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Quentin R. Baker


Professional Profile

Enthusiastic young software engineer with a strong record of app development, software and developer support, firmware development and maintenance, and technical writing.

Core Competencies

AWS Development, Administration, and Networking - Objective C and Swift for iOS - Chef automation - Linux System Administration - C Firmware Development

Work Experience

Software Engineer, SpinDance Inc.

Sep 2018 - Present (3 Years)

My Experience includes:

  • Engineering Multiple IoT iPhone Apps. Work both internally and directly with customers to improve existing apps as well as produce new apps that deliver smart appliance functionality to end users. Experience on native code both in Obj. C and Swift, and with React Native, for appliances ranging from garage door openers to dishwashers.
  • Producing Cloud-connected Firmware. Using the ESP32 platform, deliver firmware that can both reliably and consistently function according to customer expectations and desires; with first-class cloud connectivity to AWS and/or Azure, enabling detailed custom metrics and firmware updates via MQTT.
  • Maintaining and Creating Cloud Infrastructure. As an AWS Certified Developer, I am one of the go-to individuals for creating, maintaining, or troubleshooting AWS cloud services across the board, including EC2, S3, IoT Core, and All things AIM.
  • Supporting other Engineers. Manage internal and customer server deployments on AWS and physical, update server software and manage lifecycle of deployed software and hardware using Chef, triage incidents with DataDog when on-call, and remove technical or infrastructure blockers for other teams.
  • Writing Documentation and Blogs. At least twice per quarter produce technically-oriented blog posts for the spindance.com website of at least 1,500 words in length. Expand existing internal documentation and create needed missing documentation on Confluence for I.T. Procedures, deployments, and common software setups.

Education

Calvin University (Formerly Calvin College) - Computer Science, B.S.

 May 2019

Certifications

  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner        

Oct 2020

  • AWS Certified Developer - Associate

Jun 2021