Brian McMurray

Web, Mobile, and Interactive Software Leader

I’m Brian McMurray, a web engineering manager and technical lead in Somerville, MA. Currently, I’m a Web Engineering Manager for Formlabs. Previously I was an Associate Director of Engineering for Phase2 Technology. I currently oversee and guide the development of a design-focused marketing and ecommerce website for a fast-paced and growing hardware startup, API services for an Internet of Things connected devices serving tens of millions of daily requests, customer-focused web applications for those connected devices, and an active online community for 3D designers and makers hosting tens of thousands of 3D object files and hundreds of thousands of registered users. I also guide, coach, and mentor a team of developers to success and keep my hands in the code almost every day.

I suppose I’m what you’d call a full stack developer: I have deep experience in frontend web technologies (like CSS3, HTML5, and modern Javascript libraries like jQuery, AngularJS, RaphaelJS, and D3), backend scripting languages and frameworks (like Python, Django, Drupal, PHP, and Ruby), as well as relational and object-oriented databases (like MySQL, Postgres, PostGIS, and MongoDB) and server setup and configuration (like Docker, Puppet, Vagrant, Apache, NginX, Varnish, and Memcached).

I have helped organizations like the United Nations, Time Inc, MSNBC, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Rackspace, Penn State University, the Robin Hood Foundation, and Zagat to adopt open technologies to build large scale digital publishing platforms that account for today’s demands and can scale to meet unexpected demands in the future. For many of these projects, I architected the entirety or large, vital portions of the solution, wrote the software for critical functionality, and led and mentored teams of developers to successful implementation.

You can find examples of my open source work on GitHub and bitbucket.