Online Resume

Ross Hettel

Senior Backend Software Engineer

Bachelors in Computer Science - NIU, Class of 2012

Job History


July 2018 - June 2020

Senior Software Engineer

Working with Ruby on Rails, GraphQL, and PostgreSQL at scale


May 2016 - April 2018

Software Engineer

Worked with PHP and Python and C++/Arduino libraries


March 2014 - May 2016

Software Engineer

Worked with Node.js, Angular.js, and MongoDB

edo Interactive

April 2013 - March 2014

Software Engineer

Worked with Java, d3.js, and PostgreSQL

Lighthouse Catholic Media

January 2011 - April 2013

Software Engineer

Worked with PHP and Symfony, jQuery, and MySQL

Fun Side Projects - Game of Thrones spoilers as a service

Built with Node.js, rebuilt with Ruby on Rails, and the Twilio API, scaled thousands of users

Written about in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian,
Business Insider, The AV Club, and Product Hunt


API library for accessing The Noun Project

Built with Node.js and submitted to npm


Placeholder image service full of goats

Built with Node.js, and uses Twitter as a crude "database"


A small weather and webcam display for an IBM 4707 monitor I rescued

Built with Angular and

Jello Earth

Some fun built with d3.js


ross [at] het [dot] tel
rosshettel [at] gmail [dot] com