Alex Thomas, Developer in Atlanta, GA, United States
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Alex Thomas

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Software Developer

Location
Atlanta, GA, United States
Toptal Member Since
November 4, 2022

Alex is a highly resourceful, flexible, and innovative software engineer who's self-motivated and passionate about developing technology applications. He has a solid track record of working on high-quality, performant enterprise applications from planning to production and delivering effective solutions to high-value business needs. Alex is willing to embrace new challenging projects that allow him to push his skills to the limits.

Portfolio

Norfolk Southern
Java, Spring Boot, Apache Cassandra, Spring Data, JBoss EAP...
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Angular, AngularJS, Microsoft SQL Server, HP Service Manager, C#.NET...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Linux, MacOS, Vim Text Editor, IntelliJ IDEA, Spring, CSS, HTML, APIs, REST APIs, Elasticsearch, Docker

The most amazing...

...thing I've done was overhaul a large enterprise application's authentication and authorization patterns in a single week.

Work Experience

Senior Full-stack Developer

2016 - PRESENT
Norfolk Southern
  • Developed an application that identified, categorized, and reported data discrepancies across multiple data silos to provide customers with accurate data.
  • Created a user management application for an enterprise customer portal.
  • Rearchitected and led the development of business-critical applications, including monolithic stack apps and microservices running on Kubernetes.
  • Optimized poor-performing services across multiple teams to ensure delivery within service-level agreements (SLA).
  • Built an application to monitor best practice compliance across multiple projects.
Technologies: Java, Spring Boot, Apache Cassandra, Spring Data, JBoss EAP, Microsoft SQL Server, Angular, Svelte, IBM Db2, Spotfire, Datadog, API Gateways, Kubernetes, Red Hat OpenShift, Microservices, JavaScript, Full-stack, TypeScript, Spring, CSS, HTML, APIs, REST APIs, Elasticsearch, Docker, SQL

Software Development Trainee

2013 - 2016
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Converted the HP Enterprise Services request manager to a responsive design.
  • Exported the HP Enterprise Services catalog to an Excel document.
  • Worked on the digital customer experience of the HP Enterprise Services catalog.
  • Handled the enterprise software server troubleshooting.
Technologies: Angular, AngularJS, Microsoft SQL Server, HP Service Manager, C#.NET, JavaScript, Node.js, Full-stack, CSS, HTML, Docker, SQL

DND Price App

https://dnd-price-app.alexk8s.com/
A Svelte app for fictional price lookups. I worked on this project as a full-stack developer, managing requirements, picking the toolset, and developing the application. This application provides an intuitive search experience to users who want to look up the price of an item in the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons.

Libraries/APIs

REST APIs, Node.js

Tools

Spotfire, HP Service Manager, Vim Text Editor, IntelliJ IDEA

Frameworks

Spring Boot, Spring, Angular, Svelte, AngularJS, Tailwind CSS

Platforms

Kubernetes, Docker, JBoss EAP, Red Hat OpenShift, Firebase, Linux, MacOS, Vercel

Languages

Java, JavaScript, TypeScript, CSS, HTML, SQL, C#.NET

Storage

Spring Data, Microsoft SQL Server, Datadog, Elasticsearch, IBM Db2

Paradigms

Microservices

Other

Full-stack, APIs, Apache Cassandra, API Gateways

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