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Nick Lyga
Syracuse, NY.


I think of myself as a jack of all trades. I look forward to challenges and engineering solutions that solve them. I enjoy working with people, fleshing out the deliverables for a task and designing and executing the required software based solution to help them

I am a passionate, hard working developer. focused on the full stack, whether it's Python, JavaScript, or C#. From the data, design and deployment of an application to the finished user experience I have you covered.


My favorite thing in life next to coding is my kids and family. Camping, skiing, baseball, or soccer, I am always there with my kids and proud of everything they accomplish.

Next to my family I am a geek at heart. Always learning new techniques and coding languages, the bleeding edge is my favorite off hour hangout.

Featured Portfolio

iSchool Website Project

School of Information Studies at Syracuse University

Custom website with fully customized content management system. Provides quick access to information through navigation or search. Provides a fast, enjoyable experience on both mobile and desktop device. Accessible for all users.

CMS allow for a fast creative drag and drop page building experience. Content is utilized from multiple services provided by third parties and the data services at the school.

Website increased overall traffic to the school web presence, and providing an engaging experience for potential students. Custom designed program pages with easy to use contact forms increased inquiries for information about relevant programs. Students are also able to browse current and future classes. Current students are able to view and waitlist for offered classes both online and on campus.

My iSchool Web Application

My.iSchool Internal Web Application

Progressive Web Application created for staff, faculty and students at the Information School at Syracuse University. Provides a fast enjoyable user experience on both desktop and mobile devices.

Application engages student and staff, while providing a central feed that pulls from several content sources throughout the school. Users can manage their profiles, view current and upcoming classes. Students have the ability to view and waitlist for classes. View their current waitlisted classes, and remove themselves from the waitlist if they are no longer interested in taking the specific class. Faculty can view their current classes, upload syllabi and view enrolled and waitlisted students.

HiPass Web Application

HiPass Mobile Application and Website

Student Evaluation application for medical residents. Mobile application allows real time evaluations of students. Website provides interface for reviewing and approving evaluations. Also allow for custom forms to be deployed to mobile application.

Mobile application is deployed to both Android and Apple stores. Website is deployed on Amazon Web Services and .net Core.

Other Work

iSchool Events
iSchool Events
iSchool Apis
iSchool APIs
iSchool Identity
iSchool Identity
CI / CD Pipelines using Kubernetes
CI/CD Pipelines using Kubernetes
Trillium Fit
Trillium Fit
MWG Construction
MWG Construction


SIDEARM Sport / Learfield

Vice President of Web Development

Lead several teams of software developers, mobile developers, and platform engineers in the creation and maintenance of world-class digital products, custom projects and successful client integration.

Partner with Product Team to ensure that software development technology and infrastructure is well aligned with business goals and product road maps are successfully executed.

Oversee development processes and formulates new processes to meet needs.

Lead discussion with technology partners and coordinated various integration initiatives.

Created standards and efficient processes to ensure code quality and continues deployment and integration pipelines.

Contribute to the strategy, design and execution of effective deployment and DevOp practices.

Works closely with senior leadership on continual process improvement and organizational change to support Agile values.

Champion ongoing professional development amongst team and drives innovative technology adoption to support organizational goals.

Work collaboratively with IT to ensure a best-in-class infrastructure including servers, virtual machines, load balancers, firewalls, security, privacy, and relationships with SIDEARM’s infrastructure partners.

Collaborated with Ad Operations to monetize digital assets.

Contributed Code to several .Net, Python, NodeJS, and VueJS/Typescript code bases. Conducted Code Reviews and Mentored development teams.

Developed CI/CD pipelines, with testing and security scanning, developed Helm charts to manage Kubernetes Deployments.

Planned, budgets and trained a Platform team to manage cloud infrastructure on AWS, Azure and Kubernetes clusters.

2021 - present

Syracuse University

Director of Web Development

Responsible for leading a team of front-end and back-end developers in the creation of high quality, worldclass web experiences for desktop and mobile devices.

Responsible for leading a team of platform architects and system administrators to build and maintain a secure, agile, scalable platform that expands and evolves as the University needs and goals change throughout the years.

Drive code development standards in the creation of services, features, and components to develop and maintain the central web presence of Syracuse University.

Manage a team of developers ensuring standards-compliant coding is used in the development of and implementation of Wordpress themes, plugins, features, and custom application development.

Set direction, provide mentor-ship, determine technical standards, and drive platform decisions to facilitate future web development projects.

Manage multiple development projects simultaneously using modern, agile development workflows to ensure effective delivery of superior products on-time and within budget.

Drive the creation of web, mobile applications, and services based on wire-frames, sitemaps and visual designs to support university initiatives and serve the campus community.

Designing and implementing quality assurance testing procedures with strong attention to detail.

Manage team of developers to create and implement websites, features, components and web services.

Manage development projects to ensure on-time delivery.

Serve as subject matter expert influencing technical decisions and advising internal teams and campus partners.

Debug and troubleshoot website issues as needed. Monitor analytics, logs, and reports. Keep abreast of industry trends, tools and best practices.

Ensure websites meet accessibility requirements, are optimized for search, maintain mobile responsiveness, and meet performance standards.

2019 - 2021

Syracuse University

Adjunct Instructor

Created lesson plans and assignments for learning objectives. Provided students instruction, feedback, and grades.

Instructor for IST 256 - Application Programming for Information Systems

Instructor for IST 363 - Advanced Web Development

2016 - 2020

Syracuse University

Sr. Web Application Developer/Web Specialist II

Responsible for designing, developing, implementing and managing complex web sites and web/desktop applications for the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University

Responsible for writing advanced web authoring code, designing or integrating graphics and databases for the websites and keeping abreast of the latest hardware and software needed for the maintenance of the sites on a continual basis

Manage a small team of students that work on development projects, provide code review and feedback

2014 - 2019

AppHammer LLC

COO / Co-Founder

Build custom web and mobile applications for several industries

Work with clients to scope work and project and set budgets

Launched several successful web and mobile apps

Work with contractors to complete projects on time and on budget

2014 - Present

Buildrr LLC

Web Developer

Created, designed, developed advanced web-based application ranging from simple portfolio websites to large E-Commerce and auction websites

Responsible for managing deployment of clients websites to cloud based hosting solution

Work directly with clients to address project revision, modifications, and challenges during development and testing

Responsible for managing several projects in a small team environment

Manage a large code base and quality assurance using Git distributed version control system

2013 - 2014

Creative Images Photography


Co-owner of a successful photography studio from 2003-2011

Responsible for hiring and supervision of employees

Lead Photographer

Designed and developed web presence for both locations

Evaluated and developed effective actions to improve new customer business and implemented strategies designed to drive sales and profits

2003 - 2012


Syracuse University

Syracuse University

Master's of Science Applied Data Science

2014 - Present

SUNY Potsdam

SUNY Potsdam

Bachelor's of Art in Physics

1998 - 2002