Michael Over, Software Developer in Clarence, NY, United States
Michael Over

Software Developer in Clarence, NY, United States

Member since April 26, 2018
Mike is a senior engineering leader and full-stack developer with nearly 15 years of experience. He has a master's degree in computer science. He is a true polyglot with professional experience in multiple technology stacks, including Ruby on Rails, Elixir/Phoenix, React, Go, Java, Angular, C++, Postgres, Elasticsearch, AWS, and Heroku.
Michael is now available for hire


  • Appella
    React, Firebase, Cloud Firestore, JavaScript
  • Events Local
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Redux, React, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, Heroku...
  • PagerDuty
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Phoenix, Elixir, Redux, React, Ruby on Rails (RoR)...



Clarence, NY, United States



Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Elixir, Ruby on Rails (RoR), React, PostgreSQL

The most amazing...

...project I've built is a full-scale social media management application utilizing multiple social APIs on top of a single-page application.


  • CTO

    2021 - PRESENT
    • Developed an MVP from a set of designs in Figma to bring an initial product version to pre-launch, which was used for demoing to prospective clients and collecting feedback.
    • Iterated on the product using feedback from early-stage demos, including pivoting the product to a moderately different focus than originally planned.
    • Chose the technologies, programming languages, and code architecture to make it scalable, reliable, and fast.
    Technologies: React, Firebase, Cloud Firestore, JavaScript
  • CTO | Co-founder

    2018 - 2021
    Events Local
    • Took an initial, rough MVP of a product, built it up into a usable product, and brought it to market.
    • Developed a React/Redux-based single page application front end and a Ruby on Rails 5 API.
    • Built two stand-alone React services, hosted serverless on AWS S3, utilizing CloudFront and Lambda@Edge.
    • Worked with customer requirements and requests to deliver a solution that works for their individual use case.
    • Led the technical and architecture roadmap, deciding on the technology stack, languages, and tooling.
    • Participated in hiring and staffing decisions and led the engineering department.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Redux, React, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, Heroku, JavaScript
  • Software Development Engineer II (SDE II), Analytics

    2018 - 2019
    • Created the initial version of operational reviews analytics reports for customers.
    • Developed a new Elixir/Phoenix-based application for handling review generation.
    • Integrated AWS S3 using AWS SDK.
    • Met with third-party vendors to evaluate dashboard solutions.
    • Architected and developed the initial data pipeline for analytics.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Phoenix, Elixir, Redux, React, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby
  • Senior Full-stack Developer

    2017 - 2018
    • Built out and maintained a back-end API in Ruby on Rails for a large-scale group organization platform.
    • Rearchitected the user invitation and onboarding flow and experience.
    • Implemented the back-end API endpoints for team stores that were selling merchandise.
    • Optimized the pricing page using A/B tests to determine which variant performed best.
    • Wrote extensive tests to ensure that the API platform remains robust and well-tested.
    Technologies: Phoenix, Elixir, Redux, React, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby
  • Senior Ruby on Rails Developer

    2016 - 2017
    • Built out new features in Ruby on Rails for a fleet service management system.
    • Developed several features from start to finish in Ruby on Rails and AngularJS 1.x.
    • Implemented both unit tests and integration tests to ensure the robustness of the system.
    • Led a small team to pull out pieces of a monolithic Rails app into microservices.
    • Led and managed a small team in the development and long-term maintenance of several services.
    Technologies: AngularJS, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, Angular
  • Engineer

    2008 - 2016
    CUBRC | Avarint
    • Made significant contributions to a C++ app for the DoD, mostly involved in creating new features and building out new interfaces.
    • Led a team of four developers handling everything from requirements definition to design, implementation, testing, and integration with a key customer.
    • Integrated the core application with several external third-party applications and hardware using various protocols such as DIS and TENA.
    • Created high-quality user interfaces and GUIs for the primary desktop application.
    • Traveled onsite to customer locations to ensure successful integrations and installations.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, C++


  • Languages

    Ruby, JavaScript, SQL, C++, Elixir, Python, TypeScript
  • Frameworks

    Ruby on Rails (RoR), Redux, AngularJS, Phoenix, Angular
  • Libraries/APIs

    Ruby on Rails API, Twitter API, React, Stripe, Stripe Connect
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Cloud Computing Services, MacOS, Docker, Heroku, Amazon EC2, AWS Lambda, Firebase
  • Other

    APIs, Full-stack, Domain-driven Design (DDD), Cloud, Cloud Computing, Serverless, AWS API Gateway, Startups, Lean Startups
  • Tools

    Jenkins, AWS SDK, AWS ELB, AWS CLI, Chef
  • Paradigms

    Agile, Functional Programming, Serverless Architecture, REST, Microservices
  • Storage

    MySQL, AWS S3, PostgreSQL, AWS DynamoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, Cloud Firestore


  • Master's Degree in Computer Science
    2010 - 2012
    University at Buffalo - Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics
    2004 - 2008
    Franciscan University of Steubenville - Steubenville, OH, USA


  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator — Associate
    OCTOBER 2019 - OCTOBER 2022
    Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • AWS Certified Developer — Associate
    JUNE 2019 - JUNE 2022
    Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Associate
    JUNE 2019 - JUNE 2022
    Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF)
    MAY 2019 - MAY 2022
    Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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