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Hello, I'm Kyle Ross.
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I build for the web, specializing in JavaScript, React, Next, and Node. I shine when presented with a good challenge in a fast-paced work environment. I enjoy contributing to the open-source community in my (limited) spare time.

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About Me

👋 Hello! I'm Kyle Ross, a full stack engineer in Rock Hill, SC. I'm a self-taught engineer passionate about building things on the web.

My interest in web development began in 2003 when I was a middle school teenager, building websites for my friends to play games that the school did not block. Two years later, I built websites for local businesses and freelanced on the side. I've been building websites ever since.

Since I learned JavaScript, it has become my favorite language for multiple reasons, primarily because of its versatility. I can build an extremely performant backend service in JS, then jump over to the front end and create a blazing-fast web app without any context switching. I've dedicated myself to learning as much as possible about the JavaScript ecosystem and always keeping up with the latest trends.

My Experience

  • 2015Senior Software Engineer @ Red VenturesAugust 2015December 2022 (7 years, 4 months)

    Owned and led many front-end and back-end projects for various business teams, including the main company website and several internal tools. Architected the infrastructure and applications to be robust and cost-effective. Effectively managed groups of 3 to 4 engineers.

    • Led the engineering efforts for the main company website, including the redesign and migration to a new CMS.

    • Built dozens of ETL processes to assist data scientists in their analysis of advertising data.

    • Led the engineering efforts of many processes and applications for Red Ventures' biggest partnership.

    • Participated and several hack-a-thon events.

    • Mentored and trained 7 engineers whom all have been promoted within the company.

    • JavaScript
    • React
    • Next.js
    • TailwindCSS
    • Node
    • Koa
    • MySQL
    • Terraform
    • AWS
    • Serverless
    • Docker
  • 2012Apps Systems Engineer 5 @ Wells Fargo SecuritiesJune 2012August 2015 (3 years, 2 months)

    Full-stack development with custom-built, rapid-development frameworks in Node.js and Vue. Worked closely with a team of engineers to build internal applications in a fast-paced environment.

    • Built a custom client-side and Node.js framework for rapid development of internal applications.

    • Completed internal employee review tool, required by law, in 2 weeks.

    • Interviewed and mentored all incoming front-end engineers.

    • Integrated Node.js with several C# applications as a middleware layer.

    • JavaScript
    • Vue
    • Node
    • Express
    • SQL Server
    • MongoDB
  • 2010System Administrator @ Site5 LLCOctober 2010March 2012 (1 year, 5 months)

    Handled internal and external website migrations and built a custom toolset to improve workflow for the entire team.

    • Migrated websites of all types and sizes, such as WordPress, Joomla, Magento, custom PHP applications, and Ruby on Rails.

    • Built a custom toolset to automate the migration process in PHP that reduced the time to completion by over 200%.

    • PHP
    • MySQL
    • Apache
    • CentOS
  • 2005Owner/Developer @ Big Ross LabsJuly 2005July 2011 (6 years)

    Owned and operated a web design/development company that provided professional websites and branding to local businesses.

    • Built several websites for local businesses, including a custom CMS for a local restaurant.

    • Provided branding and logo design for several local businesses.

    • Worked with independent music artists to improve their web presence and branding.

    • PHP
    • WordPress
    • MySQL
    • JavaScript
    • jQuery
    • Photoshop

Projects

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Lambda Log

  • OSS
  • NPM
  • TypeScript

Basic logging mechanism for Node.js Lambda Functions and other AWS services, which produces logs in JSON format for easier reading through Cloudwatch Logs.

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Kinesis Events

  • OSS
  • NPM
  • JavaScript

AWS Kinesis event parser and handler for Lambda consumers. Ability to parse Kinesis events with error handling and JSON support.

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Await Handler

  • OSS
  • NPM
  • JavaScript

A simple package to help ease the pain of catching errors when using async/await, providing error handling similar to Golang.