Pete Keen

Principal Software Engineer, 2022 - Current

ClickFunnels, fully remote

  • Design and implement the affiliates system for ClickFunnels 2.0
  • Implement a double entry accounting system to support the affiliates and billing systems within CF 2.0
  • Refine internal tooling to make the spin-up and daily development processes for team members easier
  • Work with other PSEs to ensure development is coherent and on-track

Infrastructure Engineer, 2020 - 2021

Stripe, fully remote

  • Develop and maintain low level interfaces with AWS
  • Work daily with Ruby, Python, Puppet, Terraform, and AWS Lambdas
  • Optimize and enhance internal tools (recent ships: $2mil annual compute savings; 1000x speed improvement during certain incident remediations; one-click React UI to lock puppet across all hosts in the fleet)
  • Plan, organize, and execute large migrations across the engineering organziation (ex: upgrading base operating system version across hundreds of Docker containers)

Software Engineer, 2019 - 2020

Stripe, fully remote

  • Migrated largest single financial partner to event-driven disputes platform
  • Adopted and maintained in-house PDF inspection and generation microservice written in Go

Software Developer, 2014 - 2019, fully remote

  • Lead a small team of junior developers on building and maintaining the core Ruby on Rails backend platform
  • Built the accounting and revenue sharing system that pays millions of dollars to hundreds of instructors
  • Built the Stripe payments integration that processes millions of dollars a year for egghead
  • Directly worked with engineers at Fortune 500 companies to build a SAML service provider into egghead

Software Consultant, 2014 - 2019

Okapi, fully remote

  • Part-time CTO for a small software development shop specializing in government training software
  • Consulted on a Docker deployment project
  • Assisted getting a PHP application up and running on three different PaaS hosts

Software Developer, 2012 - 2015

Kongregate, Portland OR

  • Maintained one of the largest and oldest Ruby on Rails applications in existence
  • Worked across the entire stack, from MySQL query optimization to Ruby and Node.js background jobs to front-end HTML, Javascript and CSS
  • Implemented a lapsed-gamer mailer with customized messages for every user which increased retention by ~5%
  • Re-implemented several payment methods to use async background processing

Platform Developer, 2011 - 2012

Emma, Portland OR

  • Ported the audience management system of Emma into a REST service in Python, PostgreSQL and Redis.
  • Built a search engine that consumes a JSON search description, builds an equivalent SQL query, and executes the query on a sharded PostgreSQL database system.
  • Built Emma's email feedback loop processing application, including a series of heuristics to accurately handle non-standards-compliant feedback messages

Software Developer, 2007 - 2011

Rentrak, Portland OR

  • Designed, developed, and deployed two different demographics overlay systems. These systems overlay postal- and household-level segmentation on top of television remote click events to generate survey-level tv ratings.
  • Developed a SQL-like language that compiles to C++ using Perl and Parse::RecDescent to enable internal users to query the view repository.
  • Designed a new product from scratch. Built a DSL-like system within Perl for succinct summary table definition which allows developers to create new summary tables quickly and with very low maintenance overhead.

Side Projects

  • VMSave, a Rails app for saving voicemail greetings as MP3s. Uses Twilio for telephony services, has been used over 20,000 times to date
  • Mastering Modern Payments, the first book about integrating Stripe payments with Rails.
  • Handle Your Business, a book about what the nuts and bolts backend of a single person consultancy can look like.
  • Docverter, an open source document conversion web service.
  •, my personal programming and tech related blog.
  • Payola, a Rails engine for Stripe. Retired.
  • I have a small homelab where I play with things like Docker, Dokku, Proxmox and Kubernetes


Bachelor of Science in Management Computer Systems

Computer Science Minor
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Graduated December 2006


  • Ruby, Rails, Python, Go, Javascript, React, Java, Shell scripting
  • Agile / Test-driven Development, Pair Programming
  • Puppet, Terraform, AWS, EC2
  • Git, SVN
  • Linux, macOS
  • PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redis, MongoDB