Career Timeline

Dec ’20 – Current

Staff Software Engineer
  • Technical Innovator & Problem-Solver
  • Code Craftsmanship Champion
  • Automation & CI/CD SME
  • Automating many processes at Tesla for both Vehicle and Energy

Aug ’19 – Sept ’20

Team Lead Software Engineer, Product Owner
Philips Respironics
  • Highest performer for 2019 out of 150+ software engineers
  • 1 of 6 team leads on $1.6bn project
  • Bringing full CI/CD to a heavily regulated industry via automated testing at all 3 levels of testing pyramid. Dramatically reducing # of defects, lowering mean time to delivery, significantly shortening feedback loop enabling potential defect detection early and often.
  • Leading Test Driven Development efforts to raise the code quality bar and improve code coverage.
  • Brought lowest performing team to highest performing team two metric cycles (5 months) in a row.
  • Responsible for roadmapping, planning & development
  • Responsible for balancing business needs and developer bandwidth
  • Creating a culture of motivated and passionate team members that always deliver

Full Stack | Angular, AngularJS, Karma, Protractor

Java, Spring, Microservices, Mongo, AWS (S3, EC2)

June ’18 – Aug ’19

Senior Software Engineer
Philips Respironics

Microservice-oriented backend architecture with Angular frontend. I am spearheading an effort to dramatically improve quality control over the entire software portion of our product offering. This involves inter-team collaboration and cohesion, raising the bar for peer code reviews, and educating and motivating peer software engineers from the top down.

I’m pioneering efforts to increase code quality by promoting a development book club, organizing a code quality team, and growing awareness and engagement of our passion to do so. We are utilizing books by industry leaders and educators.

Full Stack Software Engineer.

Nov ’16 – June’18

Software Engineer
UPMC Enterprises

We are the innovation and technology division in Bakery Square, Pittsburgh – Silicon Valley of the East.  We specialize in taking innovative ideas and becoming the technology incubator and accelerator for these products and subsequent businesses.  We innovate: which requires trying bleeding edge technologies and failing fast.  Incorporating cutting edge frameworks, languages, APIs & design patterns.


Full Stack Software Engineer.

Angular, Jasmine/Protractor testing, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3.

Java, Spring Framework, Spring Boot, Gradle.

Deployment primarily utilizes Docker and Kubernetes and AWS cloud-based services.

Apr ’16 – Nov ’16

Senior Software Engineer
True Image Interactive

Developing microservices-based and monolithic structured applications utilizing Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, and Interactive Voice Response technologies.  Incorporating cutting edge frameworks, languages, APIs & design patterns.  Areas of focus for front-end application development are Angular, Jasmine unit-testing, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3 (including transitions).  Back-end system focus is Spring Framework, Spring Boot, Maven and native Java.  Mobile development focus is in Adobe’s PhoneGap (Apache Cordova).  Championing for Java systems.

Full Stack Senior Software Engineer.

Oct ’15 – Apr ’16

Application Developer
Highmark, Inc / HM Health Solutions  

Full stack developer for both internal and external applications.  Contributing to Highmark’s proprietary “Bootstrap” framework and applications: working with HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript and jQuery/Angular on the front-end.  Developing enterprise level applications and RESTful services in Java using both JEE6 and JEE7; deployed into WAS application servers.  Working in Agile (Scrum) teams delivering at 2 week sprints.  Became extremely resourceful in navigating and communicating cross-department to obtain knowledge transfers and delegate workloads for large projects that fall beyond my own skillset.

Aug ’14 – Oct ’15

Software Development Engineer
Aethon, Inc.   

Full stack developer for chain-of-custody software application.   Worked in a team of 5 engineers using both CVS and later Git for revision control.  Worked extensively with databases (supports MySQL and MS SQL) and HIPPA compliant HL7 interface models to deliver an HTML5/CSS3 compliant web-based software application.  Additionally: Designed and wrote custom apps & scripts to improve internal activities.

Apr ’13 – Aug ’14

Director, Internet Communications
Printing Industries of America  

Design, develop and launch new version of current mega-site hosted on Drupal CMS.  Requires PHP, Javascript, HTML, CSS and jQuery experience.  Responsiblities included managing IT staff, technical and administrative support issues arising internally as well as externally (from members and affiliates). Handled director level administrative/management responsibilities. Developed custom Drupal modules to handle migration process. Refined/re-developed existing Drupal modules that did not function as initially intended.  Modified/Updated current php and other custom web-based applications currently in place to handle proprietary systems.

Dec ’12 – Apr ’13

Web & App Developer
Pixel Turbine & Med-fast Pharmacy.  

Designed, developed, and maintained a wide variety of websites from content-based to database-driven sites; Heavily involved in both front and back-end development. Skills utilized here were: Graphic Design, Logo & Branding development, client-side and server-side.  Made extensive use of jQuery (JavaScript), HTML,/CSS, PHP & MySQL, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

Steve Livingston

Technical Lead Software Engineer, Freelancer & Entrepreneur

Natural Bodybuilder and Life Enthusiast

A talented, ambitious professional eager for a career with long-term growth opportunities.

Strong attention to detail, goal-oriented and critical thinking abilities combined with a well-developed skill for learning new  languages, libraries & frameworks quickly.

He possesses a genuine passion for solving challenges with unique, efficient solutions.  An agile candidate that takes pride in his work and is highly resourceful; willing to go the extra mile or work the extra hours to get the project done.

An unrelenting passion for the art that is software engineering enables him to continue to rapidly grow his skillset and continue to pursue the ranks of the most skilled software engineers. |

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