Matt Culpepper

Web Developer

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Contact Info

phone: 601.490.0552


  • Ruby, Rails, Grape
  • Postgres
  • AWS
  • Terraform
  • JavaScript, Ember


ScaleFactor (Oct 2017 - June 2020)

Senior Software Developer

At ScaleFactor, I worked with a monolith Rails API and Ember frontends to build automated bookkeeping and backoffice features for small businesses. As one of the first developers with extensive Ruby and Rails experience, I invested time reviewing code and teaching other developers. Over time, I transitioned to infrastructure / devops and gained valuable experience with AWS and Terraform.

Self-Employed (Oct 2014 - Oct 2017)

Freelance Web Developer

I did contract web development work for various companies, mostly using Ruby on Rails.

TurboSquid (April 2013 - Oct 2014)

Senior Developer

At TurboSquid, my title was Senior Developer and my responsibilities included design, creation, and maintenance of internal projects created to manage 3D assets in the TurboSquid system. I refactored several internal applications for better maintainability and performance.

Connect for a Cause (August 2012 - April 2013)

CTO / Co-Founder

At Connect for a Cause, as CTO, I was in charge of all technology and architectural decisions. The web app was a traditional Rails app with server-side rendering.

iSeatz (April 2010 - August 2012)

Developer II, Rails Lead

At iSeatz, I went through several titles and responsibilities, but one of the most rewarding was when I was lead Rails developer on American Express travel site. I was in charge of the initial design of a Rails app that consumed an internal API and also consumed several external American Express APIs. I led teams ranging from 3 to 8 developers throughout my last year at iSeatz.

University of Southern Mississippi (July 2009 - April 2010)

Senior Software Developer II

At the University of Southern Mississippi, I met with professors and other administrators on campus to obtain requirements and implemented these requirements using MSSQL and PHP.

BearingPoint (June 2007 - July 2009)

Application Developer II

Introduced to several new technologies, such as IBM Rational, EJB, Message Queues, WebSphere, WebLogic, SVN, Serena PVCS, Spring, Struts, Hibernate, Oracle, Luntbuild and Cruise Control.


Mississippi State University (2002 - 2006)

B.S., Computer Science


Sun Certified Java Programmer

Member of 2012 Silicon Bayou 100 List