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Professional Experience

2006 - 2010 (Early Career)

After graduating from the University of Utah in 2006, Brandon spent three years as a Systems Admin and Developer for Ross Equipment Company. He also co-founded Apptys (äpp-tiss), a software development consulting agency, where he initially did development work for Gravitate Online, IFA, Two Man Movers, Master Muffler, and others.  In 2009, he was hired as a Magento developer at an online e-commerce startup,, where he was instrumental in building the company’s Magento web store in preparation for a public launch.

2010 - 2014 (Senior Software Engineer)

In 2010, Brandon was hired as a senior software engineer at Clearlink, where he worked for three years on internal software applications, such as the company’s CRM and sales order management system.  He also continued to grow his side business in 2013 and 2014, adding contract developers, and was involved in development and dev ops for companies such as,,,,, Sports Authority, Heritage Action, and others.

2013 - 2014 (Tech Lead)

Brandon was then hired for a position as a Technical Lead at Guidance, a Los Angeles based development agency and Magento Gold Partner, where he architected software solutions and oversaw a development team for external Magento client projects.

2015 - Present (Senior Software Engineer)

In 2015, Brandon was hired by Cricut, where he has spent time on the Platform engineering team working on back-end RESTful APIs that support Cricut's web clients and mobile apps; as the Shop team lead supporting its Magento e-commerce platform; and on its Dev Ops engineering team, supporting release automation, continuous integration & delivery, site-reliability, security, and performance.

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