Brandon Varilone

Brandon Varilone

South Lyon, MI, United States
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Brandon Varilone

Brandon Varilone

South Lyon, MI, United States
Member since June 24, 2013
Brandon has 13+ years identifying business objectives and defining technical strategies and processes to achieve them. He demonstrates an extraordinary aptitude for leveraging technology to efficiently and concisely solve complex problems. His expertise includes thought leadership, technical strategy, enterprise architecture, cloud computing and big data.
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Portfolio
  • Pandexio
    AWS, Azure, C#, Node.js, HTML5, CSS3, REST
  • EY
    .NET, HTML5, jQuery, MVC, C#, SQL Server, SAML
  • Thomson Reuters
    WIF, HTML5, XAML, OData, C#, SQL Server
Experience
  • C#, 10 years
  • JavaScript, 10 years
  • HTML5, 3 years
  • REST, 10 years
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), 2 years
  • Azure, 5 years
  • Big Data, 5 years
  • Node.js, 2 years
South Lyon, MI, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Linux, Git, Sublime Text; Windows 10, VS 2015, TFS
The most amazing...
...thing I've built is a massively scalable, ultra secure, and semantically correct REST API, backed by searchable Big Data storage.
Employment
  • Chief Architect & Technical Co-Founder
    Pandexio
    2013 - PRESENT
    • Exposed a public, stateless, REST-based, JSON API secured per-request via HMAC.
    • Applied Command Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS) and Event Sourcing patterns to achieve maximum performance and scalability.
    • Leveraged OpenID Connect and OAuth to enable Single Sign On via Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn.
    • Harnessed AWS CloudSearch to construct a search domain, using incremental batch index updates instead of complete re-indexing all data.
    • Built a push model framework to allow attached client applications to synchronize in near real time.
    • Built .NET, Ruby, Node.js, and Python SDKs to increase ease of use and standardize REST API utilization.
    Technologies: AWS, Azure, C#, Node.js, HTML5, CSS3, REST
  • Enterprise Architect via Hexaware
    EY
    2013 - 2013
    • Was responsible for defining and enforcing application standards as part of the Enterprise Architecture team.
    • Led an enterprise-wide initiative to achieve secure Single Sign-on across all internal applications.
    • Concurrently drove architectural initiatives on several global projects, tactfully coordinating with Project Managers and Lead Developers to provide technical leadership.
    • Leveraged a combination of targeted prototype applications, documentation, and diagrams to quickly deliver inclusive and concise architectural guidance for complex technical challenges.
    Technologies: .NET, HTML5, jQuery, MVC, C#, SQL Server, SAML
  • Solution Architect via Brightwing
    Thomson Reuters
    2011 - 2013
    • Led the development of a pilot application to support a strategic initiative targeting the Japanese market, successfully achieving funding for a multi-million dollar, multi-year Business Case.
    • Architected and implemented a star-based, enterprise application framework supporting products for Internal and External clients, exposing Silverlight, WPF, and HTML5 user interfaces.
    • Constructed a full-scale data warehouse solution to support Business Intelligence needs.
    • Automated Continuous Integration builds and on-demand deployment builds for all Database, Web, Silverlight, and ClickOnce applications using TFS 2010 across multiple environments.
    • Designed an Inversion of Control based data tier supporting both SQL Server and Oracle using Telerik OpenAccessORM and Entity Framework based on configuration.
    Technologies: WIF, HTML5, XAML, OData, C#, SQL Server
  • Senior Developer via Otterbase
    Urban Science
    2010 - 2010
    • Led extensive Silverlight/Entity Framework application prototyping effort.
    • Built fluid, asynchronous web interfaces using Telerik, AJAX-enabled WCF services, and jQuery.
    • Designed and developed a generic, lightweight, cross-browser compatible loading dialog using JavaScript and CSS, and implemented it system-wide.
    • Consulted other teams as a security expert on the best practices for exposing a public API.
    • Migrated legacy ADO.Net data access layer to use Entity Framework.
    Technologies: C#, MVC, jQuery, Entity Framework, SQL Server
  • Senior Developer via Robert Half Technology
    Valassis
    2009 - 2010
    • Developed an enterprise-caliber solution using a Service Oriented Architecture using WCF services, .Net 3.5, C#, and Oracle, and a generics-based NHibernate data provider.
    • Created configurable queue Publisher, Poller, and Consumer classes and corresponding queuing framework using the Oracle queuing infrastructure to support asynchronous processing.
    • Automated build and deployment processes using TFS, MSBuild, and NAnt.
    • Utilized Silverlight to develop internal MVVM management applications.
    • Constructed and exposed a public, secure print service API.
    Technologies: MVC, Silverlight, C#, WCF, Oracle
  • Team Lead
    Compuware
    2008 - 2009
    • Designed and developed a globally distributed .Net 3.5, WinForms automotive forecasting tool using NetTiers, DynamicPdf, Infragistics, and Microsoft Charting to create a seamless, elegant user interface.
    • Created an extremely fast web-based dashboard to display analytics information using SQL Server Reporting Services and taking advantage of Telerik charting components.
    • Created an extremely lightweight, AJAX and JavaScript-loaded, .Net 3.5 web application using C#, ASPX, SQL Server 2005, Enterprise Library 4.1, and Log4Net to track patient demographics and appointments.
    • Utilized the MSTest and NUnit framework to extensively test each feature.
    • Used Team Foundation Server to manage code revisions and continuous integration builds.
    Technologies: ASP.Net, C#, SQL Server
  • Senior Developer
    New World Systems
    2008 - 2008
    • Developed .Net Windows and Web applications to perform human resources related administrative tasks for public sector offices, including city offices, police departments, and fire departments.
    • Utilized .Net 2.0-3.5, C#, ASPX, SQL Server 2005, AJAX, JavaScript, LINQ, Dynamic Data, DevExpress, and thorough NUnit testing to develop a complex, but user-friendly end product.
    • Utilized XML/XSL to create custom reports and state transmittal files.
    • Led prototyping efforts for dynamic data administration forms.
    • Performed unit testing using MSTest framework to deliver consistently stable code.
    Technologies: C#, ASP.Net, SQL Server
  • Software Developer
    Walbridge
    2006 - 2008
    • Created a web application to track detailed project information using .Net 2.0, ASPX, AJAX, JavaScript, SQL Server 2005, and BasicDatePicker.
    • Converted the corporate timesheet application to utilize AJAX instead of posting the entire form and include advanced project details.
    • Developed Data Transformation Services (DTS) packages to transform and migrate the data from an excessively complex 500+ table database to a smaller, simplified database.
    • Utilized Crystal Reports to project future project costs based on date, location, and other configurable parameters.
    • Managed company application framework housing standardized functions, features, and controls.
    Technologies: ASP.Net, C#, SQL Server
  • Intern
    General Motors
    2003 - 2006
    • Built a .Net 1.1 WinForms application using C# with a Microsoft Access backend to track changes in plant process requirements for the maintenance department.
    • Created an application to store, maintain, and analyze plant-wide, employee safety concerns using Microsoft Access and Excel.
    • Coordinated with other plants to standardize utilization of the plant process application.
    • Developed business pitch presentation and learning materials to be used to internally market the products.
    • Trained other interns on the application so it could be supported during each semester.
    Technologies: C#, WinForms, VB for Applications
Experience
  • Pandexio (Development)
    http://pandexio.com

    Pandexio is living index of everything you have read - organized so you can find it. It uses HTML5, Knockout, AWS, and Azure to deliver an ultra-secure, seamless, and innovative user experience that can perform and scale with the best distributed systems.

Skills
  • Languages
    JavaScript, HTML5, SAML, C#, CSS3
  • Frameworks
    WIF, Knockout.js, MVC 5, .NET, Passport, Express
  • Libraries/APIs
    REST API, WebSockets, SignalR, jQuery, Amazon SQS, Node.js
  • Tools
    Amazon EBS, Windows Azure SDK
  • Paradigms
    Distributed Programming, Domain-driven Design, SOA, MVC, MVVM, CQRS, Event Sourcing, Asynchronous Programming, Test-driven Development (TDD), Aspect-oriented Programming, MapReduce, Unit Testing, REST
  • Platforms
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Heroku
  • Storage
    NoSQL, Memcached, Azure Tables, DynamoDB, Azure Blobs, Azure, Amazon S3, SQL Server, Google Cloud Datastore, MongoDB
  • Misc
    Search Engine Development, IoC, Amazon CloudSearch, Caching, SaaS, OpenID Connect, OData, Big Data, SSO, HMAC, Encryption, Azure Service Bus
Education
  • Masters degree in Computer Science
    Lawrence Technological University - Southfield, MI
    2009 - 2010
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering
    Lawrence Technological University - Southfield, MI
    2002 - 2006
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