Christopher Gorski

Christopher Gorski

Software Development Manager at Amazon Web Services

Washington D.C. Metro Area
Information Technology and Services

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Christopher Gorski's Overview

  • Software Engineer at Heritage Valley Health System
  • Independent IT Consultant at Independent IT Consultant
  • Software Engineer at DVSport, Inc.
  • Software Engineer at

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Christopher Gorski's Summary

AWS Certified Solutions Architect and subject matter expert (Certification question writer) specializing in enterprise development with emphasis on cloud computing and distributed systems. Also a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) in SQL Server 2008 Database Development, test 70-433. ACM Member.

Christopher Gorski's Experience

Software Development Manager

Amazon Web Services

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Information Technology and Services industry

October 2013Present (1 year) Herndon, VA

• Designer and implementer of test and audit tools for internal and external facing systems
• Writer of production code in Python, Java and Ruby
• Deployer of staging and production code to fleets of Linux servers
• Leader of development team for internal project, including role configuring complex multi-environment, multi-stage continuous deployment system
• Writer of technical content for government proposals

Solutions Architect

Amazon Web Services

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Information Technology and Services industry

June 2012October 2013 (1 year 5 months) Herndon, VA

• Developed demonstration content and presented complex and large scale EMR (Elastic Map Reduce / Hadoop) implementations
• Performed role of AWS Certified Solution Architect Subject Matter Expert (certification exam question writer)
• Collaborated with research, financial, and intelligence communities
• Provided on-site and remote pre-sales and post-sales enterprise support
• Developed technical content for government proposals
• Writer of demonstration code in Bash, Python, Ruby, and Scala
• Achieved certification: Amazon Web Services Certified Solution Architect - Associate Level

Senior Software Engineer


Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry

January 2011May 2012 (1 year 5 months) Washington, DC

• Met the campaign fundraising compliance needs of high visibility clients such as Obama for
America, Hilary Clinton, and Colbert SuperPAC
• Led multiple teams of software developers on various projects by developing team strategies,
setting deadlines, and implementing ideas
• Designed and implemented algorithm for using Amazon Elastic MapReduce to deduplicate
(record link/similarity match) 5+ million records by writing scripts in Python and Apache
Hive query language
• Designed and implemented framework for real-time duplication checking of data using, Python, and Apache Cassandra

Senior Software Engineer

NGP Software

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry

June 2009December 2010 (1 year 7 months) Washington, DC

• Significantly improved user experience of primary product by optimizing procedures in
product's SQL Server 2005/2008 databases
• Designed and implemented a novel method for migrating data from company's legacy
application to new application by utilizing a combination of dynamic T-SQL with table valued
functions that allows high speed rule-matching over large datasets
• Developed an application in F# to automatically back up SQL Server databases to Amazon S3
• Developed a significant number of applications in C# and attained a high level of proficiency
with ASP.NET, Linux and Windows

Software Engineer

Heritage Valley Health System

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

June 2007June 2009 (2 years 1 month) Pittsburgh, PA

• Responsible for leading the design, development and documentation of several IT projects
related to the in-house electronic health records system, including:
◦ Database and interface for a toll-free call center to service patient information requests
◦ Database and desktop management software to manage all information on physicians and
related practitioners across the organization
◦ Print management system for patient identification cards
• Created detailed reports based on patient data for various departments in the organization
• Developed database routines for flagship clinical access software
• Developed websites for the board of directors and several management groups
• Reduced costs by applying open source software such as the Mercurial distributed revision
control system
• Handled patient sensitive information in accordance with HIPAA regulation

Independent IT Consultant

Independent IT Consultant

April 2001July 2007 (6 years 4 months) Pittsburgh, PA

• Managed system administration for various clients such as a regional construction company, a chocolate manufacturer, and a retail chain
• Developed point of sale software and data backup and recovery plans
• Installed and configured hardware
• Reviewed and approved all hardware and software purchasing decisions

Software Engineer

DVSport, Inc.

March 2005May 2006 (1 year 3 months) Pittsburgh, PA

• Interacted directly with customers, pre and post sales. Customers included, but were not
limited to, officials, players, coaches, and directors from the NFL and from collegiate sports
associations. Clients included the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns
• Developed an instant replay system and scouting software for sports teams at the collegiate
and professional level
• Offered 24/7 accessibility throughout employment

Software Engineer

December 1998April 2001 (2 years 5 months) Pittsburgh, PA

• Implemented proprietary video codec in C++
• Developed decentralized distribution system for movies and other media
• Installed physical network infrastructure
• Collaborated in the development of company website
• Acquired US patent 7903822 and EU patent EP1332428, “Method and system for establishing
a trusted and decentralized peer-to-peer network."

Christopher Gorski's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Environment
      • Health
      • Human Rights
      • Science and Technology

Christopher Gorski's Honors and Awards

  • "MacGyver" Award

    Amazon Web Services
    • February 2013

Christopher Gorski's Certifications

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

    • Amazon Web Services
    • April 2013
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) - SQL Server 2008 Database Development - 70-433

    • Microsoft

Christopher Gorski's Patents

Christopher Gorski's Skills & Expertise

  1. Software Development
  2. ASP.NET
  3. C#
  4. .NET
  5. Object Oriented Design
  6. Apache Cassandra
  7. SQL Server
  8. Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  9. Amazon S3
  10. Amazon EC2
  11. Amazon RDS
  12. Amazon CloudFront
  13. Elastic Load Balancing
  14. Amazon SQS
  15. Cloud Computing
  16. Architecture
  17. Enterprise Architecture
  18. SOA
  19. Linux
  20. Amazon Cloud
  21. Amazon
  22. Hadoop
  23. Government Contracting
  24. Federal Government
  25. Microsoft SQL Server
  26. Software Engineering
  27. Subversion
  28. Web Services
  29. REST
  30. Scrum
  31. T-SQL
  32. JSON
  33. AJAX
  35. Agile Methodologies
  36. Scala
  37. Ruby
  38. Python
  39. TCP/IP
  40. Enterprise Software
  41. System Architecture

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