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C.M. Lubinski

Humble Hacker • 872.333.9262
Pittsburgh, PA 15203 GitHub

Skills & Hats

Data & Web App Developer
  • Data Modeling, Analysis, & ETL
  • Test-driven, API-first Engineering
  • Text Parsing, Data Viz and Maps
  • Scalable DevSecOps Solutions
Communicator & Teammate
  • Play Many Roles, Filling Gaps
  • Tight-Knit Peers Sharing Skills
  • Thoughtful Critiques & Reviews
  • Continuous Research & Learning
Strategy & Leadership
  • Decompose Gnarly Problems
  • Agile & User-Centered Design
  • Balance Delivery & Vision
  • Build Buy-in, Gain Momentum

Recent Work History

Staff Engineer
Aug '18 - PresentDemocratic National CommitteeRemote

Providing data and technology infrastructure services down the ballot and through the Democratic ecosystem

  • Python
  • Django
  • Airflow
  • React
  • Postgres
  • AWS
  • GCP
  • BigQuery
  • Docker
  • Designed & led several core DNC Tech tools, including ecosystem-wide IAM, auditing, and async jobs
  • Contributed across teams, e.g. writing data migrations, hardening election-day apps, and automating GSuite
  • Integrated & extended third party products to magnify our impact & boost an ecosystem with high turn-over
  • Promoted and standardized best practices around infrastructure, security, usability, and coding from day one
Backend Lead
Sept '14 - Aug '1818F (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 financial startup, with webapps, APIs, and integrations written in Scala

Web Developer
Jun '08 - Aug '10Network Ninja, Inc.Chicago

Case management tool for pro bono legal aid, written in custom PHP; weekly sprints and feature releases


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