Me

BEN NELSON

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

About me

I'm a software engineering unicorn. I love fullstack development, have a strong entrepreneurial spirit and good business sense. I love doing app development on both iOS and Android, discussing web standards at various user group meetings I get the chance to attend, and keep contemplating going back to school for yet one more degree. Gotta catch 'em all isn't limited to just Pokemon! After work I love working on Coursera courses for various different topics (currently taking an Android app dev class, a data mining course, a finance course and hopefully can take a cooking class at some point...a man's gotta eat!), working on Excersim.io and other fun coding challenge problems, painting, graphic design and getting full use out of my Railscast, Egghead.io and other code education tools.

I also have a number of other hobbies and interests outside of work such as skiing, brewing beer (I think I'll make a nice spring Lager next...), cooking (poorly! still need the class) and working through my expansive reading list! (Currently working on On The Road by Kerouac, Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson and Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace)

Phone

Email

Address

: 4358509786

: ben@bytenel.com

: 313 E 3rd Avenue
Salt Lake City, Utah

Ben Nelson

Download Resume

HOBBIES & INTERESTS


  • Travel


  • Brewing


  • Games


  • Music


  • Movies


  • Coffee


  • Science


  • Finance

My resume

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Health CatalystMay 2013 - June 2014

Built an enterprise data warehousing system with a team of developers and manual QA engineers. Created a platform in ASP.NET MVC 4 used to manage SQL Server jobs and browse and manage the metadata database. Expanded functionality of an existing application to map database systems and flat files to a metadata database. All projects shipped on time and under budget to each of our 10 client healthcare systems.

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INTERN

Boxworks Engineering, Inc.May 2012 - January 2013

Developed software in PHP for the materials handling industry, primarily assisted in converting legacy code from the in house language to PHP and developing data reporting screens in PHP while interacting with a CTree database.

LEAD DEVELOPER

Bookly, Inc. March 2015 – January 2016

First engineering hire. Integrated an externally maintained software product platform into an in house development project. Developed the first product roadmap and hiring guidelines for engineering staff. Recruited, vetted and hired first engineering hires. Worked with and dismissed contracting teams. Conducted staff 1-1's, led and planned scrum team meetings. Completed feature and bug work in Ruby on Rails. Worked with external API’s and SDK’s to complete features. Helped negotiate product partnerships and set reasonable expectations for both parties.

CO-FOUNDER

VaultRMS, Inc. June 2014 - January 2015

Headed product-engineering department, led development team in creating applications for police departments and first responders. Actively performed development on a Ruby on Rails platform application with a front end in AngularJS supporting two police departments and a security group for one product and the MEAN stack built on top of Ionic for another. Launched both products on time and under budget. Assisted in sales and marketing, performed cold calls and followed up on sales leads. Accelerated negotiations for seed series funding that led to closing the round.

TEACHING ASSISTANT

University of Utah School of Computing January 2013 - May 2013

Assisted with Professor Feifei Li's CS5530 – Database Systems course which was an undergraduate-level introduction to database systems and applications using databases. Held office hours where I mentored students in many database and software engineering related topics. Graded papers, made and produced keys in LaTeX, and met with students for additional assistance outside office hours. Topics included SQL, relational, ISAM, and NoSQL databases, data modeling, and more.

Tooele High School

High School Diploma2006-2009

Technology club, FBLA, and wrestling team member. Lettered in wrestling 3 years, took a great deal of college credit and AP courses. Enjoyed learning my first programming language stack - HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP.

University of Utah

Bachelors of Science - Computer Science 2009 - 2013

Focused undergraduate education on strong software engineering and web development skills. Was heavily involved in data mining, natural language processing and database research as an upperclassman. Built many large projects in teams of 4+ members and took several graduate level courses as an undergrad. Projects include a DNA and RNA generator that validated genes to the BLAST database, a project correlating sentiment analysis of Twitter data with stock data, a capstone which was a Rails application engineered to help people learn, and a coreference resolution processor. 3.151 GPA including graduate level courses.

My Services

Designing

I am in LOVE with inVision and watch documentaries on Helvetica on the weekends - yea, I'm proudly weird.

Analytics

I've done everything from bioinformatics analysis to stock market trends comparative to Twitter.

Developing

I've been a developer for years and am continually sharpening the axe.

Support

I will never leave a client hanging or unsatisfied.

Skill

87%

HTML5/CSS3

I don't know everything but I work hard to try.

83%

JAVASCRIPT

I love JavaScript. Full stack JavaScript through Node is the way of the future.

80%

RAILS

As soon as I discovered Ruby on Rails I never looked back.

69%

C#

I've worked professionally in .NET shops before but I will be the first to admit it's not my best.

70%

PHP

First web dev language I learned, though I'm a bit rusty now.

85%

SQL

(MySQL, Postgres, etc) - I can write those queries for you baby.

73%

NOSQL

Discovered during my 3rd year of college, an interesting paradigm shift with great application.

55%

PYTHON

I've used it for a variety of projects but I'm working on learning more now.

Clients

"While I breath I hope."

-St. Andrew

Contact me

LET'S GET IN TOUCH

  • ben@bytenel.com

  • 4358509786

  • 313 E 3rd Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah

DROP ME A LINE

sending...