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Software Engineer with 5+ years of web development experience in Javascript and LAMP.


  • NodeJS
  • ExpressJS
  • MongoDB
  • PostgreSQL
  • HTML
  • CSS3
  • Git
  • Apache
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Work History

Jan 2015Present


Product sharing platform designed for bloggers, musicians, artists, gamers and other experts to review and share recommendations on tools and products they have used.

  • Architected the company's technical infrastructure involving consumer products and user profiles.
  • Created product roadmap and user stories with PivotalTracker to coordinate goals with co-founders.
  • Collaborated with co-founding members to rapidly produce prototypes for customer development.
  • Created Single-Page-Application (SPA) with Angular using Service-Oriented-Architecture (SOA) with NodeJS/ExpressJS.
  • Constructed relational database with PostgreSQL to store user and product information.
  • Managed and manipulated user-generated images with AWS S3 and AWS Lambda.
  • Performed release deployments to production/staging servers including backups, restores, migrations, and patches.
  • Developed user authentication to manage local and social third-party services.
  • Developed search system to find products, users, and tags with ElasticSearch.
  • Utilized NewRelic and PaperTrail to monitor and log server health.
Jun 2011Jul 2015

Software Engineer II

Software Engineer for a trusted online marketplace for finding qualified and vetted instructors. Developing around LAMP with the Symfony PHP framework in an agile development environment.

Engagement Enhancements for Teachers

  • Created a gamification system to allow teachers to engage with the platform which increased customer lifetime value.
  • Integrated Twilio SMS messaging to attract teachers to the platform.
  • Enhanced teacher review system to collect more testimonials to optimize teacher presence in the marketplace, therefore driving conversion rate of students higher.
  • Developed fast, bulletproof responsive email designs for desktop and mobile platforms.
  • Strategized email workflow to reduce development/testing overhead by 50%.

Company Statistics Monitor

  • Developed reporting metrics to display real time sales conversion for team.
  • Trained peers to develop with NodeJS/ExpressJS/AngularJS.
  • Vastly improved team development workflow by adopting Block-Element-Modifier (BEM) CSS methodology.

Refining Web Services for Teachers and Students

  • Help shift company strategy to being a Software as a Service (SaaS).
  • Refactored user experience workflows to significantly reduce support call volume.
  • Created cutting-edge Responsive Web Design workflows for 10-man team, leading to stronger team cohesiveness, faster development times, and better future-proofing.
  • Create API endpoints for an outsourced iOS app company to use our platform.

Customer Relation Management system (CRM)

  • Revamped call center ticket workflow, improving performance in closing out customer tickets in half the time.
  • Wrote PostgreSQL migrations of large sets of secure customer data.

Public-facing Website Redesign

  • Redeveloped front-end website to offer a much more fluid usability experience to attract students to our site.
  • Developed landing pages with strong SEO best practices to improve organic traffic.
  • Split-tested various workflow paths, measured by Google Analytics and in-house metrics.
  • Participated in user testing to analyze user behavior, leading to feature implementation.



Computer Engineering

San Diego State University