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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.

Internet Manager

Mike Steven Automotive Group
March 2010 to July 2010
Full-time
Wichita
United States - Kansas
  • Created and managed online presences for a family of major auto dealerships in Wichita including Volkswagen, Infiniti, Kia, Mitsubishi, and more.
  • Wrote custom inventory management application to automatically link dealership websites to internal inventory system.
  • Managed and developed online presences for ancillary Mike Steven enterprises.
  • Built and deeply customized a Wordpress website for the magazine
  • Coordinated and co-ran monthly meetings with freelance staff to brainstorm and plan each issue
  • Created weekly HTML e-mail newsletters to subscribers which generated 25% of our total
    web traffic
  • Acted as the magazine’s social media representative, engaging with readers, customers, and the community, driving traffic to the website and increasing general interest in the magazine
  • Overhauled the corporate website from the ground up by implementing a full visual redesign and back-end restructuring of the site, integrating pre-existing static content into a database-driven architecture and refactoring and replacing obsolete code.
  • Consulted and advised managers from all divisions of the company on business decisions involving the corporate website.
  • Collaborated with product managers to place updated content on the website, including marketing bulletins, press releases, product data sheets, and software downloads.
  • Created a custom content management system for the website allowing non-technical employees to maintain their own content.
  • Developed, managed, and provided customer support for existing web product (“Vitals”), working within the existing code structure to enhance the application while preserving existing functionality.
  • Quickly learned ColdFusion, becoming fluent in less than six months.
  • Managed a wide variety of custom development projects for clients, putting modifcations through the full software life cycle of scope definition, work estimates, development, testing, and implementation.
  • Applied a full visual overhaul to the Vitals application, implementing CSS, design, and layout standards, and greatly enhancing UX/UI.
  • Provided tier 2 customer support, communicating directly with users and providing timely resolutions.