Bradley Trager, Web Applications Developer in West Bloomfield Township, MI, United States
Bradley Trager

Web Applications Developer in West Bloomfield Township, MI, United States

Member since December 3, 2019
Bradley is an experienced software engineer skilled in Java, Spring, Node.js, React, and various other web technologies. He is the go-to person for tackling the most challenging problems and critical issues. He is a leader who sees the big picture and works closely with product owners to deliver the most valuable features in the best way possible.
Bradley is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Cengage Learning
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, React, AngularJS, Node.js, JavaScript, Java
  • Cengage Learning
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, React, AngularJS, Node.js, JavaScript, Java
  • North American Bancard
    Kibana, Logstash, Elasticsearch, ELK (Elastic Stack), JavaScript, Symphony, PHP

Experience

Location

West Bloomfield Township, MI, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

React, Node.js, JavaScript, Spring, Java

The most amazing...

...thing I've done is load tested and scaled a web application to handle 10,000 concurrent users with no performance degradation.

Employment

  • Senior Software Engineer

    2016 - PRESENT
    Cengage Learning
    • Scaled Java and Node.js web services to accommodate a 3X increase in load to handle 10,000 concurrent users with minimal performance degradation and almost eliminate downtime.
    • Improved front-end react/redux app performance by orders of magnitude to address critical performance issues in a short time and save valuable customer accounts.
    • Proposed and implemented a solution for merging content updates into existing courses which greatly reduced the amount of work needed by internal employees.
    • Reduced cloud computing costs by eliminating unnecessary components and implementing autoscaling.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, React, AngularJS, Node.js, JavaScript, Java
  • Software Developer III

    2014 - 2016
    Cengage Learning
    • Migrated courseware platform from ground servers to AWS servers (EC2, RDS, Elasticache, ElasticSearch) to enable more control over server architecture.
    • Investigated production outages during off-hours and quickly found solutions to resume service.
    • Rewrote front-end application using modern JavaScript stack (Webpack, ReactJS, Redux) while also delivering an accessible and responsive UI.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, React, AngularJS, Node.js, JavaScript, Java
  • Web Developer

    2014 - 2014
    North American Bancard
    • Created mock data fixtures for mobile point of sale (platform) to aid testing and development.
    • Implemented a system to collect and index application logs using Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana (ELK), and rabbitMQ enabling easier searching of log messages.
    • Set up an open-source Q/A engine to better document internal knowledge.
    Technologies: Kibana, Logstash, Elasticsearch, ELK (Elastic Stack), JavaScript, Symphony, PHP
  • Web Developer

    2013 - 2014
    Team Detroit
    • Converted mockups into pixel perfect webpages.
    • Developed multilingual websites using LAMP stack and Concrete5 framework for content management.
    Technologies: Concrete5, MySQL, PHP, CSS, HTML

Experience

  • Kukuze Recipe App (Development)
    http://kukeze.com

    Web app with REST API written in Node.js and the front-end in ReactJS. It allows users to create an account to save their recipes. They can then scale the recipe based on any ingredient or total yeild. They can also share recipes publicly.

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, Java, PHP, HTML, CSS
  • Frameworks

    Express.js, Spring, Google Guice, AngularJS, Laravel
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Node.js
  • Paradigms

    Load Testing
  • Other

    Web Applications, Legacy Code, AWS, Performance, Symphony
  • Tools

    Apache JMeter, Splunk, ELK (Elastic Stack), Logstash, Kibana, Concrete5, Gatling
  • Storage

    Databases, MySQL, MongoDB, Elasticsearch
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Education

  • Master of Engineering degree in Engineering Physics
    2006 - 2007
    Cornell University - Ithaca, NY
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics
    2002 - 2006
    Cornell University - Ithaca, NY

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