Alex Beardsley

alex@alexbeardsley.com

Software Engineer

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Alex Beardsley

29 Years

Orlando, FL

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Intro
Personal

Motivation

ABOUT ME

I am a very passionate software engineer which is something that has always been reflected in my work. I believe software engineering is a craft as well as a science; countless hours have been spent at home improving my skills by reading books, tinkering with new languages and frameworks, and keeping up to date with technology in general as much as possible.

I've been into computers for as long as I can remember, but I never got into coding until I was about 10. My uncle bought me a copy of Visual Basic 6 and a programming guide to go with it. I had a blast and have been in love with programming ever since.

I like creating things. What steered me towards computer science rather than something like electrical engineering is the fact that when I write software, I am not limited by the physical materials in front of me. There is an entire world of possibilities which is something that is simply not available in other engineering disciplines.

Professional Focus

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

My interests lay mainly in the realm of Java/JEE, though I enjoy solving all kinds of technical problems. I have recently been using Groovy/Grails on a project and am starting to play with other dynamic web languages like Ruby/Rails. I have also spent some of my free time contributing to open source projects.

Work
Experience

Lead Back-End Developer, Roundarch Isobar

New York, NY | DECEMBER 2009 - OCTOBER 2015

Designed and implementing client requirements, wrote unit and integration tests, fixed bugs, and troubleshooted production issues. Responsible for supervising other developers and coordinating with the PM on some projects.

Worked on several projects, the majority were massive enterprise systems which dealt with huge scalability challenges and required thorough optimizations of production environments and code, all using the latest technologies available.

Senior Consultant, Booz Allen

Rockville, MD | DECEMBER 2008 - DECEMBER 2009

Maintained a large Java based system built around the ALUI portal, now called Oracle Web Center. This included implementing and maintaining SOAP based web services, data warehousing from many disparate sources around the country, and general performance improvements.

Software Developer, mediaEdge

Linthicum, MD | JUNE 2007 - DECEMBER 2008

Part of a team to develop functionality that let users view vast amounts of data in meaningful ways. Developed several widgets that facilitated this functionality including interactive graphs and integration with the Google Search Appliance.

Intern, mediaEdge

Linthicum, MD | JUNE 2005 - JUNE 2007

Responsible for implementing technical designs made by a senior engineer. Main focus was an online version of classes offered by companies. This included streaming videos to users if they have purchased the associated course, processing the actual purchases via credit card, and other ecommerce portions of the site.

Profile
Education

Thomas Edison State College

Computer Science

Jersey City, NJ | 2012 - 2013

University of Maryland, Baltimore Country

Computer Science

Baltimore, MD | 2006 - 2007

Howard Community College

Computer Science

Columbia, MD | 2004 - 2006

Skill
Technical

  • Java & JEE

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  • Spring Core, MVC, & Roo

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  • Spring Security & Batch

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  • RESTful Services

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  • SOAP Services

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  • JPA/Hibernate

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  • Oracle, SQLServer, MySQL

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  • Terracotta, Big Memory

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  • Flex and Java/Flex Integration

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  • Maven

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  • JUnit, Integration Testing

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  • JBoss, Weblogic, Tomcat, Spring tC Server

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  • jQuery, AngularJS

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Other
Information

References

Available upon request.

Notable Clients

  • Citco
  • Mackenzie Investments
  • Bloomberg
  • Herff Jones
  • Starwood Hotels
  • U.S. Army
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Office of Navel Intelligence
  • Investors United