Natalie Rogers
4607 Gonzales Street, Austin, TX 78702 | 512.922.8762 | [email protected] | https://github.com/nprogers
Professional Summary
Business savvy developer with a deep and lasting love for testing, doing things right the first time, and giving back to the community.
Skills

Python

PHP

MySQL

 

Linux/Unix

Agile 

Work History
October 2014-Current Software Engineer II | WP Engine | Austin, TX
Platform engineer responsible for maintaining existing codebase, implementing new features, and monitoring and improving the platform.
  • Implemented framework for testing WordPress from within phpunit.
  • Created tool to locally analyze web traffic in order to identify and block malicious requests. Over 6 million bad requests were blocked within one week of implementation.
  • Developed summer internship program and led team to design project and curriculum. Hired and mentored 5 interns for summer project to collect and display platform KPIs. 
  • Engineered a support training tool, designed to be easily extendible by the support techs themselves. Facilitated cross-collaboration between Engineering and Support to bridge knowledge gaps, improving the relevance of the tool.

June 2011-May 2014 Technical Sales Engineer | IBM | New York, NY

Technical sales representative on a regional team. Delivered enterprise level data replication, data integration, and data analytics solutions on the System z platform.

  • Provided technical presentations and demos throughout the sales process and performed onsite proof of concept testing to demonstrate product value.
  • Prepared value based cost-benefit analysis to drive sales. 

December 2010-May 2011 Research Scientist (Intern) | Applied Research Laboratories | Austin, TX

Research Scientist for Department of Defense project to interpret sonar data using computational geometry and digital signal processing techniques in MATLAB.

  • Started project with no prior knowledge of DSP.
  • Achieved high success under little supervision.
  • Extensively documented findings, process, and code for future interns.
Education
2011 Bachelor of Science: Computer Science University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Give Back

GEN Austin, Project IT Girl Advisory Board Member and Volunteer

JANUARY 2015 - MAY 2016

Worked on team to develop curriculum for after school program. Taught basic programming skills in Python, culminating in a classroom project to create a website to display Instagram posts for a user provided hashtag.

 

GirlStart, Volunteer

AUGUST 2007 - MAY 2009

Assisted in classroom for after school program. Projects included website building in HTML and CSS, game development in Python, and a green energy design project.