Justin Faulkner

Rice University Houston, TX
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science. Graduated May 2009
Release – Senior Software Engineer – Sep 2022 to Jan 2023
Log viewer for AWS ECS containers, improved usage tracking, credit card collection flow for new signups
Ruby, Rails, RSpec, React, GraphQL, AWS, Cloudwatch, Chargebee
Sidebar – CTO & Cofounder – May 2020 to July 2022
Virtual office for remote teams. Less awkward video chat for events. "Zoom x Discord". Architect, primary contributor, and dev team lead. Scaled to hundreds of concurrent attendees per event. Raised $350k pre-seed.
React, JavaScript, MobX, Ruby, Rails, HTML/CSS, Postgres, Progessive Web Apps, Redis, Memcache, Sidekiq, Heroku, Netlify, AWS, EC2, RDS, Websockets, Ably, Flood.io and Grafana k6 load testing, Daily.co, CometChat, Slack Bot/App APIs, Email.
Laterally – Principal Engineer – Aug 2015 to May 2020
Proposed, architected, and built a vital system to ingest, clean, match, and apply updates and new records to the primary dataset from 100s of custom scrapers, boosting efficiency of data team and growing dataset 250% in 12 months. Continually extended/expanded system for 4 years. Built internal data review and correction UIs and user-facing features.
Ember.js, JavaScript, Ruby, Rails, Postgres, JSON:API, HTML/CSS, Redis, Sidekiq, Email.
Zomato – Software Engineer – Jan 2015 to Aug 2015
Lead engineer for data migration from Urbanspoon into Zomato. Re-built Rails features for Zomato in PHP. Android dev.
PHP, Rails, Android, Java, Postgres, MySQL, Git, Devops.
Urbanspoon – Software Engineer – Jan 2013 to Jan 2015
Customer-facing features (Rails), Restaurant dashboard (Ember.js), feed ingestion, scraping, APIs for our Android/iOS/Ember apps.
Rails, Ember.js, JavaScript, Git, bash, APIs, Nogokiri, haml, Resque, MySQL, minitest.
Citysearch – Software Engineer – Fall 2011 to Jan 2013
Developed dashboard for small businesses. Also devops and scrum master.
Rails, RSpec, Capybara, Cucumber.
Intelius – Software Engineer – June 2009 to Fall 2011
Product development, public APIs, architected PHP SOAP framework, introduced build system, evangelized tests.
PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS, SOAP, WSDL, REST, JSON, C#, Technical Writing, Hudson/Jenkins Server, phpUnit.
Language Resource Center, Rice University – Programmer – Sep 2006 to Dec 2008
Web Services, IT Department, Rice University – Student Developer – May 2007 to August 2007
Built an internal item cataloging database and an integrated trouble ticket system
PHP, MySQL, ColdFusion, MSSQL, Access DB, CodeIgniter.
Side Projects
Fantastic Factories (Board Game)
Co-designed, published award-winning board game, raised $500k on Kickstarter (2018, 2020). Ideation, prototyping, playtesting, refinement, proofing, manufacturing, distribution, global logistics, marketing, and post-sales support.
Game Development, Squarespace, Shopify, Convention Booth experience.
JavaScript, React, Ruby, Rails, Ember.js, Android, Java, PHP, Python, SOAP/XML, SQL
Unix, Git, emacs, Heroku, AWS
Identifying cars, table tennis, photography, cameras, Twitch, gaming
Code that’s easy to understand, maintain, and test.