Since graduating, I have been working at Gusto on Financial Products team. You can get a better sense of what I've been up to on my resume!
This past Summer, I worked on the Timelines Infrastructure team leading a product through its lifecycle. I worked on the design of the Thrift and JSON additions, then proposed it to a group of senior engineers. After that, I created supporting documentation and channelled communication through design, client engineers, product managers, and other stakeholders. I ended the internship by launching the experiment so we could determine if the product will proceed to production. A couple other things I worked on during the Summer was reducing load on the Timelines API by allowing clients to choose what data they want sent back, a 6 codebase wide refactor, and more fun things where I learned a ton! Thanks so much to Twitter for providing the amazing experience they did.
During my time at Dolomite, 6 friends and I worked on creating a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange. I served as a backend tech lead who set up a large portion of the technical architecture patterns that are still in use today. Examples of these include a JSON response format for minimizing data duplication, pagination, error handling, rate limiting, database ORMs, and the decoupling of interactions from the controller to the database level. Through these patterns, I mentored two junior developers who hadn't used Scala before and were only partly familiar with cryptocurrency. Combined between the three of us, we wrote X0,000+ lines of code. Together with everyone else who worked on it, we were able to create a clean and working decentralized exchange viewable at dolomite.io.
I worked on the Onboarding team writing infrastructure in Scala that will be used by many teams across the company. The code I wrote set the ground layer for any team to be able to send in-app prompts to users based on business logic they set. I also created the first set of prompts to take advantage of the infrastructure, currently hitting ~500,000 users/day. I worked across teams, constantly communicating with the Timelines team and client engineers, as well as writing code in the Timelines team codebase (part of the microservice architecture). I also spent time outside of my project reviewing my team members code and making refactors within our codebase whenever I could.
At Lehigh University, I was a teaching assistant for Software Engineering (CSE 216). I met with 4 teams per week to discuss progress on their project, grade weekly assignments, hold office hours, and answer questions on Piazza. I loved doing this because I had the chance to learn so much by helping others learn Software Engineering!
During the Summer and Winter of 2016, I worked at ASTM International as a Credit & Collections Analyst. In my position, I researched and discovered multiple cases of credit card fraud, and was able to stop shipment of the product, saving the company over $30,000. I also created an electronic file system which stored over 200 company contracts, which significantly reduced the time needed to access contracts.
I had the opportunity to work with Jordan during his 2017 internship at Twitter on the Onboarding team. During the internship he built infrastructure that will be used by teams across the company to show in-app prompts to users. This project involved understanding the entire timelines infrastructure, working on a cross-team project, and communicating contracts with client engineers. Jordan showed tremendous leadership and initiative in this project - often speaking with other teams and departments to unblock progress. Outside of the project he wrote many code reviews, and took the initiative to refactor code. Jordan was an excellent addition to the team and we hope to have him back next summer!
I highly recommend Jordan because he has the determination, self-motivation, and drive to do his very best. He is an organized self-starter and “out-of-box” thinker. His analytical and problem-solving skills are exceptional and could rival many who have spent years in an accounting environment. Jordan is extremely professional and would be an asset to any organization. He has the ability, intellect, and drive to accomplish great things in the business world.
I had what turned out to be the privilege of training Jordan upon his first internship at ASTM International. I can honestly state that within the week he was working on his own, and by the end of the summer was our department's most trusted and capable assistant. He analyzes extremely well, and always asks pertinent questions.Jordan is a personable and talented young man driven by a passion to learn and succeed.
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