Where I've Worked

Hey there! I'm Michael Latman, a product-focused software engineer currently building critical security software at AWS. I've had the privilege of working on software for early-stage startups at Olive AI, credit card products at Blispay, and ad rendering systems at Alliance Data, along with starting my own contracting business in college.

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Amazon Web Services

Apr 2022 - Present;

Jan 2020 - Apr 2021

Software Engineer II

Baltimore, Maryland

  • Maintained the AWS distributed authorization system (EC2, DynamoDB, and Lambda), written in Java, used to physically secure all data centers

  • Created a library of React components in TypeScript, enabling teams to easily modify UI behavior based on user authorizations

  • Served as lead architect for the re-architecture of the physical security platform around an Enterprise Service Bus connecting six Java services

  • Planned and executed the zero-downtime migration of 4 million authorizations from a single-tenant to a multi-tenant environment using Kotlin migration scripts

  • Created 15 automations in Python for common on-call operations, saving 11 hours of dev time per week

  • Led initial security reviews for Java & Kotlin services as a certified security guardian

  • Wrote unit and integration tests for Java, Kotlin, and React code using JUnit, Mockito, Selenium, and Jest

Olive AI

Apr 2021 - Apr 2022

Senior Software Engineer


  • Worked with early-stage startups within the Olive Ventures studio to develop and launch minimum viable products

  • Built a local search engine and desktop application with Node.js, TypeScript, and Electron, enabling call center agents at three hospitals to efficiently access and retrieve information from network file shares

  • Led the development of technical product roadmaps for new venture companies through design sprints

  • Trained portfolio company technical hires on Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) best practices

Alliance Data

Jan 2019 - Jan 2020

Software Engineer

Baltimore, Maryland

  • Worked on the Emerging Payments team to develop credit card products for brand partners

  • Built an ad server in Kotlin that leveraged Mustache templates to generate context-aware ads on brand partners' websites with sub-100 millisecond latency

  • Designed and implemented a centralized Kotlin Spring Security service that facilitated human logins and API authentication for three products

  • Created a generic system for implementing Kotlin Spring services that reduced boilerplate code by 72%

  • Diagnosed service issues, implemented and deployed fixes to services, and wrote unit and integration tests for Kotlin using JUnit and MockK


Jun 2018 - Jan 2019

Software Engineer

Baltimore, Maryland

  • Worked with the product team to create a data model for storing and retrieving customer data using Java and PostgreSQL to allow cross-functional teams to analyze customer behavior

  • Maintained a batch orchestration framework written in Python

  • Troubleshot system failures and rapidly developed and released essential hot-fixes for the production web application to comply with regulatory requirements


Feb 2017 - Jun 2018


Baltimore, Maryland

  • Assembled a team of three programmers to develop iOS and Android applications using Swift and Java

  • Led product and engineering efforts to deploy Android and iOS apps for clients, including a point-of-sale application that facilitated over a million credit card transactions for the Maryland State Fair

  • Managed billing and project management for 10 individual contracts, ensuring timely delivery and client satisfaction