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:
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!
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.
Founder - November 2013 - Present
Built and maintain a RESTful API for holiday data.
Ginpop.com (formerly SceneKids.com)
Founder - May 2011 - Present
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.
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: