Résumé

WATTS MARTIN
Santa Clara, California • 95051

Profile

Technical writer with experience maintaining web-based, developer-focused documentation targeting multiple programming languages. Extensive work with Markdown, Pandoc, Middleman, WordPress and ad hoc toolchains in several scripting languages.

Experience

Technical Writer, Realm • Writing and editing documentation for the Realm Mobile Platform, a mobile database with open source client-side components and a closed-source server. • Redesigned and reorganized documentation site; introduced “Tech Notes” articles section; led style and process guide. (Jan 2017–Oct 2017)

Technical Writer, RethinkDB • Wrote and edited API documentation, articles, and release notes for RethinkDB, an open source document store database. Managed the community contribution process to RethinkDB’s documentation via GitHub. Our documentation was widely considered to be a “gold standard” in the open source world. (May 2014–Sep 2016)

Lead Developer, TRAIL • Assumed all development roles, both front- and back-end, for “JobScout,” TRAIL’s online literacy platform, as well as a system administration role. The platform was in PHP with jQuery and MySQL. Implemented new features and design for a presentation at TechCrunch Disrupt 2013. Started a new TRAIL platform based on Laravel 4. (Mar 2013–May 2014)

Software Engineer, Jupiter Grades • Implementation of new modules for Jupiter SIS, a web-based student information system. Written in native PHP (no framework), JavaScript, and MySQL. Set up company’s first version control system. (Mar 2012–Mar 2013)

Consulting Web Development • Implemented a new back end for “RivalZone,” an iOS/Android app for golfers, using Flask, SQLAlchemy, MySQL and RabbitMQ. Other work for RivalZone included a mail notification system (in a previous, pre-RabbitMQ incarnation) and landing pages for consumers and marketing campaigns. • Worked on StoreVantage, a symfony-based SaaS package for small business owners started by Hotwire’s former dev leads. (Feb 2011–Mar 2012)

Senior Software Engineer, Nokia • Development work on the web back end for Point & Find, an early augmented reality (AR) application for Nokia smartphones. (Point & Find was later rebranded as City Lens; it is no longer in development.) Designed and deployed new landing page; implemented a streamlined registration/ordering system, significantly improving conversion rate; developed proof of concept on-phone search UI using Qt Quick. (Oct 2009–Dec 2010)

Previous Work

  • Contract web development, including “Fiji Island Escapes,” a hotel booking service (2009–2010)
  • Senior Software Developer, Illumant LLC: Co-developed Illumant’s Compliance Assistant, an SaaS application to manage audited control activities for regulatory compliance; Co-developed CIPSAT, a homeland security self-assessment tool for the Department of the Navy (2006–2008)
  • Content management, Cisco Systems via the Armada Group (2004–2006)

If you’d like to contact me about work, the best way to do so is through LinkedIn.