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Hello,
my name is Andrew and this is my resume/cv

About Me

I am a Software Engineer living in Milwaukee, WI. I have a Master of Software Engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.

I have extensive experience creating web applications using Ruby on Rails, C#, ASP.NET, and SQL. I love contributing to open source, and try to maintain an active presence in the community. Finding something to be truly passionate about is difficult for a lot of people, which is why I consider myself lucky to have stumbled upon programming. I would call it my first love, but I don't want to get into trouble with my wife.

Overall, programming to me is about being creative and bringing my ideas to life. If those ideas can help other people in the process, then that makes me even happier.

Education

  • 2015

    University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Software Engineering (MSE)

    I obtained a Master of Software Engineering degree in Fall of 2015.

  • 2013

    University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Computer Science (BS)

    I completed a BS in Computer Science with a Spanish Minor in December of 2013.

Experiences

Direct Supply
Mar 2015 - Present
Senior Software Engineer

Design and develop new features for a Single Page Application in React and .NET Core.

Authenticom
Jan 2014 - Feb 2015
.NET/SQL Developer

Develop and maintain web applications used by thousands of automotive dealerships in the US.

Create console applications to process data (millions of records) and perform various data append services.

SAP
May 2012- Dec 2013
Software Developer Intern

Develop SQL scripts to migrate data from text or comma delimited files to SQL Server, and parse the data to match specific data models in a relational database.

Create scripts in Ruby and Bash to facilitate the automation of generating address directories for Australia, Canada, and the United States.

Develop and maintain internal tools using C#, C++, and C.

Implement test suites for internal tools with NUnit, and create black box and white box tests.

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Residence Life
Jan 2011- Dec 2013
Web Developer

Design and maintain web applications (ASP.NET, C#, SQL) for the Office of Residence Life.

Assist students and professional staff with network connections, and provide them with software support.

Contact

414 704 0598
LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com/in/andrewbackes/
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/backes.andrew
Skype
andrew.backes

Languages, Software and other Technologies

Programming Languages

Ruby, C#, Python, SQL, Javascript, Java

Frameworks

Ruby on Rails, ASP.NET, React, Ember, Angular

Databases

SQL Server and PostgreSQL

Operating Systems

Windows XP/7/8/10 and UNIX

Cloud

AWS, Heroku, Azure

Other

RabbitMQ, Octopus Deploy, Jenkins, Gitlab CI

Languages

English
Spanish

Hobbies

Programming
Soccer
Video Games
Reading
Table-top Games

Personal Projects / Open Source Contributions