Work Experience

Software Engineer

Vertafore Sircon | November 2017 - Present

  • Delivered an interactive reporting management system using Spring Boot microservices and an Angular SPA backed by Apache Cassandra.
  • Provided standard, interactive, and dashboard reporting capabilities to multiple core applications by extending and integrating the Pentaho BI platform.
  • Warehoused cross-application event sourced data using Kafka, Kafka Connect, Spring Data, and Liquibase.
  • Implemented cross-application authentication by provisioning and relating corresponding users using Kafka and Kafka Connect.
  • Researched and tuned system performance by developing Selenium-based load and breakpoint tests.

Content Management Systems Programmer

MSU ANR Technology Services | September 2014 - November 2017

  • Planned and facilitated migration of hundreds of websites from ExpressionEngine to dotCMS.
  • Planned and executed successful migration of CMS to vendor-managed AWS cluster.
  • Designed and developed custom tools, services and servlets, workflow actions, class overrides, testing and debugging utilities, etc.
  • Coordinated with vendor support and infrastructure and department infrastructure teams in order to ensure service availability.
  • Managed developer tools and infrastructure including Docker containers, Vagrant boxes, and VCS repositories.
  • Contributed to vendor’s open-source CMS, dotCMS.

Student Web Programmer

MSU ANR Technology Services | May 2011 - September 2014

  • Developed and managed dozens of websites in a MVC CMS, ExpressionEngine.
  • Developed and maintained CMS add-ons, libraries, and custom reports in PHP in order to improve CMS usability and functionality.
    • Varnish cache purging tools and automation.
    • Data access library to quickly perform common, cached, standardized database lookups.
  • Integrated CMS with department and university APIs and services.
  • Placed all existing software and websites in version control systems.

Information Systems Intern

General Mills, Inc. | May 2013 - August 2013

  • Integrated third-party couponing services and aggregated external coupon data.
  • Overhauled frontend couponing application built in SiteCore.

Personal Experience


Computer Science and Engineering B.S.

Michigan State University | 2009 - 2018

Familiar Technologies

  • Languages: Java, JavaScript, TypeScript, Bash, Python, Scala, Clojure, PHP, HMTL 5, CSS 3, LESS, C/C++
  • Frameworks: Spring + Spring Boot, Angular, OSGi, CodeIgniter
  • Data Stores: Cassandra, Kafka, PostgreSQL
  • Infrastructure: Chef, Kubernetes, Docker, Liquibase, Vagrant
  • Servers: Apache Tomcat, Apache httpd
  • Testing: JUnit, Mockito, Jasmine, Selenium, ScalaTest, Jest
  • Version Control: Git, Subversion, Mercurial
  • Build Tools: Maven, Webpack, Grunt, Angular CLI, SBT, Leiningen
  • Content Management Systems: dotCMS, ExpressionEngine, Wordpress