Greg Steen

Technology Solutions Architect

Greg Steen

More than 15 years of experience as an IT Professional. Experience spans software and systems architecture, product development, QA, project management, and columnist:

SOOS, (Dealerpolicy), MyWebGrocer, CreditSights, Microsoft, WebMD, Ziff Davis Media, Giant Interactive, Zook Search, MediZine, Medscape, Olive Software, Missoula Children's Theatre, UMASS Medical Center

Full time

SOOS, LLC. - Winooski, VT

Software Architect

Feb. 2021 - Present

Helping the Open Source Security Software as a Service company develop a SaaS solution of ReSTful APIs and a React application hosted via Infrastructure as Code for Microsoft's Azure platform. (DealerPolicy) - Williston, VT

Lead Software Engineer >>> Software Architect

Feb. 2018 - Jan. 2021

Helped the insurtech start-up develop and deliver robust, scalable, cloud-based ReSTful APIs and modern web applications leveraging Microsoft's Azure platform (Azure functions, app services, SQL as a service, table storage, message bus, storage queues, keyvault, api management, with infrastructure as code via ARM).

MyWebGrocer - Winooski, VT

Senior Software Engineer >>> Software Architect

Sept. 2012 - Jan. 2018

Hands-on, strategic, architecture and efficiency planning across the retail development organization.

Lead development teams in multiple legacy product rewrites.

Promoted, defined, and implemented initial cloud strategy for the R&D group.

Technologies and patterns include: Azure ARM, Web API, .Net, SQL Server, Solr, Couchbase, Memcached, RabbitMQ, Linux/Windows, and ReSTful microservices.

CreditSights - New York, NY

Senior Software Engineer

Feb. 2007 - July 2012

Expansion, enhancement, and development of the financial research company's technology-based initiatives including: overhaul of a content management system, implementing a topic map based meta-data / search engine, creating SSIS ETL processes, and developing a web based quantitative analysis tool set.

MediZine - New York, NY

Web Developer

May 2006 - Feb. 2007

Development of the company's web initiative including a "ground-up" custom content management system.

Ziff Davis Media - New York, NY

Technology Manager - Enterprise Tools Group

Jan. 2005 - Feb. 2006

Responsible for management and implementation of development and deployment, infrastructure, and operations for the group. Helped develop and launch an e-commerce platform targeted to IT professionals. Managed multiple 3rd parties including contracting developers, designers, and QA analysts.

WebMD - New York, NY

Systems and Operations Engineer

Dec. 2002 - Apr. 2004

A technical architect/project manager for the acquisition and integration of a multi-million dollar, open-source derived, web-based, email company.

Helped design the infrastructure of the company's Microsoft-based datawarehouse.

Multiple infrastructure consolidations and relocations.

Ziff Davis Media - New York, NY

Technology Solutions Architect

Sept. 2000 - June 2002

Helped design and implement five enterprise-class environments including a proving infrastructure located at Microsoft's Redmond campus.

Technical advisor to new technologies including cost-benefit analysis of implementing new technology, custom components and vendor contact.

Missoula Children's Theatre - Missoula, MT

Systems Administrator

June 1999 - Aug. 2000

Responsible for the implementation and support of the company's network, infrastructure, and applications.

UMASS Medical Center - Worcester, MA

Helpdesk Technician

Summers, 1995-1997

Troubleshot hardware/software problems throughout the 3000+ desktops environment.

Wrote a UNIX command line tool for user account conversions.


Zook Search Inc. - New York, NY

Business Analyst / Project Manager / Software Engineer

Various 2002 - Present

Designed, developed, implemented, and updated the company's customer transaction-tracking, invoicing, and reporting system, including financial reports, calendaring, user tracking, PDF generation and document creation, translating business requirements into tuned software; multiple releases.

Giant Interactive - New York, NY

Project Manager / Software Engineer

Various 2006 - 2008

Re-engineered a DVD-authoring project management application, to increase performance, add significant functionality, and improve usability; multiple releases.

Olive Software - Denver, CO

Software Engineer / Operations

Dec. 2004, Jan. 2005

Datacenter evaluation for improving scalability, reliability, and security.

Developed an application that transforms XML content.

Ziff Davis Media - New York, NY

Software Engineer / Operations

Various 2004

Developed a C# / MSSQL redirect management and traffic analysis application for,

Upgrade of Vignette CMS and associated web-farm for their production hosting environment.


TechNet Magazine

IT Toolbox and Utility Spotlights - Jan. 2006 - June 2013

PC Mag

Wrote an article entitled "The Ultimate Doghouse" covering "Motion sensors, video cameras, and Internet access create the very best canine château." as well as occasional reviews for


University of Vermont - Burlington, VT

1994 - 1998

B.S. Computer Science

B.A. Theatre

George B. Bryan Award for Academic Excellence

Spaces Instead of Tabs

1990 - Present

Tab size 2, space-replaced

MCSA - Cloud Platform MS Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions MS Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions Microsoft Certified Professional MCTS SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance