Michael Newlin, Software Developer in Houston, TX, United States
Michael Newlin

Software Developer in Houston, TX, United States

Member since June 29, 2017
Michael has over 20 years of experience as a professional developer as well as over 15 years of experience as a full-stack web and data developer with current expertise in React, .Net Core, C#, SQL, Bootstrap, Python, and many scientific and machine learning frameworks. He has developed solutions for large organizations such as Walmart and Home Depot and has developed full-stack solutions for startup companies from inception to launch.
Michael is now available for hire



  • C#, 12 years
  • REST, 5 years
  • R, 3 years
  • React, 2 years
  • .NET Core, 2 years


Houston, TX, United States



Preferred Environment

Visual Studio Code

The most amazing...

...that I have developed is a customer identity verification, risk scoring, and payment gateway that was used by UltimateBet, Skrill, and Fan Duel.


  • Chief Architect and Lead Developer

    2015 - 2017
    AgileOR LLC
    • Led design, architecture, and development of mobile applications, data repository, APIs, and an online portal.
    Technologies: .Net, Android, iOS, Web API, jQuery
  • Head of Product Development

    2011 - 2015
    GambleID LLC
    • Led development and architecture of suite of identity verification, payment gateways, and risk management solutions.
    Technologies: .Net SQL Jquery REST Identity
  • Full-stack Web Developer

    2008 - 2015
    • Served as lead developer and architect for multiple ASP.Net MVC C# risk management, identity verification, data analytics, and reporting products/solutions.
    • Held direct oversight and management authority of a global, 20-person engineering team.
    • Developed multiple solutions integrating with banks, identity verification, and online security services.
    • Built an extensive data center using AWS storing terabytes of customer identity and risk metrics.
    • Collaborated with online casino and poker companies to integrate our solutions into their cashier windows to help identify risk threats, customer intelligence, and payment facilitation.
    • Prepared and presented live demos for prospective clients and investors.
    • Led ongoing support and enhancement efforts to successfully maintain and grow client partnerships.
    • Vetted and worked with new developers to facilitate their growth into the organization.
    • Developed extensive API solutions and documentation to allow vendors and clients to directly interact with our systems.
    • Designed and developed internal dashboard solution for display on company televisions, monitors, and mobile devices for ongoing financial and developer operational support and monitoring.
    Technologies: Asp.NET MVC, C#, SQL Server, AWS, jQuery
  • Senior Developer

    2006 - 2008
    The Rand Group
    • Key contributor involved in the development and implementation of Dynamics GP, Dynamics Nav, SharePoint, SQL Server, Reporting Services, and .NET web application solutions.
    • Development team lead for a major .NET web application project for the Texas Medical Center with integration to Dynamics Nav.
    • Collaborated with senior level clients to design and build dozens of SQL Server Reporting Services reports for executive review.
    • Contributed to design and preparing SQL, Asp.NET, and Dynamic demonstration projects for use in sales presentations.
    • Quickly mastered MS Dynamic programming to develop custom inventory management, financial reporting, and licensing modules.
    Technologies: Asp.Net MVC, SQL Server, MS Dynamics Nav, JavaScript
  • Lead Developer

    2004 - 2006
    Lookout Services, Inc
    • Served as development lead in the development and implementation of custom identity management and employment verification solutions for Walmart, Home Depot, and other clients.
    • Liaised with external compliance lawyers to improve and maintain software development strict adherence to all applicable legal and compliance requirements.
    • Successfully re-engineered server and software infrastructure to comply with PCI-DSS and other security requirements.
    • Lead development effort to create a version of company applications with Spanish translations.
    • Enhanced existing systems by developing numerous integrations with government and third-party identity document verification services.
    Technologies: Asp.NET, C#, SQL Server, DB2, JavaScript
  • Senior developer

    2000 - 2004
    • Responsible for developing internal financial operations and reporting applications.
    • Cross-functional liaison between financial operations group and IT team.
    • Created custom integrations and financial reports for SAP, Oracle Financials, and Timberline ERP systems.
    • Developed data repository and applications to efficiently aggregate, store, manage, and report on $4B in A/R records.
    • Built numerous applications with the purpose of integrating legacy systems with SAP sub-ledgers.
    Technologies: Visual Basic, C++, Java, SQL Server, Oracle
  • Senior Developer

    1998 - 2000
    American General
    • Served as member of a Y2K project group migrating legacy applications to Y2K compliant platforms.
    • Upgraded legacy applications to Visual Basic, C++, SQL Server, and Oracle.
    • Collaborated with traders on a trading floor to develop and support trade tracking and reporting solutions.
    • Enhanced existing custom trading applications using C++ and SQL Server technologies.
    Technologies: C++, Visual Basic, SQL, Oracle, Windows
  • Developer

    1996 - 1998
    American Express
    • Served as systems analyst, application, and database developer for multiple travels and financial products and solutions.
    • Led team for application to monitor Amex card transaction servers and automatically notify operations team.
    • Developed an application to troubleshoot and restore WAN connectivity.
    • Internal analysis found my developed operations solution saved the company millions in downtime costs.
    • Maintained codebase for Amex card transaction interface to scrape and pull card transaction for various expense reporting solutions.
    Technologies: C++, SQL Server, Visual Studio


  • SPAW Groomer Tool (Development)

    React Native application deployed to apple and google app stores.

  • ICS - React Dashboard (Development)

    Developed React dashboard for an oil and gas automation project.

  • Lonestar Labor Management (Development)

    Worked with Lonestar owners to design and implement WordPress site.

  • Rolfson Oil (Development)

    React 16 and .Net Core 2 architect and build of a new application from conception to launch.

  • React Dashboard Visualizing Web Scraping Service (Development)

    Used Selenium and ChromeDriver to scrape websites and view results via complete React web and mobile front-end dashboard. Uses chart.js and d3.js components.

  • React Insurance Rep Management Dashboard (Development)

    React front-end, .NET core API, MySQL database

  • AWS Production Environment Build Out (Development)

    Application Load Balancer, SSL, Route 53, EC2 Windows Server instances, MySQL, Slack channel notification setup, monitoring.

  • MD Anderson Machine Learning Research (Development)

    Ongoing cancer research using machine and deep learning analysis of patient MRI and demographics data to better predict outcomes. Google TensorFlow, convolution neural networks, Python, and scikit-learn.

  • Identity Server Infrastructure (Development)

    Configured, customized, and implemented identity server 4 infrastructure. .Net core, SQL Server, Entity Framework, Identity Server.

  • Ideation Lightening Start (Development)

    Spent two weeks using RealTimeBoard and google docs to collaboratively deliver 28-page powerpoint presentation with high-level specs and proposals to the client.

  • Gaming Grids (Development)

    Identity Server 4 infrastructure with Asp.Net Core 2.0 and full user account management using Asp.Net Core Identity membership system.

  • Nceptio Project Architecture (Development)

    Assisted in designing architecture for multiple mobile API solutions.

  • AgileOR (Development)

    Worked with medical professionals to design and lead development for web dashboard, mobile application REST API, and SQL database solutions for use by anesthesiologists for clinical case tracking and billing. Technologies included Asp.NET MVC, jQuery, Bootstrap, SQL, C#, Xcode, and Android studio.

  • OnSiteFul (Development)

    Led architect design and development of web dashboard, mobile application APIs, and SQL database for use in the construction industry for contractor tracking of time, projects, legal compliance, human resource requests, and timesheet approvals.

  • EvolveID (Development)

    Led development for EvolveID suite of products for complete identity verification on customers with their true Identity, verified date Of birth, validated SSN, primary address, work history, family, friends, and business associates, and much more. Technologies used were Asp.Net MVC, jQuery, SQL Server, Amazon Web Services, REST API integration, and Twilio.

  • ResDesign (Development)

    Web administrative dashboard and mobile job tracking applications for residential design company. Applications allow for contractor and employee time and project tracking, along with timesheet approval workflow, human resource requests, payroll processing, and enhanced overall job tracking. Technologies include Asp.NET MVC, jQuery, Bootstrap, SQL Server, Amazon Web Services, and .Net WebApi using REST architecture design.

  • GambleID (Development)

    Head of product development for a suite of customer identification and payment technologies. Led a team of over 20 global engineers. Was responsible for architecture design and hiring team resources. Technologies include Asp.NET MVC & WebApi, C#, SQL Server, AWS RDS & EC2, jQuery, and Bootstrap.

  • Lookout Services (Development)

    Enhanced existing web applications to facilitate deployment with Wal-Mart and Home Depot. Technologies include ASP, C++, VBScript, SQL Server, and IBM DB2.

  • Swing Labels (Development)

    jQuery and HTML canvas studio page with image upload and manipulation such as alignment, resize, canvas export to pdf.


  • Languages

    HTML5, C#, R, SQL, JavaScript, CSS, Python, GraphQL
  • Frameworks

    .NET Core, React Native, Django
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Scikit-learn, React Redux, SignalR, TensorFlow, Node.js
  • Tools

    GitHub, Bitbucket, Amazon Cognito
  • Paradigms

    REST, Agile Software Development
  • Platforms

    Visual Studio Code, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Lambda, Docker, Zendesk, Linux, Windows Server
  • Storage

    Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL
  • Other

    Identity Server, Neural Networks, Oracle VM VirtualBox, Machine Learning, Product Management, Front-end Development, Front-End Developer


  • Master's degree in Computer Science
    2015 - 2017
    Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, Georgia
  • Certificate in Data Science
    2014 - 2015
    John Hopkins University - Online
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Business/Finance/Accounting
    1999 - 2002
    University of Houston - Houston
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics
    1992 - 1996
    University of Texas - Austin, Texas

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