Hello! I’m Alex, and this is my work experience contributing, consulting, and teaching in the realm of software engineering. I like calm, inclusive work environments that explicitly value stable, well-tested, ethical software. I’m most experienced in the ecosystems of Ruby, Ember.js, and Elixir.
This page is for paid work. Interested in my personal and open-source projects? Head over to Projects.
elixir, phoenix, postgres, docker, ffmpeg
Backend engineer on Soapbox, a web-based video capture and editing product. Built test-driven APIs and integrations from beta through launch and commercialization. Organized internal engineering events including “tech talks” and a CTF-style code challenge. Managed the Incident Response working group and facilitated postmortems for production incidents.
rails, rspec, jsonapi, ember, postgres, redis, s3
Contract web application developer for Autodesk, One Door, and other clients. Gathered requirements and built features across the web stack. Designed the company’s first formal developer interview process. Led development of an in-house product, SchoolBot.
General Assembly 2014
Instructor for WDI, a 12-week intensive program preparing adults for a new career in web development. Created lesson plans and assignments, delivered lectures and labs, and evaluated student projects.
Careport Health 2013
rails, rspec, jquery, haml, scss, bootstrap, mysql
Developer at an early-stage startup helping to connect hospital patients with post-acute care providers. Built test-driven features as part of a small team in a quickly evolving web application.
thoughtbot Fall 2012
rails, rspec, jquery, json, postgres, git, heroku
Apprentice in the now-offline apprentice.io program. Learned test-driven development practices and shipped features on client projects, contributed to open-source libraries, and wrote for Giant Robots.
Rochester Institute of Technology 2007–2011
B.S. in Information Technology with Highest Honors. Member of Computer Science House, 2007–2011.