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RJ Pittman

rypitme@gmail.com
2985 District Ave, #669
Fairfax, VA 22031
(330) 389-1611

Qualifications

Proven track record of delivering high quality web applications and services. Engineering thought leadership. Fostering strong engineering culture. Advocate industry standard best practices. Project organization and execution. Agile methodology. Continuous integration and delivery. Automated testing and test driven development. Peer programming and review. Mentorship. Web services, business messaging systems and distributed microservices. Ruby, JavaScript, PHP. Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, Capistrano, React, Angular, jQuery, CakePHP, Drupal. HTML and CSS/SASS.

Experience

CustomInk

Software Engineering Manager (Sep 2015 - Present)

Lead an amazing team of software engineers to deliver products and services (APIs) that help CustomInk.com deliver customized apparel at scale. Develop and apply department ­wide standards and agile processes to maximize team efficiency. Mentor and advise engineers both technically and professionally. Coordinate with thought leaders across teams to help architect mission critical systems and set direction for infrastructure. Plan, schedule and ensure on­ time delivery of quality software through agile project management practices. Lead and support a maintenance team that handles bug fixes and small one­-off business tasks. Develop and maintain tools and practices to focus engineering efforts. Lead technical design meetings that encourage team ownership.

Lead Software Engineer (Sep 2013 - Sep 2015)

Architect and build backend services and applications to support CustomInk.com. Work with distributed systems using REST, AMQP, and background processing. Design and implement web services and user facing applications.

Phase2 Technology, Alexandria, VA

Developer (Jan 2012 - Sep 2013)

Develop custom web applications and high-availability websites for clients in both government and private sectors. DevOps system development. Maintain and contribute to open-source projects. Technical training. Knowledge sharing through blogging, internal presentations, participation in meet-ups and conferences. Large scale data migrations.

Qorvis Communications, Washington D.C.

Senior Developer (May 2010 - Jan 2012)

Work with clients, business analysts, art directors and junior developers to define and execute projects. Architect, oversee, and develop custom Drupal modules. Work as needed with third party vendors to define/consume various APIs including CRM and E-commerce applications. Develop server backup and deployment strategies. Establish code review and best practices.

Peeps Creative, Akron OH

Director of Web Development (2008 - 2010)

Set technical direction and implemented data-driven web applications for use in conjunction with marketing campaigns. Developed robust data collection applications for targeted advertising, social platforms, and interactive pieces. Integrated with social media APIs including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Last.fm, Digg, and others.

Broadview Instrumentation Services, Valley View OH

Application Developer, DBA (2006 - 2007)

Designed and implemented an equipment and certification management application for tracking inventory throughout the calibration process. Developed custom productivity plug-ins to retrieve and update equipment information.

Education

Kent State University

Bachelor of Science - Computer Technology, 2008. Associate Business - Technology, 2007.

Interests

Entrepreneurship, artificial intelligence, internet of things, travel, philosophy, motorcycling.

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