Brian Leighty  |  |  770-833-9611
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  • Broad range of expertise including web programming, app development, server administration, video shooting / editing, photography, graphic design, computer repair and problem solving
  • Familiar with variety of coding languages: PHP, Swift, Java, BrightScript, CoffeeScript, NodeJS, Objective-C, Python, C and C++
  • Track record of innovative ideas to save money or improve processes
Senior Software Engineer, Turner Broadcast Systems 2016-Present
  • Working on making CNNgo tvOS app ATS compliant
  • Helping develop new CNNgo Roku app using Scene Graph 2.0 SDK
Application Developer, Encompass Digital Media 2013-2016
  • Built Roku, Fire TV, iOS and tvOS applications that pull from DVIDS API
  • Expanded DVIDS API to provide all the functionality needed for OTT and mobile platforms
  • Researched and built both hardware and software for FFmpeg based video encode cluster
  • Designed encode cluster to be very versatile; handling a wide range of formats and tasks including live video streaming (HLS) and accessible through an API
  • Found ways to speed up image resizing; wrote code to create unique image hash for deduplication and similar image discovery using Hamming distance
  • Solved tickets dealing with bugs or requested features; committing to mercurial repositories
Software Engineer, eMeals, Inc. 2015-2016
  • Used AWS to setup Amazon SWA integration including creation of Lambda, SNS, SQS, CloudWatch Alarms and Custom Resources using CloudFormation script
  • Contributed improvements to both user frontend and customer experience backend committing to git repositories
Audio Visual Manager, Creation Ministries International 2010-2013
  • Sought out ways to improve and automate task using combination of APIs, PHP coding, crons and jQuery/Javascript in both standalone and Joomla intregrated environments
  • Created and optimized MySQL databases and tables for increased speed and reliability
  • Replaced osTicket with Kayako Resolve ticketing system and modified for CMI's needs
  • Wrote front and backend of digital product distribution and tracking system to integrate with each existing store to provide functionality not attainable in existing store product
  • Coordinated with Australian IT department on planning and executing code creation and improvements – splitting larger projects into each person's area of expertise
Freelance Programmer, Projections Inc. 2010-Present
  • Coded and designed mobile app running jQuery Mobile with a PHP backend interfacing with Google Alerts and Projections' desktop web portal
  • Wrote code to provide authentication and tracking capabilities – in some cases interfacing with client's SOAP, REST or hash based single sign-on systems
Multimedia Specialist, Projections Inc. 2008-2010
  • Server Administrator for multiple Cpanel dedicated web servers
  • Planned and oversaw the conversion to HD studio and facility
  • Worked directly with clients acting as both videographer and producer
  • Responsible for all PHP scripting needs
Webmaster & Videographer, Dealman Advertising 2007-2008
  • Responsible for companies websites as well as client web portal
  • Used Google Adwords and SEO to increase visitors to website
  • Videographer and editor for numerous multicamera infomercials
  • Used After Effects for compositing, animated graphics, and special fx
  • Used forward thinking to solve issues before they affected productivity
Major Accomplishments
  • 2008 Southeastern Regional Emmy Award Winner
  • 2007 Silver Telly Award Winner
  • 1st place at National level of Skills-USA TV Video Production Competition
Entertainment Technology Associates Degree, Chattahoochee Technical College