Breathing Software Ted Holtz - Software Architect/Engineer


Work and Education History

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Edward “Ted” Holtz

Senior Software Engineer


Employment History / Cox Automotive Software Engineer III, Core Platform

March 2017 - Present

Lead to Cash: Maintenance and DevOps for a collection of REST microservices for automatically provisioning advertising purchases made by dealerships. Microservices architecture orchestrated using Activiti. Java, Spring Boot, Groovy, Spock, MySQL.

Control Center 6: Maintenance and DevOps for’s Dashboard and Configuration interface for dealerships. A Java Tomcat monolith web application, using a proprietary web framework. MySQL, Java, Tomcat, Coherence, aspect oriented programming.

Control Center 7: Development, maintenance and DevOps for a collection of Grails applications architected to segment a monolithic web application by navigation menu item. Grails, Groovy, Spock, Mockito, Coherence.

Core Platform Microservices: Development, maintenance and DevOps for a collection of microservices for authentication, authorization, sending email, etc. Java, Groovy, Spring Boot, MySQL, Spock, Mockito.

nVision: Senior developer on the project to rebrand and integrate products across Kelly Blue Book, AutoTrader, and Java, Groovy, Grails, javascript, grunt, node, npm.

AWS Cloud Migrations: Lead developer on an AWS Elastic Beanstalk email microservice developed with Java, Spring Boot, Groovy, Spock, Mockito, SendGrid, MySQL, S3, RDS, Lambda, SQS.

OpenTempo Lead Software Architect

June 2013 - December 2016

Materialized Views: Designed and implemented the optimization of mission critical, but long-running SQL stored procedures. Ruby scripts generating SQL code. Ruby, PL/pgSQL, PostgreSQL, Postgres materialized views.

OpenTempo API: Designed and implemented a customer facing API backed by a read-only replica of the core PostgreSQL database. Java, Spring Boot, PostgreSQL.

Agile Development Processes: Set up and trained developers and management on Continuous Integration, Automated Deploy, Sprints, Standups, Retrospective, Stories, etc.

Center for Mindful Learning **(503c**) Founder, Executive Director

Nov. 2010 - June 2013 Developed a Ruby on Rails SAAS curriculum for public schools. The teacher and students learn in parallel how to teach and how to practice mindfulness in the classroom. Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Knockout, Bootstrap, javascript.

Entegreat Software Consultant

Feb. 2008 - Nov. 2010

GMS: Half of a two-developer team implementing a business intelligence dashboard with data warehousing for manufacturing line metrics. Customers: Molson-Coors, Green Mountain Coffee. C#, ExtJS, ASP.Net, MS SQL, ETL, GE Proficy.

CQG, Inc. Senior Software Engineer/Team Lead

Feb. 2005 - Feb. 2008

CQG News: Lead developer on a full text searchable Nasdaq news feed, consumed real-time by CQG customers’ automated trading platforms. MS SQL, MS Full-Text Search, C#, .Net.

Impact Telecommunications, Inc. Founder, CTO

Jan. 1995 - July 2004

Started an international voice phone company with a Japanese subsidiary (i-Tel KK). Dedicated leased line network connecting Denver, Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya, with smaller VoIP nodes in Panama and Vietnam. Sold international phone calls, international callback, VoIP, Fax over IP, and prepaid calling cards mainly in the Japanese market. $4 million in annual sales.


Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics (GPA 4.0) June 1991

Bachelor of Arts, Russian Language (GPA 4.0) June 1991

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (Overall GPA 3.91)

Full Scholarship (Goldwater Scholarship for Excellence in Math and Science)

Personal Information

Foreign Languages

English – Native

Japanese – Fluent Speaking, Reading and Writing. Functional handwriting.

Russian – Functional Speaking, Reading.

Spanish – Functional Speaking, Reading.


Meditation & Mindfulness, Mountain Biking, Ultramarathon Running


How to get a hold of me?

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I live with my family in South Burlington, Vermont. It’s a beautiful place to live.

You’re likely to find me out in the woods somewhere either mountain biking or jogging.

Drop me a line if you wanna go for a ride.