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Profile of Zachary R.

Zachary R. Senior Software Engineer
8 years experience USA
Availability: Full time and part time
80.00$ /hr
CassandraJavaPHPScalaSpark

Experienced Software Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Skilled in Java, Scala, Spark, Cassandra, and High Fives. Strong engineering professional with a B.A. focused in English Literature from Eastern University.

Work Experiences

  • Senior Software Engineer

    Zonar System | Seattle, WA

    June 2020 - Now

  • Software Engineer

    Branch | Seattle, WA

    October 2018 - June 2020

    – Designed, implemented, and documented new crawling strategy for internal content creation
    – Designed and implemented internal api for rapid, iterative development for a content ingestion pipeline
    – Build and maintain spark jobs using pyspark
    – Build and maintain Python API for business critical application
    – Acted as Scrum Master for a team of eight
    – Help transition and maintain TUNE software through a transition period
    – Build and Deploy new code changes on various AWS services
    – Monitor and triage bugs as they arise while participating in an on-call rotation

  • Software Engineer

    TUNE | Seattle, WA

    October 2017 - October 2018

    – Develop back-end services in Scala with Spark to leverage Cassandra deployed in AWS EMR clusters.
    – Responsible for testing code at the unit and integration levels.
    – Maintain current PHP codebase while helping transition PHP services to Golang (limited experience with Golang & PHP, but am moving back to a team where I will be picking up these language skills)
    – Build and Deploy new code changes on various AWS services
    – Monitor and triage bugs as they arise while participating in an on-call rotation

  • Associate Board Member

    AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership) | Chicago

    July 2015 - October 2017

  • Software Engineer

    Signal | Chicago

    March 2014 - October 2017

    Deploy tested enterprise-level back-end services using Java and Python to AWS in multiple regions globally. Experience scaling and managing reliable databases in Mongo, Kafka, and MySQL. Architect and implement integration testing framework, Robot Framework, as well as, teaching others how to use it.

  • Junior Instructor

    DevBootcamp | Chicago, IL

    January 2014 - March 2014

  • Technology Teacher

    St. Thecia Catholic School | Chicago, IL

    September 2012 - August 2013

  • Assistant Lacrosse Coach

    Benedictine University | Lisle, IL

    February 2012 - August 2012

Education

  • B.A., English Literature

    Eastern University

    January 2005 - December 2009