Jonathan Brinley – Senior Software Engineer

Professional Experience

Senior Backend Engineer

Modern Tribe, 2010 – Present

  • Led project teams developing solutions for enterprise and higher-ed clients
  • Led development of the BigCommerce for WordPress plugin, connecting a scalable, headless e-commerce platform to the WordPress ecosystem
  • Trained and mentored backend developers as the company grew from a dozen employees to over a hundred
  • Developed and maintained Square One, Modern Tribe’s framework for building highly scalable, maintainable WordPress-powered websites for enterprise clients

Developer, Owner

Flightless, 2007 – Present

  • Developed WordPress websites and plugins for a variety of clients
  • Created the Action Scheduler library to enable WooCommerce stores to scale subscriptions beyond the limits of WordPress’s cron system, supporting millions of subscription renewals per month
  • Contributed to WordPress core, including a major refactor of the action and filter system that powers the plugin API

Founding Editor and Technical Administrator

Code4Lib Journal, 2007 – 2011

  • Defined editorial processes and guidelines as part of the founding editorial committee
  • Developed the Code4Lib Journal website on top of the WordPress CMS
  • Worked with authors to revise and polish articles for publication

Metadata and Digital Initiatives Developer

Ball State University Libraries, 2005 – 2009

  • Automated the digitization, OCR, and publishing workflow of the new Digital Media Repository
  • Supervised a team of staff and students digitizing library archives and cultural assets

Graduate Assistant

Indiana University Digital Library Program, 2004 – 2005

  • Automated OCR data cleanup to support the creation of the Film Literature Index Online, saving hundreds of hours of manual corrections
  • Developed XSLT transformations to support the Program’s projects to digitize and make accessible the library’s print archives
  • Supported faculty and student research using electronic text resources


Formal Education

Master of Library Science, Indiana University, May 2005
Bachelor of Music, Ball State University, May 2003

Contact Information


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(765) 274-0342


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Fleming Island, FL 32003