Hello and welcome to my personal site, yoseph.tech. I am a senior software engineer living in the motor city (Detroit, Michigan) , working for Red Ventures working on the Bankrate team. I focus on building great web systems and I have over 6 years building websites I built this website as a creative outlet to share my thoughts on technology and software engineering, as well as to play around with some new technology.
Hey there! Let me introduce myself while you are here. My name is Yoseph Radding, and I an entrepreneur and software engineer. If you are interested in building great products, entrepreneurship, and technologies, then you came to the right place.
How did I get to where I am today?
I started out as a kid who enjoyed building and creating as a child. I remember, when I was about six or seven, building a a "deer pen" out of fallen tree limbs, nails and rope at my father’s friend’s house on martha’s vineyard. However, I still didn’t really know what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, just like any other kid. However, that all changed when I entered high school.
Most people have a teacher or friend that really helped define them. For me, it was my high school. I went to Aviation High School in Sunnyside Queens, NY, a specialized high school for aircraft maintenance. It was here that I fell in love with troubleshooting and engineering. I learned so many invaluable skills here. To this day, I annoy everyone I work with by rambling on about how airplanes work and cool trivia facts about planes. Because of Aviation, I decided to study to become an engineer.
It wasn’t until college, when I cofounded my first startup, that I truly realized what I love doing. The entire process of building the product and scaling the business was an amazing experience that I relish to this day. I fell in love with entrepreneurship with LykeMe.
I have been building websites for over 6 years. I got my start building websites for Michigan State University’s Health IT (or HIT) department while persuing my computer science degree. I worked on establishing their mobile first CSS strategy (when that was a thing), rewriting their sites using sass and HTML5, developed strategies for "modularizing" their platform for website creation (which was Cascade Server), established modern development practices like gitflow. While most of the work done here was pretty small scale, it was still a great learning experience.
I co-founded my first startup while working for HIT. I was responsible for our technology strategy and leading our team. I built and led our technology team of 5. I’m not going to lie, we made a lot of mistakes and I wouldn’t use a lot of code that I wrote up durring those days, but I really learned a lot. I hosted our infrastructure on AWS using various services (primarily EC2), so a lot of sys admin skills I learned , I learned durring these days. Since my team and I were pretty green, I had to learn how to mentor and lead pretty quickly, something I am constantly looking to improve.
After I graduated from MSU, I started working with SPLT, helping them through an aquisition. I helped maintain their iPhone Application and I built out their Non Emergency Medical Transportation platform, maintaining their Lyft partnership and integrations, as well as develop their training program for users.
For the past couple of years, I have been working with Red Ventures on their Bankrate team, primarily building APIs to power our deposits vertical. I helped move our technology away from 20 year old legacy services into a new modern GraphQL and typescript stack.
Get in Touch
I love meeting new people and I would love to start a great community around our shared passions. If you want to get in touch, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org!.