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Jira | Confluence | Jenkins

WordPress | Wix | Squarespace

JetBrains IDE Suite

Mercurial | Git  | Sourcetree

GitHub | GitLab

Slack | Skype | SharePoint


A programmer by trade, I have tackled a range of projects. I've designed, built, and maintained desktop and mobile applications, worked on international web-based products and created unique applications for a company's internal use. I've gathered experience in large legacy systems, analytics, databases, and project management. 

Professional Info/Skills
Professional ​
Work Experience
Senior Software Engineering Manager - Indeed

September 2018 - present

  • Managed my team of 3 managers, each with 4-10 individual contributors, and 4 individual contributors

  • Managed a team of 6-10 individual contributors through concept, planning, implementation, and delivery of several internal tools and client facing changes

  • Worked with various teams throughout the company to propose and bring to life technical solutions for pain points and market opportunities


Consulting - Catherine Burgess Development

September 2015 - present

  • Designed, created, and maintained websites for businesses and other professionals on Wix and Squarespace, with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Software Engineer - one45 Software

September 2014 - September 2018

  • Operated with an Agile team in a legacy system on a LAMP stack to identify and fix problems for their web-based product

  • Used Jira, Jenkins, and Sourcetree to maintain a system of continuous delivery

  • Planned and developed new REST APIs in a Symfony Framework and implemented a management system for public API consumption

  • Helped bring to market the company’s first mobile application, using the Ionic Framework, CSS, and HTML

  • Worked as a product developer and scrum team manager to transition a password management system from plain text storage to a BCrypt hashing algorithm in a large legacy system

  • Upgraded infrastructure software version to meet and maintain current standards without suffering downtime


Developer - The Salvation Army - The University of Tulsa

January 2014 - May 2014


  • Developed materials and presentations which were provided to the client

  • Worked with Django and Ember to develop the user interface of the application based on client provided specifications and requirements


Business Intern - Williams Companies

May 2013 - January 2014


  • Developed for and managed an application development project on the Sencha platform to be used company-wide for field inspections during pipeline construction

  • Organized internal and external employees as well as systems integration during installation of Oracle Primavera Unifier into the company business processes

  • Created and maintained the SharePoint site for the group managing the Unifier install


Intern - Dickie and Associates

May 2012 - August 2012


  • Worked in print and social media advertising campaigns through billboards, transit ads, mail-outs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest


Teaching Assistant – University of Tulsa

2011 - 2014


  • Taught the CS 2003 (Fundamental Algorithm and Computer Application) class and MATH 2010 (Calculus I Quiz) class. Created lesson plans and laboratory ideas for the students, as well as designing and grading homework worksheets and practice pages

  • Provide help with homework, preparation for tests, and answer any questions for university students taking College Algebra, Math with Applications, Basic Calculus, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, and Calculus II


Intern – Tulsa Police Department

June 2011 – August 2011


  • Worked with detectives in the Cyber Crimes Unit to locate evidence for active cases on desktops, laptops, external hard drives, and cell phones

  • Disassembled and reassembled several computer brands, including iMac, Toshiba, and home-builds

  • Performed many tasks with the EnCase software, from key-word searches to hash functions




JavaScript | jQuery


MySql | SQL


Python Django

Python Flask

React with Java and Python

Java Spring

PHP Symfony

AWS datastores

University of Tulsa
2010 - 2014 | Bachelor of Science (BS), Mathematics and Computer Science

I graduated from the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. While there, I held leadership roles in the co-ed community service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega.  I completed research projects in education technology and artificial intelligence. I worked as a grader, teaching assistant, and lab instructor, for various courses across the Computer Science and Mathematics departments.

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