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James J. Sawczuk

Education

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
Aug. 2005 – May 2009
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
Minor, Mathematics

Experience

Coinbase
Remote
Mar. 2021 – present
Senior Software Engineer
    Red Ventures
    Fort Mill, SC
    Sept. 2017 – Feb. 2021
    Principal Software Engineer
    Feb. 2020 – Feb. 2021
    Senior Software Engineer
    Sept. 2017 – Feb. 2020
    • Designed and implemented an API in Go for an internal system for doctors to update their credentials
    • Prototyped a command-line tool in Go to synchronize logic changes between CDN environments
    • Led the development of and architected large portions of a search and scheduling API for a major health provider network, as part of the company's leap into healthcare
    • Helped to migrate a legacy AWS environment with about two dozen applications and services into a new one built entirely via Terraform
    • Architected a modern backend for a travel product we acquired, helping to migrate from a Java-based monolith to a more modular, cloud-native approach
    • Led the development of a CI/CD pipeline and provisioned infrastructure for the new travel backend using Terraform
    • Helped to architect and led the development of an API to provide search and scheduling for healthcare providers at a national scale
    • Helped to develop and formalize our version control strategy, and implemented documentation and contracts that let us collaborate asynchronously with the frontend engineering team
    • Served as a mentor to many other engineers: reviewed code, assisted in debugging and gave advice on how to move forward in their careers
    LoudDoor LLC (Storylift LLC)
    Columbia, SC
    June 2009 – Sept. 2017
    Senior Software Engineer
    Jan. 2015 – Sept. 2017
    Software Engineer
    June 2009 – Jan. 2015
    • Developed highly-scalable web applications using a LAMP stack deployed on Amazon EC2
    • Spearheaded the development of a business pivot to Facebook Page audience analytics
    • Prototyped most of the analytics algorithms and systems used in the company
    • Listed as a co-inventor of utility patent #9,842,349, "System and method for preference determination."
    • Consulted on a statistical study of Facebook fan engagement vs. age for Coca-Cola to present at a conference
    • Designed and implemented a rich persona definition API in both Go and PHP which is still used for most of the company's analytics work
    • Designed and implemented a worker daemon in Go that schedules and runs thousands of analytic tasks per day
    • Designed and implemented a datamining program in Go to find "interesting" crosstabs for clients
    • Created a web app that allowed the creation and execution of ad-hoc SQL queries for use in reporting
    • Designed and implemented a sales lead platform with the ability to forward leads to multiple client platforms
    • Implemented a "management report" which contains critical metrics and is generated daily and e-mailed to decision-makers at the company
    Lazorpoint, LLC
    Cleveland, OH
    June 2007 – May 2009
    Application Developer - Intern
    Client Services Engineer - Intern
    • Created custom, data-driven applications for various clients
    • Gained experience in .NET development, report development and handheld development
    • Worked with other developers to standardize practices including application deployment techniques, version control management, and product testing standards
    City of Mentor
    Mentor, OH
    May 2006 – July 2006
    Engineering Intern
    Perry Local Schools
    Perry, OH
    Nov. 2003 – Aug. 2005
    Web Programmer/Designer

    Skills

    • Programming languages: Extensive experience with Go, PHP (standard and MVC paradigms, Laravel framework), Javascript (ES6, Vue, jQuery, some React); some experience with C#, shell scripting
    • Infrastructure: Extensive experience with Amazon AWS (EC2, ECS, S3, Lambda, some API Gateway, some Cloudfront, some Kinesis), Terraform
    • Databases: Extensive experience with MySQL and SQL Server development/optimization, Redis; some experience with MongoDB, DynamoDB, MySQL administration
    • Other technology: Extensive experience with Git; experience with Kubernetes, Cloudflare, Subversion, Mercurial, and CVS version control, Memcache, Redis

    Miscellaneous

    • Created a small free-to-use blog website that operated for almost four years. Users were allowed to upload photos, write journal entries, etc. Source available upon request.
    • Created Section 411, a blog on the Hugo platform with a theme designed from scratch.
    • Published several technical posts
    • Created Louvre, an image manager that can resize and serve images on the fly