Passionate technologist with deep background in systems and software development seeks opportunities to produce innovative solutions, build successful teams, and create profitable products.
Founded and grew a $1M+ consulting business with ten employees and several physical offices. Remained involved and active in technical work and activities while running the business.
Worked on or managed teams responsible for designing and building software products serving systems management, geospatial, and internet service markets.
Successfully migrated large email messaging and LDAP directory service environments ranging from 100,000 to multi-million users.
Sr Software Architect • 2016 - 2018
Assembled Brands • New York, NY
Worked with a team of nine developers and business personnel to build an online marketplace for high end fashion and home decorating products. With this product stylists can increase their product catalog to include any partner on the platform.
Technologies used include Ruby on Rails, RSpec, GraphQL, Heroku, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, git.
Founder • 2005 - 2016
xforty technologies • Limerick, PA
Founded successful open source oriented information technology consulting and custom software development company. Grew xforty from $0 - $1,000,000 in yearly revenue with dozens of active customers in various industries including healthcare, higher education, broadband and internet, as well as business intelligence. Worked with customers to identify optimal technical solutions based on business needs. Mentored and managed personnel having a wide range of experience. Additionally I have worked with a myriad of technologies from QEMU/ KVM, docker, Ruby on Rails, sinatra, PostgreSQL, PostGIS, Amazon Web Services, Nagios, Elasticsearch/ Logstash/ Kibana (ELK), and so forth.
Chief Technology Officer • 2000 - 2005
CommNav, Inc • Mechanicsburg, PA
Initiated and oversaw the successful creation of several large web based software. Grew a team of 20 talented developers. Created effective full lifecycle development procedures, automated deployments, and integration testing.
Senior Software Developer • 1999 - 2000
Adelphia Communications • Coudersport, PA
As Sr Software Developer at Adelphia I contributed to substantial infrastructure projects including IP address management, systems management, as well as email and directory infrastructure and migrations of 100K+ users.
Unix Systems Administrator • 1998 - 1999
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
Managed online library card catalog application for five Pennsylvania Universities. Responsibilities included systems management, backups, end user support, development of custom reports, as well as automation of routine tasks with Perl and shell scripts.
Consultant • 1996 - 1998
Perfect Order, Inc
Achieved Sun Microsystems/ Solaris Certifications, automation of systems tasks with Perl/ shell scripts and supported customers such as Tyco/ AMP, Rodale Press, Thomas Jefferson Hospital, and Temple University.
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania • 1994 - 1997
Computer and Information Science
Delaware County Community College • 1993 - 1994
Email: alibby at andylibby dot org