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T. Floyd Wright

Software Architect


  • Back: Elixir/Phoenix, Ruby/Rails
  • Front: React, Vue, Phoenix LiveView, Alpine.js, Tailwind
  • Rack: Docker, Ansible, AWS
  • Data: PostgreSQL, Redis, Elasticsearch
  • Source: Git, Github flow


Director of Technology, Politech, 2020 - Present

Led effort to overhaul development process.  Added technical support for enhanced QA processes. Took on responsibility for deployments and server/db administration. Planned and executed migration of Ruby/Rails API to Phoenix/Elixir in parallel with new feature development without additional downtime. >>

Full Stack Developer, Politech, 2017 - 2020

Refactored most of core product backend code, applying best practices and rehabilitating test suite, and undertook sole responsibility for new API in preparation for sitewide conversion to React. Converted jQuery/Rails views to React/Redux. Spearheaded institution of GitFlow and Agile development methodologies. >>

Software Engineer, Site5, 2012 - 2016

Part of team responsible for ground up refactor/rewrite of internal tools built in Ruby on Rails, including central customer support/management application and supporting tools. >>

Developer, Sqoot,  2011 – 2012 

Led development and maintenance of proprietary back end technology driving core product.  Spearheaded testing strategies and technology research. >>

Development Consultant, Webficient, 2009 – 2010

Implemented numerous new features as a part of several iterative cycles on multiple Rails projects, including Facebook Connect integration, UI upgrades, and performance tweaking

Software Engineer, thoughtbot, inc., 2006 - 2008

Helped build the small tech consultancy to one of the most respected Ruby on Rails development firms in the US as a lead developer and maintainer of a variety of projects (full stack). I was the second non-founding employee and the first full-time Ruby on Rails developer in the company.


PhD, Philosophy, 2017

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

MA, Philosophy, 2009

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

BA, Political Science/Philosophy, 2005

Seattle University, Seattle, WA

References available upon request