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
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
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