Blaine Motsinger

Software Developer


Well rounded software developer with background in quality assurance, system administration, and technical support. People person who listens and cares for others.


Skill Keywords
Web Development HTML CSS REST API MySQL Perl Node.js
Database MySQL SQLite
Virtualization and Containers AWS EC2 S3 Vagrant Virtualbox QEMU/KVM
Project Management Agile Scrum JIRA
System Administration Linux CentOS Debian Apache Exim PHP MySQL DNS cPanel Bash systemd crontab
Testing Selenium Unit Testing Integration Testing Functional Testing Automated Testing Regression Testing


Perl Developer II, cPanel

2016-11 — Present

Mid-level software developer for internal systems.

  • Full lifecycle development of in-house software for billing, licensing, customer portal, and APIs, supporting cPanel's 900+ enterprise partner accounts.
  • Successfully resurrected, rewrote, and reintroduced the departmental linter for the internal development teams workflow. Current maintainer.
Perl MySQL Dancer2 CGI::Application REST API

Quality Assurance Analyst, cPanel

2014-11 — 2016-11

Bug finder and advocate for quality in an agile (scrum) environment.

  • Wrote, ran, and maintained automated tests and test plans for team responsible features in enterprise level software (cPanel/WHM).
Perl Selenium Automated Testing Functional Testing Regression Testing Test Plan

Technical Analyst II / Migration Specialist, cPanel

2014-11 — 2012-04

Technical support and migrations for enterprise partner's cPanel servers.

  • Successfully planned and migrated hundreds of hosting servers from other control panels to cPanel/WHM.
  • Wrote and maintained departmental scripts to assist in troubleshooting common issues.
  • Contributed to internal documentation and troubleshooting guides to aid other technicians.
Technical Support Migrations Customer care Linux PHP Apache Exim MySQL DNS

Technical Product Specialist, cPanel

2011-04 — 2012-04

Technical sales, training, enterprise partner customer relationships, and representing cPanel at conferences in the US and abroad.

Technical Sales Travel

Web Developer, Render Orange, LLC

2009-11 — 2013-10

Owned and operated, full service web development company.

  • Grew part-time client development and hosting work during college into a steady full-time customer base.
  • Formed and maintained relationships with other contract designers and marketing professionals for projects.
Wordpress Print Design Email marketing Web hosting Web design

IT Support Technician, VGM Forbin

2009-02 — 2009-11

IT generalist for Forbin employees and customers.

  • Migrated over 500 hosting accounts from on premise BIND servers to Godaddy's DNS service.
PC repair Dial-up internet Web hosting Server administration

Server Support Engineer I, FastServers, Inc

2008-01 — 2009-02

First tier managed datacenter server support. Server installation and configuration, racking, reboots, emergency tickets.

  • Learned how to work in a stressful and demanding environment.
Server administration Linux Email server cPanel Nagios

Computer Lab Assistant / Tech Services Intern, North Iowa Area Community College

2005-08 — 2007-12

Campus computer lab technician in training. Assembly, disassembly, setup, and disposal of campus computers.

  • Moved, installed, imaged, and configured a new lab of around 30 computers and monitors.
  • Starting as work study during the semester, moved into a stipend position then paid intership with the Tech Services department.
Learning Hardware Windows Workstudy


AS, North Iowa Area Community College

2005-08 — 2007-12

Focus of study on system administration, networking, and project management.




I actively develop in the open on Github and am proud of the work I have there.