About Me

I am a Software Engineer in a Fortune 500 Financial Services company in the USA. I specialize in building RESTful APIs on Open Source stacks using Java, Spring, JAX-RS and JPA. I am passionate about building software solutions that are right-sized, bloat-free, robust and maintainable. I am currently focused on learning front end technologies such as AngularJS. As far as my technical background goes, I have worked on a wide variety of platforms and applications including Unix/Linux, Mainframes, Relational Databases, Data Warehouses, ETL processes, Rules Engines and Web Services. I also have hands on coding experience with Unix shell scripts, C/C++, VBA, SQL, JavaScript, Python and Ruby.

In my previous role as a Business Systems Analyst, I used to work closely with the Intent Owner to elicit and refine the Business Requirements of the problem. Then I turned around and collaborated with the technology team to define the optimal Solution Design. I stayed involved in the delivery process through development, testing and implementation. Along the way, I have managed teams and platforms. I have experience with audits and controls, risk management, configuration management, change management and domain target architecture. I have been recognized as a Subject Matter Expert on internal business applications and processes.

Though I have a lot of experience with Waterfall style delivery, I currently utilize the Agile Scrum methodology at work. I have worked on creating Epics and Features on a Product Backlog and decomposing them into Stories and Tasks that are completed during Sprints. I am comfortable leading team ceremonies such as Scrum, Planning, Demos and Retrospectives. I am also familiar with Extreme Programming technical practices such as Pair Programming, Test Driven Development (TDD), Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) and Continuous Integration.

If you would like to learn some more about me, check out my LinkedIn profile.