Nat Welch

Software Reconnaissance Engineer

[email protected]
+1 707 799 8675

I am a senior software developer based in Brooklyn with twelve years professional experience. I have two passions in software. The first is building beautiful tools for people to share knowledge, advice and experience. The second is creating reliable infrastructure that is easy to use and maintain.

Outside of the tech-world I am an Eagle Scout. I enjoy contributing to open source projects, reading, listening to music and wandering through cities and countrysides.

Experience

Open Source Developer

I currently am a contributor to the open source project fog and also a bunch of other small projects.

First Look Media

Lead Site Reliability Engineer March 2017 to Present.

Hillary for America

Staff Site Reliability Engineer January 2016 through December 2016. Promoted reliability in both our web serving infrastructure and data analytics pipelines. Survived constant attacks with only 15 minutes of downtime the entire campaign.

littleBits Electronics

Technical Lead August 2015 to January 2016.

Google.com

Site Reliability Engineer April 2012 to March 2015.

Software Engineer August 2011 to April 2012. I worked on Punchd, Google Offers and Google Local in Mountain View, CA.

Punchd, Mountain View, CA

Software Developer January 2011 to September 2012.

iFixit.com, San Luis Obispo, CA

Software Developer April 2009 to April 2011.

Adobe Systems Incorporated, San Francisco, CA

Dreamweaver Quality Engineering Intern Summer 2007 and 2008.

County of Sonoma ISD, Santa Rosa, CA

Intern Summer 2005. Built websites and maintained computer labs and data centers.

BSA Camp Oljato, Lakeshore, CA

Nature Director Summer 2006.

Camp Counselor Summer 2002, 2003 and 2004.

Education

Computer Science, B.S. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Fall 2006 - Spring 2011.

Recurser Recurse Center, New York. Spring 2015

Proficiencies

Code: Ruby, Python, Go, Javascript, SQL, PHP, Java, Bash, C and others

Software: GCP, AWS, Photoshop, Vim, Linux, Docker, Postgres, MySQL and lots of cloud related things