Husband, Father, Entrepreneur, Developer, Rubyist
I am currently a senior engineer specializing in web and mobile application development for the heavy materials supply industry at Command Alkon, Inc. We utilize several different technology stacks to power the various parts of our platform of enterprise products, and I contribute to nearly all of them. I have a strong desire to produce results above expectations. I'm primarily self-taught and will continue evolving my skillset with technology.
My professional career has been split between several technology positions at Ruckit, Inc. (acquired by Command Alkon, Inc.), Louisiana State University (LSU), and consulting.
At Ruckit, we've worked to build and advance logistics software for the heavy materials and trucking industry. Using a wide array of technologies, we transformed many of the processes of a largely analog industry into something that rivals more technologically advanced industries. From OCR and Fuzzy text searching to PDF and Excel file generation and geolocation, many of the technologies we implemented have great benefit to a wide variety of industries.
At LSU, I developed and managed solutions used throughout our five University campuses across the state. From Point of Sale and Transaction systems to Student Eligability Checks, the systems and software I built helped to make student and staff experiences easier, safer, and successful. Since the University has many "legacy" systems (IBM Mainframes, Blackboard transaction systems, door access, etc.), I spent a good bit of time modernizing vendor technology with wrappers and APIs, usually in Ruby.
As a consultant, I worked towards helping my clients build solutions would not only help their businesses, but also be flexible enough to adapt to changes within their organizations without requiring ongoing development. In many of the projects I worked on, the solutions were full-stack Web, API, and mobile solutions that included industry-specific compliance and security concerns. High-throughput and high-availability were often factors as well requiring scalable, redunant solutions.
While at LSU, I worked on several special projects in addition to my full time position. Various department sought me out for projects because they knew I could deliver. For the Division of Student Life and Enrollment I acted as the project manager for web projects, including a complete rebuild of the web platform in the division. I also worked with the LSU Academic Center for Student Athletes to develop and enhance software designed to manage and analyze Mainframe data and transmit it to a third-party service for LSU student athlete performance monitoring.
I'd love a new challenge. As a full-stack developer, I can take projects from beginning to end with ease. I can easily work with existing teams or developers as well.