Aaron Carlton

Aaron Carlton

Senior Software Engineer, Technical Lead

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Agency hardened, well rounded senior engineer looking to contribute back to society and this Planet Earth by doing amazing work, collaborating with talented, creative people and constant personal evolution.


2006 University of San Diego

BA in Computer Science

  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • 2004 Study Abroad - Madrid, Spain

Areas of Expertise

Work Experience

Senior Software Engineer and Technical Lead at Ordinary Experts

2015 - Present

Ordinary Experts is a technology consulting firm and AWS Advanced Consulting Partner specializing in AWS infrastructure automation and management. We use tools like Terraform, CloudFormation, and Chef to fully describe AWS infrastructures in source code. We use workflows like peer code review, git flow, and CICD pipelines to continuously improve and deploy updates to applications and infrastructures.

Independent Web Consultant and Engineering Contractor

2013 - Present

  • Primarily participating in long term development initiative for health care startup client
  • Developing and supporting SaaS platform for managing electronic medical records
  • Experience with HIPAA complicance and complex medical technology security standards
  • Balancing other support clients and contracting opportunities

Senior Software Engineer at Properflow Inc

2014 - 2015

  • ProperFlow's software service product lets people and companies create shareable, trackable, super-powered checklists
  • ProperFlow also offers high-level technology consulting and development services for a wide variety of technologies and frameworks

Sr. Software Engineer and Sales Engineer at Digitaria (A JWT Company)

2007 - 2013

  • Specialized with the Emerging Technologies team to work with a diverse variety of free and open source software
  • Technical Lead for many high profile clients including Disney, Fox and National Geographic
  • Grew along with Digitaria through the 2010 acquisition by JWT / WPP and their transition to a global agency
  • Represented the technology practice to Digitaria's sales process after a 2011 transition to establish the Sales Solutions group

Software Engineer at SMS.ac

2006 - 2007

  • Co-responsible for re-architecture of billing systems from the database forward
  • Led team dedicated to improvement and maintenance of Email Sync web services
  • Conducted entry-level hiring interviews for engineering and QA positions
  • General bug-fixing; selected for elite SWAT critical maintenance team


  • Meditation
  • Astrology
  • Yoga
  • Travel
  • Burning Man
  • Electronic Music
  • Digital DJing
  • Guitar
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Arduino
  • Emacs