Zach Alam's Resume

I am a full stack developer - who excels at user interface design. I have more than 10 years of programming experience (both personally and in business). My frameworks of choice are Ruby on Rails, Node.js/Express, and popular PHP frameworks like Laravel and CodeIgniter. I am fond of scalable environments, separation of concerns, minimalism, and the KISS/DRY philosophies.


Skills & Expertise

  • Front End: HTML, CSS/LESS, Javascript (jQuery, AngularJS, React), Twitter Bootstrap (user interface design).
  • Back End: PHP (Laravel), Ruby (Rails), Javascript (Node.js/Express/JSON). Significant experience with MEAN & LAMP stacks.
  • Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB - NoSQL/SQL.
  • Environments: Linux (Debian/Ubuntu/Mint), Heroku, DigitalOcean, AWS, Google App Engine.
  • Applications (experience programming with): Mailgun, Mailchimp, Wordpress, Paypal, Stripe, Shopify, Twitter, Zendesk, Zopim.
  • Hobbies: Arduino, Hardware, Bitcoin, Cryptography.

Work Experience

Software Developer

Reflex Media, Inc. - Las Vegas, Nevada
May 2016 - Present

  • Building quality, scalable products and an expert in the Front End domain.
  • Full stack developer for network of established dating based websites that have a combined user base of more than 7 million members.
  • Developed application messaging features that immediately increased daily revenue by 7%.
  • In charge of MissTravel Android/iOS application that has 600,000+ user accounts.
Developer/Founder

Everbranded, LLC - Las Vegas, Nevada
June 2015 - May 2016

  • Developed custom platform that links top design talent with startups, businesses, and organizations in need of brand identity.
  • Architected stable and scalable infrastructure using a host of technologies including Cloudflare, Stripe, Heroku, and Google Cloud.
  • Programmed custom ordering and campaign system with Ruby on Rails, AngularJS, and jQuery.
  • Platform acquired by private third party.
Software Developer

Telecom North America, Inc. - Henderson, Nevada
October 2014 - June 2015

  • Lead the recurring development, management, and maintenance of a SOAP Based API that received more than 100k+ transactions on a daily basis.
  • Allocated and delegated work to team of programmers using Agile/SCRUM methodologies. Introduced proper development tools (Vagrant) into workflow.
  • Developed and maintained customer facing portals for the management of telecom related products (user accounts, phone numbers, SIM Cards, reseller products).
Software Engineer

V Rose Microsystems, Inc. - Johnstown, New York
May 2011 - October 2014

  • Lead Programmer & Developer for a web based ERP (enterprise resource planning system) for the electronic management of customer orders/quotes.
  • Lead Software Engineer for Smart Fan Controller. Programmed low level software for Atmel based microcontroller.
  • Administered company servers running various flavors of Linux (Ubuntu & CentOS).
  • Experience with industrial computer systems (specifically 3U and 6U chassis containing AdvancedMC, MicroTCA and CompactPCI components) predominantly used in telecommunication applications.
Web Programmer

V Rose Microsystems, Inc. - Johnstown, New York
January 2008 - May 2011

  • Developed and maintained company websites using a variety of tools and languages including (HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript).
  • Technical Writing: Created and maintained 400+ product datasheets for sales, marketing, & engineering purposes.

Education

B.S. Computer Science, Applied Mathematics

University at Albany, New York (SUNY)
September 2007 - May 2011

  • Advanced Coursework: Data Structures, Microprocessor Applications, Principles of Programming Languages, Programming at the Hardware/Software Interface, Automaton and Formal Languages, Systems Programming, Algorithms, Cryptography, Computer Organization
  • Wrote assembler in C for an assembly language“T-MIPS”
  • Accepted into accelerated master's degree program.
  • Dean's List Of Distinguished Students

Awards

1st Place, $10k USD - Coinbase Bithack

An online hackathon open for all developers who want to create something great with bitcoin. 100+ entries. Winning submission: CoinPlanter, A bitcoin geotagger for Android. http://blog.coinbase.com/post/80997000003/announcing-the-coinbase-bithack-winners


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