Full-stack Web Developer
If you don't know them, your mom does. They make BookBub, an e-book discounts newsletter, boasting over nine million subscribers to its mailing list despite employing about seventy-five people. I didn't know the market was there either.
I was part of the core product team, building new features in Ruby on Rails (among other languages) to help people discover new books they wanted to read. Alongside those features, I deployed two independently-developed tools that boosted developer productivity and a machine-learning classifier that halved the workload of the editorial team by automatically determining the category of every book in our system.
After graduation, I switched to their infrastructure team, where I work on automations and cloud architecture using AWS, Ansible, and other things that start with A.
Applications and Integrations Developer
Most people in Boston and New York know these guys for their product, LevelUp. I worked in C# to integrate LevelUp cleanly with some archaic points of sale with basically no documentation. Later on, they pulled me off that stuff and pitted me at a tougher task: I was in charge of developing internal tools to speed up work for the app development and support team's battle against a neverending sea of clients and customers.
January 2014 - August 2014
Software and Systems Developer
As the only developer on staff (save for our IT manager, who wasn't much for coding), I was in charge of making the little things the team had wanted but never had the resources to make. Mainly, I wrote tools to splice together tabular data and streamline formatting tasks, all of which had to work fast and work right, no exceptions. Sounds boring, but it turns out that's most of what they do. I saved them hours a day. No complaints so far.
Web Development Intern
The Industrial Resolution
This was my first real job - a tiny four-developer operation that took me on when I had a year of college under my belt and not much else. Thankfully, they were patient, and they helped me figure out that web development is definitely my jam. I mostly learned web dev principles here, but I also learned that having a great boss makes everything better.