Professional Experience

GE Healthcare
Barrington, IL
Software Technology Program Engineer
Inventables
Chicago, IL
Software Engineer
Prototyping
Freelancing
Chicago, IL
Web Developer
Mentor
Opinion­Lab
Chicago, IL
Senior Software Engineer
DRW
Chicago, IL
Lead Software Engineer
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Oct 2016 – Present
DRW
Chicago, IL
Lead Software Engineer

Trading systems front-end and middleware.

July 2014 – June 2016
OpinionLab
Chicago, IL
Senior Software Engineer

Led a small development team, contributing to the design, implementation, testing, and architecture of OpinionLab's "next-gen" reporting web application.

Real-time, interactive front-end reports using AngularJS, D3, and Coffeescript. Created a flexible custom query language utilizing Elasticsearch and implemented as a Ruby on Rails API. Helped design data-annotation system combining Clojure-based microservices and Elasticsearch percolators.

Created several prototypes including an algorithmic trend-detection alerting system with text message notifications, and an animated theme visualizer.

May 2012 – June 2014
Freelancing
Chicago, IL
Web Developer / Software Mentor

May 2012 – May 2014 Developed numerous features for the web-based remote learning company rVibe, including live video streaming to thousands of concurrent users, websocket-based inter-user communication, automated testing, and reporting functionality.

Feb 2013 – Apr 2014 Front-end development, design, financial logic, and system administration for Owl.

Sep 2012 – May 2013 Teaching and assisting students to learn web development through Bloc as a mentor.

Ongoing Numerous smaller projects, including designing, developing, and hosting ClaudiaSelene.com, Dylome, Slakkr, Song's Kung-fu Academy.

Nov 2010 – Apr 2012
Inventables
Chicago, IL
Software Engineer / Prototyping Lead

Development, design, prototyping, and system administration for the ecommerce hardware store Inventables.

Most development was done on a Ruby on Rails stack, including JavaScript development, HTML5 and CSS3 work, bash scripting, and a strong emphasis on Test Driven Development. In addition, the role occasionally entailed graphic design and basic video editing.

Jun 2007 – May 2010
GE Healthcare
Barrington, IL
Software Technology Program Engineer

Worked on five healthcare software products as part of a 3-year software development training program combining full-time work, a graduate education in Computer Science and Medical Informatics, and supplemental classes on software design, product usability, and healthcare infrastructure.

While at GE, I worked on teams of widely varying size and a multitude of technologies, including C++, C#, Java, SQL, VB6, HTML and JavaScript. Projects included thick-client enterprise medical applications, decision support tools, highly customizable report generators, mobile applications, and web development. In addition, I helped file four invention disclosures within the company, two of which were filed with the patent office.

May 2006 – Aug 2006
GE Healthcare
Wauwatosa, WI
Information Management Leadership Program Intern

Led project to centralize bar-code generation and printing across two dozen international production facilities. Designed a Java-based web portal for global manufacturing use.

May 2005 – Aug 2005
GE Healthcare
Waukesha, WI
Information Management Leadership Program Intern

Developed security enhancements for a corporate sales portal. Helped revise and optimize department’s IT project management procedures.

Education

3.2/4.0
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
BSE: Computer Engineering (Cum Laude)
Minor: Science, Technology Society Studies
3.9/4.0
University of Illinois
Urbana-Chamapign, IL / Online
MCS: Computer Science
4.0/4.0
Northwestern
Chicago, IL
Non-Degree: Medical Informatics
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Open-source Contributions

JavaScript libraries
Ruby gems
  • Created the daddys_girl gem, extending ActiveRecord with factory methods.
  • Updated the brokerage trading library ib-ruby to be Rails 4 compatible.
  • Contributed several enhancements and bugfixes to the rspec-rerun testing library.
  • Feature enhancements to the logstash-logger logging gem.
Unix/VI tools