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Daniel Foerster

World-class Python developer with over a decade of serious development experience. Organically and intentionally growing leader, mentor, and educator. Proven versatility through work in a wide range of environments including full-stack web development, ETL pipelines, cloud/serverless computing, and SQL-backed systems. Veteran of a variety of SDLC methodologies such as Object-Oriented Programming, Dependency Injection, Continuous Integration, Kanban, and Agile/Scrum.

Lead Developer

August 2022 – Present

Creative, technical, and educational lead for open-source and contract projects

Programming Tutor

June 2022 – Present
Varsity Tutors

Contract tutor for long-term and emergency students

Teaching Intern

May 2023 – July 2023
Falls Baptist Church

Co-teacher for pilot of new summer school track

Open Source/Freelance Developer

March 2012 – July 2022

Self-driven contributor to both personal and team projects in a variety of languages and applications

Senior IT Developer

March 2021 – December 2021
Athene USA — West Des Moines, IA

Key subject matter expert in Python for Actuarial-IT team

IT Developer

May 2017 – March 2021
Athene USA — West Des Moines, IA

Primary individual contributor to mission-critical greenfield projects

Backend Developer

August 2015 – April 2017
DuPont Pioneer — Johnston, IA

Individual contributor on Scrum team building AWS-based Python RESTful API from infancy to release

Lead Developer

May 2015 – February 2016
Land of Fire (Open source)

Core developer and leader for entire team

Programming Intern

May 2014 – August 2014
Oakland Corporation – Story City, IA

Individual contributor with technology selection responsibilities

Backend Developer

September 2012 – December 2012 (Defunct)

Primary contributor to backend development

Bachelor of Arts: Bible, Music Pedagogy

January 2022 – May 2025
Baptist College of Ministry – Menomonee Falls, WI

One-Year Certificate: Bible

August 2013 – May 2014
Ambassador Baptist College – Lattimore, NC