Josh Proehl

Phone: 425-890-1486


Experienced polyglot full-stack software developer and problem solver. Especially enjoys projects that require innovation and creative thinking. Strong communication and leadership skills.


I'm a strong believer that once you know the concepts, the specific language/framework matters slightly less. As a generalist I am able to reach for a wide variety of tools to find the one that best suits the problem at hand.

A non-exhaustive list of notable things I am experienced with:

Languages and Tools
  • HTML/CSS/Javascript
  • SQL, Relational Database Design
  • Elixir
  • PHP
  • Haskell
  • Go
  • Java
  • Ruby
  • Python
  • Objective-C
  • ASP.Net (C#)
  • Linux (UNIX/BSD)
  • Git
  • SVN
  • Android Studio
  • Xcode
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Ansible
  • JIRA
  • Phoenix
  • Rails/Sinatra
  • Symfony
  • Zurb Foundation
  • Tailwind CSS
  • D3.js
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Sensitive to cross-cultural/multi-lingual communication issues
  • Experienced working remotely and with distributed teams
  • Self-motivated, proven ability to self-manage.
  • Experienced with Testing/Behavior Driven Development practices
  • Experienced with Agile Development Methodology


Daedalus Dreams Founder 2013-current

Daedalus Dreams is the company I started to build things for people. Just a few of the things I've done:

  • Design and deployment of WiFi network covering 14 acres and 7 buildings, with wireless backhaul.
  • Website development and content strategization.
  • Creation and Editing of internal training and marketing videos.
  • Custom point-of-sale system
Apple Inc - IS&T (Contracted via MW2 Consulting Services) Tier 3 Support Lead 2013-2015
  • Moved from previous role as sole support developer to leading the growth and training of a larger support team.
  • Managed and trained small global team of tier 1 and 2 support staff, creating documents and FAQs for them to use.
  • Handled all support requests which could not be addressed by tier 1 and 2 team.
  • Acted as interface between support and offshore development team, creating all ER/Bug reports for escalation to the development team.
Routelandia Project (PSU Capstone) Project Lead/Developer 2014-2015
  • Lead a small team responsible for building a PHP JSON API.
  • Developed SQL queries to generate traffic statistics for Portland/Vancouver metro highways.
  • Wrote several major components of the Android client application.
Apple Inc - Retail Technology (Contracted via Pro Unlimited) Support Developer 2012-2013
  • Moved from previous role as temporarily assigned developer into a contract position to take on customer support and support development.
  • Handled all daily support requests from a global userbase of more than 60,000.
  • Found and fixed bugs discovered during support interaction or QA, and submitted patches for integration into Rails, SproutCore, and iOS applications.
  • Handled all reporting and data-mining requests.
Apple Inc - Retail Corporate Software Developer 2010-2012
  • Selected to go to Cupertino for a "Career Experience" to work as a Ruby on Rails developer with a small team designing and creating a next-generation content delivery system.
  • Focused on developing test coverage for existing codebase.
  • Created an API to integrate several machine and human-assisted translation services.
  • Continued to lead retail store inventory team remotely during assignment.
Apple Inc - Retail Retail Employee 2005-2012
  • Worked in all areas of the store, most recently as an Inventory Control Specialist.
  • Brought store Physical Inventory score up 6% on first PI, eight weeks after moving into the role. Maintained consistently above-chain-average inventory performance for the four years, across multiple stores.
  • Selected as a mentor to train new inventory managers throughout the retail chain.
  • Selected to lead regional conferences in both California and Minnesota.
  • Used programming skills to create improved tools for inventory management, gaining recognition from corporate software development team.
Freelance Web Developer 2002-2005
  • Worked with a number of local businesses, focusing on intranet development, custom tools, and workflow enhancement.
Bellevue College Web Developer 2000-2004
  • Worked for the Faculty Resource Center to design and create tools for online curriculum creation and publishing.
  • Designed the web-based version of the Faculty/Staff directory, including administration tools.
  • Spent two years as Webmaster/IT-Support for weekly school Newspaper.
  • Spent three years as a tutor for IT and Web Development programs.


Portland State University 2011-2015
  • Bachelors of Science in Computer Science (Minor in Mathematics)
Bellevue College 2000-2004
  • Associate of Arts in Internet Application Development (With Honors)
  • Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree (With Honors)