Seth Stone, Developer in Tyler, TX, United States
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Seth Stone

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Tyler, TX, United States
Toptal Member Since
September 25, 2014

Seth is a cloud solutions architect and software developer specializing in AWS, DevOps automation, and API Integrations. He's had previous full-time system architect and developer positions with Pine Cove, CoNetrix, and Walmart. Seth is a certified AWS solutions architect and developer and is proficient in CloudFormation, CFML, JavaScript, PHP, and SQL.


Flintex Data Studio, LLC.
Amazon Web Services (AWS), JavaScript, Adobe ColdFusion, Docker
Pine Cove
Informatica, Salesforce, Amazon EC2, MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, Adobe ColdFusion
Harper Entrepreneurship Center (via Toptal)
Amazon Web Services (AWS), ColdBox, Adobe ColdFusion




Preferred Environment

Docker, Visual Studio Code (VS Code)

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is a Facebook sharing kiosk using RFID to authenticate and post content on behalf of Facebook users (similar to Disney's Magic Bands).

Work Experience

Cloud Solution Architect

2012 - PRESENT
Flintex Data Studio, LLC.
  • Maintained a ColdFusion-based revenue management application for an international hotel chain.
  • Used Bootstrap to convert one of the largest online Catholic Church directories to a responsive design.
  • Developed custom jQuery animations for the website of one of Kroger's private-label brands.
  • Developed a custom CRM and CMS using ColdFusion and jQuery for a web hosting and design company.
  • Created a file comparison utility using Adobe Flex for managing customized ECU (Engine Control Unit) image files.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), JavaScript, Adobe ColdFusion, Docker

Senior Solutions Architect

2007 - PRESENT
Pine Cove
  • Worked with a team to develop a web-based camp registration system that has grown into an enterprise CRM utilizing Salesforce and ColdFusion.
  • Implemented real-time data integration to link our custom software platform to Salesforce using Informatica Cloud,, and MySQL.
  • Developed a social sharing kiosk platform powered by a custom jQuery/ColdFusion application. Utilized iPads and RFID-technology in the form of "smart bands" worn by campers.
  • Helped build and maintain custom integrations with Authorize.Net (AIM, CIM, DPM), Facebook, Salesforce, Cloudinary, and Qualtrics.
  • Engineered a continuous integration and structured deployment process for our team's web projects using Ant, CruiseControl, and Shell scripting.
  • Configured and managed Amazon EC2 instances.
  • Served as technical lead, system architect, and mentor for a six-person development team. Helped the team establish coding standards and quality control practices.
  • Developed a REST API exposing our existing mature service layer to new client technologies.
Technologies: Informatica, Salesforce, Amazon EC2, MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, Adobe ColdFusion

ColdFusion Developer

2015 - 2016
Harper Entrepreneurship Center (via Toptal)
  • Aided client in migration of a custom software they purchased to their own hardware.
  • Expanded capability of the media analysis features.
  • Added new visualization features allowing the user to make quicker at-a-glance comparisons in the application dashboard.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), ColdBox, Adobe ColdFusion


2002 - 2003
Walmart Stores, Inc.
  • Gained exposure to fundamental business, retailing, statistics, data analysis, modeling, and optimization concepts through hands-on experience and mentoring from senior analysts on the management science team.
  • Wrote an ASP application that pulled weather data from NOAA and formatted for display on Walmart's Retail Link Extranet website.
  • Helped maintain and support the customer service scheduling forecast application that predicted weekly sales by department for thousands of stores and clubs.
  • Worked with the team to "pilot" a flight scheduling application for Walmart Aviation. Modeled the algorithm as a traveling salesman problem.
  • Led our team's SAS upgrade project, involving converting and redeploying hundreds of mainframe jobs for stores and clubs in three different countries.
Technologies: Java, JCL, MVS, SAS, Shell Scripting, SQL, ASP.NET

Web Programmer, System Administrator

1999 - 2002
Springboard Communications
  • Worked with a team to develop custom database-driven websites using Dreamweaver, Perl, PHP, and ASP.NET. Served as technical lead on HTML, JavaScript, and database projects.
  • Configured Apache, BIND, MySQL, Chili!Soft ASP, Real Server, Sendmail, and Postfix on Red Hat and Cobalt platforms. Wrote administrative scripts to perform data backups and system tasks (Shell/Perl).
  • Led hands-on training sessions. Provided technical support for web hosting clients.
  • Assisted in writing bid proposals. Worked with a team to develop pricing for the web services department.
  • Performed IT duties for office staff, including management of the local network and NT domain. Set up and maintained firewall and router software.
Technologies: Shell Scripting, PHP, ASP.NET, Perl

Pine Cove Camp's Rock Pile CRM
What started in 2006 as a simple camp registration web app has evolved into an enterprise CRM and event management system. In the role of Senior Software Developer, I've had the privilege of taking this system, known as Rock Pile, through many iterations so that it now touches in some way almost every department at Pine Cove and every guest that comes on the property. In 2013 we extended Rock Pile to the platform for the purpose of strategic growth in traditional CRM business processes such as lead and opportunity management. Using Informatica Cloud, we maintain a real-time data flow between Salesforce and Rock Pile's back-end servers. Rock Pile was built with the following technologies: ColdFusion, ColdSpring, Fusebox, JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax, Adobe Flex, Mate, ASP.NET, and MySQL.
1998 - 2002

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics

Hardin-Simmons University - Texas, USA


AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate (SOA)

Amazon Web Services

APRIL 2018 - APRIL 2020

AWS Certified Developer - Associate (DVA)

Amazon Web Services

APRIL 2018 - APRIL 2020

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA)

Amazon Web Services

Libraries/APIs, jQuery


Cygwin, Apache, Navicat, Adobe ColdFusion, Adobe, Subversion (SVN), Git, Vim Text Editor, Eclipse IDE, Sublime Text 3, MATE, Docker Compose, JCL, Apache Ant, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)


Fusebox, ColdSpring, Cairngorm, ASP.NET, Bootstrap, AngularJS


JavaScript, Flash ActionScript, Perl, SQL, SAS, Java, Apex, PHP


Linux, Windows Server, Salesforce, Amazon EC2, Docker, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), ColdBox, Amazon Web Services (AWS), iOS


MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), MVS, MongoDB


Dependency Injection, Model View Controller (MVC), Service-oriented Programming, REST, Agile Software Development, MEAN Stack


Unix Shell Scripting, Informatica, Software Engineering, Front-end Development, Ajax, Adobe Flash Builder, Serverless, Containerization, Shell Scripting

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