Hello, friends!

I’m Josh, and I absolutely love working on projects that I personally use and enjoy. Even though you’re not actively hiring an developer, I figured I’d reach out and see if there were any part-time / contract opportunities available.

So a bit about me, I’m a full stack engineer from Florida, living in Austin, Texas. I have over 15 years of experience most of which has been at fast moving startups as an early technical hire.

Currently I am bootstrapping a startup of my own called CrowdSync. My partner and I are building a platform to manage contacts and workflows and are currently working through acing our product/market fit.

Startups take time, but bills still need to be paid ;)

Your form asked for a resume, which I realized I didn’t have and didn’t want to misstep by sending my LinkedIn over so without further ado, my professional history:

CrowdSync

Co-founder and CTO - May 2017 - Present

Building the easiest way to automate paperwork and communication with people. You know that Google Form you use to collect job applicants? We do that too, but also we let you set up different steps like scheduling time on a calendar and a wait queue that would make your recruiting efforts frictionless!

Sumo.com

Senior Software Engineer and Team Lead - January 2015 - November 2017

Joined the team as engineer #4 (single digit overall) and built the Google Analytics, Discover and Message Center apps while contributing to improvements, maintenance and scaling of our existing suite of marketing apps.

World Independent Hotel Promotion

Senior Software Developer - July 2014 - January 2015

API integration engineer supporting a myriad of hotel booking engines. Systems integrated with ranged from small boutique systems handling a small number of properties up to larger corporate systems supporting hundreds of properties.

Holiday API

Founder - November 2013 - Present

Built and maintain a RESTful API for holiday data.

Ginpop.com (formerly SceneKids.com)

Founder - May 2011 - Present

Built and grew a network of social networking websites to over 120 thousand active users and over 10 million monthly page views. Technologies include PHP (on top of my PICKLES framework), JavaScript (jQuery), MySQL, Redis, Memcached and Nginx. The platform itself was designed to service multiple domains from a single codebase with a heavy focus on scalability.

CrowdSavings (acquired in 2013 for $6.4MM, now defunct)

Chief Technical Officer, Lead Engineer and Employee #1

Built and maintained one of the largest daily deal sites in the US which was acquired for 7 figured in early 2013. Prior to being acquired ourselves, we acquired and migrated 14 sites into our own system. These migrations gave me the experience of reverse engineering systems in languages that I was not necessarily proficient in very short periods of time.

HealthPlan Services

Senior Web Applications Developer - October 2006 - September 2009

Developed systems for our internal customer service representatives and built the batch processing that transitioned Cigna’s customer base to our system. Technologies included PHP 4.x and migrating to 5.x, eZ Publish, MySQL and DB2.

Online Sales Strategies

Web Systems Architect / Senior Software Developer - January 2004 - October 2006

Original developer on the consignment platform known as AuctionSound which was also used by our own brand of eBay drop-off stores. Also transitioned the platform from PHP 4.x to 5.x and managed two additional developers.

I am also a huge proponent of Open Source and free software, not just using but contributing to. You can check out my efforts over on GitHub.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, really hope we can work together in the future!

p.s. My daughter LOVES her Edgar shirt:

Lizzy Loves Edgar