Matt Dodge, DevOps Engineer and Developer in Dana Point, United States
Matt Dodge

DevOps Engineer and Developer in Dana Point, United States

Member since August 10, 2022
Matt is a hands-on software technology leader who thrives in fast-paced environments. He is passionate about using code and software to come up with solutions to real problems. The more vague and ambiguous the problem statement, the faster he dives into it. Throughout his career, Matt has experienced the full gamut of company stages; he built companies, helped others build companies, and he has also been part of large corporations.
Matt is now available for hire


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    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Kubernetes, Python, JavaScript



Dana Point, United States



Preferred Environment

Python 3, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Docker, JavaScript, TypeScript, DevOps, Google Cloud

The most amazing... I've developed is an automatic crossword puzzle statistics tracker called XW Stats. Nearly 1,000 crossword solvers use this app every day.


  • Director of DevOps and IT

    2019 - 2022
    • Spearheaded the uptime and security of our entire software stack, which runs on Kubernetes in AWS.
    • Organized all cloud environments with infrastructure-as-code using Terraform, Ansible, and Kustomize.
    • Oversaw several teams consisting of DevOps engineers, IT technicians, and internal customer support representatives.
    • Managed over $3 million in annual software, cloud, and SaaS budget.
    • Implemented a containerized and autonomous CI/CD pipeline system used by dozens of software products; built with Concourse CI.
    • Converted an organization with over 100 desktops and in-office employees to a laptop-equipped and remote workforce.
    • Made regular development contributions for performance improvements, bug fixes, and new features to our Python and JavaScript codebases.
    • Migrated a $10,000/month Google Cloud implementation to AWS with zero downtime.
    • Created a series of web apps used by internal non-technical teams to automatically view and manage our applications using Retool.
    • Designed and maintained 80+ marketing automation pipelines in Braze.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Kubernetes, Python, JavaScript


  • XW Stats

    A free web app where New York Times crossword subscribers can see deep statistics about how fast they solve crossword puzzles. I built this solo project from scratch and grew to over 700 active users in less than one year. To date, the app has processed and analyzed over 400,000 individually solved puzzles.

  • Verge Golf

    A freemium web and mobile app for golfers to record scores and gain insights about their golf game specifics. The app provides all golfers access to an advanced metric and strokes gained that is typically only available to professionals. I performed all of the development work on the product, and a colleague completed the UX design work.


  • Languages

    Python 3, JavaScript, Python, SQL, TypeScript
  • Tools

    Concourse CI
  • Paradigms

  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Docker, Heroku
  • Storage

    Google Cloud
  • Frameworks

  • Libraries/APIs

  • Other

    CI/CD Pipelines, Software Development


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    2007 - 2010
    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Los Angeles, CA, USA

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