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Mark Simpson, Senior Software Developer at Def Method

Senior Software Engineer

Current Location: New York, NY

Education: MA Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester

Mark Simpson

Senior Software Engineer, Mark Simpson brings over 20 years of software development experience to Def Method. He has been involved in software architecture and design, coaching and mentoring and development in numerous environments, domains and team sizes. He has extensive experience in the design and implementation of diverse technologies.

When did you know that you wanted to be a developer?

"Since I was very little I wanted to be a 'scientist' of some kind. Around the time I was in Junior High, Digital Equipment Corporation moved into my town - part of the deal was that they'd donate computers to the school system. In 8th grade 'Industrial Arts' class we were shown how to use one to write a simple Basic program (it was actually a VT52 networked with the PDP-11(?) in the high school). Something about that dumb program got me hooked."

Languages & Technologies <Ruby> <Python> <MySQL> <Lisp> <Clojure> <Angular.js> <RSpec> <Ruby on Rails> <RSpec> <JavaScript> <jQuery> <CSS3> <MongoDB> <Redis> <jQuery> <PHP> <React.js> <Heroku> <ReactNative> 

Sample Project List

  • Logistics Company: Consulted with team to reinforce Agile processes (regular retrospectives, more informative iteration planning meetings)
  • Local Brunch Review App: Developed mobile front end to existing web application to vastly improve mobile user experience in just 1 week
  • Ed-Tech Company: Worked with the client team to extend and maintain the application which helps postgraduate programs market to students by building flexible jQuery based web form plugins to gather student information and interest quickly and seamlessly