Your browser is outdated!

To ensure you have the best experience and security possible, update your browser. Update now

×

Josh Dutcher

Josh Dutcher

Senior Software Engineer

Employed Open to opportunities
Career software engineer developing full stack Internet applications since 2000. Passionate about APIs, emerging technologies, CI/CD, and automation.

Products developed and supported through concept, discovery, design, development, launch, and continuous improvement. Experienced with team leadership and enterprise level business technology consultation and application. Experienced in startup, non-profit, and enterprise environments across a wide variety of industries.

Great in-house design accessibility test subject due to Protanopia (red/green colorblindness).

Creator of locally popular weather site http://www.wichitaradar.com.
Experience
  • BG Products manufactures aftermarket automotive maintenance products and services.
  • Wrote API server (including OpenAPI 3.0 spec and autogenerated API docs) for an updated mobile app, increasing response speeds by as much as 1000%.
  • Created custom VirtualBox VM for use as a standardized development environment for software team using Vagrant, Windows Server, Chocolatey, and custom Powershell scripts.
  • Administered and configured AWS services including EC2 instances, Route 53, S3, and more.
  • Wrote Azure functions to automate ETL of vendor data from FTP site to production database.
  • Introduced and implemented modern software workflow procedures including proper use of git.
  • Developed new features and bug fixes for our major software product, SmartVMA.
  • SNT Media creates powerful tools and white-labeled content for our publishing partners to easily increase engagement and drive revenue.
  • Developed back end service layer APIs powering sports, finance, and real estate websites. These sites acquired data from data providers, transformed and aggregated that data, and used that data (including images) to auto-generate articles and content.
  • Rewrote API client for the finance website, reducing API calls to Thomson Reuters by 98% and substantially reducing associated costs while improving data accuracy and timeliness.
  • Led and managed the back end development team through planning, building, and launch of the football website, achieving all launch deadlines.
  • Led a team which conducted mobile ad industry research related to the company's existing products, made recommendations, and presented those findings to c-level management.
  • Led a team which created and documented a new set of company-wide software development standards.
  • Coordinated with development team to develop and maintain iPad application (“IntelliSPEC”) used for performing safety inspections by customers like BP, Dow Chemical, Koch Industries, Exxon Mobil, etc.
  • Developed web-based administrative back end and JSON API used by IntelliSPEC for downloading inspection configurations and uploading completed inspection information.
  • Programmed server side code using CakePHP MVC framework and front end interface using Kendo UI JavaScript framework.
  • Interfaced with QA team, management, and operations to develop, debug, and coordinate deployment of product releases for mobile and web.
  • Assisted campus IT and Construction projects with data entry & validation.
  • Coordinated project status communications between departments and managers responsible for various project stages.
  • Executed other special research and data aggregation projects as instructed by the Director.
  • Assumed responsibility for developing and managing the Coalition’s website, http://www.transitioncoalition.org/, an interactive educational tool used for teaching secondary educators and college students how to teach students with learning and developmental disabilities.
  • Conceived, programmed and maintained web applications for other Coalition projects.
  • Provided management and custom development work on other online learning platforms used by faculty & students at KU and other partner universities.
Education

Bachelor's Degree, Information Systems & Technology

University of Kansas School of Business

August 2010 to December 2013
Attended classes full time and maintained 3.62 overall and 3.76 professional GPA while working part time and being a single father
Web Developer - Non-Traditional Student Foundation at KU - 2011-2012
Web Developer and PR/Social Media Manager for IS@K - Information Systems club at KU - 2011-2013

Associate in Science

Butler County Community College

May 2010
Skills

Values

  • Empathy
  • Motivation
  • Communication
  • Self-Awareness
  • Consistency
  • Transparency
  • Accountability

Hard Skills

  • Software Development
    Expert
  • Code Review
    Advanced
  • Debugging
    Expert
  • MVC Frameworks
    Advanced
  • Object Oriented Programming
    Advanced

Soft Skills

  • Leadership
    Good
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
    Expert
  • Time Management
    Advanced
  • Problem Solving
    Advanced

Languages

  • PHP
    Expert
  • ColdFusion
    Advanced
  • SQL
    Advanced
  • JavaScript
    Good
  • CSS
    Advanced
  • Markdown
    Expert
  • JSON
    Advanced

Dabblings

  • AWS CodePipeline
  • Android
  • Actions on Google
  • Firebase Realtime Database
  • Packer
  • Docker
Interests

Sports

  • Kansas Jayhawks
  • Sporting Kansas City
  • Kansas City Chiefs

Arts

  • Photography
  • Hi-Fi Audio

Recreational

  • Video Games