I’ve been writing software for the last 13 years and professionally working as a software engineer for the last 11 years. I have been a part of a long list of companies and a wide range of teams: I have worked in backend engineering, frontend engineering, analytics engineering, and developer operation engineering roles. I have worked on large web applications and small web applications, as a salaried full-time employee and a contract engineer. I have worked hard to achieve my place in the programming community by working on Open Source software, and mentoring junior engineers. I devote my work time to the development of business software and my free time to the art of programming.
You can find my Github at https://github.com/krainboltgreene and my LinkedIn here at https://www.linkedin.com/in/krainboltgreene
What I can do
Where I want to work
I currently live in Los Angeles, CA but I am open to moving to the following locations:
- Seattle, WA
- Portland, OR
- New Orleans, LA
I am also extremely open to remote work. I have worked in many remote positions in my career and with remote engineers.
Who I want to work with
I’m looking to work for a company that matches my ethical praxis:
- Inclusive & diverse leadership
- Non-harmful impact
- Open & transparent process
I am completely open to discussing what these mean with you.
What I have worked on
I have contributed to a significant number of open source projects of the last 12 years, with these being the ones I think are at least worth mentioning:
- VCR (owner), a ruby network cache that is often used for testing.
- rubygems (core contributor), mainly the CI but also some other discussions about the web API.
- mastodon (core contributor), a federated distributed social network with significant number of users.
- redis.rb (core contributor), a set of ruby libraries for talking to redis.
- rails (contributor), a web framework in ruby.
- discourse (contributor), a widely used web discussion forum tool.
- gitlab (contributor), an open source github.
Where I have worked
- GOAT, as a Senior Backend Engineer for one year. I worked on making GOAT, all of it’s services, significantly more performant for their high-yield commerce periods, worked on bringing their infrastructure and applications up to date with all the latest libraries, toolings, and framework, whipped into shape their developer on-boarding experience, worked on a “power tool” for their power-sellers that dealt with a high volume of data. I facilitated in the education of my peers while also writing documentation for any processes. I first modified and then eventually refactored the shipping logic, saving/making large amounts of money for the company.
- Dollar Shave Club, as a Contract Developer for three months. I worked to help them transition from their Magento platform to a Rails platform. I largely did conversion tasks and teaching materials.
- Webrand, as a Contract Developer for one year. I built out the entire ecommerce application as well as a tool for designing t-shirts in the browser.
- Nation Builder, as a Software Engineer. My largest contribution was a new permission system that managed who could read, write, and in certain cases “execute” (like send an email) on documents, data, and management tooling. I also built out a prototype system for syncing designer themes into our content management system.
- Makindo, as a Contact Developer. I built out an entire platform and infrastructure for crawling Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, and more for information used in telemarketing operations by large car marketing corporations. We built out a data analysis platform and machine learning tool (very primitive) as well as a tool for observing the system.
- iSeatz, as a Software Engineer. I was on the foundation team for the new contract they had with American Express to build their new travel website. Specifically I worked on the initial application and then further on the Dynamic Packaging team. I also worked heavily with the outsourced component team.
I’ve also worked the following places:
- Zinc Made as a Senior Software Engineer.
- Kissmetrics as a Software Engineer.
- Connect For A Cause as a Software Engineer.
- Susco as a Software Engineer.
- Kinio as a Contract Developer.
- DECK Monitoring as a Junior Developer.
What I have been a part of
I have organized or been a part of organizing these events or groups:
- Open Source NOLA Hackathon (2016), where I participated in a hackathon and won second place. I worked on an anonymous distributed social network (twitter like) that worked via Bluetooth device name. Really fun stuff.
- Rails Girls NOLA, a small event of 30+ women getting into software development via fast and loose lessons spanning two days. I was one of the main teachers and mentors.
- Hack Dat, a hackathon that I participated in. I built Bard with three other contestants. We didn’t win, but we had a good time.
- Rails Hotline, a hotline service for people who had Rails-related questions. I received a lot of cool swag for being on the air for the longest time. I think it was around 9 months in total?
- NOLA on Rails, a class I started and ran for a year that gave engineers an introduction course on learning Ruby on Rails.
- Operation Spark, a growing organization that works with at-risk and high school teenagers in the New Orleans, LA area to get them to learn software engineering.
- Operation: Code, a organization that works with veterans to help them get into the engineering market.