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Michael Newlin

Michael Newlin

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 ReactJS, Asp.Net, 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
  • SQL, 20 years
  • C#, 12 years
  • ASP.NET MVC, 7 years
  • jQuery, 7 years
  • Python 2.7, 5 years
  • Python 3, 4 years
  • .NET Core, 2 years
  • React.js, 2 years
Houston, TX, United States
Preferred Environment
Visual Studio Code
The most amazing...
...thing I've coded is a complete project tracking application with web dashboard, mobile applications, REST API, and extensive data tracking.
  • Chief Architect
    AgileOR LLC
    2015 - PRESENT
    • Led design, architecture, and development of mobile applications, data repository, APIs, and online portal.
    Technologies: .Net, Android, iOS, Web API, jQuery
  • Freelance Developer
    Newlin Group
    2015 - 2017
    • Developed the web dashboard and mobile REST API.
    • Designed and developed apps, API, dashboard, and database for use in real-time worker and job management system. In use by Residential Design services with over 1,000 installations.
    • Collaborated in design and served as a team lead in developing medical case mobile applications and web dashboards for AgileOR (
    • Ongoing freelance full stack web development, machine learning, and data science.
    • Developed solutions in risk management, data aggregation, data analysis, and financial reporting.
    Technologies: C#, Python, JavaScript, SQL, AWS
  • Vice President, Senior software and data developer
    GambleID LLC
    2011 - 2015
    • Lead developer and co-architect of suite of identity verification, payment gateways, and risk management solutions.
    Technologies: .Net SQL Jquery REST
  • 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
    The Rand Group
    2006 - 2008
    • 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
    Lookout Services, Inc
    2004 - 2006
    • 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
    American General
    1998 - 2000
    • 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
    American Express
    1996 - 1998
    • 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
  • 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)

    Team lead and developer of 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.

  • 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.

  • Swing Labels (Development)

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

  • MD Anderson Machine Learning Research (Development)

    Machine and deep learning analysis of patient MRI and demographics data to better predict outcomes. Used Google TensorFlow, gradient descent, Python, and scikit-learn.

  • Web Scraping Service and Dashboard (Development)

    Used Selenium and ChromeDriver to scrape websites and publish results via React front-end.

  • 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.

  • Nceptio Project Architecture (Development)

    Assisted in designing architecture for multiple mobile API solutions.

  • NumerAI Competition (Development)

    Active participant in weekly machine learning contests using scikit-learn, Python, Tensorflow, and other machine learning technologies.

  • John Hopkins Data Science Specialization (Other amazing things)

    This specialization covers the concepts and tools needed throughout the entire data science pipeline, from asking the right kinds of questions to making inferences and publishing results. The Specialization concluded with a Capstone project that allowed me to apply the skills I learned throughout the courses.

  • Languages
    SQL, JavaScript, Python 2.7, C++, HTML5, Python 3, C#, Java, R, CSS
  • Frameworks
    ASP.NET MVC, .NET Core, Bootstrap, Angular
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, Scikit-learn, Node.js, TensorFlow, React.js, Shopify API
  • Tools
    Bitbucket, STATA, GitHub, Visual Studio, MATLAB, RealtimeBoard, Eclipse IDE, Tableau
  • Paradigms
    REST, Agile Software Development
  • Platforms
    Visual Studio Code, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, Windows Server, Zendesk, Docker, Oracle
  • Storage
    Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, SQL Server 2014
  • Misc
    Oracle VM VirtualBox, Neural Networks, Identity Server, Machine Learning (ML)
  • Graduate studies in Biostatistics
    University of Texas - Houston, TX
    2017 - 2018
  • Master's degree in Computer Science
    Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, Georgia
    2015 - 2017
  • Certificate Data Science in Data Science
    John Hopkins University - Online
    2014 - 2015
  • Master of Business Administration degree in Business
    University of Houston - Houston
    1999 - 2002
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    University of Texas - Austin, Texas
    1992 - 1996
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