PO Box 142 · Fort Mill, SC 29716 phone (440) 796-7806 · e-mail me@jimmysawczuk.com · web jimmysawczuk.com

James J. Sawczuk


Aug. 2005 – May 2009
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
Minor, Mathematics


Sept. 2017 – present
Red Ventures
Fort Mill, SC
Senior Software Engineer
  • Developed an API in Go for an internal system for doctors to update their credentials
  • Prototyped a command-line tool in Go to synchronize logic changes between CDN environments
  • Led the development of and architected large portions of a search and scheduling API for a major health provider network, as part of the company's leap into healthcare
  • Helped to formalize strategies on the backend team for using source control effectively, as well as for collaborating with the frontend team
  • Mentored other engineers on the team, participated in code reviews and helped teammates debug problems
June 2009 – Sept. 2017
LoudDoor LLC, Storylift LLC
Columbia, SC
Software Engineer/Senior Software Engineer
  • Developed highly-scalable web applications using a LAMP stack deployed on Amazon EC2
  • Used a number of other technologies such as memcache, Redis, and node.js in production
  • Spearheaded the development of a business pivot to Facebook Page audience analytics
  • Prototyped most of the analytics algorithms and systems used in the company
  • Listed as a co-inventor of utility patent #9,842,349, "System and method for preference determination."
  • Consulted on a statistical study of Facebook fan engagement vs. age for Coca-Cola to present at a conference
  • Designed and implemented a rich persona definition API in both Go and PHP which is still used for most of the company's analytics work
  • Designed and implemented a worker daemon in Go that schedules and runs thousands of analytic tasks per day
  • Designed and implemented a datamining program in Go to find "interesting" crosstabs for clients
  • Created a web app that allowed the creation and execution of ad-hoc SQL queries for use in reporting
  • Designed and implemented a sales lead platform with the ability to forward leads to multiple client platforms
  • Implemented a "management report" which contains critical metrics and is generated daily and e-mailed to decision-makers at the company
June 2007 – May 2009
Lazorpoint, LLC
Cleveland, OH
Application Developer - Intern
Client Services Engineer - Intern
  • Made recommendations for hardware and software upgrades for various clients
  • Worked with other engineers to standardize a network monitoring system
  • Created custom, data-driven applications for various clients
  • Gained experience in .NET development, report development and handheld development
  • Worked with other developers to standardize practices including application deployment techniques, version control management, and product testing standards
May 2006 – July 2006
City of Mentor
Mentor, OH
Engineering Intern
  • Assisted in the civil engineering department with day-to-day tasks
Nov. 2003 – Aug. 2005
Perry Local Schools IS Department
Perry, OH
Web Programmer/Designer
  • Content management and addition for faculty and staff on the main district website
  • Worked with other students on several larger projects, including a high school course registrar and a course database complete with objectives


  • Programming languages: Extensive experience with Go, PHP (standard and MVC paradigms, Laravel framework), Javascript/jQuery (some Backbone.js, React, Vue, ES6); experience in C#, shell scripting
  • Databases: Extensive experience with MySQL and SQL Server development/optimization; some experience with Redis, MongoDB, MySQL administration
  • APIs: Extensive experience with the Facebook platform (Graph API, Canvas apps); experience with the Twitter, Github API
  • Operating Systems: Extensive experience with Windows 98 through Windows 10, macOS; experience in Linux (desktop, terminal, and programming)
  • Other technology: Extensive experience with Amazon AWS (EC2, ECS, S3, some Lambda, some Cloudfront), Git; experience with Kubernetes, Cloudflare, Subversion, Mercurial, and CVS version control, Memcache, Redis


  • Created a small free-to-use blog website that operated for almost four years. Users were allowed to upload photos, write journal entries, etc. Source available upon request.
  • Created less-tree, a program that intelligently batch compiles .less files to .css files.
  • Created Section 411, a blog on the Hugo platform with a theme designed from scratch.


Available upon request: me@jimmysawczuk.com