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X1011 18

build & release engineer and web developer

United States, Pittsburgh

Permanent / Contract / Temporary


build & release engineer and web developer for hire.
I'm not streaming now due to life and poorly-spec'd PC. Missing videos may be found at (LiveEdu deletes old videos that don't have enough views.)
was streaming web development and Linux stuff. ❤ The Web, JavaScript, Angular, and functional programming. lawful neutral. all misspellings are intentional.

As a developer, I've learned the importance of a good process with methods like TDD, code review, and continuous delivery. Often lacking the infrastructure required to support such a process, I've learned how to build it. Seeing the need for development lifecycle infrastructure and my gravitation toward it, I'd like to take on a role where it can be my primary focus.


  • agile
  • Android
  • Apache Ant
  • Bash script
  • code review
  • continuous delivery
  • CSS
  • dependency injection
  • Git
  • HTML
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Jenkins
  • JUnit
  • Linux
  • SQL
  • test automation
  • unit testing

Employment History

  • Self-employed | no one

    July 2013 - Present

    - freelance computer repair and support
    - open sourced a Git deployment Bash script I wrote for an AngularJS project
    - bingo game using AngularJS, Yeoman, Bower, Grunt, Karma, Jasmine, and Travis CI
    - real-time collaborative guess-the-word game for a contest hosted by PubNub using AngularJS, CSS3, Gulp, Karma, Mocha, and Chai
    - CSS userstyles to enhance the usability of various websites. over 6,600 combined downloads
    - set up build and test system for an Android project on a Chromebook using Ubuntu via Crouton, Android Studio, Gradle, and Robolectric

  • Software Development Engineer in Test |

    June 2012 - February 2013

    - moved Amazon Cloud Drive services to continuous deployment, eliminating 1 engineer–day of manual effort per week and allowing the team to iterate more quickly
    - implemented load testing system for Amazon Cloud Drive services to ensure a smooth customer experience during launches of features and devices to millions of customers across 7 markets around the world
    - rewrote client builder for Cloud Drive services to be easy to understand, deploy, and maintain and to be robust; migrated all clients to it

  • Software Development Engineer |

    June 2011 - June 2012

    - worked on team of 4 to build Amazon Cloud Drive’s Kindle Fire HD Docs experience and Android app from the ground up
    sign-in flow UI and authentication token management system
    - maintained service client for Android, Windows, and Mac apps
    - served in primary on-call rotation to keep Cloud Drive services available and performant 24/7 while serving thousands of requests per second
    - served in secondary on-call rotation to safely deploy new versions and create change management reports to keep stakeholders informed about changes and service disruptions


  • Computer Science at University of Texas at Dallas

    Graduation year 2011

  • International Summer Program at Freie Universität Berlin

    Graduation year 2010

  • Computer Technology at Parkway West Career and Technology Center

    Graduation year 2007

Languages (spoken)

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

  • German

    (Limited working proficiency)

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