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Freelance engineering
and software development.

Currently working on an Elixir/Phoenix analytics application & ETL pipeline, optimizing the AWS infrastructure for a company, and consulting on token engineering.

Application Development

Phoenix and React are my frameworks of choice. I also have the DevOps and containerization experience to develop a robust and reliable system.

Engineering

Systems engineering, token engineering, problem solving - building context from a background in mechatronics, control systems, and electronics.

MVPs

Using agile workflows, a broad technical skill set, and product development market knowledge, I can quickly develop proof-of-concepts.

Data Pipelines

Businesses are transitioning into the data economy. The scalability of companies like Uber depends on being able to access and analyze data. I'll help you extract value from your business data. Case study coming soon!

Process Automation

Whether it's suplementing your existing processes with machine learning, or incrementally automating tasks, technology can help you make your business more efficient. I've managed production CI/CD pipelines and love improving developer tooling and experience.

AWS Android Bash C C++ CSS Docker Elixir Ethereum FreeRTOS GraphQL HTML5 Kubernetes MongoDB Nginx Nix NixOS NodeJS Phoenix Postgres Python React Redux Redux Saga Rust Solidity TailwindCSS Traefik TypeScript Unix VueJS

I'm a freelance software developer, with an engineering background and a strong problem solving skill set. If you'd like to work with me on a problem or project, don't hesitate to drop me an e-mail.

Clients

Cloudline Commons Stack Grassroots Economics Linum Labs ManMakeMachine Molecule Protocol Protea Ecosystem Rooster Media Strait Access Technologies Zyteq Technologies ixo Foundation

Testimonials

During the initial period of my consultation at Rooster, I assisted Ben with development of the Rooster Android application. It soon became clear that, despite Ben not having had a lot of prior Android experience, he was picking up on the Java language and Android framework at an incredibly fast rate, and our initial pairings and mentoring sessions became fewer and fewer, as Ben rapidly increased his knowledge and proficiency of the platform. Under Ben, the Rooster Android application has progressed into a beautiful and well-engineered smartphone application. I do not exaggerate when I say Ben is extremely smart, and is the type of developer who has the propensity to master whatever he puts his mind to. He is also very reliable, maintains very high coding standards and has a great attention to detail. He is also one of the nicest people you'll meet and work with. I can heartily recommend him for any development role he applies for. Steven Ellis, Lead Developer at Afrolabs
Ben and I worked together at a company that I cofounded, building multiple fullstack software applications in an agile startup environment. He picked up new skills (languages, tools, frameworks and paradigms) quickly, and was writing performant code early on. Ben has strong fundamental knowledge of computer and OS architectures; this serves him well in various areas of software development, especially with DevOps functions. He’s authentically interested in engineering (has been all his life), and hence will go the extra mile to learn, complete tasks with best practises and all round build great products. Ben has a quiet demeanor but engages in technical debate with confidence. I was more experienced than him, but he’d often point out an incorrect position of mine using sound logic. His confidence grew enormously during his time with us, and I expect that trend to continue in his career. Above technical capability, Ben is honest, has integrity and a great attitude - the most important tenets of any colleague. I was able to trust Ben completely and he never let me down. He embraced the uncertainty and chaos inherent in the startup context with enthusiasm, something many struggle with. Ben’s a pleasure to work with and anyone would be lucky to have him on their team. Josh Perry, Senior Software Engineer at Aerobotics

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