Drew Short
St. Paul MN — H (612)-361-1019 — B drew@sothr.com m https://www.sothr.com
Object Oriented Design and Development — Relational Database Systems
Exceptional Software Engineer - 10+ years of experience with the entire software
development lifcycle. Dedicated to the delivery of innovative solutions for today’s
problems, using tomorrow’s tools.
Excellent troubleshooting and analysis skills - Quick to analyze the root cause of
issues and work towards both immediate and long term solutions.
Expert in backend/middle system design & implementation - Years of experience
in validating, processing, and marshalling data across varied systems.
Languages & Software: Java, Groovy, Kotlin, SQL, Javascript, Python, Go Maven,
Gradle, JUnit, Spock, Spring Framework, Spring Boot, Spring Cloud Stream, Hiber-
nate, Docker, Tomcat, Logback, SLF4J, Backbone.js, JQuery, Nginx, Oracle, MySQL,
SQLite, Kubernetes, Helm, Terraform.
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux (Fedora, Ubuntu, RHEL), OSX.
EXPERIENCE Senior Platform Engineer Flywheel Exchange, LLC
Minneapolis, MN 2020 - 2021 (1 year, 5 months)
Developed a Kubernetes based replacement for existing Docker Compose deploy-
ments and tooling.
Wrote management tooling for support to connect/maintain/upgrade Kubernetes
Currated and maintained support documentation for Kubernetes deployments.
Lead team meetings, planning sessions, retrospectives, and postmortems.
Mentored junior platform engineers, software engineers, and interns.
Developed static compute functionality for the in house dynamic compute man-
agement system to more effectively support growing customer sites.
Deployed highly available metrics, reporting, and build clusters to improve sup-
port and developer quality of life.
Lead development effort to move log collection for customer sites into centralized
GCP Stackdriver or customer supplied logging infrastructure.
Lead Software Engineer Optum
Eden Prairie, MN 2017 - 2020 (2 years, 6 months)
(Contracted) 2016 - 2017 (7 months)
Developed report tooling to group and assign security issues to domain teams.
Led efforts to triage critical security issues in a production Spring application.
Involved in Zero Downtime and long term archiving projects.
Improved a code generation feature of an internal framework built on top of
Spring Framework. Easing life for developers.
Led the conversion work of in-line JSON deserialization to Jackson enhanced
DTO for the communication of internal data structures via web API and message
Involved in the early work to replace standalone legacy REST API services with
versions built on the latest Spring Boot.
Last Updated: July 20, 2021
Software Engineer Cargill Incorporated, Risk Management
Hopkins, MN 2013 - 2016 (3 years, 6 months)
Led a small (3-5 person) team to retool and support a migration system in prepa-
ration of an extended cut-over testing period.
Architected a Python REST API to integrate an Oracle data source with a third-
party suite of back, middle and front office tools.
Redesigned management system for ’Risk Products’, delivering improved control
over the individual components.
Maintained/upgraded a 10+ year Spring web application. Modernized interface,
improved the back end, started work to move to modern build tools/process.
Software Engineer Intern (Under Contract To) FPX LLC
Mankato, MN 2011 - 2013 (2 years, 1 month)
Expanded a REST API and implemented continuous integration testing.
Developed a DSL and tooling for internal auditing, testing and reporting.
Developed a ’playback’ system that facilitated debugging of client systems.
EDUCATION Bachelor of Science, IT (May 2013) Minnesota State University
Software Engineering & Ethics Mankato, MN
Eagle Scout 2007
BSA Leadership Instructor Summers 2004-2007
REFERENCES Available Upon Request
Last Updated: July 20, 2021