Anna Berman, Software Developer in Chicago, IL, United States
Anna Berman

Software Developer in Chicago, IL, United States

Member since March 27, 2016
Anna is a software engineer with over 15 years of experience in C++—focusing on distributed real-time financial applications. For the last two years, she has been working as the CTO of a startup, architecting the full-stack solution for the web and iPhone MVP, and developing all of the back-end processes and APIs in Node.js and Firebase, as well as implementing the majority of the front-end in Swift and Angular.
Anna is now available for hire


  • Hesta
    Objective-C, Swift, JavaScript (Angular, React/React Native, Node.js)...
  • DRW
    C++, Java, Python, JavaScript, WebSockets, KnockoutJS, D3, PostgreSQL
  • Citadel
    C++, Python, R



Chicago, IL, United States



Preferred Environment

Visual Studio, WebStorm, Eclipse, GitHub, Xcode

The most amazing...

...thing I've coded is a just-in-time-compiled computational graph using LLVM.


  • CTO

    2014 - 2016
    • Designed the full-stack architecture for our MVP, including the back-end APIs, data models, security rules, user roles, registration, invites, and more.
    • Implemented all of the back-end APIs and processes in Node.js, using Firebase, MongoDB, and PostgreSQL.
    • Designed and implemented automated email notifications, including calendar event reminders and chat message alerts.
    • Managed a team and implemented the majority of the web app in Angular and later in React.
    • Managed a team and implemented the majority of the production for an iPhone app in Swift.
    • Designed and implemented batch jobs with monitoring and failure handling that connected and downloaded real-estate data via RETS API (Real Estate Transaction Standard).
    • Researched and chose solutions for image uploading, email notifications, calendar sharing, and other functionality.
    Technologies: Objective-C, Swift, JavaScript (Angular, React/React Native, Node.js), MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Azure, Google APIs
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2013 - 2015
    • Part of the core team designing and developing high-performance trading platform and strategies.
    • Implemented various performance improvements using state-of-the-art C++.
    • Implemented the client library to upgrade to the new CME market data API.
    • Worked on real-time web UIs using Java, WebSockets, KnockoutJS, and other web frameworks.
    • Reconciled and implemented historical vs. production regressions.
    Technologies: C++, Java, Python, JavaScript, WebSockets, KnockoutJS, D3, PostgreSQL
  • Software Architect

    2004 - 2012
    • Worked with traders to implement and deploy high-frequency trading frameworks and strategies.
    • Designed and implemented a proprietary Reliable Multicast messaging protocol used to distribute data internally in a scalable and robust way.
    • Solely responsible for design and development of real-time market data infrastructure, supporting hundreds of clients and multiple sites in US, Europe, and Asia.
    • Responsible for capturing and access to historical market data for quantitative research and analysis.
    • Implemented a framework for internal exchange/order quoting.
    Technologies: C++, Python, R


  • Hesta Home Web App (Development)

    A Hesta home production web app.

  • Open Source Firebase Project (Development)

    A management dynamic Firebase for subscriptions.

  • Hesta Home iPhone App (Development)

    A Hesta Home production iPhone app.


  • Languages

    JavaScript, C++, SQL, Objective-C, Swift, ECMAScript (ES6), Python, Java
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, React, ReactiveX, Google Maps SDK, Google Calendar API, MobX, Vue.js
  • Platforms

    Firebase, iOS, Azure
  • Other

    Front-end, Software Development, Software Developer
  • Frameworks

    Ionic, React Native, Redux, AngularJS
  • Tools

    AngularFire, Mobservable, Mocha
  • Paradigms

    Reactive Programming
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, MongoDB, AWS S3


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    1997 - 2001
    Northwestern University - Evanston, IL, USA

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