Connor Ross

Software Engineer

Who exactly is Connor Ross? That question lays in the back of my mind as I meander through my career and life. So far I have figured out that I enjoy learning a bunch of different subjects and exploring many different areas of interest. Being a developer is pretty much the same as having a skeleton key for working in any industry that I find interesting. All industries need some sort of software in today's modern age; and all software needs a developer to create it (at least for now).

Outside of work I am an avid sports player, not watcher but player. The idea of going to the gym to stay in shape seems silly to me, given all the exciting sports a person can play. I am currently diving head first into roller derby, which has been my favorite sport by far.



  • August 2006 - May 2010

    Virginia Military Institute

    Bachelor of Science

    Computer Science
    Achieved the Dean's Award for extraordinary result. Played rugby all 4 years, and captain senior year.


  • August 2015 - Present

    Senior Software Engineer

    Working on the main e-commerce site, as a UI developer. Working closely with UX and design to keep an amazing marketplace.

  • July 2012 - August 2015

    Medidata Solutions

    Senior Application Developer

    Brought legacy .NET 3.5 web application to a tested 4.5 web application integrated in an enterprise ecosystem. Organized the first company internal engineering conference that contained over 20 talks spanning three tracks, at which I also presented. Blogged on a regular basis about design and architectural decisions before moving forward, fostering an environment of openness and collaboration. Participated in daily foosball games to keep my hands fast and my brain creative!

  • June 2010 - July 2012

    Strategic Analysis Incorporated

    Junior Software Engineer

    Led a team of engineers from design to release, to more efficiently gather monthly reports for government contracts on Status Report System. Created a framework to allow site data to easily be exported in company approved Word document template, using Word XML instead of HTML on Status Report System. Helped set up process and infrastructure code for new .NET MVC 3 projects on Status Report System.


  • September 2013 - Present

    New York Shock Exchange Mens Roller Derby

    Blocker & Treasurer

    I grew up skating on a daily basis at the local skate rink, Star City Roller Rink. After playing rugby, I heard about roller derby and knew that it was the sport I was born to compete in! For the Shock Exchange my position is Jammer, but I will also block from time to time. If you have not watched a roller derby bout (bout is derby lingo for game) I recommend you look and see if there is a team near that you can watch.

  • August 2006 - May 2012


    Scrum Half & Winger

    I picked up rugby my freshmen year of college, after watching my senior mentor play in a match. My main position was scrum half, which I loved, allowing me to always have my hands on the ball and make quick decisions during game play.


During my experience I have worked on all parts of the application stack. Whether it be back-end, data storage, front-end, and deployment.

  • Visual Studio
  • C#
  • SQL
  • Angular JS
  • CSS
  • Javascript


Things I have experimented with in my off time.

  • Ruby
  • Erlang
  • Chef


I am a strong believer that a great developer can do more then just code. What makes a great developer is the ability to spread knowledge to others through blogging, speaking, and working on side projects with others. While working to become a better developer, I have been recognized with awards and speaking engagements.

  • Medidata Global Engineering Conference

    Organizer & Speaker

    New York City, New York

  • Medidata Hack-A-Thon: Client Dashboard


    New York City, New York

  • Patient Engagement App Challange

    Winner: Challenge Post Submission

    New York City, New York

  • Medidata Hack-A-Thon: Patient Engagment


    New York City, New York

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