I am a technologist with a gift for understanding and designing complex systems. I am naturally interested in business structures and processes, with a talent for identifying areas that can be made more efficient through the use of technology. I can clearly describe complex concepts for technical and nontechnical audiences, verbally and in detailed product specifications and documentation. I have a broad base of experience across platforms and languages. I choose to work with organizations that work in concert with causes that are important to me: the protection of a free & open internet, and social, economic, and environmental justice.
August 2015 — Present
Palomarin is a technical architecture consulting firm dedicated to delivering world-class services to mission-driven organizations and businesses. I founded Palomarin in the summer of 2015, and continue to lead our technical strategy practice.
Palomarin can help your organization:
At Palomarin, we build long-lasting relationships with our clients, providing expert technical architecture services that you can trust.
August 2011 — July 2015
Emerson Media does technical consulting and strategy, from-scratch software development, legacy application maintenance, and project rescue for higher education, nonprofits, and small-to-medium businesses. I worked with a great team and I gained a tremendous amount of experience at Emerson. My responsibilities were diverse and I worked on many types and sizes of projects.
September 2005 — July 2013
After graduating from high school I worked with many non-profit and small business clients on a wide variety of projects. My freelance work has included print and web design, web development, technical decision-making, vendor selection, and technical point of contact with vendors.
June 2010 — July 2011
Boston Organics delivers organic fruits and vegetables to homes and offices throughout the Boston area. They're a great organization with a good moral compass and internal culture. I started working part time in the warehouse and before long, moved into the office.
I had a large number of technical responsibilities, including advising technical decisions, doing LAMP-stack web development, maintaining and building features for internal Microsoft Access applications, system administration and IT work for Linux and Windows, and web and print design. My duties also included marketing: I wrote almost all copy on the website as well as a weekly newsletter, I regularly did data analysis on site traffic and online customer behavior to guide decision making, handled donation requests, staffed booths at events, and talked with vendors and media.
September 2005 — August 2009
I spent four great years in the Art History Department's Visual Resources Collection. The VRC's mission is to serve the University of Chicago community and aid in the teaching of art history. During my time with the VRC, this involved the deliberate, planned transition from physical materials like lantern and 35mm slides to digital images.
I developed new workflows and routines to make digitization more efficient, using my previous technical expertise to automate tedious tasks. Many of these tools are still in use today.
I also trained staff members and fellow work-study students and wrote tutorials and guides, and researched and advised lab and classroom equipment purchases.
And of course, I scanned many, many thousands of images, and developed a lifelong appreciation of art.
February 2005 — March 2005
At A9.com (part of Amazon.com), I had the opportunity to work closely alongside a group of seasoned professionals working on some of the most exciting projects Amazon had going. I experienced a lot in a very short time, from learning about the technological processes of some extraordinarily complex systems, to seeing how teams are managed in an organization the type and shape of Amazon, to, perhaps most importantly, talking with very wise people who had experienced start-up culture in the late 90s, weathered the bubble bursting, and now continued in their field while settling down and raising families. I still think about these experiences nearly a decade later.
September 2005 — June 2009
September 2002 — June 2005
This résumé is current as of August 17, 2017. For the most recent version, please see https://matthewmalinowski.org/resume.