scott schecter

Oh, you know,
strikes and gutters, ups and downs.


I’m Scott Schecter, founder and principal engineer at Schecter & Co.

I have been bringing high quality custom software solutions to market for customers in the governmental and private sectors for over 20 years.

I prefer open source software that the owner can freely modify and believe proprietary software should be avoided if at all possible. I also believe simplicity is the ultimate sophistication and the wheel in the sky keeps on turning.

When not working I enjoy practicing bonsai, reading books, listening to music, and general tomfoolery.


Scott Schecter

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Professional Summary

I am a software engineer with a proven track record of delivering high quality software on time and on budget. I create custom software solutions and modernize legacy software systems to solve my customers’ unique problems quickly and efficiently. I work with my customers and ask them questions about their current situation and future goals to ensure they get the optimal software solution to their problems. I enjoy providing elegant simplistic solutions to complex problems with ambiguous requirements.


  • Executive strategy
  • Engineering leadership
  • Force multiplication
  • Team communication
  • Product development
  • Project management
  • Software development life cycle management
  • Auditing and compliance certification
  • Infrastructure requirement planning
  • Risk mitigation planning

Work History

2005 - Present
Principal Engineer, Schecter & Co.
Portland, OR

Provide consulting, software engineering, and application development services. Design, develop, maintain, and support custom software applications and platforms for my customers. I talk to my customers and listen to their needs and goals and translate those needs into actionable application requirements and engineering specifications with accurate implementation estimates. I ensure the solution delivered will solve the problem presented.

2017 - 2021
Chief Technology Officer, NetVendor
Portland, OR

Led the company to successful sale in 2021. Oversaw and administered all technical matters for the organization. This included platform engineering, product development, operations, management, and support. Led engineering for all platform integrations as well as our custom optical character recognition stack that facilitated automated insurance document processing. Interfaced with customers directly to determine product requirements and create engineering specifications for the engineering department to execute.


1997 - 2001
Murray State University
Murray, KY

Bachelors of Science in Business Area of Information Systems