A quick overview of my professional experience


Wichita State University 2013

Wichita, Kansas
Started pursuit of Masters in Computer Science. Put on hold when I relocated to North Carolina.
4.0 GPA

Emporia State 2002 - 2006

Emporia, Kansas
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, minor in Mathematics
Magna Cum Laude 4.0 major GPA, 3.81 overall
  • Extensive C++ coursework, including compiler development
  • Utilized the LAMP stack to develop an online bulletin board system
  • x86 assembly work including deltree and quicksort projects
  • GNU/Linux installation, configuration and maintenance


Tortugas Consulting, LLC

October 2011 - Present
Work Requirements
  • Craft custom solutions to solve client-specifc problems
  • Utilize and extend existing solutions to reduce client cost without sacrificing business domain requirements
  • Implement eCommerce site using OpenCart
  • Create OpenCart extension to integrate with DPM API

Research Square

Team Lead
September 2014 - present
Work Requirements
  • Mentor and develop the team to increase productivity
  • Research new tools and technologies to improve RS tech stack
  • Interface with product owners to align company priorities
  • Operate as team SCRUM Master
Software Developer
October 2013 - September 2014
Work Requirements
  • Maintain the RS suite of products
  • Extend and refactor existing code base using Doctrine 2 and Zend Framework 1
  • Interview new potential talent and help with onboarding


Software Developer and Systems Analyst
June 2011 - October 2013
Work Requirements
  • Enhance the TimeIPS personnel management software
  • Maintain and develop supporting applications, including both desktop and embedded QT4/C++ projects
  • Requirement gathering and custom integration exploration and implementation
  • Provide support for 3,000+ company customer base
  • Introduced opcode caching; server throughput increased over 600%
  • Reduced approval processing time to 1/100th of original duration
  • Led migration to git
  • Increased efficiency by introducing new branching model and xdebug
  • Tutored peers on OO design and construction to reduce code duplication
  • Created cross-platform desktop clocking application with biometric validation in C++/QT4.8

OLC Global

Applications Developer and DBA
March 2007 - June 2011
Work Requirements
  • Support and maintain the internally developed payroll system
  • Assist in administration of several GNU/Linux and Windows 2000 servers
  • Maintain the shell script reporting system
  • Set up and wire inbound/outbound calling stations
  • Payroll system efficiency increased, code base reduced
  • Shell system ported from CSH to Bash
  • Port of payroll system from MS Access to LAMP stack utilizing Zend Framework 1.10, Doctrine 2.0, and MySQL 5.1
Lead Supervisor
September 2006 - March 2007
Work Requirements
  • Managed team of four supervisors and over fifty agents
  • Oversaw quality control measures
  • Campaign maintenance and review
  • Prioritized tasks across team to ensure increased profit margin
  • Reduced turnover rate
  • Strengthened quality and restored consistency



C++ ( QT4 ), PHP5, Bash, JavaScript, CSS
x86, C, Python, Ruby, Java, CSH

Tools / Libraries / Frameworks

MySQL, Git, Symfony 2, PHPUnit, Doctrine 2, jQuery, vim, emacs, xdebug, composer, tmux
Oracle 11g, postgreSQL, SQLite, Node.js, SVN, Mercurial, Rails, Silex, Capistrano, Vagrant, Puppet, Frisby.js, Behat, Mink, Android, Zend Framework 1.11

Operating Systems

  • GNU/Linux
  • Mac OS X

Personal Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly organized
  • Self-motivated
  • Detail oriented
  • Passionate


  • Scrum Master Certification, 2014
  • Culture Champion, Research Square 2014
  • Servant Leader Award, Research Square 2014
  • Humility and Will Award, Research Square 2014
  • Mastery Award, Research Square 2013
  • MongoDB Certified, Python and Node.js 2013
  • Employee of the Year, OLC Global 2007
  • National Dean's List, 2003 - 2006
  • Valedictorian, Clearwater High
  • Who's Who, 1998 - 2002
  • 7th place in K-State programming competition, 2001
  • 1st degree black belt, Tae Kwon Do
  • Phi Kappa Phi award recipient


Abbott Shwiyyat

Colleague at OLC Global
C 918.914.2049 • E

I've had the pleasure of working with Matthew for four years now, Matthew is a well spoken individual, skilled database administrator/programmer, and an excellent web application developer, utilizing PHP5. He is also a good Unix shell programmer, utilizing his skills to automate various tasks that are required when needed.

Without a doubt in my mind, Matthew is the fastest learner I've had the pleasure to work with, being able to pick up new languages and technologies is short order.

I enjoy all the conversations I had with Matthew when brain storming together. I also enjoy playing ping-pong ("table tennis") with him.

Jacob Walker

Colleague at OLC Global / Fellow Student at ESU
C 316.461.1127 • E

I worked with Matthew as a supervisor in the market research industry and I can honestly say that I could not have asked for a better leader. He always strove to be fair, consistent, and creative in his management practices.

More importantly Matthew has been a great boon to my growth and development in the IT world. There has never been a question of mine that Matthew was not willing or able to answer; his technical knowledge is outstanding. We have worked together informally on several projects and have developed great synergy.

Ben Racine

Fellow Student at ESU

I had the distinct pleasure of working with (and learning from) Mr. Keeler while we were both studying CS and math at Emporia. We've kept in touch since. Of those I've worked with, either in an academic or business setting, Matt is among the very best. When I recently found myself looking for a collaborator on a project, he was the first name that came to mind. He has an exceedingly sharp grasp of concepts, and has both technical skills, as well as being an excellent person to carry a conversation with. He would be a good choice to manage staff, or deal with interpersonal issues. He would be a definite asset to any organization, in a number of key roles.