Gage Langdon
Gage Langdon

Gage Langdon

Hobby Projects

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Gatsby AWS Lambda S3 Tailwind CSS Webhooks

A photobooth-like app that takes a picture on a loop. This was initially built for a halloween party that I hosted. Built with Gatsby, AWS Lambda, S3, and Tailwind.

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Next Serverless AWS MongoDB

LPM is an isomorphic Next.js game where 350 daily players practice typing. The front end server-side renders from Netlify edge nodes, and the back end operates with AWS lambda and serverless MongoDB.

LPM surpassed 50,000 users and 1,000 song lyrics as of nov 2023

C# JS Unity3D

A doodle-jump clone built in C# and legacy Unityscript. It was originally released on the google play store in 2016 followed by a redesign from Cody Sims.

Pop game

Pop

C# Unity

A calming web game built with my two brothers, Camryn and Davon, over the course of a couple days

Overtime

Overtime

C# Unity3D Blender

This playthrough by 8-BitRyan recieved over 220,000 views for this popular indie horror designed by Joey Simas.

snake

A Sh*tty Off-Brand Snake

Unity3D Node.js Serverless DynamoDB

A wiggly web game accomplished with procedural animation. The online leaderboard uses serverless architecture with AWS Lambda and DynamoDB.

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Professional History

Senior Software Engineer II Confluent (September 2021 - Present)

Software Engineering Manager Goodleap (March 2019 - August 2021)

Prominent leader for the front-of-house software teams at Goodleap focused on building and mentoring high-trust, high-velocity teams. I built out the founding engineering team and drove the organization's scale from startup to a now multi-billion-dollar, green-energy financing enterprise.

  • Envisioned and architected the primary front-of-house web app that became the public interface for all loanpal's consumer finance customers and internal operations.
  • Appointed and mentored 3 subordinate leaders that built out individual high-performing agile teams that consist of frontend, backend, IOS, and Android engineers
  • Built influence in peer engineering, product, project, support, sales, and executive teams.
  • Established Loanpal's initial team structures, onboarding plans, and code-quality standards.
  • Led hiring efforts for the founding core team starting at #5; I mentored many of these engineers into prominent, high impact, roles
  • Modified team structures and delegated responsibilities as the organizational hierarchy matured.

Senior Software Engineer Goodleap (August 2018 - March 2019)

Founding engineer on a greenfield consumer-finance product that transformed a local mortgage company into a 12 billion dollar loan-originating enterprise. I led the front-end engineering for core services that included loan origination, credit report parsing, finance transfers, loan traunching, and automated underwriting pipelines.

  • Advocated the initial code-quality standards while building the initial minimum viable product that is now scaled to hundreds of thousands of clients.
  • Influenced and predicted product needs while advocating technical requirements for the foundation of our future scale.
  • Introduced the first set of dev tooling, automated testing, and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Adopted and led the initial version of Agile methodology, leading to our first high-velocity engineering team
  • Collaborated with business stakeholders to deliver quality products by writing code that was easy to read, maintain, and scale.

Software Engineer Dermveda (Sept 2016 - August 2018)

Full-stack engineer implementing javascript technologies such as React, Node, GraphQL, a forked open-source CMS, and MongoDB. I worked alongside dermatologists and marketing teams to plan and develop new features that assisted users with skin and wellness concerns by combining tech and dermatology.

  • Collaborated with peer engineers and senior mentors to produce highly reliable React apps with a focus on SEO.
  • Engineered across the full engineering stack, including database and API design.
  • Invented a novel solution for an Isomorphic frontend before today's frameworks; focused on time-to-paint for our prioritized low-bandwidth markets (rural India, Asia, etc.)
  • Reduced run-time costs by 85% by migrating from monolithic APIs hosted on EC2 to a 100% Serverless platform.
  • Maintained operational excellence by quickly responding to and mitigating customer-impacting bugs in production

2012 - 2016

Computer Science @ California State University - Sacramento

Successful indie video game projects and top rewards at multiple hackathons

1993 - 2012

Mississippi Gulf Coast

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