Teejay VanSlyke
340 s Lemon Ave #4166
Walnut, CA 91789


Motivated and personable engineer, architect, designer, and leader with ten years of professional experience in full time and contract-based roles.

In my years of experience building multi-layered systems, I've recognized people are what make software function. As a result, I have honed my interpersonal and verbal communication skills as much as my engineering skills.

My approach to building software is one which heralds pragmatism over pedantism, people over tools, and concepts over frameworks.

For more comprehensive insight into my skills, interests, and viewpoints, visit my website at TeejayVanSlyke.

Skills & Technologies

  • One year experience building applications using the React and Redux frameworks
  • Experience leveraging the Node and NPM ecosystems for package management in complex client-side applications
  • Experience using Webpack and Gulp to build complex JavaScript applications
  • Three years experience building complex Backbone and Marionette client-side applications
  • Ten years experience building production-ready Ruby and Rails applications
  • Built and maintained PostgreSQL databases
  • Use Heroku extensively to deploy and scale complex web applications and API's
  • Have built and shipped developer VM's with one-command Vagrant configuration powered by Chef.
  • Redesigned and reimagined existing consumer-facing products and their user experience.
  • Architected highly complex, fault-tolerant web applications and API's from the ground up, on teams with several developers.
  • Have authored and maintained technical documentation.


PS Dept. — New York, NY.
Director of Engineering (2012 - 2017)
  • Built custom e-commerce Rails API for iOS application from the ground up.
  • Authored Nokogiri-based scrapers in Ruby for dozens of partner product data feeds for import into our database.
  • Built custom internal dashboard application in Marionette, in order for our sales team to perform daily sales and administrative functions.
TeejayVanSlyke — Eugene, OR.
Principal (2012 - Present)
  • Created branding, identity, and website for single-member consulting shop.
  • Sold and implemented web development projects of varying scale and complexity in Rails, Go, Backbone, and React.
  • Handled business-related tasks, including sales, billing, and accounting.
Turing — Berkeley, CA.
Lead Web Developer (2010 - 2012)
  • Built international admissions system for small private technology college in Rails.
  • Worked with startup founder to build image annotation tool in Backbone.
Portland State University — Portland, OR.
Adjunct Instructor (2009)
  • Led students through the process of producing custom websites for three local small businesses.
  • Taught basic HTML/CSS to college students at the 400 course level.

ELC Technologies — Santa Barbara, CA.
Developer (2008 - 2009)

  • Led two six-week rapid prototyping projects for greenfields startup clients in Rails.


Ithaca College — Ithaca, NY.
B.A. Computer Science. Philosophy Minor.