James Lee

Mark Miranda

Software Engineer

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About Me

I'm an alumni from the Turing School of Software & Design. I started on February 1, 2016 and graduated on August 5, 2016. I am focused on Ruby on Rails, Javascript, JQuery, AJAX, ActiveRecord, TDD (RSpec and TestUnit), paired programming, git/github, and various other developery things.

I'm a creative thinking full-stack developer with a thirst to learn new and efficient ways to reach a solution. I'm a deep-thinking problem solver that believes heavily that test driven development can truly save time in the lifetime of creating a new, or expanding an existing product. I like to use software to build bridges between people and the places they're trying to get while solving and taking note of all of the unforeseen problems that may arise while said bridge is being constructed.

In my spare time, I tend to work on side projects that you can find listed below. I especially like to spend time with my wife, Holly, and our dogs, Minnow and Barrington, ride my bike around town, hang out with friends, and solve problems that will hopefully one day change the world.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Work Experience

Software Engineer I - Cofense (October 2018 - Present)

  • Writing code to complete tickets, stories, and epics
  • Completing code reviews for other developers
  • Participating in scrum ceremonies for 2 - 3 week sprint cadences
  • Working with QA, DevOps, and UI team as a cross functional developer to acheive sprint goals
  • 3 - 5 week primary and secondary weekly on-call rotation in charge of twice-weekly deployments for all repos and environments
  • Stack: Rails, Amazon SQS & SNS, VueJS, Python

Software Developer - Headway.io (June 2017 - October 2018)

  • Learning new stack technologies as client needs arise
  • Working with teammates via Zoom video chats and Slack across varying schedules and time zones
  • Stack: Rails, React, React Native
  • Project: Roostify
    • Build out features on integration layer for various clients including JP Morgan Chase, TD Ameritrade
    • Participating in daily standups and weekly retros
    • Working with QA and product owners to flush out acceptance criteria
    • Maintaining test coverage and ensuring continuous deployment releases are stable to testing servers
    • Stack: Ruby on Rails 5.2, jQuery, VueJS

Software Engineer - The Flyfisher Group (November 2016 - June 2017)

  • Participating in weekly standups to discuss needs and progress of pivotal tracker issues.
  • Prioritizing team and project needs to assure work is delivered on time
  • Primary Stack: Rails API, Angular2 CLI

Student Support Fellow - Turing School of Software & Design (August 2016 - September 2016)

  • Helping students develop strategies around projects
  • Reviewing and critiquing code
  • Conduct project evaluations based on school-designed criteria of best practices

Senior Financial Analyst - Denver Public Schools (June 2013 - October 2015)

  • Provide comprehensive, day-to-day financial oversight and analysis for one of the nation’s leading urban school systems.
  • Serve as primary financial liaison to 5 key departments including Office of the Superintendent, Board of Education, Communications and HR, providing daily support on budget-related issues.
  • Help secure and allocate grants and perform audits to ensure compliance with requirements.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of department reorganization for workforce in departments.
  • Automate monthly reports for all department support teams using handwritten VBA code in Excel.

Staff Accountant - Qualvu (June 2011 - June 2013)

  • Accounts payable – Responsible for cash management to ensure timely payments to vendors.
  • Accounts receivable/Collections – Successfully increased average monthly collections from $700k to $1M.
  • General ledger accounting in accordance with GAAP – verifying timing and accuracy of revenue and expenses into general ledger accounts.
  • Assisting in month-end close – Credit card, ETF, and bank deposit reconciliations, revenue reconciliation with proprietary system.
  • Semi-monthly payroll – Processing semi-monthly payroll through ADP, including new hires and terminations.

Latest Projects

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The Pivot - Thrive Lending

This is a project immediately following my Little Shop project linked below. It turns a single store into a multi-tenancy application. We've created a micro-loan application where users can log in and be borrowers or lenders and shop for or sell potential micro loans.

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Little Shop - NachoMomsPaleo

This was a 2 week, group project to build a functional e-commerce store. It was built with Ruby on Rails and Postgres. We implemented CRUD functionality for items through an admin dashboard and a user area where customers could view previous orders.

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Rush Hour

In this project we used Ruby, Sinatra, and ActiveRecord to build a web traffic tracking and analysis tool. The application can receive data over HTTP from a simulation engine. The simulator will construct and transmit HTTP requests which include tracking data.

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Robot World

Robot world is a project that helped us understand CRUD functionality with Sinatra and ActiveRecord.

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