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Skills

  • Programming

  • JavaScript, ReactJS, React Native, Redux, Jest, Enzyme, JQuery, AJAX, HTML5/CSS3, Bootstrap, Flexbox, Kubernetes, Ruby contributor, Ruby on Rails, RSpec, Capybara, Git, Shell, Angular, NodeJS, MeteorJS, Apache Cordova, Mocha, Chai, Selenium, Redis, Sidekiq, Sinatra, SQL, PostgreSQL, Heroku, Agile, Scrum, Jira, Continuous Integration (Circle CI, Team City, Travis CI)
  • Digital Media Production

  • Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, MainStage, Final Cut Pro
  • Languages

  • English - Native
  • German - Fluent
  • Spanish - Basic

Education

Wyncode Miami, FL - 10/2014 - 12/2014

Full-stack web development with Ruby on Rails

Self Study - Fall 2014

railstutorial.org, Treehouse, Codeschool, Codecademy

New York University New York, NY - 2010

BA: Music and Psychology

Manhattan School of Music New York, NY - 2003

Piano Studies

Experience

Frontend Engineer heycar Berlin October 2019 - present

  • Moved portal for car dealers into a separate micro-frontend

  • Built dashboard analytics for car dealers using redux-saga for data flow and canvas for IE compatible data visualizations

  • Helped build and maintain a shared component library for heycar with React storybook

  • Simplified custom SSR configuration on heycar webapp

  • Implemented redux cacheing for various filters and features to eliminate the need for repeat API requests combined with generator function based cache invalidation strategies

  • Implemented reusable api calls that abort unnecessary inflight ajax requests

  • Implemented strategies for delaying loading spinners to improve UX

  • Created a new UI to help heycar rollout to a new leads reporting pricing model

Frontend Developer OSK Berlin Berlin June 2017 - September 2019

  • Rebuilt the media portal site for a major international client using Angular 4 - 8

  • More than tripled portal's Google PageSpeed Insights score in less than 3 months

  • Built a data collecting and product finder using React/Redux in less than 3 weeks

  • Built coupled and decoupled Drupal based sites

  • Built reusable UI and website components for various major international clients

  • Built and maintained other websites / hybrid iOS + Android apps

Software Engineer jovoto Berlin November 2016 - May 2017

  • Full stack Rails development on the jovoto crowdsourcing platform.

Frontend Developer GoVios GmbH Hamburg September 2016 - November 2016

  • Developing UI and overall applications that provide solutions for the cruise ship industry

Software Developer Cloud Logistics West Palm Beach, FL March 2015 - May 2016

  • Wrote software and developing RoR-based applications that provide cloud-based logistics solutions. Designed marketing website gocloudlogistics.com

Rails Developer Wyncode Academy Miami, FL Winter 2014

  • Twelve A Ruby on Rails piano video lesson app with payment integration. Contains instructional videos teaching musical scales. Accepts credit card payments via Stripe API. Presented as my final project for Wyncode’s Pitch Day.

  • Schicken Chicken A program that sends e-mails through the terminal window using the SendGrid API.

  • Pupperesting A cute app made in Ruby on Rails where a user can post pictures of puppies.

Stock Market Data Analyst INWISO, Berlin 2013-2014

  • Conducted data analysis research on the biggest companies on the German DAX, MDAX, and TecDAX exchanges to help clients improve their investment returns

Dean's Assistant/Marketing Associate Touro College, Berlin 2011-2014

  • Researched and ranked the European university market. Input data into SPSS. Helped implement new strategies for student recruitment

Legal Department Assistant Blyth, Inc. Greenwich, CT 2004-2005

  • Assisted a team of eight attorneys with legal research and drafting contracts, improving caseload throughput

Music

Manager/Keyboardist/Pianist Quintus & Mook, NYC 2003-present

  • Member of two NYC-based bands. Marketed and booked tours throughout North America. Negotiated and signed deals with Columbia and Atlantic Records. Toured with Rusted Root and recorded an album with Levon Helm. Played in large venues like the Nokia Theatre to crowds of 8000+

Audio Engineer/Producer Nomadic Wax, Brooklyn, NY 2011-2012

  • Mixed and produced international hip-hop music focused on increasing awareness of global issues - particularly in Africa and the Middle East.

Teacher Freelance/Private Schools, NYC & Berlin 1999-2014

  • Taught piano and guitar in English and German to private individuals and at music schools in NYC and Berlin.