The Portfolio of Derek Brooks

Derek R. Brooks

Des Moines, Iowa


Senior Full Stack Software Engineer for Panther of San Francisco, California (remote)

Novmeber 2022 - Present

Founding Engineer for Modest, Inc of Chicago, Illinois (remote)

January 2013 - August 2015

Lead Engineer of Voter Contact and Protection for Obama For America of Chicago, Illinois

August 2011 - December 2012

Senior Application Engineer for Dipity of San Francisco, California (remote)

January 2010 - March 2012

  • Developed and extended JavaScript based interactive timeline software
  • Managed systems receiving 250,000 - 700,000 daily pageviews on Amazon EC2 and S3
  • Architected and developed JavaScript API to allow developers to leverage our timeline widget
  • Extended our REST API while offloading all date calculation to 24-bit API servers to extend the span of our timelines
  • Projects: Dipity

Application Engineer for Red 5 Interactive of West Des Moines, Iowa

November 2007 - May 2010

Application Developer for Pioneer Hi-Bred International of Johnston, Iowa

June 2003 - November 2007

  • Developed web-based and client-based software for scientific research
  • Aided in the analysis and design of software and systems
  • Played key roles in increased developer productivity

Web Team Manager for Cornell College of Mount Vernon, Iowa

April 2002 - May 2003

  • Designed and managed portions of the Cornell College website
  • Managed and instructed other students on the Web Team
  • Handled complex projects including PHP/MySQL and Flash Systems
  • Projects: The Simple Truth @ Cornell College

Administrative Software Support for Cornell College of Mount Vernon, Iowa

September 2000 - May 2003

  • Built, altered, and updated databases using various software packages
  • Assisted faculty with computer hardware/software support and installation
  • Managed campus network systems
  • Projects: Computing Services

Systems Administration Intern for Lujack Northpark Auto Plaza of Davenport, Iowa

September 2002

Web Designer/Technical Assistant for Market Street Technologies of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

June 2001 - October 2001

  • Designed professional websites for clients
  • Installed small office networks for clients
  • Assisted clients with computer hardware/software problems and installation
  • Projects: Advantage Group


Python, Javascript, Ruby on Rails, PHP, Objective-C, Java, C#, ActionScript, ASP, ASP.NET, PowerScript, SQL, VBScript
MacOS, Linux, Windows
MySQL, Mongo, Oracle, Sybase


Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science
Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa
May 2003

References available upon request