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Passionate technology professional with over seven years of combined experience in software engineering and systems administration roles. Creator and/or contributor to multiple open source projects and advocate for open source ideology. Tireless learner continuously seeking to contribute to projects in order to improve overall skills and abilities.
Brave New World Halifax
2015-05-18 — 2015-11-27
Worked as part of a team delivering multi-media projects.
Implemented REST APIs using django-REST.
Expanded my knowledge of reactjs development.
Participated in meetings assessing technical feasibility of client requests and developing strategies/deadlines.
Set deadlines and reported responsibilities according to agile methodologies.
Used travis-ci, docker, and others in a wide ecosystem of development and build tools.
2013-07-14 — 2015-04-28
Data Acquisition Software Engineer
Developed systems for collecting data from a variety of sources and in-house software projects.
Created a variety of software solutions, largely using python but touching on web technologies and front end design.
Created and enforced rollover policy that significantly reduced downtime of data entry system.
Directed the implementation of haystack/solr search engine integration, significantly speeding up long-running natural language processing tasks.
Spearheaded project to create complicated data entry and validation platform.
Introduced distributed task queue design pattern that cut hours off of common data-preparation tasks.
Integrated Django with legacy databases.
Created tools to integrate with third party SOAP api’s, significantly reducing turnaround time for implementing new api based functionality.
Created and maintained database schema, resolving industry knowledge from experts into a solid technical platform.
Used Django-south to optimize database migrations, leading to a tighter feedback/development loop and faster development cycles.
Implemented interactive mapping using geoDjango.
2011-04-08 — 2013-03-27
Maintained Cloud Infrastructure as well as clinic LAN
Managed AWS deployments.
Created development virtual machines, enabling the remote development team to work in a more consistent environment, significantly reducing deployment time and integration issues.
Managed and debugged Django based FastCGI services, reducing downtime and server latency.
Maintained nginx servers.
2008-01-16 — 2010-02-07
Managed a shared hosting environment
Deployed PHP applications.
Managed domain names.
Scripted backup routines.
Managed user accounts.