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Expert in Technology, Emerging Tech/AI Specialty

Expert ID: 738926 Illinois, USA

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Expert is an innovative Engineering Manager with wide-ranging experience driving continuous innovation through software engineering, application development, and solutions architecture. Have a proven track record of success in understanding and translating business requirements into technical requirements and delivering fit-for-purpose product applications. He demonstrates unparalleled strength in using scrum and agile methodologies to empower innovation and implement strategic governance plans that progress emerging technologies. He possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills to share strategic insight and convey complex business concepts in an easy-to-understand language to both technical and non-technical audiences.

KEY SKILLS
Engineering Management | Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) | Continuous Improvement | Agile | Software as a Solution (SaaS) | UI Design Patterns & Principles | Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning | Team Leadership & Development | User Interface Development

TECHNICAL SKILLS
Technologies: Python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, Vue, NoSQL, jQuery, CoffeeScript, Java, PHP, SQL, XML, XSLT, JSON, Ruby, REST APIs
Mobile: jQtouch, jQuery Mobile, Cordova, PhoneGap, PhoneGap Build, Android, iOS, Firebase
Frameworks: Django, Ruby on Rails, Adobe Flex, Adobe AIR
Source Code Management: Git, GitHub, Subversion, Mercurial, Bazaar, SourceSafe
Methodologies: Agile Development, Scrum Methodologies, Planning Poker, User Stories
Others: Web Applications, Web Development, Software Development, Continuous Integration, Subversion, Open Source, Screen Scraping, Web Crawling, Optimizations, User Interface, Product Optimization, Web Scraping, Product R&D

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Invented IoT solution for the President of the United States with Secret Service constraints, under a tight budget and tight timeline
• Architected an AI software for detecting breast and skin cancer
• Developed an animated tour guide with text-to-speech, voice recognition, and facial recognition
• Built an IoT smart HVAC solution for Johnson Controls that won the Product of the Year award
• Served as the founding architect of the no. 1 fastest growing company in the US
• Built AI e-learning platform for Foxconn ( Industrial AI Institute - iAIinstitute.com )
• Currently head of a smart-cities computer vision/AI startup, recently featured in Bloomberg, Forbes, and The New York Times under his direction

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2022 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Freelance, Subject Matter Expert Department:
Responsibilities:
Responsible for reviewing and advising on technical content for a leading technical content marketing agency.
Areas of expertise include: DevOps, Cloud, AI/ML, Databases, Cybersecurity, Web development, Containers, programming languages (JavaScript, Python, Java), and more.
• Collaborate with a team of writers, editors, and designers to produce high-quality content that meets the needs of our clients.
• Conduct research on assigned topics and develop original content that is accurate, well-written, and easy to understand.
• Make sure that the content is up-to-date with current trends
• Add my expert opinion where needed in order to make the content more informative
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2022 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Engineering Manager Department: Engienering
Responsibilities:
Responsible for facilitating real-time occupancy and congestion monitoring for a smart city start-up and developing suitable product solutions to reduce congestion, bottlenecks, and other traffic issues. Report to the Head of Product, oversee three direct reports and drive collaboration across several departments and teams for successful web apps development.
• Build and lead a talented team of 3 tasked to monitor vehicle congestion and parking violations; oversee the creative use of object detection and analytics tools to provide unprecedented real-time reports and develop proper solutions; created a novel computer vision pipeline infrastructure under tight deadlines with limited information and shifting scope in 3 months
• Establish SDLC best practices in collaboration with software architect and project manager; conduct tasks and requirements gathering, sprint planning, and daily standup to ensure alignment with company goals; implemented various apps and automation that enable efficient tracking of daily team activities and progress report generation for the management
• Lead migration planning and risk assessments; work closely with software and deployment teams in creating detailed plans to identify and address potential risks during the process, achieving higher levels of stability and productivity; use Lucid charts, Notion, and JIRA to track progress; ensured smooth data extraction and transfer
• Manage product feature releases to meet company roadmap needs; identify the right timing and set suitable schedule alongside the software architect and project manager to ensure the stability of features and milestones; prevented unnecessary churn and potential financial losses
• Facilitate architecture evaluation for quality assurance; set up source code evaluation systems and tools, automating the process of analyzing the quality of the source code as a whole to recognize any security weaknesses, unit test coverage, inefficient code, and other poor practices
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2018 to 2021 Employer: Foxconn Title: Tech Lead Department: Engineering
Responsibilities:
Responsible for spearheading front-end architecture plans and overall technical guidance for both front-end and back-end for IAIINSTITUTE.COM. Reported to the Head/GM of Industrial AI and led 3 direct reports.
• Leveraged in-depth agile project management experience in introducing new project initiatives; organized developer leads, project orientation, systems, and workflow process; developed an innovation-hub kind of intranet with code samples, design standards, and project generator; established professional learning within the organization.
• Oversaw company problems using a custom-software development approach; designed the architecture of AI applications for the detection of breast cancer, with a double accuracy rate of industry standards; invented IoT solution with Secret Service constraints for The President of The United States of America; invented a 3D tour guide agent integrated with voice and facial recognition; successfully instituted AR/VR, smart cities, autonomous/self-driving vehicle software, IoT, 3D virtual agents, and architect solutions for Foxconn-owned co-working facilities
• Provided security literacy and performance optimization; governed technical and security departments through performance optimization advice; implemented new security practices that enhanced the overall security organization-wide
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2016 to 2018 Employer: Johnson Controls Title: IoT / Cloud / Web Developer Department: Engineering
Responsibilities:
Responsible for designing and executing conventional KnockoutJS and NodeJS-based controls for an award-winning, enterprise-level, and plug-and-play smart HVAC solution, enabling efficient cloud administration. Reported to the Engineering Manager.
• Managed the end-to-end build process using different cloud technologies; systemized R&D and software development; devised unique tooling and optimizations that streamlined the end-to-end build methodology
• Pioneered the project management and direction; collaborated with product managers on the product development initiative; defined features, worked with edge cases and around limitations, and ensured seamless execution of each product release; formulated solution-oriented products that would generate optimum profitability
• Directed technical lead training for multigenerational software engineers; applied hands-on and technical leadership skills to influence and nurture the technical proficiency of engineers
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2015 to 2016 Employer: The Wall Street Journal Title: Tech Lead Department:
Responsibilities:
Responsible for leading a team of developers for the online storefront while maintaining and scaling architecture using a dynamic AngularJS form that adapts to the language and location demands. Reported to the Acting Manager and Head of Department and managed 2 direct reports.
• Headed organizational leadership for a diverse team; fostered effective management and progressive development culture that drove team collaboration; successfully established a cohesive team and work environment
• Introduced in-depth software testing and performance tuning; implemented systematic routine checks and analyses; determined performance bottlenecks; produced polished and debugged software
• Led the end-to-end project management, from project planning and resource allocation to execution; established goals and provided strategic direction; coordinated with various departments and sectors within the company; efficiently organized efforts and developer direction; ensured successful project delivery within schedule and quality standards
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2016 to 2018 Employer: BookFuel Title: Web Scraping/Search Engineer Department:
Responsibilities:
Responsible for designing custom tools, as well as novel and innovative solutions to strengthen sales statistics unavailable via Amazon’s API by scraping. Reported to the CTO.
• Offered alternative web scraping tools for using Amazon’s API; developed custom software and framework for easy data analytics; enabled the company to optimize their sales statistics
• Developed sustainable solutions to technical challenges; conducted systems analysis to effectively organize software development for various departments; generated easy-to-understand tools for both workflows and sales gathering
• Drove coordination across the sales and marketing departments; analyzed and identified feature requirements
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2014 to 2014 Employer: Freight Spoke Title: Software Architect/Founding Architect Department:
Responsibilities:
Responsible for creating and advancing a disruptive shipping-related application using specialized software frameworks and complex program languages, boosting the operational efficiency of this #1 fastest-growing company in the US. Reported to the Co-founder and CTO.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Code School | JavaScript Road Trip Part 1
Code School | JavaScript Road Trip Part 2
Code School | JavaScript Road Trip Part 3
Code School | Rails for Zombies Redux
Code School | Try Git
Code School | Shaping-up-with-angular-JS
Professional Appointments
SocialWallet Foundation (1 year)
OpenBazaar (1 year)
DebateWise, Development Manager for Google Wave Team (10 months)
Awards / Recognition
ASU Computer Olympiad Programming Competition - Judge (200X)
ACTE Programming Competition - Judge (200X)
ASU Computer Olympiad Programming Competition - First Place (200X)
ACTE Programming Competition - First Place (200X)

Additional Experience

Other Relevant Experience
Full time & Contracting:
Private Party | Lead Web Developer / Search Engineer (4 months)
Blizzblizz | Web Developer (8 months)
Canonical Ltd. | Sr. UI Engineer (2 months)
Huawei | Sr. UI Engineer, Creative Solutions (7 months)
Shoutlet | Senior Developer (1 year)

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