Rochester, NY 14616
(315) 591-5483

Joshua A Axtell

Areas of expertise

Leading a team through problem solving, data modeling, and performance tuning using a variety of technologies. Designing enterprise applications for scalability and high availability across multiple tiers.


Solutions Architect - Astor And Sanders
November 2022 - Current
  • Overseeing the technical aspects and providing guidance to a team of 15 members
  • Designing and Implementing applications using cloud infrastructure and services
  • Troubleshooting and resolving technical issues in the applications and the cloud infrastructure
  • Collaborating with multiple teams to ensure successful code deployment
  • Monitoring and optimizing applications to increase up-time, improve performance and scalability
  • Participating in code reviews and guiding the team towards best practices and industry standards

Cloud Architect - Mindex Technologies: Cloud division
March 2021 - November 2022
Rochester, NY
  • Cloud native design, development, and security using AWS
  • Using Windows, Linux, Docker on EC2, ECS, Fargate
  • Processing data using Glue with pyspark, Lambda, Step functions
  • Making the data accessible to users via Amplify with cognito connected to api gateway as well as Quicksight.
  • Supporting operations leveraging Jira, Confluence, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS Pipeline
  • Working with Git, PHP, Python, C#, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server
  • Mentoring junior developers and co-ops
  • Promoted from Senior Software Engineer in February 2022

Senior Software Engineer - Mindex Technologies: SOW
May 2018 - March 2021
Rochester, NY
  • Full stack development on a statement of work team leveraging AngularJS, Java, Spring, and Oracle
  • Using Windows, Linux, Docker, and Openshift
  • Supporting operations leveraging Jira, Jenkins, XL-Release with XL-Deploy, JFrog Artifactory, Splunk, and AppDynamics
  • Working with Git, Gradle, ESLint, Jasmine, JUnit

Lead Software Engineer - Thomson Reuters
June 2012 - May 2018
Rochester, NY
  • Worked with Exadata X4 and X5 as well as 160 core 40TB Oracle databases, doing development and application DBA type work
  • Worked with Java, Scala, and Oracle on Linux, in docker containers, and on Windows
  • Lead a team of five engineers for a hadoop project leveraging scala, spark, and the Cask data application platform.
  • Worked with Git, Mercurial, Subversion, Maven, Jenkins, Jira, Crucible, and a JFrog Artifactory
  • Promoted from Senior Software Engineer in June 2016

Software Engineer Contractor - Wellington Steele and Associates, onsite at Thomson Reuters
January 2011 - June 2012
Rochester, NY
  • Write PL/SQL for Oracle Exadata data warehouse and data mart
  • Tune SQL for optimal performance
  • Use java SAX parser to process xml
  • Use ant, subversion, and hudson to maintain and build java projects
  • Use hadoop to process large collections of data on a cluster
  • Create a web application using GWT and Spring
  • Administer virtual machine using lab manager

Software Engineer, CXTec
October 2006 - September 2010
Syracuse, NY
  • Design and implement web applications using Java, JSP, Struts, JSTL, PL/SQL, Oracle Reports, Oracle Workflow, Dojo, CVS, and Subversion
  • Design and implement tables, views, materialized views, indexes, triggers, scheduled jobs, java stored procedures, and packages in PL/SQL
  • Test and tune web applications and database
  • Responsible for creating technical specifications based on discussions with end users and business analysts.
  • Created and maintained multiple version control repositories for different uses (intranet applications, extranet applications, oracle reports and scripts).
  • Created webservices to allow extranet applications to use PL/SQL in the intranet application.
  • Created adaptors for 3rd party web services.
  • Promoted from Associate Software Engineer after one year


Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science, Oswego State University
Oswego, NY
Cayuga Community College
Fulton, NY
  • Computer Science concentrate
  • Honors standing

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