Aminah Burch

Front-end Developer  •  Chicago, IL  •  [email protected]

312.371.5004 |

As an unconventional software developer, having changed careers from military intelligence, I bring a unique perspective to the field. I make up for my lack of professional experience with enthusiasm to learn and grow as a developer, with a life-long career in the field as my ultimate goal.


Freelance, Amber Simone MUA, Nov 2017 - Present

  • Designed and developed website using HTML5/CSS3 and JavaScript
  • Utilized wire-frames (Balsamiq) and UI design techniques

    Student, Dev Bootcamp, Jun 2017 - Nov 2017

    • Intensive full-stack web development boot camp
    • Gained understanding of software development through pair-coding, solo-work, and group projects
    • Utilized agile workflow and vertical slicing to communicate effectively
    • Gained solo experience on a Sinatra project

    All-Source Intelligence Analyst, United States Air Force Nov 2012 - Feb 2014

    • Renovated outdated aircraft database with relevant information
    • Received 5-star rating from General over USCENTCOM on research & user stories

    Language Proficiency Manager, United States Air Force, May 2010 - May 2012

    • Handpicked to create & maintain database to organize defense language proficiency tests (DLPT) for over 150 linguists
    • Reduced tests in the red to less than 10% from 75% within 2 months

    Signals Analyst, United States Air Force, Jun 2006 - May 2012

    • Office webmaster; improved mission comprehension by updating website with relevant information using HTML and CSS
    • Spearheaded development of database to organize signal data; reduced time lost from searching for files


    Web Development

    • HTML5
    • CSS3
    • jQuery
    • Responsive web design
    • Mobile-first web development
    • AJAX
    • UX Design
    • RESTful API

    Programming & Frameworks

    • Ruby
    • JavaScript
    • Ruby on Rails
    • Reactjs
    • MySQL
    • PostgreSQL
    • ActiveRecord


    • Git/GitHub
    • Version control
    • Command line
    • TDD
    • Balsamiq
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