Michael Nelson

Lead Software Engineer | Prosper, TX


I am an experienced Lead Software Engineer with a demonstrated history of building and leading teams to deliver high-quality, strategic solutions. I have strong communication skills and collaboration expertise with a track record of defining clear objectives and requirements to enable teams for success.

I have a curious and innovative mindset. I pride myself on bringing creativity to problem solving and removing blockers from teams. I find great satisfaction in automating processes that are otherwise pain points for engineers by developing internal solutions and procedures.



4 yrs 6 mos

  • Lead Software Engineer
    Mar 2020 — Present • 1 yr 11 mos
  • Senior Software Engineer
    Dec 2018 — Mar 2020 • 1 yr 4 mos
  • Software Engineer
    Sep 2017 — Dec 2018 • 1 yr 4 mos

Portfolio System Architect responsible for architectural decisions and artifacts to facilitate business objectives. Provide technical guidance to over 80 developers across 12 execution teams including design, implementation, and maintenance.

Cultural and process champion as a founding team member of a Tech Transformation initiative to promote adoption of industry standard practices and infrastructure.

Experienced Tech Lead, subject matter expert on multiple applications, responsible for feature delivery, ensuring best practices and mentoring colleagues.

Developed responsive web applications using React, Redux, Jest, Selenium, and Cypress. Maintained mock servers, custom React components, alerting and monitoring, and ensured accessibility standards were upheld.

Saved development and testing time enterprise-wide by creating an internal Chrome extension to automate test user authentication and environment routing.


3 yrs

  • Senior Software Engineer
    Jan 2017 — Sep 2017 • 9 mos
  • Software Engineer
    Oct 2014 — Dec 2016 • 2 yrs 4 mos

Principal developer in Placemark's acquisition to integrate their industry-leading technology into Envestnet's platform through an AngularJS application.

Tech Lead for modernizing Envestnet's trading platform in React.

Placemark Investments

Placemark Investments was acquired by Envestnet
  • Software Engineer
    Jul 2013 — Sep 2014 • 1 yr 4 mos

Developed proprietary web applications for financial advisors and led team with best practices in UI standards.

Developed internal trading applications for money managers with Tcl/Tk.

Proactively sought opportunities to innovate by creating a Pivotal Tracker API wrapper in Python that automated project management workflows.

Spearheaded a custom dashboard to monitor and display server health from Nagios' API supporting internal infrastructure teams.

Vertical Nerve

  • Jr. Web Developer
    Sep 2012 — Jun 2013 • 10 mos

Developed responsive websites with a proprietary PHP Zend Framework CMS.

Lead transition from proprietary PHP CMS to Drupal.

Monitored support system and resolved support tickets for production websites.

Developed dashboards rendering live data from Google Analytics and Facebook.

University of North Texas System

  • Web Developer
    Apr 2012 — Sep 2012 • 6 mos

Developed UNT's Information Technology Shared Services (ITSS) website in Drupal 7.

Managed roles and access at a highly granulated level utilizing Workbench Access and implemented a workflow for posting and approving content.

Extended UNT's Drupal theme and modified for ITSS branding.

Performed Drupal training for UNT employees.

Migrated websites and data from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 for ITSS departments.

Roobix, LLC

  • Web Developer (Remote Contractor)
    Dec 2010 — Sep 2012 • 1 yr 10 mos

Contract to develop features for Service King website.

Developed a user rating workflow process for users.

Developed custom HTML, CSS, PHP, and jQuery.

Constructed and parsed SQL, XML, RSS.

Utilized SOAP protocol in PHP for web services.

Integrated Facebook API allows users to share a review.

University of North Texas

  • Web Developer
    Feb 2008 — Apr 2012 • 4 yrs 3 mos

Maintained sixteen UNT department websites under the Office of the Provost.

Developed custom HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and graphics.

Migrated websites to Drupal for efficient management of content and users.

Performed Drupal training for department managers to empower them to customize and maintain their content.


University of North Texas

B.A., Information Technology
2007 — 2012



JavaScript, Node.js, Java, Python, Bash

Frameworks, Libraries, & Tools

React, Redux, Webpack, Sass, Jest, Mocha, Chai, Selenium, Cypress, Gatsby


Linux, Git, Jira, JSON, CSS, HTML

Awards & Honors

OOSA Award

USAA — February, 2018
Awarded quarterly to an employee who promotes an innovative culture.

ABCD Award

Placemark Investements — December, 2013
Awarded annually to an employee that went Above and Beyond the Call of Duty.

Open Source

  • labor-notifier
    This is a simple Twilio application that will automatically text persons who have elected to be notified when your child is born preventing you from manually notifying friends and family, giving you time back to focus on your newborn.
  • reddit-modqueue-discord
    This is a simple bot that will authenticate to a given reddit account, pull reports from a given subreddit, and post the new reports to your Discord.
  • pytracker
    This is a project I forked and updated to automate Placemark Investment's Pivotal Tracker processes. It's a simple Python API that wraps the Pivotal Tracker REST APIs.
  • fcdallas-css
    I created this project to provide a custom stylesheet for the FC Dallas subreddit: http://reddit.com/r/fcdallas
  • mls-standings-scraper
    I created this project, similar to fcdallas-css above, to provide a Markdown table of the MLS standings for the FC Dallas subreddit sidebar.
  • angularjs-dropdown-multiselect
  • react-tabs


Michael Nelson\'s Resume