Lee Bailey, Software Developer in Las Vegas, NV, United States
Lee Bailey

Software Developer in Las Vegas, NV, United States

Member since January 18, 2016
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




Las Vegas, NV, United States



Preferred Environment

SaltStack, Zsh, Docker, Vim Text Editor, Git, Ubuntu

The most amazing...

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


  • Architect | Senior Developer | Front end and Back end

    2020 - PRESENT
    Meals Delivery Charity Owned by a Top 3 Beverage Company
    • Started codebases for the front end and back end and personally delivered early prototypes v0.1-v0.5, while screening and onboarding a team.
    • Established clean coding practices, managed hiring and training of junior and senior developers, oversaw daily standups and all feature planning meetings, and worked closely with clients to gather requirements.
    • Released a feature-complete 1.0 production launch in the first six months on the project (estimated at 9-12 months), currently servicing dozens of charities and food banks, and delivering tens of thousands of meals in the first few months.
    Technologies: Python 3, Django, React, Redux, Material-UI
  • 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: Nextcloud, GitLab, Slack
  • CTO

    2017 - 2020
    • 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, engaging work environment that people loved to be in and 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 Raspberry Pi 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 an 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: Internet of Things (IoT), Django, Solidity, Ethereum, Blockchain
  • 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 at Toptal) to support the 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: PostgreSQL, React, Django, Python
  • 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: Docker, DigitalOcean, AWS EC2, React, Django, Python
  • CTO

    2010 - 2016
    Leeward Bound Corp
    • Worked on dozens of projects in the digital advertising space over the past eight 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: Elasticsearch, HBase, Redis, PHP, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, Django, Python
  • Lead Developer | Architect

    2015 - 2015
    Traffic Haus
    • Designed a new ad server handling a real load of one billion impressions per day (peaking at 20,000 impressions/second).
    • Reduced server costs by over 80% (from more than $30k/month) by switching to a sharded Redis infrastructure and improving response times from SQL-backed architecture.
    • Performed team building and leadership of a mismanaged development team, increasing developer's 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: MySQL, Redis, PHP
  • 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: Django, Python
  • 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: MySQL, PHP
  • 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: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS EC2, AWS, Python, PHP
  • Software Developer Engineer (Intern)

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


  • ShipChain, Inc.

    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

  • Hotsauce

    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. Version 1 was built in Django 3.0 and DRF. Version 2 is being rewritten in Go as a Kubernetes operator.

  • AnnexTracker

    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.

  • TXGun

    TXGun is a subscription management SaaS for transactions on the Ethereum blockchain. A Django and DRF back end watches for transactions matching your filters on the blockchain and then notifies you via HTTP POST, WebSocket, or email of the new event.

    I built a front end for registration and account management using React, Redux, and Material-UI. It enables developers to integrate blockchain payments or smart-contract data without having to connect to an Ethereum node.

  • Django Easy Button

    An all-included "kitchen sink" set of modules I like to use in my personal Django projects; it adds zero-config support for RBAC, automatic model serializers, automatic DRF CRUD generation, metadata introspection views and more.

    Version 4 (which is incomplete) adds GraphQL/Graphene and Django channels for automated pub/sub, in-model instance contexts. An accompanying React-and-Redux project enables dynamic zero-code list/details/create/edit page views by consuming introspection metadata.

  • PayWei

    PayWei is a SaaS invoicing platform for cryptocurrency payments. It enables Ethereum users to create invoices, retain records, and request money while using the Ethereum blockchain for payment resolution.

    Technologies: Django, DRF, React, Redux

  • Capdax Crypto Exchange Alpha

    I wrote the alpha prototype of a cryptocurrency exchange, tested privately among dozens of users and enabling real-time order books for hundreds of various tokens and coins. The project was functional for deposits, withdrawals and trading of Bitcoin, Monero, and any coin on the Ethereum network.

    The codebase (Django 2, React, Redux) was audited and approved as secure and effective by a team of advisers and professionals including a MariaDB co-author. The project is now defunct, as management has abandoned it.

  • Ethereum Powerball

    Ethereum Powerball is a fair, decentralized, trustless player-owned-lottery proof-of-concept. It was built using a smart contract on the Ethereum blockchain.

    I developed the front end in React (with hooks) for buying lottery tickets or investing in shares of the house. I also tested it to ensure it was fast, fair, and effective for up to billion-dollar jackpots. I also developed the accompanying Flask-and-Django projects for security analysis and regression testing.


  • Languages

    Python, SQL, JavaScript, Solidity, HTML5, CSS, PHP, Ruby, C#, Python 3
  • Frameworks

    Flask, Django, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Redux, ASP.NET, Material-UI, AngularJS
  • Libraries/APIs

    React Redux, React, AdWords API, Fabric, Facebook Ads API, D3.js
  • Tools

    Docker Compose, SaltStack, GitHub, GitLab, Shell, Redux Thunk, Adobe Photoshop, Git, JSX, Webpack, Vim Text Editor, Zsh, Slack
  • Paradigms

    DRY, Distributed Programming
  • Platforms

    Docker, Linux, Ethereum, MacOS, Blockchain, Kubernetes, Ubuntu, AWS EC2, DigitalOcean, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Android
  • Storage

    NoSQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, MySQL, HBase, Elasticsearch, Microsoft SQL Server, Nextcloud
  • Other

    Analytics, Front-end Development, Software Development, Sagas, Attribution Modeling, Big Data, AWS, Internet of Things (IoT), Kubernetes Operations (Kops), WebSockets

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