Scott Steffes

Software Engineer
Web Application Developer


Lead Web Application Engineer

Biz IT Alignment 08/2014 - present
  • acting as sole engineer for an accounting webapp in use by several large clients including Lifetime Fitness and Fairview Health Services
  • managing the full development lifecycle including feature/bug tracking, developing, testing, code deployment, and database optimization
  • working alongside BizIT's CEO to further develop the application and offer support in response to customer feedback

Software Engineer

Renaissance Learning 03/2015 - 08/2016
  • built back-end data-processing services in C# .NET
  • developed front-end single page applications using Angular.js
  • coordinated work with a team of 7 developers, testers, and requirements analysts
  • managed and integrated programming work performed by external contractors

Independent Web Application Developer

12/2013 - present

Web Application Engineer

Software For Good 06/2014 - 10/2014
  • developed Ruby on Rails web applications for various clients
  • managed full web application stacks including: databases, central business logic, and front end (HTML/CSS/Javascript)
  • gathered customer requirements and feedback on a weekly basis
  • produced and deployed new features rapidly using agile methodologies

System Administrator

UofM Morris 01/2013 - 08/2013
  • built 13 new computers and integrated them with an existing Linux lab
  • migrated 45 computer lab to Fedora 18
  • implemented a centralized lab software management system using Puppet
  • setup and configured LDAP authentication system with SSL and NFS

Software Engineer Intern

Trane Inc. 05/2012 - 09/2012
  • developed a patent-pending embedded systems software management dialog currently in use by thousands of Trane technicians
  • gained a strong understanding of C#, WinForms, WPF, and a 100,000+ line portion of Trane legacy code in 1 month
  • leveraged understanding of codebase to completely replace a 12,000 line WinForms dialog with a significantly shorter WPF dialog greatly improving code readability while adding functionality
  • properly documented feature development and testing procedures in accordance with Trane policies

Research Assistant

UofM Morris 05/2011 - 05/2012
  • developed education tools for the iOS platform with Prof. Kristin Lamberty
  • integrated a mobile app with an existing desktop app to provide a more flexible educational experience for the user
  • gained a working understanding of the iOS platform in approximately 1 month

Core Competency:

Above any specific programming language, framework, or development environment, I would consider my most valuable skill my ability to quickly learn a new skill set when the need arises. I have focused most of my serious study on learning general programming practices that are applicable in a wide variety of situations. I strive to produce readable, maintainable code and to follow best practices for source control and testing.

Hard Skills:
  • Proficient:
    • Ruby on Rails
    • C#
    • Angular.js
    • HTML, CSS, Javascript
    • Java
    • Unity 2D/3D
    • Unix Terminal
    • GIT/Github
  • Familiar:
    • iOS
    • C, C++, Objective C
    • jQuery, PHP, Foundation 5
    • Lisp, Clojure
    • Google SketchUp
    • R
    • Perl


University of Minnesota Morris

  • BA Computer Science
  • Focus in Statistics
  • Graduation Date: May 2014
  • Coursework:
    • Software Design & Development
    • Programming Languages
    • Parallel Computing & Functional Programming
    • Multivariate Statistical Analysis
  • GPA: 3.96


  • Exchange Student through UofM Morris
  • Achieved conversational proficiency in Japanese language and familiarity with Japanese business culture.
  • Term: August 2013 - May 2014