At a Glance


C.M. Lubinski

Humble Hacker • 872.333.9262
Pittsburgh, PA 15203 GitHub


APIs & Data
  • Python
  • Postgres
  • REST
  • API-First Development
  • Text Parsing, Machine Learning
  • Data Modeling, Analysis, & ETL
  • Secure, Scalable Solutions
Web Development
  • Django
  • NodeJS
  • React
  • SASS
  • Static Site Generators, CMSes
  • Visualizations, Maps, Interactions
  • DevOps & Cloud Infrastructure
  • Tests, Continuous Integration
Team & Workflow
  • Agile
  • User-Centered
  • Fail-Fast
  • Tight-Knit Peers Sharing Skills
  • Continuous Research & Learning
  • Thoughtful Code Reviews
  • Open Source, Transparent Plans

Recent Work History

Backend Lead
Sept '14 - Present18F (General Services Administration)Remote

Government tech startup improving the public’s experience through shared services, best practices, & open data

  • Python
  • ES6
  • SASS
  • Ruby
  • Django
  • NodeJS
  • React
  • Next.js
  • Rails
  • Postgres
  • AWS
  • Cloud Foundry
  • Launched five new federal software systems and significantly extended six more as a full-stack developer
  • Helped guide waterfall-centric clients, agile engineers, & research-oriented designers to successful sprints
  • Set high expectations for code contributions, focusing on legibility, testability, and clean code principles
  • Promoted to “Lead” of 30+ engineers; hosted presentations, post mortems, code reviews, & pairing sessions
  • Filtered ~100 resumes and interviewed nearly 50 technical candidates, leading to seven 18F hires
Backend Developer
Dec '12 - Sep '14Consumer Financial Protection BureauRemote

Technology Fellowship building public-facing web apps and internal data analysis tools for bank regulators

  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • LESS
  • Django
  • Flask
  • Backbone
  • Leaflet
  • MySQL
  • PostGIS
  • Solr
  • CentOS
  • Shipped three major, user-centric software projects and two significant prototypes, iterating each frequently
  • Contributed to high test coverage, style guide adherence, & code review via frequent discussion/feedback
  • Promoted policies on transparency, open source, and releasing software through working groups & writings
Chief Developer
Aug '10 - Nov '12Toodalu, LLCChicago & Work from Home

Quickly evolving, location-based startup focusing on loyalty rewards, charitable giving, and white-labeled apps

  • Scala
  • Python
  • Lift
  • jQuery
  • Postgres
  • MongoDB
  • Solr
  • Wordpress
  • Debian
  • Led the majority of technology decisions, shepherded the code base through numerous, radical pivots
  • Researched and integrated with credit card processors, social networks, CMSes, mobile utilities, and more
  • Configured and maintained all servers, including continuous integration with black-box integration tests
Web Developer
Jun '08 - Aug '10Network Ninja, Inc.Chicago

White-labeled case management tool for pro bono attorneys, aiding document/client tracking and reporting

  • Object-Oriented PHP
  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • Prototype
  • Postgres
  • Trac
  • Drupal
  • Debian
  • Extended application based on project management priorities, pushing weekly; focused on modularity
  • Instituted automation regimes around app setup and unit-testing, preventing countless bugs


Master of Science with Distinction

Computer Science (Theory), DePaul University

Bachelor of Arts with Honors

Computer Science, Grinnell College



on AI, Crypto, Data Science, Formal Logic, Journalism, ML, Network Analysis, NLP, & more


through conferences, meetups, podcasts, articles, books, and a tendency to tinker

Other Points of Pride

Presentations & Articles

about security, technologies, clean code, CS theory, team morale, and more

Open Source

patches/plugins to upstream frameworks, community management, and personal projects

Recognition & Awards

for innovation, promoting best practices, helping colleagues, and customer service


matters; I write tools for pro bono attorneys, charities, regulators, the public, and other do-gooders

© C.M. Lubinski 2008-2018