Justin Adkins

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Fullstack DevOps engineer with years of professional experience. Excels at finding concise, elegant solutions to complicated problems. Cat dad. Lover of Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and all things politics.


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  • Title Icon Senior Software Engineer
  • Calendar icon September 2022 - Present
  • World icon Remote
Responsibilities
  • Member of the Payments team working on redesigning and rewriting existing payment code into more maintainable framework.

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  • Title Icon Founder
  • Calendar icon Feb 2020 - Present
  • World icon Worthington, OH USA
Responsibilities
  • Hubble is an easy-to-use platform to help political campaigns centralize their voters, contacts, finances, and everything else.

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  • Title Icon Founder
  • Calendar icon Oct 2017 - Present
  • World icon Worthington, OH USA
Responsibilities
  • One person small business that uses HashiCorp products to provide affordable technical solutions to local governments, businesses, and political candidates.
  • Utilize infrastructure-as-code to design and maintain multi-environment cloud networks in DigitalOcean and AWS with an n-tier architecture. Secured using latest industry standards. Currently powering five applications with 99.9\% up-time.
  • Created and open-sourced Hermes to handle logging and routing emails to AWS Simple Email Service.
  • Built an e-commerce site where customers book seats to in-person workshops and customize the DIY project they'll craft.

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  • Title Icon Senior Software Engineer
  • Calendar icon February 2022 - August 2022
  • World icon Remote
Responsibilities
  • Collaborated with CTO as the sole engineer. Had ownership of code base and launched multiple new features such as issue tracking, cost budgets, and a revamped onboarding experience.
  • Architected technical integrations with Fastly, AWS Marketplace, and Stripe.
  • Introduced Role Based Access Controls for easier permission controls by teammates.
  • Collaborated with Lead Designer to establish component framework for frontend views based on GitHubs ViewComponent.

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  • Title Icon Senior Software Engineer
  • Calendar icon July 2021 - February 2022
  • World icon Remote
Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with Product Managers as a member of the internal tools team to coordinate the improve- ment of an event-driven architecture.
  • Designed and coordinated technical integration with Segment CDP and Totango.
  • Blocked automated bot traffic and encouraged users to upgrade to the latest version of their browsers.
  • Increased employee productivity 48\% by improving the efficiency in which customers jobs that required manual intervention or follow-up where identified and resolved.

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  • Title Icon Software Developer
  • Calendar icon May 2018 - July 2021
  • World icon Columbus, OH USA
Responsibilities
  • Designed, implement, and maintain Rails applications in a microservice environment for the CoverMyMeds product line
  • Drove increase in annual recurring revenue by coordinating with analytics team and running user A/B experiments across various product features.
  • Assumed ownership of a large and complex legacy codebase written in an unfamiliar language. Improved existing code while also adding new features, enhancements, and tests.
  • Researched business logic across multiple services and discovered a change that allowed a features rollout to increase from 4% to 68% of userbase.
  • Lead team in analyzing applications and features for risks; After identifying more than 50, coordinated with engineering manager and product owners to prioritize fixes and mitigate risks to under 10.

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  • Title Icon Software Development Specialist 4
  • Calendar icon Nov 2013 - May 2018
  • World icon Columbus, OH USA
Responsibilities
  • Gathered requirements for, designed, and implemented 12 enterprise-level systems. Systems were composed of internal and external networks used by people throughout the department and State of Ohio. All systems followed a department template and stuck to defined standards.
  • Researched and recommend technologies for wider adoption among the IT department like transitioning from Team Foundation Version Control to Git.
  • Lead a team of full-time developers and consultants. Mentored fellow developers and interns, delegate and prioritize tasks, track progress, and reviewed their final products on a daily basis.
  • Provided customer support to internal users and external customers who consumed Public Safety's online services.
  • Monitored, troubleshooted, and resolved production issues using department software such as Splunk and AppDynamics.
Position History
  • Software Development Specialist 4
    Jan 2017 - May 2018
  • Software Development Specialist 3
    Oct 2015 - Jan 2017
  • Software Development Specialist 2
    Oct 2014 - Oct 2015
  • Software Development Specialist 1
    Apr 2014 - Oct 2014
  • College Intern
    Nov 2013 - Apr 2014

Most of my work is done under the name MythCoders. Work done on behalf of clients can be viewed at MythCoders.


Hubble

Closed Source

Hubble is an easy-to-use platform to help political campaigns centralize their voters, contacts, finances, and everything else.

Started in 2019 as the database my website used to store form submissions. Hubble grew into a powerhouse after a friends congressional campaign implemented it.

Learn more
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Hermes

Open Source

Rails API for logging emails and then sending them to AWS Simple Email Service for delivery. Supports multiple API clients and tracking emails sent by each client.

I created it for use at MythCoders but it's a great tool for any person/org that needs to log emails before sending them to AWS.

View GitHub repo
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  • Languages
    • Ruby
    • C#
    • JavaScript
    • Rust
    • PHP
  • Frameworks
    • Rails
    • Stimulus
    • Vue.js
    • React
  • Clouds
    • AWS
    • DigitalOcean
    • Azure
  • Data Storage
    • PostgreSQL
    • MySQL
    • Microsoft SQL
    • Redis
    • Redshift
  • Tooling
    • Docker
    • Consul
    • Nomad
    • Vault
    • Ansible
    • Kubernetes
    • Splunk
    • DataDog
  • Software
    • Jira
    • ServiceNow
    • GitHub
    • GitLab
    • Azure DevOps
  • Payments
    • Stripe
    • Braintree

Newby for Congress

  • World icon US Congress - OH 15th District
  • Calendar icon 2020
  • User icon Campaign Senior Advisor

Adkins for Ohio

  • World icon Ohio State Senate - 16th District
  • Calendar icon 2019-2020
  • User icon Candidate