Jonathan Brinley’s Résumé

Professional Experience

Senior Backend Engineer

Modern Tribe, 2010 – Present

  • Led project teams developing WordPress websites 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

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
  • 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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Fleming Island, FL 32003