Bryan McDonald

Hello! I'm Bryan McDonald

I graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Industrial Engineering and worked as an industrial engineer for four years. At some point I wanted to create a website so I taught myself front-end development. I fell in love with web development so much that I went back to school and over the course of two years I completed 42 Hours of Computer Science / Information Technology classes from Middle GA State University. I accepted a software engineering job at Mercer Engineering Research Center in 2014 and have been a full stack .NET software engineer ever since.

My Experience

  • LBAWare

    Software Engineer

    LBA Ware
    Oct 2018 - Present

    LBA Ware is a SaaS company that provides software for the banking industry. I work on their incentive compensation management platform.
    Most notably I helped re-architect a 2-tier web application into a clean architecture style, added dependency injection, and introduced moq, the mocking framework, into the unit tests. I also created an internal authorization provider service using .NET core 2.2.

  • OPM dot gov

    Software Engineer

    U.S. Office of Personnel Management
    May 2018 - Oct 2018

    OPM serves as the chief human resources agency and personnel policy manager for the Federal Government. I worked on the USAJobs.gov website. This is the Federal Government’s official employment site that hosts several thousand new job listing each month, has 1+ million visitors each month, and serves around 20 TB of traffic each month.
    I worked on converting the USAJobs.gov onboarding authentication service into one of OPM’s first microservices using .NET core 2.1.

  • MERC

    Software Engineer

    Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC)
    Feb 2014 - May 2018

    MERC is a non-profit division of Mercer University. I primarily worked on their AFIRM-M (Aging Fleet Integrity and Reliability Management-Multi-Platform) website. AFIRM-M provides a web-based toolset and database for up-to-date information needed by the SPO (System Program Office) for fleet management.
    I was responsible for the full life cycle of all tasks assigned including user interface design, front-end development, and database design.

Tough Mudder

Rogue Runner

Rogue Runner 2012

Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder 2013

Savage Race

Savage Race 2013

Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder 2014

Rogue Runner

Macon Mud Run 2014

Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder 2015

Savage Race

Zombie Run 2015

Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder 2019

BBQer

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I competed in Georgia BBQ Association sanctioned events from 2009 to 2011. While I don't compete anymore I am still an avid BBQer.

Awards:

  • 2nd Place Pork Ribs (Patio Division)
  • Smoke On The Water BBQ & Bluegrass Festival 2011
  • 8th Place Pork Ribs
  • Hawkinsville BBQ Competition 2011
  • 2nd Place Pork Ribs & 2nd Place Pulled Pork
  • Boss Hog Cook-off 2010
  • 2nd Place Pork Ribs
  • Boss Hog Cook-off 2009