Randy Layne

Software Developer


Good software, like wine, takes time.

~Joel Spolsky

About me

I'm a Ruby on Rails developer with an insatiable thirst for learning more about software development, including other languages.

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  • Name:

    Randy Layne

  • Location:

    Lynchburg, VA. USA


Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.

~Martin Golding


Sep 2018 - Sep 2021

Web Developer III


I worked as a Ruby on Rails developer for the main application as well as several of the supporting microservices. I filled in as a Data Engineer for six months when the team did not have one and was responsible for all aspects of the data-pipeline and ETL processes. I was also one of three code reviewers on the engineering team and helped mentor and onboard new developers.


Nov 2017 - Sep 2018

Slack Moderator/Project Reviewer


Provided mentorship and technical support for students pursuing Front End and Full Stack Techdegrees. Graded student projects and created study guides and monitored and offered guidance in Slack channels. Also, designed processes to help provide consistent feedback

Sparklean, Inc

Jan 2009 - Nov 2017


Lynchburg, VA

Operated and managed a small Janitorial corporation with 12-15 employees. Responsible for all aspects of the business from creating training manuals to accounting. Designed, tested, and implemented training for commercial and residential cleaning procedures. I also handled all aspects of the accounting and finances. I created tools to help automate processes such as proposals.


Education is never a waste.

~Sebastian Valmont in Dangerous Liasons

Old Dominion University

Jan 2021 - Dec 2022

Norfolk, VA

Master's Degree

GPA: 3.86

Computer Science

The graduate level program at ODU for computer science places emphasis on computational thinking and cyber security. They back up these theoretical studies with collaborative hands-on projects. Additionally, my chosen electives gave deeper understanding into databases: how they are developed, designing reference structures, and optimizing.

Old Dominion University

Aug 2020 - Dec 2021

Norfolk, VA

Bachelor's Degree

GPA: 3.95

Computer Science, Cyber Security(Minor)

Learned the fundamentals of Object Oriented Design, as well as Algorithms and Data Structures. Mixed problem solving and critical thinking with hands on coding in multiple languages including C, C++, Java, and introductions to Rust. Learned about project life-cycles and created a team-built prototype of software to address a real-world problem. Was a 4 time recipient of the Dean's Perfect Scholar Award.


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