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Short Resume

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Relevant Work Experience

Bank of America

July 2006 – February 2014


Primary duties: software development, operations, and web analytics on the bank's award winning intranet platform and award winning corporate online banking platform

Highlights include:

  • Initiated, designed and developed software using Java, R and the WebTrends REST API to enhance understanding of web analytics reports; relates web metrics with features of certain intranet articles and that gathers user intelligence from the site's Oracle database

  • Initiated, designed and wrote Java software for the ops team to automate or enhance internal processes, including an extendable framework for monitoring internet based applications that includes dependency injection from an XML config file

  • Received an award from the business partner for an extensive set of web analytics reports I created.


UNC Charlotte

August 2005June 2006, Graduate Research Assistant

  • Software development in artificial intelligence labs, for research projects on multi agent systems and haptics (Java, C++)


Technical Skills

Software development

  • languages: Java (Oracle Certified Java Programer), R, SQL, XML

  • Object-Oriented design, Test Driven Development

  • development tools: NetBeans, Eclipse, Git, ClearCase

Data Science

  • basic data analysis & statistics (Coursera.org courses, Kaggle.com)

  • Database technologies: Oracle Certified SQL Expert, MySQL, SQLDeveloper

Other

  • Apache Tomcat, Linux, some WebLogic


Education

MS in Computer Science, UNC Charlotte, Jan. 2004May 2006

  • Concentration in Intelligent Communication Systems

  • 4.0 GPA, Phi Kappa Phi academic honor society


Bachelor's in Computer Science, Duke University, Sept. 1997May 2001

  • Minor in Physics


Professional Organizations

Toastmasters International, Greater Opportunity Speaking Club

  • served as club President, VP of Education, and VP of Public Relations

  • achieved Advanced Communicator Silver and Competent Leader awards

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Professional Member since 2011

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