Katie Patterson


I am Katie Patterson, a software engineer, web developer, community enthusiast, lover of life, and friend of animals.

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering, a Master's Degree in Software Engineering, and over ten years of industry experience in software design and development.

I am a "big picture person" that excels most at design, prototypes, and proofs of concept, with the experience and ability to create a quality product from the very start to the very end of its lifecycle.

To contact me, please email kirska AT kirska.com.

View my GitHub profile.



  • Proficient with Extensive Professional Experience: C++, C, Python
  • Familiar: Java, C#, SQL, PHP, HTML, CSS, Perl, Swift, Verilog, VHDL

Other Key Strengths

  • Operating Systems: Windows, Linux (including embedded)
  • Frameworks and Environments: Visual Studio, Eclipse, JetBrains, WordPress, Django


Senior Fullstack Software Developer, CapitalRx, March 2020 – Present


  • Languages used: Python, Javascript
  • Other skills and technologies used: React, Flask, AWS


  • Fullstack development with Python backend and Javascript frontend

Software Engineer, Lennox International, July 2013 – March 2020


  • Languages used: C, C++, Python, JSON
  • Other skills and technologies used: Visual Studio, Eclipse, Windows, Linux


  • Software development on embedded Wi-Fi thermostat applications
  • Design and development of software prototypes exploring new technologies and ideas, as well as internal libraries for development use


  • 2014 Pacesetter Innovation Award
  • 2016 Pacesetter Innovation Award
  • 2018 Pacesetter Community Award

Technology Director and Co-Founder (Volunteer), Dallas Pets Alive, March 2012 – Present


  • Languages used: PHP, SQL, CSS, HTML, Python
  • Other skills and technologies used: Django, WordPress


  • Website development and maintenance including custom scripting and database management
  • Linux system administration for all organization servers
  • Oversee and manage IT needs for entire organization
  • Service on board of directors

Electrical Engineer, L-3 Communications, January 2009 – July 2013


  • Languages used: C, Python, C#, Agilent Vee, VHDL
  • Other skills and technologies used: Visual Studio, Eclipse, VxWorks, Windows, Linux, Altera FPGA


  • Lead hardware engineer for several high profile hardware designs
  • Product support from bid to post delivery, including overseas support with customers
  • Software development in signal management and processing applications as well as test software, including GUI design and device driver development


  • Co-authored paper and project chosen for the national corporate technology exchange

Senior Mentor, Lyle School of Engineering, August 2007 – December 2008

Intern, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, May 2007 – December 2007

Co-Op Engineer, Verizon Wireless, May 2006 – December 2006


Master of Science, Software Engineering, UT Dallas, December 2017

GPA: 3.85

Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering, SMU, December 2008

Minor in Mathematics, Honors in Liberal Arts

GPA: 3.57

Other honors, awards, and memberships: J. Lindsay Embrey Scholar, SMU Scholar, Industry Scholar, National Science Foundation Scholar, Mustang Band, Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity