Dane Tuso

Backend Engineer

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About Me

With six years of professional experience, I've worked in fast pace environments writing numerous applications including games, standalone applications, and development libraries; with an emphasis on automation and deployments. I primarily use PHP, Objective C, and Java, but I am always eager to expand my skills and get my hands dirty with innovative technologies.



Lead Engineer

Architected global elastic cloud infrastructure to dynamically spin up resources across a disparate set of cloud providers using Digital Ocean, AWS, a number of other providers, KVM virtualization, Ansible, PHP, and Python. Implemented a global monitoring and metrics system to control the dynamic allocation and deallocation of cloud resources. Team management through Atlassian tools, ensuring best workflow and deployments. Built a database and API system to allow communication across the entire infrastructure using Cloudant, SQL, and Lumen. IOS/Android software development for the UI/ UX implementation of the consumer software in Swift/Objective C/Inline C/Java. Core library work to facilitate actual network and security communication services using C.

Staminus Communications / StackPath

Senior Backend Engineer

Staminus was a global provider of cyber security through hybrid DDoS mitigation service utilizing cloud and on-premises hardware appliances. I architected and engineered several aspects of the network, maintained and added to existing appliance softwares, provided enterprise customers with support, and built custom implementations for companies such as Advania, Huawei, and Neverfail. I regularly worked with PHP, and had a lot of time on Juniper and Cisco hardware.

Staminus was acquired in 2016 for 12x revenue by StackPath, a global cyber security firm with nearly $200M in funding.


Visualistic Studios


I founded this company while attending high school. It was personally funded. Ryan Hobbs and I grew our company from 3 to 14 employees within the first year. We worked on two indie titles. Here, I gained experience in leading a team, marketing, SEO, basic content creation and UI design, 3D Modeling, and Unreal Engine 4.


AA Tutoring Site

Accurate Academic Tutoring with Mr. Martin in Huntington Beach, California

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Digital Ocean API

A project for handling Digital Ocean droplets on the unix commandline. It can be used to quickly manage droplets from the CLI, as well as be used in combination with provisioning scripts (Ex. Ansible) for one click deployments.

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IT Proactive


Network Architecture and Engineering

IT Proactive is a local Managed Services Provider that I lent a hand architecting and implementing Windows networks for large offices and production factories for the later part of 2017.

Team Special Forces / Fragged Nation

2013 - 2018

Platform Manager and Head Tech

For many communities such as Fragged Nation, Team Special Forces, and GZGaming, I would volunteer my time to create backend web tools for maintenance and scheduling, as well as coordinate/implement events and tournaments. I've also created a few standalone applications to help administration of large online communities in the gaming environment.

The Sugar Shack / Professional Sponsorships

2011 - 2016

Surf / Dirt BMX

I stopped being extremely active towards the end of 2015 and devoted my life to programming and teaching myself innovative technologies. Before that in 2011, I worked at and represented The Sugar Shack, a local famous breakfast/coffee shop, in surf competitions. From 2012-2015 I was professionally sponsored by Spy Sunglasses, Dragon Alliance Snowboarding, Globe Shoes, and a few others for dirt BMX riding through their grassroots initiatives.


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