Experience

Senior Software Engineer

DevMynd, Dec 2017 - present

DevMynd is a digital product studio in Chicago and San Francisco. We design and build custom software applications for mobile, web, and connected devices. Our approach combines a mix of innovation strategy, UI/UX design, and well-crafted software.

.NET Developer

Chamberlain Group (CGI), Jun 2017 - Dec 2017

Chamberlain Group (CGI) is a global leader in access solutions and products. As the corporate parent company to LiftMaster, Chamberlain, Merlin and Grifco, CGI designs and engineers residential garage door openers, commercial door operators and gate entry systems. CGI's products are connected through their innovative MyQ technology which empowers users to control or monitor their entry points through smartphone access.

  • Developed and maintained message oriented middleware system for connected IOT devices.
  • Refactored monolithic service into 20+ microservices for device communication to simplify maintenance and code dependencies and make downstream event management more flexible.
  • Worked with small team to implement domain driven architecture and migrate microservices into new architecture while maintaining backwards compatibility with legacy services.
Solutions Architect

Making Waves (formerly Nansen), Mar 2014 - Jun 2017

Making Waves (MW) designs and develops digital services and solutions including portals, e-commerce, intranets, mobile solutions, custom built applications and market communications. MW combines design thinking and advanced technology to create user friendly solutions that engage and excite their audiences.

  • Design extensible framework solution, distributed as Nuget packages, to be used in 20+ web applications allowing more budget allocation for design and implementation of new features.
  • Lead technical sales process to identify key technical requirements and provide the estimates for use in proposals and statements of work.
  • Migrate and redesign public facing website for national pet food company from proprietary CMS into EPiServer 7.5 resulting in increased extensibility and shorter development cycles.
  • Enhance and maintain EPiServer 6R2 ecommerce site to handle more than 2,000 orders/week.
  • Create wide variety of API integrations for client applications, including email management systems, CRM systems, validation and identity protection systems, Google Maps, CASS validation, OpenTable, among others.
  • Create custom MVC application to manage more than 2 million customer records in lieu of a CRM system.
Developer

Adage Technologies, Jun 2013 - Feb 2014

Adage Technologies is an eCommerce web design and development firm in downtown Chicago.

  • Remotely manage world-renowned performing arts client, including project estimations, weekly releases, and client communications.
  • Refactor existing purchase path for client to improve performance. Post-launch, the site manages over 3,000 concurrent users in the purchase path with minimal stress; up from 1,500 concurrent users causing the site to crash pre-launch.
  • Create EPiServer templates and configuration forms to allow client to independently manage business rules for their website.
  • Leverage Backbone.js library to create framework for displaying user’s Facebook friends’ ticket purchases on performance detail pages and in a select-your-own-seat control.
Technical Consultant

Perficient, Feb 2012 - Jun 2013

Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000® and enterprise customers throughout North America.

  • Designed and built social functionality for large hospital intranet using SharePoint 2010 and NewsGator Social Sites.
  • Worked with a team of 15 consultants to conduct a company-wide intranet migration process from SharePoint 2010 to 2013.
Team Leader, Corps Member

Jumpstart, 2009-2011

Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. We provide language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promote quality early learning for all children.

  • Led 6 college students to provide developmentally appropriate educational activities to young children.
  • Facilitated team planning meetings and planned and led biweekly in-classroom activities to promote children’s educational development.

Education

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Minor in American Sign Language Studies - Summa cum laude

Technologies and Tools

Ruby, Rails, React, Vue.js, Postgres, SuitCSS, Backbone.js, Git, ASP.Net, Entity Framework, MVC, Web Forms, WebAPI, C#, Javascript, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, TFS, SQL, noSQL, RabbitMQ, Couchbase, SSMS, EpiServer, Python, C++, Powershell