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Andy Barron
Full-stack engineering leader
B.S. Computer Science
University of Virginia
Skills
Software engineering
Distributed system design
Microservice architecture
Programming languages
TypeScript, JavaScript
Java, Rust, Python
Technologies
NodeJS, SQL, React
Docker, Kubernetes
Tools
Linux command line
Git version control
Experience
StripeSeattle, WA
Software Engineer, Admin PlatformJanuary 2021 - Present
JavaScript, NodeJS, React, Ruby, MongoDB, Kubernetes
  • Maintaining and improving platform for building internally-facing Admin apps.
  • Improving developer experience for Admin developers.
  • Migrated task runner from legacy infrastructure to Kubernetes workloads.
MothershipLos Angeles, CA
Engineering Manager (back-end)July 2020 - January 2021
TypeScript, NodeJS, PostgreSQL, Firebase, Kafka, Kubernetes
  • Worked with engineering leadership to define OKRs.
  • Managed task allocation, prioritization, and key technical decisions for the back-end engineering team.
  • Maintained core service functionality shared between services, such as database migrations, error handling, logging, and routing.
  • Supported development of new product features by managing back-end logic, database schemas, and front-end integration.
Senior Software Engineer II (back-end lead)February 2020 - July 2020
TypeScript, NodeJS, PostgreSQL, Firebase, Kafka, Kubernetes
  • Managed task allocation, prioritization, and key technical decisions for the back-end engineering team.
  • Built core back-end service kit containing code for functionality shared between microservices, such as logging, routing, and request handling.
  • Broke out freight pricing engine into its own independent microservice.
Senior Software Engineer II (front-end)December 2019 - February 2020
TypeScript, React, NodeJS, Vercel
  • Created technical design and architecture for two new React apps (redesigned customer dashboard and marketing website).
  • Implemented core features and design system abstractions for front-end apps.
  • Worked closely with marketing & design teams to ensure UI exactly matched mocks.
SkyryseLos Angeles, CA
Senior Software EngineerAugust 2019 - Present
TypeScript, NodeJS, Swift, ARKit/RealityKit, GraphQL
  • Built multiple microservices to manage helicopter flight tagging, polling users for the next city to open, and user roles & permissions.
  • Created GraphQL API gateway that managed API calls between back-end microservices and client apps/browsers.
  • Created an application to read raw input from USB devices and transmit UDP packets to remote control autonomous helicopter.
  • Prototyped and developed Swift augmented reality navigation app to show helicopter pilots/passengers their flight path and waypoints in real time.
MaestroLos Angeles, CA
Senior Software EngineerJuly 2017 - August 2019
JavaScript, React, Redux, NodeJS, Kubernetes
  • Technical lead for Web front-end re-architecture using modern UI tools (React/Redux). Built prototype, set up tooling and continuous integration, and directed technical decisions for key features.
  • Set up new back-end microservice architecture, including HTTP service abstraction layer, deploy management, and continuous integration and deployment.
Google, YouTube Ad Formats & InfrastructureLos Angeles, CA
Software EngineerOctober 2015 - July 2017
JavaScript, Python, Java, Polymer
  • Feature development and maintenance of full-stack ad infrastructure, including ad targeting, advertiser billing, and serving ads to users.
  • Migrated front-end code from plain JavaScript to Polymer framework.
AirMapLos Angeles, CA
Software Engineer (contractor)September 2015 - October 2015
Python, JavaScript, NodeJS
  • Created extensible data-mining program to extract and consolidate government-mandated flight restrictions from disparate third-party APIs.
  • Rebuilt data API to serve flight restriction data for distributed drone network. Increased throughput of original API by more than 10x.
University of Virginia, McIntire Department of MusicCharlottesville, VA
Student WebmasterAugust 2011 - May 2015
HTML, CSS, PHP, Java, Python
  • Website administration, updates, and maintenance for University music department’s website. Server improvements and file management.
  • Wrote migration programs (scraper & uploader) to mass import static event pages into Drupal CMS entries.
NASA, Langley Research CenterHampton, VA
Engineering Intern (paid)Summers 2011, 2012, 2013
Java
  • Summers 2011 and 2012: Safety-Critical Avionics Systems Branch. Built data transfer layer for autonomous, traffic-avoiding drone.
  • Summer 2013: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airspace Operations Challenge. Developed GUI application to wirelessly control fleet of drone planes and display their locations on an interactive satellite map.