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C.M. Lubinski

Humble Hacker • 872.333.9262
Pittsburgh, PA 15203 GitHub

Skills & Hats

APIs & Data Wrangler
  • Python
  • Postgres
  • REST
  • API-First Development
  • Text Parsing, Machine Learning
  • Data Modeling, Analysis, & ETL
  • Secure, Scalable Solutions
Web Developer
  • Django
  • NodeJS
  • React
  • SASS
  • Static Site Generators, CMSes
  • Visualizations, Maps, Interactions
  • DevOps & Cloud Infrastructure
  • Tests, Continuous Integration
Communicator & Teammate
  • 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 a dozen significant projects through close collaboration with agency partners, designers, and devs
  • Spanned full development stack, including devops, ETL scripts, APIs, security, interfaces, and visualizations
  • Promoted to “Lead” of 30+ engineers; hosted presentations, discussions, code reviews, and pairing sessions
  • Set high expectations for code contributions, focusing on legibility, testability, and clean code principles
  • Filtered ~100 resumes and interviewed nearly 50 technical candidates, leading to eight 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 legal aid, providing 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 software for legal aid agencies, charities, researchers, regulators and the public

© C.M. Lubinski 2008-2021