When your website IS your business, revenue depends on reliable, automated infrastructure and proven process.
Continuous uptime, data security, speed and cost efficiency are critical to your success.

Bring 20 years of web engineering experience to your critical systems so you can save money, scale quickly, maximize developer productivity and free your team to focus on features.

You have a unique product, business and team. I listen to your priorities, assess your specific technical needs and bring a practical approach to build the exact solution that works for you.

Services

Every project is completely outlined in the proposal with key milestones and delivery dates.
You always know what to expect because my primary focus is on deliverables and deadlines.

DevOps Engineering

Network design and security, configuration management, automation, load balancing, and CI/CD using tools like Ansible, Route53, and CloudFormation.

Consulting CTO & Trusted Technology Advisor

Web Application Technical Strategy and hands-on architecture. Team lead, code review, precise planning and budget, personnel and hiring. Expertise in Web Service Infrastructure and multiple languages and environments including Linux, MySQL, Node.js, Python, Javascript.

AWS Architecture, Automation and Deployment

Create, migrate or automate using the right combination of Amazon Web Services that fit your project from the common like EC2, RDS, ELB, & S3 to the advanced like VPC, Cloudfront, WAF, IAM, CodePipeline and more.

Startup Assessment, Roadmap and Buildout

I understand scale and how to build for maximum efficiency. Fast, robust, redundant solutions to expand your business to any level of traffic with zero downtime.

Dave recently helped Tinybop with a major site migration on an extremely tight timeline.
At all points in the project, he was extremely communicative and thorough...
Dave's thoughtfulness about his work is evident, and extends to even the tiniest of details...
I would love to work with Dave again in the future and would be quick to recommend him and his work.

Dave recently helped Tinybop with a major site migration on an extremely tight timeline. The site had a lot of technical debt and there were many unknowns for us as a company, and Dave's confidence and thoroughness throughout the project were extremely reassuring.

At all points in the project, he was extremely communicative and thorough, providing weekly progress updates, making sure we knew what to expect at all times, and ensuring we were fully aware of any risks or open questions going forward.

Dave's thoughtfulness about his work is evident, and extends to even the tiniest of details. We had expressed the importance of ongoing costs being within budget, and Dave took these priorities very seriously and made sure our costs were under budget.

I would love to work with Dave again in the future and would be quick to recommend him and his work.

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  • Youngna Park

    COO, Tinybop

Dave’s knowledge of AWS is ridiculous and he’s a great communicator. He quickly became an invaluable member of DealStat’s small team during our engagement together, which included helping architect our web application, optimize security and processing time, and automate deployments.


Dave’s knowledge of AWS is ridiculous and he’s a great communicator. He quickly became an invaluable member of DealStat’s small team during our engagement together, which included helping architect our web application, optimize security and processing time, and automate deployments.

He took the time to understand our business priorities, and brought a practical approach to helping DealStat choose and implement the right technologies. He was hands-on and by our side until everything worked smoothly.

It’s clear that Dave enjoyed working through the complex challenges that came with our project, and it showed through in the outcome. His involvement was a total game-changer for the quality of DealStat’s application.

Dave delivers and he’s fun to work with. We hope to get the chance again soon.

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  • Steve Regan

    Founder, DealStat

about

Dave Stern

Owner

My name is Dave Stern and I have been a systems, database and network engineer for over 20 years. I have been developing web platforms with multiple languages and services since the early days of the internet. I was the first Devops engineer at FiftyThree, backed by Andreessen Horowitz and New Enterprise Associates (NEA). I have also worked with multiple venture-backed startups.

A specialist in AWS technologies, linux, databases, security and backend development for many years, I also regularly add to my skill set. While always looking for ways to improve my craft in a rapidly advancing industry, I'm also very aware that the bottom line is team productivity.

Having worked with companies and stakeholders in a variety of industries, I understand how to prioritize client needs, deadlines and cost considerations. Infrastructure needs to be well organized, fault-tolerant and easy to use while meeting product and budget needs. Working at all levels of development from intern to manager has taught me how to listen and respond to every situation uniquely and apply creative new solutions where necessary.

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