Nathan Day

Software Developer

Birmingham, AL

Employment History

Freelance Software Developer Dec. 2013 – Present
Self-employed (Birmingham, AL)
  • Freelance software development
    • Open Bilbiography: web and markup development for TEI-based digital humanities startup project
Software Developer Oct. 2013 – Dec. 2013
Grant Street Group (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Application development in support of TaxSys web-based tax calculation, collection, cashiering, and distribution application.
Engineer, Software Development Feb. 2012 – Aug. 2013
3M (Bethesda, MD)
  • Configuration and development of medical record pre-processing pipelines for web-based NLP application.
  • Development and maintanance of tooling for data analysis, configuration, and application monitoring.
  • Troubleshooting of systems, application, and data for client-facing teams.
  • Review of configuration specifications, data, and other materials prior to engineering handoff.
  • Support and training of junior engineering staff.
Software and Support Engineer Oct. 2009 – Feb. 2012
Customer Support Specialist Oct. 2007 – Oct. 2009
Inera, Inc. (Belmont, MA)
  • Developed new application functionality to structure and semantically enrich user content, targeting standard and custom markup vocabularies.
  • Developed new functionality for validation and interchange of publication metadata.
  • Configured document conversion filters within application framework.
  • Maintained and extended application user-interface code.
  • Maintained and supported company technical infrastructure, including application build system, automated test suite, issue-tracking database, configuration management tools, and hardware.
  • Delivered user-, administrator-, and developer-level training on application framework to clients.
  • Implemented editorial-style and production configurations within application framework.
  • Provided technical support for installation and deployment issues.
  • Provided quality assurance for editorial configurations and distributed builds.
  • Provided product prototyping, scripting, and document analysis for sales support.
  • Represented company to existing and prospective customers at trade shows and conferences.
Freelance Editor Sep. 2007 – Oct. 2007
Editorial Assistant July 2004 – Aug. 2007
National Consumer Law Center (Boston, MA)
  • Compiled contents, edited, and provided project-management support for legal manuals.
  • Assisted with development and production of legal manual series, including copyediting, typescript coding, revision management, fact-checking, and proofreading.
Quality Control Editor July 2003 – Nov. 2003
Corporate Communications Broadcast Network (Boston, MA)
  • Proofread quarterly financial report documents.
Editorial Assistant Sep. 2001 – Dec. 2002
Economic Development and Cultural Change/UChicago Press (Chicago, IL)
  • Administered article peer review process.
  • Copyedited accepted manuscripts.
Editorial Assistant Aug. 2000 – Aug. 2001
Brooks/Cole Publishing (Belmont, CA)
  • Administered manuscript submission and peer review processes for higher-ed business math and statistics textbook list.
  • Coordinated editorial–production communications and served as initial point of contact for external editorial inquiries.
  • Drafted editorial contracts, budgets, and sales-forecast documentation.


Programming Languages

  • Perl, incl. advanced regex, web frameworks, DBI, DBIx::Class
  • Javascript, incl. jQuery and Bootstrap
  • XSLT 1.0/2.0, XPath 1.0/2.0
  • VBA, VB6, VB.Net
  • Some: Java, C, Python


  • MySQL
  • SQLite

Markup, XML, and Document Technologies

  • HTML 4 & 5, CSS 3; LESS
  • XSD 1.0 and XML DTD; some SGML DTD
  • JATS/NLM DTD; CrossRef Deposit schema
  • Some: XQuery 1.0, XSL-FO, LaTeX

Software Engineering

  • Source control: SVN, Git, VSS
  • Issue tracking: Bugzilla, Jira
  • Operating systems: Linux (Debian, Ubuntu), OSX, Windows XP & 7
  • Test-oriented development


  • Editorial styles: University of Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition; Bluebook of Legal Citation, 18th edition
  • Natural languages: reading knowledge of French, German, Greek (classical), Latin


n/a, Computer Science Aug. 2013 – Present
University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, AL)
  • Non-degree coursework in computer science
n/a, Classical Languages 2005 – 2007
University of Massachusetts, Boston (Boston, MA)
AM, Divinity June 2004
University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
BA, Religious Studies June 1999
Rice University (Houston, TX)

Additional Information


  • Birmingham Arts and Music Festival (2011)
  • Sidewalk Film Festival (2011, 2012)
  • Secret Stages Music Festival (2012)
  • Birmingham Artwalk (2011, 2012)


  • Music: guitar, recording
  • Woodworking: furniture making, lutherie