Josh M. Skeen

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Experienced software engineer with proven, in-depth knowledge of server-side & mobile client development technologies. Passionate about creating great code and apps.

Working Knowledge:

  • Android SDK (began with API level 9, Gingerbread)
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Test frameworks & libraries (junit, rspec, robolectric, mockito, espresso, etc)
  • mobile API design
  • web development technologies - HTML, JS, CSS, php,, server-side java frameworks.

Software Engineer & Instructor (July 2012 - Present)

Big Nerd Ranch / Highgroove Studios, Atlanta GA

  • Instructed 5-day international bootcamps in Android programming at leading tech companies in Silicon Valley. Trained seasoned engineers in the subtleties of the Android SDK and best-practices for creating & maintaining production Android code.
  • Published articles & code examples on emerging Android technologies for the Android community
  • Shipped highly rated & installed Android apps on Google Play
  • Full-stack Ruby on Rails application development
  • Managed client consulting of numerous projects from requirements gathering & project planning, estimation, design, implementation, and deployment.
  • Thorough experience with TDD and test driven workflow

Senior Developer / Analyst (May 2010 – June 2012)

Emory University, Atlanta GA

  • Lead the development of a network security auditing and scanning application which facilitated a dynamic view of the risk associated with all network assets at Emory University (stack : Java / GWT / Jboss / Hibernate).
  • Oracle (10G) database reports development
  • LAMP development for research-related internal application needs. Development of custom Business Process Management software.

Application Developer (August 2008 – October 2009)

The Cadmus Group, Portland, OR

  • Authored software for the Energy Services sector in C# and
  • Refactored legacy code to follow a more object-oriented, maintainable (and human readable) design Web applications for Governmental agencies