Alex Sears
Software Developer from front to back
Cincinnati

Tangram Flex
2018-11-08 - Ongoing
Developer
    Axcess Financial
    2018-09-10 - 2018-11-06
    Developer
    • Developed features for the platform that combined the Kroger website frontend into a true single page application, including server-side rendering
    • Aided in the architecting and development of the CMS system that will run all content on the Kroger site
    • Assisted with educating teammates on the newest CMS architecture layout
    • Managed the continuous integration pipelines for more than ten projects
    • Minimized docker image sizes by up to a gigabyte on the combined frontend project
    The Kroger Company
    2017-01-23 - 2018-09-05
    Developer
    • Developed features for the platform that combined the Kroger website frontend into a true single page application, including server-side rendering
    • Aided in the architecting and development of the CMS system that will run all content on the Kroger site
    • Assisted with educating teammates on the newest CMS architecture layout
    • Managed the continuous integration pipelines for more than ten projects
    • Minimized docker image sizes by up to a gigabyte on the combined frontend project
    Koncert IT
    2016-02-15 - 2017-01-20
    Microsites Developer Contractor
    • Worked specifically on Kroger’s microsites team
    • Added features to an internal tool that creates data used on the websites developed for Kroger’s big marketing campaigns
    • Rewrote the internal tool using Node, React, and Redux to facilitate faster development in the future
    • Aided team members in microsites development by assisting with React and Redux architectures
    InfoTrust, LLC
    2014-10-16 - 2016-02-12
    Web Developer
    • Facilitated the adoption of the Gitflow workflow into product development to improve VCS management and overall product deployment
    • Created a central login system using web2py, a Python web framework, to provide a one login system for multiple products
    • Overhauling and improving a custom Google Analytics tag used on over 1,000 sites that see more than 1,000,000,000 hits of traffic per month
    • Aided in the development of Analyze.ly, a product built using the Laravel PHP framework that pulls data from one source and uploads it to another, with a current concentration on pulling cost data into Google Analytics
    • Created an integration in Analyze.ly to pull closed Opportunities from Salesforce and import them into Google Analytics using the Measurement Protocol
    • Created a Python script to pull data from Amazon Kinesis and store unclassified tags in Google Drive to improve the speed and accuracy of internal tag classification
    kandid.ly
    2014-05-12 - 2014-10-13
    Lead Developer
    • Worked closely with the CEO to create business rules that would lead the direction of the kandid.ly web application
    • Lead the development team to create an application in Ruby on Rails that was deployed by my team in five cities
    • Coordinated the deployment of the kandid.ly web application every two weeks, including managing the Git repository on Github and pushing it to Heroku to staging and production environments
    • Created a pipeline for image resizing using Sidekiq, ImageMagick, and Amazon S3
    InfoTrust, LLC
    2013-03-05 - 2014-05-09
    Web Developer
    • Facilitated the adoption of the Gitflow workflow into product development to improve VCS management and overall product deployment
    • Created a central login system using web2py, a Python web framework, to provide a one login system for multiple products
    • Overhauling and improving a custom Google Analytics tag used on over 1,000 sites that see more than 1,000,000,000 hits of traffic per month
    • Aided in the development of Analyze.ly, a product built using the Laravel PHP framework that pulls data from one source and uploads it to another, with a current concentration on pulling cost data into Google Analytics
    • Created an integration in Analyze.ly to pull closed Opportunities from Salesforce and import them into Google Analytics using the Measurement Protocol
    • Created a Python script to pull data from Amazon Kinesis and store unclassified tags in Google Drive to improve the speed and accuracy of internal tag classification
    The League for Animal Welfare
    2015-08-23 - Ongoing
    Dog Walker
    The League for Animal Welfare is a privately-funded, non-profit, no-kill animal shelter dedicated to bettering the lives of neglected and abandoned cats and dogs in the Greater Cincinnati area by providing loving care and shelter until we can match them with forever homes. The League for Animal Welfare also promotes responsible pet ownership and a reduction in unwanted pets through spay/neuter programs.
    • Walk dogs and ensure they are socialized and played with
    • Help setup and tear down for adoption events
    • Introduce people to the dog at adoption events
    Northern Kentucky University
    Computer Science - Bachelor of Science
    2012 - 2015
    The University of Cincinnati
    Applied Science in Electronic Media - Associate
    2007 - 2012
    Auth0
    2016-09-27
    Auth0
    Understanding Reactive Programming and RxJS

    Auth0
    2016-07-14
    Auth0
    Create an App in VueJS 2

    Auth0
    2016-06-02
    Auth0
    Ruby Authentication: Secure Your Rack Application with JWT

    Scotch.io
    2016-03-31
    Scotch.io
    Keeping API Routing Clean Using Express Routers

    Scotch.io
    2015-11-03
    Scotch.io
    Create a Github File Explorer Using Vue.js

    English
    Native Speaker
    Web Development
    Master
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • SCSS
    • JavaScript
    • React
    • AngularJS
    • VueJS
    • Node
    • Golang
    • PHP
    • Laravel
    • Ruby
    • Ruby on Rails
    • Python
    • web2py
    • PostgreSQL
    • MySQL
    • MongoDB
    Devops
    Intermediate
    • Docker
    • Golang
    • Kubernetes
    • Pivotal Cloud Foundry
    • Gitlab
    • CircleCI
    • Bash
    • Serverless
    • Amazon Web Services