Ashton Kemerling



Edmunds (2017 - Current)

  • Technical Lead for Lead Systems
  • Support multiple Java & Spring projects
  • Redesign outdated architecture to improve stability and simplicity

DRW Trading (2015 - 2017)

  • Work in Clojure, Jruby, and JS on back office applications
  • Support real time back office risk and position tracking software
  • Maintain a mixture of green field and legacy code working together

Pivotal Labs (2013 - 2015)

  • Add features to Pivotal Tracker
  • Manage two very large Backbone.js applications
  • Spearhead efforts in using experimental testing techniques
  • Co-maintain CI environments

Narrative Science (2012 - 2013)

  • Interact with clients to determine data needs
  • Design, implement, and test data ingestion
  • Manage and improve Jenkins testing and CI setup
  • Sole developer for Quill for Google Analytics (now QuillEngage)

OnShore Development (2011 - 2012)

  • Develop onShore’s flagship product, WebCheckout
  • Help complete performance overhaul of product
  • Rewrote in-house MVC framework
  • Automate deployments to new environments
  • Create and integrate new internationalization and localization library

Open Source and Volunteering

Care For Real (2012 - Current)

  • Determine food pantry’s needs for client tracking
  • Write Ruby on Rails application to serve needs
  • Migrate data from legacy database to MySQL
  • Train desk workers in new application


  • Emacs plugin to interact with Jenkins CI server
  • Allow users to view all jobs, and monitor progress
  • Enables users to start CI jobs without a context switch


Loyola University Chicago (2008 - 2012)

  • B.S. in Computer Science
  • B.S. in Mathematics
  • Honors