Career Summary

Since writing his first line of code at age 9, Zac has been completely fascinated with computers. 14 years later at age 23, Zac is working on Python, erlang and node based applications at one of the leading VoIP communications companies today. With experience in multiple areas of product development and delivery, Zac brings his years of learning and growing to multiple venues and events across the globe.

Work Experience

Software Engineer

Nextiva
11/2017 - Present

Use current standards and modern technologies to expand the offerings of the Nextiva software platform.

Achievements:

Launched chat application to production, enhanced various other company related projects

  • Enhance the application architecture for scalability and reliability
  • Extended the functionality of various platform apps to meet business requirements
  • BDeveloped SMS functionality for platform apps

Technologies used:

  • Python
  • erlang
  • reactJs
  • PostgreSQL
  • RabbitMQ

Backend Software Engineer

SumUp Services GmbH
11/2015 - 11/2017

RImprove and extend the various APIs that accomplish business and customer needs.

Achievements

Designed, developed and delivered a merchant document upload and verification application to production

Technologies used:

  • Ruby
  • NodeJs
  • erlang
  • ReactJs
  • Ruby on Rails
  • PostgreSQL
  • MongoDB
  • PHP

Software Engineerr

State of Arizona
10/2014 - 07/2015

Own backend development of various PHP based digital properties for several agencies within the State level government.

Technologies used:

  • PHP
  • Drupal
  • WordPress
  • MySQL

Software Engineer

Gingerbread Shed Corporation
2011 - 2012

Maintain and extend the current codebase while implementing best practices, and improving overall code quality.

Technologies used:

  • ColdFusion
  • PHP
  • MySQL, MS SQL
  • Laravel

Skills & Tools

Backend

  • Python
  • Ruby
  • PHP
  • Node

Frontend

  • React
  • Bootstrap
  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • HTML/CSS/SASS/LESS

Others

  • RabbitMQ
  • DevOps
  • Code Review
  • Git
  • Unit Testing
  • Wireframing
  • Sketch
  • WordPress

Awards

  • NPHIC Outstanding Work
    Awarded for outstanding work and collaboration on the ADHS public facing website.

Language

  • English (Native)
  • Deutsch (Professional)
  • EspaƱol (Beginner)

Interests

  • Cycling
  • Computers
  • Jogging
  • Travelling