Alek Shnayder

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Full-Stack Javascript Developer and with a bias towards front-end design and React.

Strongly passionate about maximizing the quality of user interaction and engagement by merging a refined UI aesthetic with the most current best-practices of the tech ecosystem.

Skills

Front

React, Styled Components, React-Virtualized, React-Router v4, JavaScript ES6, HTML, CSS, Webpack, axios, validator.js, C3.js, Redux Thunk, date-fns

Back

Node.js, Express, MongoDB, Mongoose, SQL (PostgreSQL, MySQL), Sequelize ORM, Helmet, Bcrypt, Moment.js

Other Tools

Mocha, Supertest, Jest, PM2, ESLint, Prettier, NGINX, Git, Travis CI, Snyk, Nodemon, Bash, Zsh, DataGrip, Mongo Compass, Adobe Creative Suite

Articles

VS Code Extensions for Happier JavaScript CodingArticle link

Medium / Hackernoon

Having a well calibrated editor is paramount to productivity, so as use-cases become more niche, it’s nice to be able to pull in extensions to help boost quality of life. Luckily, VS Code vibrant extension community with single-click installs makes this super easy.

A Gentle Introduction to tmuxArticle link

Medium / Hackernoon

tmux lets you tile window panes in a command-line environment. This, in turn, allows you to run and keep an eye on multiple programs within one terminal. This guide will go through the installation and basic usage of tmux to get you up and running.

How-To: Vim Functionality with Sublime LooksArticle link

Medium / Hackernoon

Just because you are using a command line editor does not mean you should have to do a time warp back to the days of green screen CRTs. This guide will walk through the process of setting up Vim to achieve a more Sublime-like experience.

Work

Front End Development Senior Analyst

Accenture InteractiveArticle link

Jan 2018 - present

Help clients create the best customer experiences on the planet, across the entire customer journey.

▸ Worked with the development team of a major national fast-food chain on a touch-screen ordering kiosk. Kiosk built with React/Redux running on node-webkit (NW.js).

▸ Participating in a greenfield investment research platform for a large institutional bank utilizing React, React-Virtualized, Styled Component, React-Contextmenu, and date-fns.

▸ Engage in both formal and ad-hoc meetings between different stakeholders to help bridge the gap between product owners, middleware back-end developers, and client's design research team.

▸ Unit-testing with Jest for 80% coverage and ESLint and Prettier for linting and pre-commit formatting with two developer code reviews for PRs.

▸ Provide feedback to client's design team in relation to in-progress Invision UI mock-ups for future features in terms of the technical implications.

Senior Member Support

Spring RewardsCompany link

Jan 2016 - Jan 2018

Spring connects your digital channels with in-store results using your customers' own credit and debit cards.

▸ Developing automated web-based enterprise data reporting platform for internal users and corporate mall clients as a replacement for a collection of Logi reports. Front-end using React, React-Router v4 and Webpack for bundling. RESTful API built using Node and Express, with JSON Web Tokens and Bcrypt for authentication. Larger Postgres queries run in separate Node process at predefines time interval and saved to local Mongo database for faster client-side rendering.

▸ Converted complex Excel report to a web application by merging data from multiple PostgreSQL databases and Salesforce reports. Deployed to EC2 with Express, MongoDB, Node, PM2, and NGINX as a reverse proxy.

▸ Wrote Node.js app to POST Salesforce accounts to the Zendesk API, after an external consultant was unable to find a migration path.

▸ Developed a front end interface for generating missing transaction cURL POST statements using Javascript, CSS, HTML. Adopted by all Member Services team members due to the significant process improvement created.

▸ Manually load Square transactions batch reports on behalf of a major national partner using a series of SQL and Python scripts. Based on workflow originally created by our internal data scientist.

▸ Created a series of SQL reports to check transaction feed status for merchants and credit partners ( Visa, MasterCard, AMEX).

▸ Onboard and trained new employees in CLI workflow for setting up hostname config files per IT guidelines, SSH key creation and connections, Psql usage, and posting cURL POST statements to internal API.

Technical Account Manager

SunGard (Now FIS)Company link

Sep 2013 - Jan 2016

Provide leading software and IT services to institutions in virtually every segment of the financial services industry.

▸ Acted as the primary point of contact for a set of large institutional investment banks, conducting top-day incident management related to post-trade derivatives clearing for Stream Clearvision, a real-time middle-office trade matching, allocation, and acceptance system.

▸ Developed web-based FIXML message parser to expedite issue investigation by internal teams. Also shared with overseas QA team for training purposes.

▸ Road-mapped multi-month upgrade implementations for several institutional clients. Created Gantt charts, confirmed completion of UAT testing, and ensured internal resources were available for on-call assistance during production go-live dates.

▸ Conducted bi-weekly review meetings with management of assigned clients. Completed a full case history review and presented it to the client which led to a 43% and 76% reduction in open cases two months after transitioning into the two main clients. Subsequently assigned two additional clients to oversee.

▸ Collaborated with a project manager to support her in creating a series of Excel VBA macros in order to help format and migrate a large dataset off of a previous Lotus Notes based system to an internal cloud based solution.

▸ Created and followed through on change requests and feature enhancements for specific software products, assist the client in BRD documentation.

▸ Carried out on-site client training of product installation, upgrading, issue management, and basic Oracle SQL SELECT statement overview.