Dustin M. D. Zeisler

(503) 410-3119 - dustinzeisler@gmail.com - dustinzeisler.com


Expert Ruby developer with deep experience in backend systems, writing maintainable software, and Open Source. Proven history of successfully working remotely while being an active mentor and team player.

Work Experience

Renew Financial, Portland, OR                                                               Inventors of PACE financing

Senior Software Engineer - [80% remote]                                                                   10/2015 - 5/2018

* Project lead for rapidly changing PACE decision engine. (Decisioned $310 million in loans in 2017)

* Collaborated with Business Intelligence unit to analyze and develop improvements to underwriting process.

* Proven track record of identifying business pain points and creating powerful tools to overcome them.

* Enabled production debugging by building package to track requests through micro-services system.

* Mentored junior developers in complex business domain, programming skills, and process.

Cambia / SpendWell, Portland, OR                                                                 Consumer healthcare tools

Software Developer, Contractor - [20% remote]                                                               6/2015 - 9/2015

* Led frontend development of a multi-faceted, guided search for health care products/services.

* Learned ReactJS on the job and implemented RESTful client side app using React Router.

* Trained team on Test Driven Development through one-on-one training and group presentations.

Fiduciary Benchmarks, Lake Oswego, OR                                                           Investment analysis tools

Software Developer - [20% remote]                                                                              9/2013 - 5/2015

* Collaborated with key stakeholders to create benchmarking algorithms for 401k and other Investments.

* Provided business analysts with dynamic documentation for auditing customer-specific benchmarking results.

* Increased automated test speed by 10x compared to conventional Rails testing practices.

* Optimized JSON API performance from seconds to milliseconds.

NorthTech Defense, Hubbard, OR                                                                        Specialized e-commerce

Web Developer - [90% remote]                                                                               9/2012 - 3/2013

* Designed and built highly customized e-commerce application, including database, security, and UI.

Technical Skills

Expert Ruby Developer - (Rails, ActiveRecord, Rack, RSpec, Metaprogramming, Threads, Rake, Bundler, Gems)

Open Source, Javascript, ReactJs, Unix, PostgreSQL, SQL, Git, Github, CI, Pair Programming, Agile, Kanban, TDD, BDD, Isolated Unit Testing, Continuous Integration, Design Patterns, Object Oriented Design


Portland Code School, Portland, OR                                                                               6/2013 - 8/2013

* Advanced Student Track

Portland Community College, Portland, OR                                                                       1/2011 - 5/2013

* Computer Science studies, Software Engineering track

* Member of Phi Theta Kappa, Honor Society

* Dean’s List, Spring 2013

Open Source

Creator of Active Mocker (456 Stars on Github)                                                                              3/2014 - Present