - PRESENT
    NetProphet Technology
    • Curated a small syndicate of developers and freelancers, for discussions related to both development and freelancer work culture.
    • Worked for an organization that offered internal services to all members, including free email, GitLab, NextCloud, and discounted Kubernetes cluster resources.
    Technologies: Slack, GitLab, NextCloud
  • CTO

    2017 - 2020
    ShipChain, Inc.
    • Co-founded and designed a proposal to build a new decentralized open paradigm for the shipping and logistics industry; we raised $30 million based on the whitepaper I authored.
    • Attracted, screened, and hired a tight-knit, loyal team of 12 talented developers in a local office, creating a fun and engaging work environment that people loved to be in, which delivered over eight individual high-quality projects in a two-year period.
    • Designed and oversaw the implementation of a full-scale blockchain-backed asset tracking system and IoT implementation (with both RaspberryPi clients and a dedicated Android app).
    • Attended, spoke at, and hosted blockchain conferences around the world, meeting with industry leaders and researchers to stay atop cutting edge developments in the blockchain space.
    • Drafted specifications for ShipChain Vaults, which is an open standard for cryptographically-signed append-only logs, or "blockchain in a file system," and for the OpenSCALE standards (an open framework for describing shipping primitives).
    • Coordinated open-source community and dealt with P/R related to implementing and launching a dedicated "Side-Chain" (based on Loom Network technology).
    • Oversaw all crypto-economic planning and design; worked closely with a large number of lawyers and economists to try to ensure we created viable economic models.
    Technologies: Blockchain, Ethereum, Solidity, Django, IoT
  • CTO

    2017 - 2017
    CapDax Crypto Exchange
    • Solely prototyped the first version of CapDax Exchange for trading cryptocurrency assets.
    • Hired a team of four (remote staff and freelancers on Toptal) to support development and take over future upgrades.
    • Worked closely with key stakeholders and potential "whales" to establish counteractive mechanisms to common trading fraud techniques.
    • Oversaw corporate IT operations, including private hosting of internal subnet with VPN, email, encrypted chat, and GitLab.
    Technologies: Python, Django, React, PostgreSQL
  • Contract

    2016 - 2016
    Flagship Marketing
    • Designed and implemented automatic server provisioning and health management utility.
    • Developed a system for orchestrating the creation of thousands of Docker containers across hundreds of VMs in ten data centers worldwide.
    • Collected and ingested over 100,000 data points per minute to analyze system health and identify problems.
    • Engineered self-testing docker containers that autonomously monitor and heal themselves.
    • Built a real-time RESTful API for all statistics and management features.
    Technologies: Python, Django, React, EC2, DigitalOcean, Docker
  • CTO

    2010 - 2016
    Leeward Bound Corp
    • Worked on dozens of projects in the digital advertising space for over the past 8 years.
    • Designed and implemented high-volume, high-availability analytics engines.
    • Built tools of all shapes and sizes for acquisition, attribution and analytics to help optimize marketing efforts for large and small teams.
    • Implemented API integrations with Facebook, AdWords, and more.
    Technologies: Python, Django, Ruby, Rails, PHP, Redis, HBase, Elasticsearch
  • Lead Developer | Architect

    2015 - 2015
    • Designed a new ad server handling a real load of 1 billion impressions per day (peaking at 20,000 impressions/second).
    • Reduced server costs by over 80% (from >$30k/mo).
    • Team building and leadership of a mismanaged development team increased developer output by over 2.5x.
    • Increased transparency and communication between development and upper management.
    • Developed a new automated movie download bot that scrapes over 100GB of video content per day.
    Technologies: PHP, Redis, MySQL
  • CTO | Technical Founder

    2014 - 2015
    Rebar Secure CRM
    • Created a load-balancing billing gateway for recurring payments.
    • Optimized merchant account utilization based on cohorts and projected rebill rates.
    • Scaled a team of up to five developers and two support staff members.
    • Developed a secure PCI-compliant credit card warehouse for storing sensitive data.
    • Designed, prototyped, and implemented both the front-end and back-end services.
    Technologies: Python, Django
  • CTO

    2011 - 2012
    BeVo Media Affiliate Tracking Platform
    • Managed and motivated engineering team in developing ad tracking solutions.
    • Designed and implemented a Facebook Ads uploader before the official API supported it.
    • Automated testing of creative variations and tracking of stats across platforms.
    • Developed a user attribution model and advanced analytic segmentation.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL
  • Lead Engineer

    2009 - 2011
    Ads4Dough Affiliate Network
    • Developed auto-scaling landing-page redundancy solutions for high-volume media buys.
    • Assisted partners with tracking pixels and software integrations.
    • Developed frameworks for optimizing conversion rates across ad campaigns.
    Technologies: PHP, Python, Amazon EC2 (Beta)
  • Software Developer Engineer (Intern)

    2008 - 2009
    • Designed, developed, and implemented an offline-mode Windows product key authorization service for developing nations.
    Technologies: C#, ASP.NET, MS SQL


  • ShipChain, Inc. (Development)

    As the CTO, I oversaw the design and implementation of every project on the ShipChain Github between its creation in 2017 and my departure at the beginning of 2020.

    Noteworthy projects include:
    • Engine: TypeScript RPC service and secure wallet host for interacting with blockchains without requiring constant user approvals
    • Transmission: Django REST caching layer for storing and querying blockchain data
    • Smart contracts: Blockchain smart contracts for identity, notary, and escrow services built on Blockchain.
    • ShipChainMobile: a Kotlin Android application for updating tracking locations

  • AnnexTracker (Development)

    This provides real-time analytics for high volume advertising campaigns; it optimizes media buys for thousands of segments and datapoints and instantly detects outliers and problems hidden in big traffic influxes.

    After six years of profitable operation, the project has been taken down due to lack of usage since 2017.

  • Hotsauce (Development)

    I developed an automatic "Kubernetes Backup Manager" to take and restore live snapshots of databases and PVCs and running other administrative commands in a cluster.


  • Languages

    Python, SQL, JavaScript, Solidity, PHP, Ruby
  • Frameworks

    Flask, Django, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Redux, AngularJS
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, AdWords API, Fabric, Facebook Ads API
  • Tools

    Docker Compose, SaltStack, GitHub, GitLab, Shell, Adobe Photoshop, Git, JSX, Webpack
  • Paradigms

    DRY, Distributed Programming
  • Platforms

    Docker, Linux, Ethereum, MacOS, Blockchain, Kubernetes, Android
  • Storage

    NoSQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, MySQL
  • Other

    Analytics, Front-end Development, Software Development, Front-End Developer, Attribution Modeling, Big Data

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