Brit C Gardner

Software Engineer

About


10 years of software development experience ranging from web apps and infrastructure to mobile apps to games.
  • Shipped high-traffic products on both the front-end (HTML5, iOS) and back-end (Restful APIs, Queuing, Async Processing).
  • Production knowledge of server administration and database performance optimization.
  • Experience leading a small team of developers.

Skills

Languages

  • Ruby
  • Javascript/Typescript
  • C#
  • Objective C
  • Swift
  • PHP

Technologies

  • Ruby on Rails, Node.js
  • iOS
  • HTML5, CSS3
  • Unity3D
  • Bootstrap, jQuery
  • Ember, React, Angular2
  • AJAX, Websockets
  • nginx, apache2
  • MySQL, Memcached, Redis, MongoDB, Elastic Search
  • Linux - Ubuntu, Debian, Amazon Linux
  • Docker
  • Amazon Web Services

Work

Key Ring

Lead Engineer - Frontend (Web & iOS) and Backend API

2010 - present

https://keyringapp.com

Technical Lead for all engineering efforts for a popular, high traffic mobile app. Ship production code on the entire stack.

  • Design and build the RESTful API handling millions of requests per day
  • Implement caching and syncing strategies and performance optimization
  • Implement the rich HTML5 web app in Ember
  • Built the original iOS app
  • Integrate native-feeling web views into the mobile app with React
  • Provision and manage our infrastructure of 30+ servers on Amazon Web Services
  • Coordinate a small team of developers
  • First employee and first full-time developer

Figaro Interactive, LLC

Owner / Developer

2007 - 2010

Freelance and consulting work primarily building web applications.

Caterpillar, Inc.

Engineer

2005 - 2007

Research and development on diesel engines

  • Researched and tested diesel engine performance
  • Developed solutions to meet emissions requirements
  • Worked in the patent department researching IP

Hobbies / Projects

Foolish Aggro Games

http://foolishaggro.com

Hobby game development and design with Javascript/HTML5 and Unity3D.

  • Design and develop web and mobile games as a hobby
  • Forgecraft - web-based pattern matching puzzle game
  • Pyroclasm - iOS (Unity3D) infinite runner
  • Mazing Run - iOS / Android (Unity3D) infinite maze runner

Education

University of Texas at Austin

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

2001 - 2005

Interests

  • App API and Infrastructure
  • Latest web technologies
  • Game Design and Development
  • VR
  • Cooking