Nathan Peck


Backend specialist with experience architecting and implementing scalable services.

Phone: (512) 779-3936
Twitter: @nathankpeck
Github: nathanpeck

Work Experience

Amazon Web Services

Developer Advocate, EC2 Container Service

2016 - Present


Backend Team Lead

2014 - 2016

Backend team lead responsible for the API powering Airtime's Android and iOS apps.

  • Worked as team lead and backend architect to coordinate backend engineering efforts with client team needs and product roadmap.
  • Turned a monolithic backend with poor performance and reliability into a efficient, easily extendable microservice cluster powered by an event backbone built on top of AWS SNS and SQS.
  • Built an engine for dispatching dynamic push notifications to mobile devices (iOS and Android) in response to activity by friends.
  • Also built a powered push service for streaming events to a mobile app to make it respond in real time without the need for HTTP polling.


Lead Backend Engineer

2011 - 2014

Lead system architect and engineer behind the API powering StoryDesk's iPad app.

  • Created a subscription and payment system for SaaS customers, built on top of the Braintree API.
  • Developed backend processes to optimize user's uploaded assets, such as videos, pdfs, and images, for the fastest mobile experience possible.
  • Developed the proprietary engine used to power StoryDesk's real time analytics platform.
  • Also designed and developed a backend service for realtime centralized control of thousands of iPad's.



2011 - 2011

Developed a book search engine supported by affiliate fees from book sales.

  • Built a search engine with a plug and play architecture to integrate many public and private API's that provided information about books.
  • Created a beautiful masonry design for the SERP long before Pinterest made it mainstream. #hipster

Made by Argon

Web Developer

2010 - 2011

Worked as a web developer with design studio Made By Argon creating many static HTML websites, including a website for VideoLAN, the makers of VLC, the most popular open source video players in the world.

General Consulting

Web Developer

2008 - 2010

Worked as a freelance web consultant doing varied work such as developing WordPress blog designs for many popular, high traffic blogs, administrating large online forums, and creating Google Blogger plugins.


Austin Community College

Computer Science - Web Developer Specialization, Associates

2007 - 2008


  • Backend Application

    • Node.js
    • MongoDB
    • DynamoDB
    • MySQL
    • Redis
    • Memcached
  • Infrastructure

    • Docker
    • S3
    • EC2
    • VPC
    • ELB
    • SNS & SQS
    • ECS