"Coder. Writer. Gamer. Nerd." is the tagline for my website and email signature, identifying the main portions of my personality. "Coder" is listed first due to my childhood spent in front of and surrounded by computers, which I discuss in Part 1 of my introduction posts. My education and profession as a software developer simply solidified that particular ID. Peruse through my professional resume if you're curious or if you're looking to hire a freelancer; I am available to work.
Self-motivated, full-stack developer with 10+ years of professional experience in software and web development. Renowned for a short learning curve, a wide range of knowledge on various technologies and techniques, and quick turnarounds. Effective in communicating ideas clearly to multicultural and distributed teams while working in an Agile environment. Proficient in the French language.
Software Development Engineer
Plain Concepts | Seattle, WA (Remote)
Maintained and created React websites for various Microsoft projects such as Microsoft Innovation with an emphasis on internationalization and accessibility as well as frequently changing designs.
- Implemented a new experience for the Microsoft Ignite 2020 conference within the first three weeks of hire
- Created a complex mobile gallery component for Microsoft Worklab's Work Trend Index Reports
- Enhanced user experience for accessing medical articles by creating a newly designed Microsoft Biomedical Search
Jet Linx | Omaha, NE (Remote)
Aided immature Information Technology department to develop efficient software development processes, including outlining new work and writing developer-friendly stories. Brought experience of React and API design to fast track new development projects and quick turnover on regular maintenance.
- Led design of UI and API on project to gather feedback from employees and clients
AgilityHealth | Omaha, NE (Remote)
Used knowledge from recreational development in react to help team jump start total application migration of AgilityHealth Radar, the most popular application sold by ATI, from ASP.NET to React.
- Rebuilt the create and edit functionality for companies in React/Material UI from the older ASP.NET application
- Provided expert knowledge of redux-form, acquired through on-the-job research, to help team overcome complex form issues
- Completed frequent design updates with limited turnaround
Full Stack Developer
Conductix-Wampfler | Omaha, NE
Recruited for vast knowledge of languages, frameworks and expertise in Atlassian products. Successfully became subject matter expert in creating and editing complex workflow validation and related scripts for robust software functionality.
- Created custom application that enabled engineers to generate and modify specifications for manufactured steel products, saving development hours and increasing KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators)
- Developed and maintained a middleware layer of RESTful web services, that is used for transferring data between two end-points
- Engineered software that consumed third-party API to interact with custom applications to provide additional enriched data to validate changes
- Initiated, led, and implemented software solutions for critical business processes increasing productivity throughout the engineering department
Software Development Engineer
CSG International | Omaha, NE
Worked on various applications, switching between Java and C# on weekly—sometimes daily—basis. Created RESTful APIs to communicate with two different issue tracking systems based on two different languages and frameworks. Designed and implemented several small applications to help migrate or manage information.
- Single-handedly designed and developed desktop application to transfer data from retired testing platform to save $80K in third-party licensing fees
- Analyzed and implemented customized solutions to code plugin defects for Atlassian Jira upgrades
- Became the peer-elected trainer for on-boarding new hires due to excellent communication and teaching skills
Union Pacific Railroad | Omaha, NE
Originally hired as an intern and quickly extended a full-time position before graduation. Worked with team members located in India and became the go-to mentor of fellow developers, leading daily scrum meetings, helping with code reviews, and aiding to gather requirements from the business.
- Constructed dynamic reports with graphs for direct access to previously obscure sale/production data
- Optimized complex database schema and queries to reduce processing time by several seconds
Freelance Web and Social Media Manager
- Created websites for HALLINS Corporation, a non-profit organization with limited technical expertise
- Managed domains and web hosting for HALLINS
- Designed promo cards and related call-to-action graphics for various events
Open Source Contributor
- Designed website for a simulation basketball league, SIBA, using React, Node.js, PHP, and AWS
- Created database with authentication for users to manage their lineages for the collection game Dragon Cave using Next.js, Bulma CSS framework, and MongoDB.
Bachelors of Science in Computer Science
University of Nebraska at Omaha | Omaha, NE
- Honor Graduate (Cum Laude)
- Concentration: Internet Technologies