Scott Latunski, Developer in Lansing, MI, United States
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Scott Latunski

Verified Expert  in Engineering

IBM ODM Developer

Lansing, MI, United States
Toptal Member Since
October 21, 2019

Scott works across diverse technologies and quickly adapts to new ones. He has experience writing applications for the back end, front end, mainframe, business rules engines, and the systems that integrate between them all. Scott is also well versed in relational database design and tuning. While Scott most commonly develops Java back-end applications, he also works with Kotlin, Python, React, and a few mainframe languages.


ANS, Inc.
JavaScript, Linux, MariaDB, Python
Great Lakes Monuments
OpenGL, TypeScript, Kotlin, React
Brave Art Adventures, LLC
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Swagger, OpenAPI, React, Kotlin




Preferred Environment

IntelliJ IDEA, Gradle, Apache Maven, Git, JBoss, Linux

The most amazing... I have worked on our the Google Search engine and the Google Maps Navigation SDK.

Work Experience

Software Consultant

2019 - PRESENT
ANS, Inc.
  • Designed and built a new ETL system for dozens of different sources.
  • Conceptualized and developed a new database for the data collection application in MariaDB.
  • Created common reusable components that enabled the quick development of new sources.
  • Utilized MariaDB dynamic columns for the quick continuous delivery from new sources, while continually massaging data to a relational database form.
  • Developed a concurrent and scalable solution.
Technologies: JavaScript, Linux, MariaDB, Python

Software Consultant

2019 - PRESENT
Great Lakes Monuments
  • Created a modern React-based website.
  • Developed a user interface to customize and virtually construct monuments.
  • Added a POS system to the website.
  • Created a 2D model of the monuments with OpenGL.
  • Dynamically integrated a modeling system with inventory.
Technologies: OpenGL, TypeScript, Kotlin, React

Owner | Software Consultant

2019 - 2019
Brave Art Adventures, LLC
  • Led all of the technical and programming efforts.
  • Constructed a modern React-based website for Braveart.
  • Integrated Slack and Trello APIs into the website contact forms and workflow.
  • Utilized AWS S3, API Gateway, and Lambda for hosting the site.
  • Developed content for the site.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Swagger, OpenAPI, React, Kotlin

Independent Software Consultant

2019 - 2019
Ovid Elsie Schools
  • Worked with a legacy PHP system.
  • Developed an SSH client in Kotlin to extract records from the legacy system.
  • Composed a Kotlin script to repair broken legacy records.
  • Wrote a script to transform records for the new system.
  • Identified and generated reports on a large number of unknown records in the legacy system that was unknown to the client.
Technologies: PHP, MySQL, Linux, Kotlin

Senior Software Designer

2012 - 2019
Jackson National Life
  • Provided technical leadership for the IBM ODM platform.
  • Worked on the database expert team—designing and implementing several complex database schemas.
  • Served as a technical SME for multiple business domains including trade authorization, annuity price calculations, and unclaimed property.
  • Designed, built, and enhanced complex systems that integrated Java JBoss apps, complex database schemas, front-end interfaces, and mainframe applications.
  • Led multiple training sessions for different business domains and technologies.
Technologies: DFSORT, REXX, COBOL, IBM Db2, JBoss, IBM ODM, Java

Braveart Website

I fully developed the Braveart website with React. It is statically hosted on AWS and utilizes AWS Lambda and the AWS API gateway for contact form submissions.

Resume Website

I fully developed my resume website with React. It is statically hosted on AWS and utilizes AWS Lambda and AWS API gateway for contact form submissions.

DTCC Broker Dealer Fund Transfer System

I was a significant contributor to the successful implementation of a fund transfer system that enabled broker-dealers to submit inforce transactions through the DTCC.

• Designed 1/3 of the transactions for the Java back end and all three of the new database schemas and the other enhanced database schemas.
• Planned the entire confirm and mainframe batch process.
• Made significant contributions throughout the development process as a whole.
• Led the implementation efforts for one of the two phases of the project. The project had close to 100 moving pieces, and it was implemented without any production incident.

JEDI and Trade Authorization Expert

For this project, I effectively worked as a subject-matter expert (SME) on trade authorization: a multisystem trading process for annuities.

• Worked on several mainframe policy admin trading systems.
• Implemented their feed into the Java back-end JEDI trading system and the AUV/NAV price calculations in that same system.
• Became the go-to technical SME for issues that arose for any point in the process of trade authorization.

ODM Platform Development

I was tasked with helping mature, lead, and develop the ODM platform for Jackson. During this time, I would identify and resolve technical debt and enhancement items.

Legacy System ODM Conversion

I joined a project for converting a legacy system to ODM, where I made an immediate impact. In addition to helping with the conversion, I also proactively developed new tooling for their conversion application and composed a set of SQL scripts that gave insights into the most tasks that needed to be completed for the project which rapidly helped accelerate development.

SPRINT Annuity Product Launch Team

I provided key technical leadership for the annuity product launch initiatives at Jackson. Along with learning eight different systems and their product launch processes, I improved and significantly automated many of those processes.
2015 - 2019

Bachelor of Science Degree in Software Development

Western Governors University - Salt Lake City, UT, USA

2005 - 2010

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy

Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI, USA


CIW User Interface Designer



CIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS3 Specialist



CIW Site Development Associate



CompTIA Project+


APRIL 2016 - JUNE 2019

CompTIA A+



Associate, Insurance Regulatory Compliance (AIRC)



Associate, Customer Service (ACS) — Life Insurance



Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI)



React, Slack API, OpenGL, Trello API, OpenAPI


DFSORT, JCL, Jenkins, Confluence, Jira, Git, Bitbucket, Slack, Trello, Eclipse IDE, Apache Maven, ISPF, IntelliJ IDEA, Cucumber, Gradle


Java, Java 8, SQL, REXX, JavaScript, Kotlin, HTML, HTML5, COBOL, PHP, TypeScript, Python, Python 3, CSS3, CSS, CICS, Gherkin


IBM Db2, MySQL, MariaDB, Relational Databases, NoSQL, Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM), Amazon S3 (AWS S3)


Database Design


JavaFX, JBoss, JBoss EAP, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Android, AWS Lambda, Firebase


Scrapy, Spring, Swagger


IBM ODM, Apache Commons, COBOL Batch, COBOL Online, TSO, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon Route 53, Accord

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