Scenic Route Systems

When the path matters as much as the destination.

  • Backend software engineering expertise.
  • Software scaling, optimization, & refactoring.
  • Middleware, integration, & automation.
  • Frameworks, libraries, & open source development.
  • Databases & data-intensive applications.
  • Product R&D, advisor, & consultant.

Brett Meyer


Backend software engineering career, building and optimizing large-scale backends at companies like Twilio, Disney, & Red Hat.

Open Source

Core committer of Hibernate ORM, middleware libraries in JBoss/Fuse, and other data-intensive tools in the Java/JVM arena.


Always people focused. Partner/Founder @ Impact Upgrade, a tech-for-humans agency serving nonprofits and missional businesses.

Sweat the Details

Obsessed with maintainability, design patterns, optimization/tuning, & refactoring. Long term, from the beginning.

The Soft Stuff

Always collaborative. Intentional, remote-first communication. Enjoy teaching & writing. EQ. Adaptable & fun to work with.

The Most Important Stuff

Husband to an incredible mom & RN. Dad to three great kids. Otherwise found in my barn/shop, a lake, somewhere in the woods, or playing an instrument.

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