Greetings! I’m Shawn Dean a professional software and web developer working out of Northern Virginia. Passionate about learning new technologies in the ever-changing technology world. Avid coffee consumer, constant media binger, frequent hot salsa taster.


Senior Software Developer

2015 - Present
Cogent Communications
  • Constructing an in-house multi-tenancy Support Ticket system.
  • Developed and maintain an in-house CRM application for the company sales force.
  • Revamped legacy Java applications to modern PHP web applications.
  • Conceptualized and designed a master postal address management system.

Contract Software Developer

2018 - 2020
Solution Street

Contract Software Developer

2009 - 2011; 2020
How-To Geek

Software Developer

2013 - 2015
  • Developed automated migration scripts for data transfer into newly developed systems.
  • Maintained and continued development with client facing applications.
  • Integrated in-house legacy application into employee framework for quick data references.

Software Developer

2009 - 2013
Centurion Research Solutions
  • Optimized and increased application data lookup and retrieval throughput with Apache Solr.
  • Collaborated on proprietary analytical application for assessing opportunities.
  • Created extensible web 2.0 application framework to support company's flagship product line.
  • Designed easy-to-use and intuitive web interface, using advanced web techniques.
  • Guided product development discussions with higher management.
  • Maintained and continued development with legacy PHP applications.
  • Designed integration tool to synchronize data with Deltek’s GovWin CostPoint product.

Junior Developer

2009 - 2013
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology


PHP & Laravel

Javascript & Vue.js


Databases / NoSQL