Timothy Spangler

Web & iOS engineer

Senior Software Engineer at Tribune Publishing


  • As a member of the Digital Subscriptions team, developed and maintained mission-critical, Rails-backed systems to manage paywalls and subscription services at enterprise scale for more than a dozen major news properties, including the Chicago Tribune and New York Daily News
  • Ported legacy serverside Java code to modern Ruby

Proprietor + Web & iOS Developer at Atomic Promise


  • Planned, developed and deployed full stack applications for large and small clients in the U.S., Canada and Israel
  • Integrated payment gateways and APIs (including Stripe, Braintree, PayPal and Segpay) with web and mobile apps
  • Localized and internationalized Rails apps in English and French
  • Pair programmed with and managed remote contractors worldwide

Web Developer at Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks


  • Planned and executed a complete standards-compliant visual and code-level overhaul of Elks.org, used by nearly one million Elks nationwide
  • Designed, implemented, tested and deployed a flexible, dynamic system for Elks National Foundation scholars to apply for scholarships

Skills, Languages & Frameworks

  • Backend development with Rails, Sinatra and node.js
  • Frontend development with modern, vanilla JavaScript and HTML5/CSS3
  • Well-versed in iOS development in both Swift and Objective-C
  • Fanatical about source control with git and testing with rspec
  • Devops experience deploying Docker-based cloud applications, as well as configuration and maintenance of EC2 instances and associated AWS services (S3, Glacier, SES)
  • Published newspaper reporter
  • 日本語がちょっとかります。


Northwestern UniversityMedill School of Journalism

MSJ, New Media Journalism (2006–2007)

  • Reported–in both multimedia and print–on consumer affairs for the Medill News Service.
  • Led a Yahoo!-funded team tasked with revamping the web presence of the Chicago Filmmakers, with an emphasis on multimedia and social integration