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Brett Fowle - Software Engineer, System Administrator, Continuous Learner


brett [--architect] [--engineer] [--develop] [--design] [--data] [--deploy] [--all] [--location="Columbus, OH"] <command> [<args>]


Serve as an expert on software engineering, development, and administration, specifically cloud native applications and best practices. Build interesting and intuitive customer-facing products, applying years of industry experience, problem-solving skills, and architectural knowledge -- and have fun in the process.



- Software architecture - Linux, kernel development - Cloud architecture, 12FA, microservices - Distributed systems - Test-driven development - Continuous integration, deployment - Machine learning, deep learning - Data mining, analysis, visualization - Mobile-first design - 3D graphics, animation, games - Vim ninja

Current Tech Stack


C/C++, Go, Python, Bash, Qt/QML


JavaScript, TypeScript, Firebase, D3, HTML, CSS


Linux, Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Google App Engine


Terraform, Ansible, vi, Git

Hobby Tech


Unreal, Unity3D, OpenGL, C#, Cg/HLSL


Node.JS, AngularJS, Ionic, React, WebGL, Redux


TensorFlow, scikit-learn, NumPy, pandas

Legacy Tech


Ruby, PHP, Java, Perl, Tcl


MFC, VisualBasic, QBASIC


jQuery, Mootools, Dojo, CoffeeScript


Karma, Protractor


Webpack, Browserify, Gulp, Grunt, SVN


Computer Engineer IV at Battelle


Columbus, OH

. June 2021 - Present. Worked as part of a small CIT group responsible for bringing CMMC compliance to the entire company. - Wrote tools that automated creating, updating, and deleting individual units that were deployed and used for projects that handled CUI. - Automation via Terraform and C++ -- using GitHub, Terraform Enterprise, and Azure GovCloud APIs.

Tech Used

C++, Azure, Terraform, various APIs

Data Scientist IV at Battelle


Columbus, OH

. January 2019 - June 2021. Served as tech lead on bioinformatics group that participated in an ARPA project that determined as much as possible from a single DNA sample. This group also created a commercial pplication that scanned a DNA sample for controlled, possibly harmful organisms. - Architected a 12FA set of microservices that could be deployed into the cloud, or run on a single machine depending on use case. - Wrote the service behaviors and deployment methods; containerization, documentation, etc. - Participated in algorithm creation for scanning logic. - Designed and developed UX/UI for companion application used to visualize results from DNA sample findings.

Tech Used

C++, Python, Go, Qt/QML, JavaScript, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, Jupyter, Singularity

Delivery Consultant at Rolta AdvizeX


Columbus, OH

. August 2017 - January 2019. Part of small, expert team serving as platform architects, SRE/devops practitioners, cloud native application developers, cloud mentors, thought leaders, with expertise in transition migration of platforms and applications, delivering application portfolio assessment/costing analysis, presenting demos and real life examples of best practices. - Architected and delivered cutting-edge, containerized platform for Abercrombie & Fitch. - Updated large-scale internal student and faculty application for Carnegie Melon University. - Built and delivered workshops and demos for cloud native/12FA architectures and applications.

Tech Used

Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, C/C++, Go, Bash, Java, JBoss, Maven

Senior Software Developer at CoverMyMeds


Columbus, OH

. August 2015 - August 2017. Developed applications from the ground up for pharma companies to improve their workflow around the prior authorization process. Later converted workflow for internal hub use, iterating on new, improved efficiencies to drive fast, accurate ways to get patients their meds. - Server-, client-side, and database development to create a workflow application and tool focused on improving the insight and efficiency around hub services for pharma. - Designed front end application using a mobile-first approach. - Data, analytics, insights into improved efficies and automation. - Real-time monitoring, analytics, performance-testing.

Tech Used

JavaScript, AngularJS, Ruby on Rails, Pusher, D3, HTML, Python, scikit-learn, TensorFlow, Sass, Bootstrap, StatsD, Docker, Gulp, Capistrano

Senior System Engineer at Chemical Abstracts Service


Columbus, OH

. January 2012 - August 2015. Part of several open-space, Agile teams responsible for various internal and external projects.

Tech Used

JavaScript, AngularJS, Dojo, jQuery, D3, HTML, Less, Java, Ruby, Socket.io, Grunt, Gulp

Lead Programmer at Gutensite


Walnut Creek, CA

. November 2007 - January 2012. Worked with a small team of developers and designers to produce a CMS that served many custom, commercial and personal sites.

Tech Used

PHP, JavaScript, Mootools, MySQL, HTML, CSS, Fireworks

Lead Programmer at Digital Design Center


Lake Mary, FL

. 2006 - 2007. Part of a team of primarily 3D artists and CAD designers developing a desktop application used by property builders to facilitate virtual color appointments for customers' pre-built homes.

Tech Used

C/C++, OpenGL, Ogre3D, HLSL, MFC, MySQL, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Maya, Photoshop


Full Sail University


Winter Park, FL

. September 2003 - March 2005. - Associate of Science in Game Design and Development


Brett Fowle <brettfowle@gmail.com>


Email brettfowle@gmail.com Website http://bfowle.com GitHub http://github.com/bfowle PSN/Steam bf0wl3
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