I am a Software Engineer with over 10 years of professional experience. I am based in Dallas Texas. I use mostly PHP, Laravel, and Golang


Languages: PHP, Golang, Java, Javascript, SQL, PL/SQL, HTML, CSS, Shell Scripts.

Databases: MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server.

Frameworks: Laravel, Zend Framework, CodeIgniter, Magento.

Version Control: Git, Subversion (SVN), Harvest.

System Administration: Unix (AIX), Linux (CentOS, Ubuntu).

Servers: Apache, Nginx.

Methodologies: Test Driven Development (TDD), Agile/Scrum Development.

Development Tools: Sublime Text, IntelliJ, Vim.

Reporting: Pentaho, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services.

Certifications: Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP5).

Misc: WSDL, SOAP, REST, JSON, Ajax, MVC, Design Patterns, Remote Work.

Location: Dallas, Texas.


SoftLayer, an IBM Company, Software Engineer, Jul 2014 – Present

  • Supported & enhanced web-based customer management portal called IMS.
  • Developed web services for interfacing with with backend monitoring infrastructure consisting of Nagios and Nimsoft.
  • Developed high performance monitoring poller in Go language with capacity to handle more than 100K polls per minute.
  • Helped bring a new product to market by working closely with Offering Managers, designers, and distributed team across United States and South America.
  • Mentored junior developers remotely and in-person.
  • Research and architect-ed various software solutions.
  • Extensively documented our code, processes, APIs, and troubleshooting guides.

Success Partners, Software Developer, Aug 2012 – Jul 2014

  • Developed & designed PCI compliant Customer Manager portal using Zend Framework. Customer Service used this portal to lookup and update customer details, process certain orders, and run various reports.
  • Developed modules for Magento based websites including integration with Customer Manager portal, with a custom subscription system, and various web services.
  • Created RESTful Web Services for clients and vendors to automate various manual processes.
  • Setup and deployed Adobe Digital Publishing suite including Entitlement server, Web Viewer, Android, and iOS apps for SUCCESS Magazine.
  • Setup various softwares related to programming including PHP debuggers, and PHPUnit.
  • Research, troubleshoot, and debug various technical issues. Documented legacy code.
  • Documented and standardized various processes such as branching, TDD, and code reviews.

KEDARit, Software Architect, Jan 2010 – Aug 2012

  • Designed & developed ITIL based IT budgeting web application using PHP, MySQL, CodeIgniter, Datamapper ORM, and jQuery.
  • Designed a database in 3rd normal form for IT budgeting web application.
  • Developed financial reports using Pentaho Report Designer & SQL.
  • Customized & maintained Pentaho Business Intelligence server which is J2EE application.
  • Managed offshore team.
  • Attended several business networking events on behalf of KEDARit.

McKesson, Programmer Analyst, Jan 2008 – Sep 2009

  • Supported complex enterprises website with over $48 billion per year in revenues.
  • Worked closely with Business Analysts to assist in design, analysis, and requirement gathering. Also assisted in resolving support and application issues.
  • Provided mission critical 24×7 on call support.
  • Designed a process for customer data copy between Oracle databases during roll out of major upgrades to the website without impacting live customers.
  • Performed a complex process of new application tier environment setup for major upgrades to the website.
  • Showed leadership and mentored junior team members.
  • Took charge during production crisis issues and made critical decisions to restore services.
  • Developed JSP & J2EE code, Oracle PL/SQL procedures, and Korn shell scripts.
  • Managed changes to production environment.

The Planet, Software Engineer, Apr 2006 – Dec 2007

  • Developed a complex J2EE website which allowed users to place online orders, manage their servers & view reports.
  • Created key Business Intelligence reports using Pentaho BI and Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services that business partners used to make critical business decisions.
  • Setup and maintained Redhat RHEL4 server for Pentaho BI and Windows Server 2005 server for Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).

Freelance Developer, Jan 2004 – Apr 2006

  • Developed and updated websites for several small business clients using PHP, MySQL, Javascript, CSS, and Open Source tools such as OS Commerce.
  • Provided 247 support for network, software, and hardware issues.
Innerworks Computer Services, IT Staff, Jan 2003 – Jan 2004
  • Provided 247 support for network, software, and hardware issues.
  • Designed and updated business applications using Microsoft Access.
SUNY at Plattsburgh, Web Developer, May 2001 – Dec 2002
  • Designed and maintained Small Business Assistance Center’s website using PHP and Microsoft C#.


State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, 2002

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