Alejandro Villarreal, Software Architect and Developer in Houston, TX, United States
Alejandro Villarreal

Software Architect and Developer in Houston, TX, United States

Member since August 1, 2020
Alejandro is a developer with 10+ years of experience as a technical and team leader, full-stack software developer and architect, infrastructure consultant, and business analyst. He has hands-on experience in all stages of application lifecycle management and the underlying infrastructure, with deep expertise in cloud solutions. His client list includes Tesla, Disney, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Dial800. Alejandro enjoys mentoring less experienced developers.
Alejandro is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Blitz
    TypeScript, Node.js, Python, RabbitMQ, Windows PowerShell, DevOps, Azure...
  • Definity First
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Office 365, Azure Active Directory...

Experience

Location

Houston, TX, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Microsoft Teams, VS Code, Visual Studio, Slack, Windows

The most amazing...

...project I've led combined .NET Core, Python, Node.js, SQL Server, MongoDB, Nginx, Docker, Kubernetes, RabbitMQ, and Azure to deliver an awesome SaaS solution.

Employment

  • Software Architect and Lead Developer

    2017 - PRESENT
    Blitz
    • Designed and evolved the architecture and led the implementation of version 2.0 of the company‚Äôs customer-facing application from scratch.
    • Introduced continuous integration and deployment pipelines to improve team efficiency.
    • Designed, implemented, and operated all the infrastructure to run the application in the cloud.
    • Championed a product-driven culture over the consulting-driven culture from our parent company.
    Technologies: TypeScript, Node.js, Python, RabbitMQ, Windows PowerShell, DevOps, Azure, MongoDB, .NET Core, Microsoft SQL Server, C#
  • Software Architect and Developer

    2009 - PRESENT
    Definity First
    • Served as a lead developer, team leader, and architect for clients such as Tesla, Disney, AFTRA, and Dial800. Designed and implemented solutions to varied business problems of all levels of complexity.
    • Designed and implemented a custom-built text search engine featuring a dynamic DB schema with audit policy change and search suggestions features.
    • Spearheaded the infrastructure consulting practice and grew the team from one to 10 people. Engaged clients while serving as the subject matter expert and architect.
    • Managed the company's entire internal infrastructure.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Office 365, Azure Active Directory, Windows PowerShell, DevOps, AWS, Azure, MongoDB, ASP.NET, Microsoft SQL Server, C#

Experience

  • Blitz

    I led the development and implementation of a SaaS solution, using a broad mix of technologies (.NET Core, Python, Node.js, SQL Server, MongoDB, Nginx, Docker, Kubernetes, RabbitMQ, and Azure). In addition to leading a team of six developers, I was the principal architect and lead developer. I designed the software architecture; implemented the most complex components; and planned, deployed, and operated the infrastructure where the application runs.

Skills

  • Languages

    C#, SQL, JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, Bash Script
  • Frameworks

    .NET Core, Entity Framework Core, Razor Pages, Windows PowerShell, ASP.NET
  • Tools

    Git, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), RabbitMQ, Terraform, NGINX, NuGet, NPM, Slack, Visual Studio, VS Code, Microsoft Teams
  • Paradigms

    Azure DevOps, DevOps
  • Platforms

    Docker, Azure, Kubernetes, Windows Server, Linux, Windows, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js
  • Storage

    MongoDB, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Other

    Web MVC, SSH, Software Architecture, Akka.NET, Iptables, AWS, Office 365

Education

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering
    2004 - 2008
    Monterrey Institute of Technology - Monterrey, Mexico

Certifications

  • Microsoft Specialist: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
    APRIL 2017 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Specialist: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
    APRIL 2017 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Cloud Platform
    APRIL 2017 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Specialist: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
    APRIL 2017 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Cloud Solutions Expert: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
    APRIL 2017 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Office 365
    APRIL 2015 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: SQL Server 2008
    APRIL 2012 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: .NET Framework 4, Service Communication Applications
    FEBRUARY 2011 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Database Administrator 2008
    DECEMBER 2010 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance
    NOVEMBER 2010 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Database Developer 2008
    SEPTEMBER 2010 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: SQL Server 2008, BI Development and Maintenance
    MAY 2010 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: SQL Server 2008, Database Development
    FEBRUARY 2010 - PRESENT
    Microsoft

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