Alan Shapiro, Developer in Southampton, NY, United States
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Alan Shapiro

Verified Expert  in Engineering

App UI Developer

Location
Southampton, NY, United States
Toptal Member Since
May 23, 2019

Alan utilizes advanced programming techniques in the development of new software and the modification and enhancement of existing software. Along with having supported product design, coding, and implementation strategies for both business systems and entertainment software, he’s designed, prototyped, and programmed mobile apps. Alan has also consulted on business software suitability and reengineering of current software and systems.

Portfolio

The Dial Group LLC
React Native, React, Linux, Firebase, MongoDB, Go, Swift, C, C++, iOS
The Dial Group LLC
Shell, Linux, JavaScript, HTML, SQL, PostgreSQL, C++, Xcode, Swift, iOS, Flutter
The Transaction Auditing Group
Macros, Microsoft Excel, Python, Scripting, Shell, Linux, JavaScript, HTML, SQL...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

iOS, Linux

The most amazing...

...software I've created gave to the regulators & market centers the first standardized reports for the measurement of the execution quality of securities trades.

Work Experience

Independent Contractor

2013 - PRESENT
The Dial Group LLC
  • Designed, prototyped, and developed MVPs as well as complete front-end/back-end programming and publication of mobile applications using modern frameworks and libraries.
  • Provided support on the product design, coding, and implementation strategies for both entertainment software and business systems.
  • Consulted on business software suitability and the reengineering of current software and systems.
  • Utilized advanced programming techniques in the development of new software and the modification and enhancement of existing software.
Technologies: React Native, React, Linux, Firebase, MongoDB, Go, Swift, C, C++, iOS

Independent Developer (Contractor)

2015 - 2018
The Dial Group LLC
  • Functioned as manager of product development for the design, enhancement, and implementation of systems for the global financial services industry at IHS Markit.
  • Programmed software and websites that provide analysis, deep data mining and competitive statistics for exchanges, broker-dealers, market makers, and high-frequency trading firms.
Technologies: Shell, Linux, JavaScript, HTML, SQL, PostgreSQL, C++, Xcode, Swift, iOS, Flutter

Founder | Lead Developer

1996 - 2015
The Transaction Auditing Group
  • Designed and led the programming of the first standardized performance metrics for the analysis of securities and options trading.
  • Produced statistics created for US equities and options and European equities and options for all major currencies.
  • Broadened the products over time to handle all SEC required regulatory reporting and hosting for securities industry firms.
  • Worked on the full lifecycle of the design and development of the market data capture mechanisms, trade performance analysis algorithms, client data transformations, reporting subsystems, database storage and retrieval, and web interface and delivery systems.
  • Worked for an assortment of clients including exchanges, retail, broker-dealers, market makers, clearing houses, high-frequency trading, firms, institutional brokerages, and regulatory agencies.
Technologies: Macros, Microsoft Excel, Python, Scripting, Shell, Linux, JavaScript, HTML, SQL, PostgreSQL, C++, C

Senior Developer

1988 - 1996
JP Morgan Chase
  • Developed and maintained risk analysis and daily reporting covering all aspects of treasury investments and trading in financial instruments such as interest rate futures, index swaps, currency swaps, forward rate agreements, and other types of proprietary trading.
  • Built interfaces to manage data exchanges between corporate mainframes and trader desktops.
Technologies: HTML, C, Clipper, dBASE

Transaction Auditing Group Website

http://www.tagaudit.com
Role: Lead Developer

As the lead developer, I coded the front end, middleware, and back end of the website. I also produced the UI design, managed the project, and integrated the systems.

GamerCal

On this project, I designed and prototyped the iOS app, coordinated with the Android conversion team, and provided ongoing consultation on the feature set and upgrades. The app is available through the Apple App Store.

Gomer Vs The Word Invaders

An iOS game available on the App Store. It is a high-speed typing adventure game with in-app purchases, third-party ads, and referral rewards. The app relies on a Firebase real-time database for real-time configuration and gameplay adjustments, as well as player tracking.
1977 - 1981

Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Industrial Engineering/Operations Research

Cornell University - Ithaca, NY, USA

Libraries/APIs

jQuery, React, Firebase iOS SDK

Tools

Xcode, Shell, Microsoft Excel

Languages

C, C++, HTML, SQL, Swift, C#, JavaScript, Python, dBASE, Clipper, Go, Java, Excel VBA, Objective-C, Python 2

Platforms

iOS, Eclipse, Linux, Firebase, NetBeans

Paradigms

Procedural Programming

Storage

PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQL Stored Procedures, MongoDB

Frameworks

Flutter, React Native

Other

App UI, Web UI, Scripting, Macros

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