Brian Chamberlain

A software developer with a hardware habit.

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Skills and Knowledge

Current expertise: Rails, Ruby, RSpec, AWS, git
Past expertise: Haml, Sass, Node.js, nginx, MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, CouchDB, Apache, C#,, C, Java,, IIS, CouchDB, MSSQL, SVN
Future expertise: Linux, Docker, Container Orchestration
Interests: Software development, Programming languages, 3D Printing, Arduino, Embedded Systems, Tech Startups, Product Design, Wireless Technologies


Grand Rounds Inc in San Francisco, CA: Mar 2016 - Present
Title: Senior Software Engineer/Infrastructure Engineer
Technologies used: Ruby, Rails, Docker, AWS, Linux

Lucid Design Group in Oakland, CA: Sept 2014 - Mar 2016
Title: Product Manager - Controls
Technologies used: Dry-erase Boards, Post-It® Notes, LucidCharts, Sketch 3, Balsamiq, Pixelmator, Keynote, Node.js, React

IFTTT Inc. in San Francisco, CA: July 2013 - July 2014
Title: Senior Software Developer, Head of Hardware
Technologies used: Ruby, Rails, Javascript, CoffeeScript, Node.js, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redis, Solr, git, AWS

Belly Inc. in Chicago, IL : May 2012 - April 2013
Title: Senior Software Developer, Open Source Manager
Technologies used: Ruby, Rails, MongoDB, MySQL, Javascript, CoffeeScript, git, Node.js, AWS

Pathfinder Development in Chicago, IL : June 2011 - April 2012
Title: Senior Software Developer
Technologies used: Ruby, Rails, Java, Groovy, Lua, Javascript, CoffeeScript, git, PostgreSQL

Northwestern University - NUCATS Institute in Chicago, IL : December 2007 - June 2011
Title: Systems Analyst/Programmer
Technologies used: Ruby, Rails, Javascript, AJAX, CSS, XHTML, SVN, git, Vim, Visual Studio, PostgreSQL

Project: Women’s Health Registry (

Project: Registration and recruitment tool for clinical research participants (

Project: Patient tracking system for all biomedical clinical trials at NU

National Institutes of Health - Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD : June 2003 - December 2007
Title: Systems Analyst III
Technologies used: Ruby, Rails, Javascript, AJAX, CSS, XHTML, Mongrel, SVN, Textmate, MySQL, ASP, 1.1, 2.0, C#,, SQL, SQLServer 2000, Windows Server 2003, Visual Studio, Visual Source Safe

Project: Informed consent writing tool (Rails)

Project: Protocol search system (Rails)

Project: Protocol writing tool (, Java)