Scott W. Bradley

in which scottwb thinks out loud

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I haven’t really put together a résumé in 15 years. I’ve been working as a serial entrepreneur with the same core group of people for a long time. I’m starting the wheels in motion now, but it’s actually a bit daunting. Startup years are like dog years. I’ve done a lot in that time. Short of having a real résumé or CV, I’ve put together a quick brain dump bullet list of the more recent highlights. If and when it becomes important to have a résumé, I’ll buckle down and make one for real…

Scott W. Bradley

Online persona:

  • Blog
  • Google Profile (this has tons of links on the right side to all my accounts like twitter, github, linkedin, StackOverflow, WorkingWithRails, Coderwall, etc where you can see more of my online persona, open source contributions, etc.)

Tech Highlights:

  • 10+ years of C/C++ experience: embedded, GUI, apps, system/OS, networking, database
  • 6+ years of Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Javascript, jQuery/Prototype.js
  • 15+ years relational database experience (mySQL, sqlite, mSQL, Informix, Sybase, SQL Server)
  • 5+ years data center operations (linux, colocation, rack server management)
  • 2 years cloud computing operations (linux, rackspace, opscode chef, SaaS/PaaS/IaaS tools)

Other areas of expertise:

  • Scalable back-end system design/architecture
  • Operating System / network architecture and design
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Personalization / Recommendation Engines
  • Web app design/architecture, RESTful API design, mobile integration
  • HTML5/CSS3/Javascript
  • Lean Startup model
  • Patents (my name is on one issued patent, two pending patents, and a handful of provisionals). I am familiar with many parts of the patent lifecycle from invention, to prosecution, to litigation and re-exam, and have been instrumental in the lifecycle of over a dozen patents.

Job History:

  • CTO at Balassanian Enterprises, LLC: 2011 - 2012
  • CTO at Strings, Inc: 2007 - 2011
  • Chief Architect at Digbee: 2006 - 2007
  • Chief Architect / VP Engineering at Implicit Networks: 2003 - 2006
  • Chief Architect / VP Engineering at BeComm Corporation: 1997-2003
  • Software Developer at University of Washington, School of Medicine, Dept. of Biological Structure: 1994 - 1997


  • Big data problems / MapReduce / Collaborative Filtering
  • Scalability
  • Distributed computing, concurrent computing, and hard architecture problems
  • Mobile and “Web 3.0” (I like to be cutting-edge)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Augmented Reality
  • Ubiquitous Computing (e.g.: wearable computing)
  • Having fun and making money!

Recently involved with:

  • Contributed to Rails core and various other open source projects
  • Mobile web design and apps
  • Responsive web design
  • Node.js
  • NoSQL - Redis, Riak, DynamoDB


  • BS, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington, 1997. Graduated with Distinction. Concentration in Operating Systems, Networking, and Artificial Intelligence