Objective: Senior developer at a software-comes-first firm in need of passionate programmers and fast learners. Especially excited by web and applications programming.
Experienced, fast, disciplined and thorough programmer with strong focus on design-oriented coding and complete documentation. Comfortable in many languages (Ruby, Java, C++, Objective-C, CSS/HTML), libraries (Ruby on Rails, jQuery, YUI, Cocoa), and tools (Memcache, Capistrano, Resque, Git).
Premier Ruby on Rails developer at the one of the busiest Rails websites; extensive experience with a full range of web technologies, front-to-back.
Designed an asynchronous Rails 3.0 website for communicating with a variety of payment gateways using EM-HTTP.
Designed a Ruby on Rails web application for pilots (www.flightsee.in) plus associated libraries, making creative use of jQuery, Ajax, and REST.
Designed and implemented in C++ a model of flight physics for a computer simulation as part of a team of six specialists. Also designed a model of physical G-force effects whose realism is unprecedented in the industry.
-Software Engineer — Tools, Square (San Francisco) Inagural internal tools developer for Square, with a focus on Ruby on Rails. Designed, built, and launched major engineering projects that were used internally and open-sourced.
-Senior Developer, Recurly.com (San Francisco) Expert Ruby on Rails developer; back-end refactoring, architecture, design.
-Senior Developer, Scribd.com (San Francisco) Primary Ruby on Rails back-end developer for startup Scribd.com; website features, database optimizations, proper Rails style, and expert advice.
-Software Engineer, Tickle.com (San Francisco) Lead developer for the international Tickle.com websites (a J2EE/Spring website) and a Ruby on Rails ad-serving system.
-Software Development Engineer II, Amazon.com (Seattle) Programmer for the Transportation team, responsible for implementing web-based visibility services and Oracle back-ends for inbound and outbound freight.
Certified commercial pilot (2013) (private 2007).
Wrote over twenty feature articles and over 100 news articles for Inside Mac Games as their Senior Writer specializing in flight simulators and audio hardware.
Founded and ran the Beloit College Filmmaking Club, and as president, spearheaded the creation of three feature-length documentaries on and off campus.