Cloud Engineer | Senior Back End Developer

Hi, my name is Robb and I'm an Experienced Senior Back-End Developer and AWS Cloud Engineer
with a proven track record of over 20 years in robust ColdFusion solutions and many other technologies.
I'm an inspirational leader driving high-quality results and passionate about delivering
innovative solutions for enhanced functionality and efficiency.

About Me

I am a passionate Engineer

If I were to describe myself in a few words, I would say that I am driven, adaptable, and a continuous learner. I am always seeking new challenges and opportunities to expand my skill set and make meaningful contributions to the ColdFusion and AWS landscapes.

With a deep-rooted curiosity, I constantly seek new challenges and opportunities for growth. I have a knack for problem solving, which enables me to adapt to face paced environments and providing consistent solutions. My dedication to excellence and meticulous attention to detail have consistently contributed to my success in my career.

Beyond my professional life, I am a firm believer in maintaining a healthy work-life balance. I find solace in woodworking and flying rc aircraft, which not only provide me with a creative outlet but also help me approach my work with fresh perspectives.

Collaboration is at the core of my working style, and I thrive in diverse teams where innovative ideas flourish. I am a strong communicator, able to articulate complex concepts with ease and foster open dialogue to drive consensus and achieve common goals.

  • ColdFusion Development: Over 20 years of experience in designing and developing robust solutions using ColdFusion, with expertise in building efficient web applications, APIs, and integrations.
  • AWS Cloud Technologies: Strong proficiency in working with AWS services, including AWS Lambda, API Gateway, Secrets Manager, Kinesis, RedShift, and CloudFront. Demonstrated ability to leverage AWS to deliver scalable and reliable solutions.
  • Leadership and Team Management: Skilled in leading teams and mentoring junior developers, with a track record of effectively managing server infrastructures and coordinating projects. Proven ability to inspire and guide teams to deliver high-quality results.
  • Full Stack Development: Well-rounded experience in full stack development, learning back-end technologies such as Node.js and front-end technologies like Vue JS. Able to work on diverse projects and implement end-to-end solutions.
  • DevOps and Continuous Deployment: Proficient in DevOps practices, including version control, continuous integration, and deployment. Experience implementing tools like CircleCI and managing DNS records using Cloudflare API.


I am deeply passionate about continual learning and personal growth as a professional developer. I am currently studying to pass the
AWS Certified SysOps Admin Associate exam and then on to the AWS Certified Developer Associate exam

Certified Solutions Architect Associate

September 2023

Certified Cloud Practitioner

June 2023

Cloud Quest - Solutions Architect

July 2023

Cloud Quest - Data Analytics

July 2023

Cloud Quest - Serverless Developer

June 2023

Cloud Quest - Machine Learning

July 2023

Cloud Quest - Security

July 2023

Certified Expert Advanced ColdFusion

Feb 2011


Stova (Formerly MeetingPlay)
Large event company with an on-premise presence, virtual and mobile applications. Responsible for code reviews and merges into staging and production environments. Mentoring other developers, interviewing and onboarding contractors. Currently moving into an AWS Developer role that is heavily involved in writing NodeJS based lambda functions using API gateways.

    - Implemented AWS secrets integration providing the ability to pull out critical API Keys and passwords from our code. Provided training and documentation to allow other developers to quickly implement this code from new fusion cloned sites.

    - Amazon Pay integration for a large AWS Event - Working from the documentation, I built many Lambda/Node JS functions providing the ability to accept Amazon Pay as a payment solution within one of our microsites. This system was used to process hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of payments to reserve conference spaces.

    - Developed with our team a real time usage reporting tool that used multiple AWS Technologies like Kinesis, RedShift, CloudFront, Lambdas, API Gateways and Cold Fusion to deliver a reporting request system that allowed the client to request complicated time-consuming reports and be notified when complete.

    - Contributed to many internal tools such as automatic code generation tools, custom CommandBox modules and Git automation.
Originally brought on to manage servers and institute nonexistent version control practices. Expanded role to mentor junior developers, set standards, and lead scrum meetings for key initiatives. Continued to take on additional responsibility managing 3 teams of developers for multiple different product lines.

    - Engineered an API using REST methodology to interact with our SaaS applications giving our customers more options to access their accounts and manage internal processes.

    - Developed two mobile applications using PhoneGap and ColdFusion deployed to both the Apple Store and Google Play to meet customer requirements for remote access by facility engineers and tenants.

    - Implemented continuous deployment via CircleCI to standardize how the development team releases new features and bug fixes.

    - Managed and migrated 2500+ domain DNS records to Cloudflare via their API.

    - Designed and documented an end-to-end developer process using VS Code, CommandBox, Lucee and ACF to keep our development team using cutting-edge development tools.

Leprino Foods
Hired to oversee company intranet to improve information sharing and cross divisional interaction. Evolved into supporting ERP implementation by designing web application for manufacturing plant preventive maintenance.

    - Built sizeable ColdFusion application for internal employee performance evaluations and personal development resulting in saving over $500,000 software expense.

    - Managed 8 Flex Developers during a large ERP implementation with Flex front ends for three of the business's most critical processes around Plant Maintenance, Quality Management, and Quality Alerts.

    - Directed an extensive Portal Strategy case study which captured survey participation from 75% of the company's employees and presented outcome with suggestions on future technology offerings.

    - Engaged with department leaders to help build applications to increase productivity and collaborated with marketing to keep the public-facing website updated.


How I built and configured this site

I built this site as a learning process with the goal of learning new technologies and implementing them in a real-world application. I started with a simple HTML template and hosted it on AWS S3 using the static site hosting option. I setup the domain within Route 53 and pointed it to a CloudFront distribution to serve the site over HTTPS using SSL.

The contact form below uses an await/async function to post the data to an AWS API Gateway endpoint. The endpoint is configured to trigger a Lambda function that sends an email to me using AWS SES. The Lambda function also writes the data to a DynamoDB table for future analysis.

This was a great learning experience and I look forward to adding more features to this site in the future. I will be adding more projects to this site as I continue to learn new technologies including examples of projects I have worked on in the past.