Employment History

Software Consultant

Jon Austin LLC

November 2013 – Present

Providing Ruby and Rails consulting services and solutions.

Lead Software Developer


May 2011 – November 2013

Lead developer on primary Rails application. Built and extended backend Ruby applications and libraries, including API clients, web scrapers, and distributed network lookup and parsing tools. Led engineering team, and hired and trained new developers. Clients included Google, Microsoft, Visa, Twitter and the FDA.

Senior Web Developer / Linux System Administrator Lead

CMD, Inc.

May 2007 – May 2011

Senior full-stack developer from design through implementation on web application projects including an asset management system for HP and a member portal for Intel’s >100K resellers. Initiated modern development practices including frameworks (jQuery, CakePHP), version control (Subversion, Git), and an internal Wiki. Builder and SysAdmin of internal and external Linux servers.

Freelance Software Consultant

May 1999 – May 2007

Software consulting at small and large organizations utilizing technologies that include Ruby, Rails, PHP, Python, JavaScript, MySQL and Linux.

Software Developer

Hostway Corporation

May 2005 – September 2006

Co-Lead Developer for Hostway’s Python based control panel and ordering system. Built applications serving millions of customers and integrated into core infrastructure. As part of work on next generation infrastructure, wrote a code generator to automate creation of 90 percent of Unit Tests for provisioning pipeline.

Software developer / Linux Administrator

CherryOne, Inc.

June 2004 – June 2005

Drove the design and development of mission critical PHP applications, including the integration of Groot’s >100K clients with BankOne’s (now Chase) internal payment system. Linux system administrator of web, email, and DNS services for over 500 domains. Co-wrote PHP ORM and template/forms library.

Database Developer

State of Maine Emergency Management Agency

November 2002 – May 2003

Assisted with migration of hazardous chemical database from Lotus Approach to Microsoft Access. Independently wrote code to calculate disparities between multiple databases, allowing the state to recover more than $10K in lost revenue.


Knox College
Bachelors Degree: Computer Science
Class of 2002