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Nathan Day

Software Development Engineer

Birmingham, AL

(205) 585-9133

Freelance Software DeveloperDec. 2013 – Present

Self-employed, Birmingham AL

  • Dryad Digital Repository (2016): back- and front-end development to improve metadata-harvesting interface and browser interface for online digital repository.
  • Printing-services client (2015 – 2016): early-stage application and system design, specification, and prototyping for electronic statement delivery platform.
  • Literary Paris / Maps and Texts (2015): web and markup development for a digital humanities project supporting literary cartography coursework.
  • Open Bibliography (2014): web and markup development for a digital humanities project supporting online publication of descriptive bibliographies.

Repository Programmer/Associate in Research (Contract)Jun. 2014 – Mar. 2015

Dryad Digital Repository, Durham NC

  • Prototyping and implementation of data display interfaces.
  • Development and maintenance of application services and development infrastructure.

Software Developer Oct. 2013 – Dec. 2013

Grant Street Group, Pittsburgh PA

  • Back- and front-end software development.

Engineer, Software Development Feb. 2012 – Aug. 2013

3M, Health Information Systems (formerly CodeRyte, Inc.), Bethesda MD

  • Implementation engineering of the ingestion, pre-processing, and staging engine during client on-boarding.
  • Application, data, and system troubleshooting and issue resolution for client-facing teams.
  • Review of configuration specifications and client data prior to engineering hand-off.
  • Support and training of junior implementation engineering staff.

Software and Support Engineer Oct. 2009 – Feb. 2012
Customer Support Specialist Oct. 2007 – Oct. 2009

Inera, Inc., Belmont MA

  • Development of user-interface and platform code.
  • Implementation of document conversion filters, client editorial configurations, and configuration tooling.
  • Development of application functionality for validation and interchange of publication metadata.
  • Support and development of technical operations, including application build system, automated test suite, and issue-tracking database.
  • Delivery of user, administrator, and developer-level training on eXtyles application framework to clients.
  • Technical support to end users for installation and deployment issues.
  • Quality assurance for editorial configurations and build deployments.
  • Product prototyping, scripting, and document analysis for sales support.

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 copy editing, 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, University of Chicago Press, Chicago IL

Administered article peer review process. Copy edited 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.


MS, Computer and Information Sciences

UAB, 2016

AM, Divinity

University of Chicago, 2004

BA, Religious Studies

Rice University, 1999