Matthew Newman, Developer in Bangor, ME, United States
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Matthew Newman

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Software Developer

Bangor, ME, United States
Toptal Member Since
November 8, 2019

Matthew has over 15 years of experience in database management and software development, with a strong focus on full-stack web applications. He specializes in Django and Vue.js with expertise deploying to both server and serverless environments on AWS. He also works with relational databases and large datasets.


Amazon Web Services (AWS), SQL, Git, JavaScript, Python
MariaDB, Laravel, PHP
Thomson Reuters
Bootstrap, jQuery, Oracle, Sybase, MySQL, Perl, PHP, Django, Python




Preferred Environment

MySQL, Linux, Vue, Django, JavaScript, Python

The most amazing...

...project I've built and deployed was an error tracking web application used by an international team of data collection analysts for a large financial company.

Work Experience

Senior Full-stack Developer

2019 - PRESENT
  • Created a web application for a financial company. I was the lead developer for a project with a Python back-end and JavaScript front-end that was deployed to AWS. The application allowed users to buy into investment funds.
  • Developed a Django (Python) web application for a company that works with insurance companies and radiologists. The work included updating Django admin pages and working with bulk imports of CSV data.
  • Developed a web application for an IT support company. This project was a Python back-end and JavaScript front-end. I also built charts to visually display information about client computers.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), SQL, Git, JavaScript, Python

Software Developer

2017 - 2018
  • Designed and built a local development environment using Docker on macOS. Local development included Zend Framework (PHP), MariaDB, and a custom PHP compiler.
  • Built a financial auditing system for Stripe payments using Laravel. Client payment reconciliation was performed between the application database and Stripe REST API.
  • Deployed full-stack web applications to AWS EC2, and RDS (MariaDB).
Technologies: MariaDB, Laravel, PHP

Senior Research Analyst

2002 - 2016
Thomson Reuters
  • Delivered a full-stack web application using Django, MySQL, Bootstrap, and jQuery. The application contained a repository of thousands of documents about financial datasets. It integrated with Jira for tracking alerts relating to data ingestion delays.
  • Delivered a financial data ingestion tool using Python and MySQL.
  • Eliminated legacy software dependency by utilizing a new API using Python and XML.
  • Built a high-performance Intel server for a 2 TB database application. This database handled large amounts of financial data that was updated daily.
  • Improved the financial report generation process by creating a self-service application using Linux, PHP, and MySQL.
  • Delivered an error tracking system using Linux, Apache, PHP, and MySQL. This system was used by a large team of data analysts in multiple countries to streamline the identification of errors for training and improved accuracy.
Technologies: Bootstrap, jQuery, Oracle, Sybase, MySQL, Perl, PHP, Django, Python

Lonergan Agency - Insurance and Real Estate

A company website for Lonergan Insurance Agency, a third-generation family-owned and operated independent insurer that’s been serving Medford and its surrounding towns for nearly a century. The website uses Django and is hosted using AWS serverless Lambda deployment.

Downeast Capital
A SPA (single-page application) website for a private mortgage company. It utilizes serverless hosting using AWS S3, CloudFront, Lambda, Route53, and SES. It was developed using Vue.js, Vuex, Vuetify.js, and Nuxt.js.

Thomson Reuters InfoBase

A Django-based website for a financial company. The website serves as both a marketing site and a repository for thousands of documents about financial markets and datasets. It was built with a MySQL database and integrated with Jira for issue tracking, and Google Analytics for user interaction monitoring.

Refinitiv Proprietary Research

This Django website hosts thousands of documents exploring a wide range of investing-related topics to help investment professionals identify emerging trends in the global financial markets. It is hosted using CentOS with an Nginx web server and MySQL database.
1999 - 2002

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Northeastern University - Boston, Massachusetts


REST APIs, Vue 2, Vue, Vuex, Node.js, OpenID, NumPy, SQLAlchemy, jQuery, ImageMagick, React


Git, Boto, AWS IAM, Docker Compose, GitHub, Auth0


Django, Django REST Framework, Vuetify, Nuxt.js, Bulma, OAuth 2, Laravel, Bootstrap


Python 3, HTML5, HTML, Python, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, PHP, Perl


DevOps, REST


Amazon EC2, AWS Lambda, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Linux, Oracle


Amazon S3 (AWS S3), MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Sybase


Blockchain Development, Full-stack, Software Development, Web Development, Authentication, JavaScript Libraries, Technical Leadership, Cloud, Serverless, Web Scraping, Data Visualization

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