James Sutterfield
James Sutterfield
Software Engineer, Amsterdam NL

About Me

I am a software engineer with experience building high-scale and resilient web applications. I specialize in Java-based microservices, but have worked in PHP, Python, and more recently, building single page applications with Javascript, React, and Redux.

Originally from San Francisco, I spent 8 months traveling before settling down in Amsterdam with my girlfriend and 2 cats.

I love learning, building software that's easy for humans to understand, and being part of a team working towards a common goal.


  • Added and extended features to MediaWiki app which receives 200 million unique visitors per month.
  • Authored 6 RESTful Java services powering user data, internal CMS, forum products, and more.
  • Optimized high-traffic databases reducing query execution time from multiple seconds to a few ms
  • Ported existing Ember-based front-End web application to React/Redux. Maintained 95% test coverage and completed rewrite in 9 months compared to 18 months for original project.

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