Justin Weiss

1716 NW 62nd St.
Seattle, WA 98107


Software developer and engineering leader building web and native applications. End-to-end experience from operating systems, to API backends, to distributed systems, to UI. Interested in building customer-facing applications with short release cycles and shorter iterations.

Highlighted Work Experience

Sep. 2017–Present Principal Software Engineer Aha, Inc. Remote

Nov. 2014–Present Founder Guided Code, LLC Seattle, WA

Aug. 2007–Sep. 2012 Developer / Senior Developer Avvo, Inc. Seattle, WA

Sep. 2012–Oct. 2015 Dev Manager Avvo, Inc. Seattle, WA

Oct. 2015–Jan. 2017 Director of Engineering, R&D Avvo, Inc. Seattle, WA

Jan. 2017–Sep. 2017 Software Architect

Sep. 2012–Oct. 2015 Dev Manager Avvo, Inc. Seattle, WA

Led 11 devs working on Avvo Advisor, Avvo Ignite, the Avvo Sales Platform, and the Avvo iOS apps.

Aug. 2007–Sep. 2012 Developer / Senior Developer Avvo, Inc. Seattle, WA

July 2005–Aug. 2007 Software Design Engineer in Windows Microsoft Redmond, WA

Improved the reliability of local and remote printer driver management and servicing for Windows Vista.

May 2003–May 2005 Senior Web Application Designer UIUC Campus Web Services Champaign, IL

Designed, wrote, and maintained web applications used by tens of thousands of students and faculty members, including event calendar software, a dynamic course catalog, and a content management system.

June 2004–Aug. 2004 Fixed Income Summer Analyst Lehman Brothers New York City, NY

Developed software to analyze and save credit default swap parameters and prototyped next-generation portfolio management software.

Oct. 2000–Feb. 2003 News Director RPGamer Remote

Responsible for all news articles for RPGamer, the largest news website for role-playing videogames. Hired and managed a fully-remote team of seven news reporters, and interviewed videogame industry leaders.

Speaking Engagements

Building a Collaborative Text Editor RailsConf 2018

A Deep Dive into Sessions RailsConf 2017

Metaprogramming? Not Good Enough! RubyConf 2016

Stuck in the Middle with You: Exploring the Connections Between Your App and the Web Seattle Code Camp 2016

Technical Skills

Proficient in: Ruby, Rails, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, C, Objective-C, Git, Postgresql, Ansible, Docker, Linux, Redis, Emacs Lisp

Some experience in: Elixir, Java, ARM A32 Assembly, Reverse Engineering, C#, Lisp


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Graduated May 2005)

B.S. Computer Science with Honors, Specialization in Business Administration