Andres Quiroz, Big Data Developer in San Jose, CA, United States
Andres Quiroz

Big Data Developer in San Jose, CA, United States

Member since February 22, 2016
Andres is a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, graduated from Rutgers University, who specializes in autonomic computing, cloud computing, and large-scale distributed systems. He has research and development experience in data analytics, cloud resource management, and middleware, with particular expertise in Java, C++, and Android.
Andres is now available for hire




San Jose, CA, United States



Preferred Environment

GitHub, IntelliJ IDEA, NetBeans

The most amazing...

...collection I have is a library of over ten years' worth of reusable Java code I've created for various projects and continue to use to this day.


  • Research Scientist Level III

    2010 - 2015
    Xerox PARC
    • Submitted 12 patent applications (1 awarded so far) in the areas of automated business process management, data privacy management, data analysis, and distributed middleware.
    • Led a project team (5 people) to design and prototype a scalable cloud analytics platform for the IT Outsourcing group at Xerox.
    • Worked on a contribution to the Apache Hive open source project to extend functionality for large scale joins.
    • Finalist in Services Cup contest of the IEEE International Conference on Service Computing (SCC), 2012, with Automating Reusable Workflow Development from design to instantiation.
    • Successfully demoed, at a Xerox client symposium, a hybrid cloud workflow using 1000+ processors over 3 cloud sites.
    Technologies: Apache Hive, Apache Pig, MapReduce, Hadoop, HBase, Java
  • Graduate Assistant and Post-doc

    2005 - 2010
    Rutgers University
    • Received Academic Excellence Award from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
    • Contributed to the creation of the NSF Center for Autonomic Computing, serving as Industrial Advisory Board Chair in 2012.
    • Contributed to the design and early development of CometCloud (, a virtual computational cloud infrastructure that integrates local computational environments and public cloud services on-demand.
    • Co-chaired the Doctoral Symposium at the International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2009, 2010).
    • Created a distributed clustering algorithm running on a peer to peer network that scaled to thousands of nodes.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon EC2, Java


  • Java Programming 5 Library

    Programming utility library containing reusable Java code to wrap and/or extend basic classes of the Java API.

  • Comet Cloud

    Initial contributor to the Comet Cloud project, which is an autonomic framework for enabling real-world applications on dynamically federated, hybrid infrastructure integrating (public & private) clouds, data-centers and Grids. Built DHT and messaging layers on which Comet Cloud is based.


  • Languages

    Java, C++, SQL, JavaScript, HTML, XML
  • Frameworks

  • Paradigms

    MapReduce, Distributed Programming, Agile Software Development
  • Libraries/APIs

    Java RMI, jQuery
  • Platforms

    Apache Pig, Amazon EC2, Linux, NetBeans, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Android
  • Storage

    Apache Hive, NoSQL, JSON, HBase, Cassandra, PostgreSQL, MySQL
  • Other

    Big Data, Machine Learning, Analytics
  • Tools

    IntelliJ IDEA, GitHub


  • M.Sc./Ph.D. Degree in Computer Engineering
    2005 - 2010
    Rutgers University - New Jersey
  • B.Sc. Degree in Computer Engineering
    1998 - 2004
    Eafit University - Medellin, Colombia

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