Mark Baird, N-Tier Architecture Developer in Knoxville, TN, United States
Mark Baird

N-Tier Architecture Developer in Knoxville, TN, United States

Member since September 18, 2018
Mark is a full-stack software developer and cloud computing architect. His areas of expertise include building software in Java/Spring, Groovy/Grails, Python, and Node.js. He's also experienced in AWS migrations and buildouts, Amazon IoT, and serverless environments.
Mark is now available for hire


  • U.Group
    Java, Kotlin, Spring Boot, Spring Data, React, Redux, TypeScript, PostgreSQL...
  • Syus
    Java, Spring, Groovy, Grails, Tomcat, Redis, Python, Node.js, AngularJS...
  • Radiology Alliance
    Java, Spring, Groovy, Grails, Tomcat, Node.js, AngularJS, Git...


  • N-Tier Architecture, 15 years
  • Java, 14 years
  • Spring, 13 years
  • JavaScript, 12 years
  • Git, 8 years
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), 8 years
  • Serverless Architecture, 3 years
  • Spring Boot, 1 year


Knoxville, TN, United States



Preferred Environment

AWS, Java, Kotlin, Spring, Git, Vue.js, IntelliJ

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is a system for generating resource intensive reports quickly using AWS auto-scaling with SQS and DynamoDB for process orchestration.


  • Java/React Engineer

    2018 - PRESENT
    • Built a web-based data-analytics application from scratch using Kotlin, Spring Boot, MongoDB and React.
    • Developed a MongoDB schema migration process to handle schema updates during automated production deployments.
    • Built a Spring Security user authentication system using JSON Web Tokens.
    • Created a single-page application (SPA) using React, Redux, and Material-UI.
    • Provided support and new feature enhancements for a Java, Spring Boot, and AngularJS application.
    • Converted an application from AngularJS to React.
    • Created continuous integration and deployment pipelines in Concourse CI.
    • Configured AWS infrastructure using Terraform.
    Technologies: Java, Kotlin, Spring Boot, Spring Data, React, Redux, TypeScript, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Gradle, Webpack, Amazon Web Services, Terraform, Spring Security, AngularJS, Angular, Docker
  • Senior Architect | Consultant

    2012 - 2018
    • Acted as a software architect consultant providing DevOps, interface, and software design and implementation.
    • Migrated the server to Amazon Web Services.
    • Designed and maintained Amazon Web Services based systems in a HIPAA-compliant environment.
    • Designed scalable, fault-tolerant systems and services using Java, Python, and Node.js on AWS.
    • Designed a web-and-mobile app using Auth0 authentication, API Gateway, Lambda, and microservices.
    Technologies: Java, Spring, Groovy, Grails, Tomcat, Redis, Python, Node.js, AngularJS, JavaScript, MySQL, Amazon Web Services, Git, Spring Security
  • Senior Software Architect | Consultant

    2014 - 2016
    Radiology Alliance
    • Built a data-analytics web application in AngularJS and Node.js.
    • Designed and implemented an analytics reporting interface in AngularJS.
    • Integrated the UI with Node.js and Groovy/Grails back-end servers.
    • Configured Passport.js for user authentication.
    Technologies: Java, Spring, Groovy, Grails, Tomcat, Node.js, AngularJS, Git, Amazon Web Services
  • Senior Developer | Consultant

    2013 - 2014
    • Designed and developed an online credit application for businesses to apply for fleet gas cards.
    • Designed and delivered an application based on highly flexible design requirements in an extremely tight time frame.
    • Developed a Spring MVC application with client-side and server-side validation.
    Technologies: Java, Spring, JavaScript, Salesforce
  • Director of Software Development

    2011 - 2012
    Voices Heard Media
    • Managed a team of software developers, QA, DBAs, system administrators, and UI designers responsible for all product development and maintenance within the company. Designed and implemented scalable, cloud-based SaaS systems to accommodate customer's needs.
    • Implemented the server migration to Amazon Web Services.
    • Designed elastically scalable systems on Amazon Web Services using Amazon's EC2, ELB, S3, EBS, Route 53 and CloudWatch services.
    • Converted a large Java system from EJB3/Glassfish to Spring/Tomcat/ActiveMQ to enable it to easily scale on AWS.
    • Designed and implemented many new products and enhancements to existing products using Java and jQuery.
    • Developed a search engine optimization strategy for both the corporate website and our various web-based products.
    • Integrated Spring Security with the company's existing EJB/JAAS security framework in order to handle all user account management.
    • Led the development team to the completion of many large projects including product internationalization, real-time UI updates using Scala/Lift/Comet, server architecture migrations, and the creation of an analytics reporting system without ever missing a customer's deadline.
    Technologies: Java, Spring, JavaScript, Hibernate, JPA, Git, Tomcat, JMS, PostgreSQL, Maven, Amazon Web Services
  • Senior Internet and Mobile Developer

    2007 - 2011
    Jewelry Television
    • Developed the Jewelry Television app for Android, and assisted in the development of the Jewelry Television app for iPhone.
    • Built a mobile-optimized version of the website, with all the features of the full site, including product search and eCommerce capabilities.
    • Led a team that designed and implemented a data integration solution using SQL Server Integration Services.
    • Constructed custom SSIS components and scripts in C# to facilitate the transfer of data between Jewelry Television and companies such as Responsys, Omniture, Bazaarvoice, Google, and Amazon.
    • Developed a Java application that utilized the Endeca search and Page Builder APIs to expose Endeca search as a Web service so that platforms not supported by the native Endeca APIs could access Endeca.
    • Wrote code on the Demandware platform to utilize Endeca Web service calls to provide search, navigation, and an Endeca Page Builder-driven page design in Demandware.
    • Supported the PayPal payment processor on the Demandware platform and the PayPal Express Checkout integration with the Demandware checkout process.
    • Developed many new pages for including a new customer account management interface.
    • Built a product inventory search application using Apache Lucene/Solr to provide show planners and inventory managers with quick real-time views into the company’s inventory.
    Technologies: Java, Spring, Tomcat, Microsoft SQL Server, SSIS, C#, Lucene, Solr, Demandware, Android
  • Software Developer

    2006 - 2007
    Edgenet, Inc.
    • Built an image search application allowing users to upload pictures and search for similar looking products using Java/Lucene on the back-end and JSP/AJAX for the user interface.
    • Also exposed image searching services to other applications within the company using web services.
    • Used the model-driven architecture tool AndroMDA on several projects to build the application’s data layer, including database schema, Hibernate mapping files, and DAO classes.
    • Added new features to several pre-existing applications for companies such as Lowe’s and Home Depot using JSF, Spring, and Hibernate.
    • Ensure that all of the applications worked on Edgenet; used the Spring framework for dependency injection, AOP support, HTTP remoting, transactions, Hibernate/JDBC templates, and JMS queue support.
    Technologies: Java, JSP, JSF, Spring, JMS, Hibernate
  • Web Developer

    2005 - 2006
    Keystone Automotive
    • Led the design team in developing enhancements to the company’s business-to-business web portal.
    • Designed, developed, and deployed the company’s eCommerce website in a Java/JSP environment.
    • Built a software package to allow Java programs to access the company’s proprietary back-end billing system.
    • Constructed a Java applet that enabled customers to browse and upload repair estimates from third-party software packages to the web server.
    • Helped to establish a functional, streamlined programming environment for a new development team.
    Technologies: Java, JSP, JSTL, J2EE, Spring, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Software Developer

    2001 - 2005
    • Developed file transfer, validation, and translation routines in a Java J2EE environment.
    • Developed EDI translators in C, C++, Java, and Perl to assist the medical transactions division and trained other IT personnel in the development of transaction parsers.
    • Designed, created, and developed an application that monitors the efficiency and stability of insurance transaction processing along with a web-based interface using Perl CGI, JavaScript, and Oracle.
    • Developed several software packages designed specifically to process insurance claims.
    • Designed, created, developed, and implemented an application that automates the transfer of files across multiple systems.
    • Developed web-based application support tools utilizing JSP, Java Beans, and XML data transformations with XSLT.
    Technologies: Java, J2EE, JavaScript, Oracle, C, C++, Perl
  • Program Analyst

    1999 - 2001
    Dell Computers
    • Developed web-based tools to improve upper management’s ability to track the flow of products in the manufacturing process.
    • Created software tools essential for support and functionality on the manufacturing floor and designed to improve overall efficiency.
    • Maintained, debugged, and upgraded software key to the control of the manufacturing process. Reduced production downtime due to IT-related issues.
    • Assisted with bringing a new factory online and getting all IT-related issues resolved.
    Technologies: C, Perl, SQL, Informix


  • Syus (Development)

    This site gathers actionable information from surgical data stored in different systems. It gives the tools to manage, improve, and optimize operating room (OR) performance.

  • Comdata Small Fleet Credit Application (Development)

    An online credit application for businesses to apply for fleet gas cards

  • JTV eCommerce Website (Development)

    The eCommerce website for


  • Languages

    Groovy, Java, JavaScript, SQL, TypeScript, Python, Kotlin
  • Frameworks

    Spring MVC, Spring Boot, Grails, Spring, Hibernate, AWS HA, JPA, Spring Security, AngularJS, Android SDK, Material-UI, Angular Material, Angular
  • Tools

    Apache Tomcat, PyCharm, AWS SDK, Boto 3, Git, IntelliJ IDEA, Terraform, Subversion (SVN), Eclipse IDE, AWS ECS, AWS Fargate, Docker Compose, Concourse CI, Concourse
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Serverless Architecture, Iterative Development, Concurrent Programming, Unit Testing, Agile Software Development
  • Platforms

    AWS EC2, AWS Lambda, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS IoT, Linux, Docker
  • Storage

    AWS DynamoDB, Spring Data, MongoDB, AWS RDS, Redis, Redshift, Amazon Aurora, PostgreSQL, MySQL
  • Other

    N-Tier Architecture, High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR), AWS Cloud Architecture
  • Libraries/APIs

    Vue.js, Node.js, React


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Sclence
    1995 - 2000
    Middle Tennessee State University - Murfreesboro, TN, USA
  • AWS Certified Developer — Associate
    FEBRUARY 2016 - SEPTEMBER 2022
    Amazon Web Services, Inc.
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Associate
    JANUARY 2016 - AUGUST 2022
    Amazon Web Services, Inc.

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