Nathan Brake, Software Developer in Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Nathan Brake

Software Developer in Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Member since November 27, 2020
Nathan a software engineer who loves spending his time solving problems related to networking, data management, CI/CD workflow efficiency, and deployment architectures. He has over five years of experience with C+, JavaScript, React, and an assortment of other server frameworks.
Nathan is now available for hire




Pittsburgh, PA, United States



Preferred Environment

Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio, Slack, MacOS

The most amazing...

...thing I’ve developed is a gRPC-based C++ server for speech recognition.


  • Advanced Software Development Engineer

    2019 - PRESENT
    M*Modal | 3M
    • Improved CI/CD efficiency by designing and implementing Jenkinsfile (written in Groovy) to manage the automated build process.
    • Developed C++ Node.js add on module to integrate existing C++ speech recognition toolkit into a web server.
    • Developed gRPC Web Server to stream audio and manage user sessions.
    Technologies: Docker, Jenkins, JavaScript, C++
  • Software Engineer

    2019 - 2019
    Hitachi Rail STS
    • Designed and developed new web client JavaScript algorithms to decode binary data. Created an algorithm that was over 900 times faster than the original design.
    • Pioneered an automated system test design for a specific embedded system device. System tests were written in Python using the Gauge test framework and the Selenium Chrome WebDriver.
    • Designed, developed, and documented API endpoints written in C to deliver binary data from a custom embedded Linux web server, including the calculation of an MD5 checksum to verify data integrity.
    Technologies: Python 3, JavaScript
  • Software Engineer

    2019 - 2019
    Bechtel Plant Machinery
    • Oversaw and project-managed an electric power distribution instrumentation and control system.
    • Represented BPMI and optimized communication streams between companies at a component supplier where I was placed on special assignment as an onsite representative.
    • Led development of React and Express.js-based application to forecast component obsolescence for stock level analysis.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Python 3


  • Social Network

    A social network framework built with React, Node.js, Express.js, and MongoDB. The social network allowed for user profile creation and management, post creation, friend management, and comments and reviews.


  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, React
  • Tools

    Jenkins, Visual Studio
  • Platforms

    Docker, MacOS, Kubernetes
  • Languages

    C++, Python 3, JavaScript, Embedded C++, Embedded C
  • Frameworks

    Express.js, gRPC
  • Other

    Machine Learning, Software Architecture, Circuit Design, Circuit Diagrams, Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Storage



  • Master's Degree in Computer Science
    2018 - 2020
    Georgia Tech - Online
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering
    2011 - 2015
    Grove City College - Grove City, PA

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