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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.
Brandon is now available for hire
  • Pandexio
    Serverless, AWS, Lambda, SNS, SQS, DynamoDB, CloudSearch, S3, Pusher, Auth0
  • Imagen Technologies
    AWS, ECS, Docker, S3, SQS, Python, Keras, TensorFlow
  • EY
    .NET, HTML5, jQuery, MVC, C#, SQL Server, SAML
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), 5 years
  • Realtime-system, 5 years
  • DynamoDB, 4 years
  • Node.js, 4 years
  • AWS Lambda, 3 years
  • Microservices, 3 years
  • Serverless Framework, 2 years
  • Amazon API Gateway, 2 years
South Lyon, MI, United States
Preferred Environment
Git, Linux, AWS
The most amazing...
...thing I've built is a massively scalable, ultra secure REST API using serverless technologies and Big Data storage.
  • VP of Engineering & Technical Co-Founder
    2013 - PRESENT
    • Helped found a lean technology team for this startup, responsible for strategic partnerships, security and compliance strategy, technology operations, and system architecture.
    • Used API Gateway and DynamoDB via the Serverless Framework to expose ultra-scalable services, and used SNS and SQS messaging to elastically enable them to communicate in near real time.
    • Leveraged Auth0 to enable OpenID Connect-based authentication and authorization for back- and front-ends.
    • Harnessed AWS CloudSearch to construct a search domain, using incremental batch updates instead of completely re-indexing all data on an interval.
    • Built a real-time web sockets API, exposing all domain events via Pusher.
    • Enabled synchronization of server applications by publishing domain events to all webhook subscribers.
    Technologies: Serverless, AWS, Lambda, SNS, SQS, DynamoDB, CloudSearch, S3, Pusher, Auth0
  • Interim VP of Engineering
    Imagen Technologies
    2016 - 2017
    • Led technical strategy and implementation during growth phase, enabling engineering and science teams to cohesively work towards building products that reduce medical diagnostic errors.
    • Implemented processes and procedures in compliance with FDA regulations.
    • Designed and built tools to support machine learning, including an indexer to parse incoming DICOM files and index them for use by downstream components, a web application for labeling new images, and a utility to build training data sets containing sets of labeled images by body part.
    • Architected and implemented a musculoskeletal CAD service (AWS-hosted execution harness, Keras using TensorFlow provider) and corresponding service client (dcmtk, acts as SCP and SCU) to automatically detect possible regions of interest, enabling medical imaging devices to send files and PACS viewers to receive files using standard DICOM protocol from within the hospital network.
    Technologies: AWS, ECS, Docker, S3, SQS, Python, Keras, TensorFlow
  • Enterprise Architect
    2013 - 2013
    • Defined and enforced company-wide software design standards as part of the enterprise architecture team.
    • Led both tactical and strategic initiatives to accomplish secure internal and external SSO.
    • Coordinated with domestic and international project teams to provide software architecture guidance and validate corresponding software designs for multiple, concurrent projects.
    Technologies: .NET, HTML5, jQuery, MVC, C#, SQL Server, SAML
  • Solution Architect
    Thomson Reuters
    2011 - 2013
    • Designed and developed a patent-pending payment management system to prevent mistaken abandonment of patents/trademarks and led the development team to deliver it.
    • Ran a strategic business initiative to prototype an IP management system in the Japanese market, successfully achieving funding for a multi-million dollar, multi-year business case.
    • Drove adoption of Scrum development methodology, establishing lean development practices and identifying and deploying tools to manage new processes.
    • 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
    Urban Science
    2010 - 2010
    • Delivered an asynchronous web UI to improve responsiveness using Telerik, AJAX-enabled WCF services, and jQuery.
    • Consulted other teams as a security expert on the best practices for exposing a public API.
    • Migrated legacy a ADO.NET data access layer to use Entity framework.
    • Designed and developed a generic, lightweight, cross-browser compatible loading module and implemented it system-wide.
    Technologies: C#, MVC, jQuery, Entity Framework, SQL Server
  • Senior Developer
    2009 - 2010
    • Designed and developed an enterprise SOA solution using TCP-bound WCF services.
    • Created a common queue library used by all services to enable robust and streamlined asynchronous message processing, backed by the Oracle queue framework.
    • Automated build and deployment processes using TFS, MSBuild, and NAnt.
    Technologies: MVC, Silverlight, C#, WCF, Oracle + Queues
  • Team Lead
    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 a responsive web-based dashboard to display analytics information using SQL Server Reporting Services and Telerik charting components.
    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
    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 back-end 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
  • Pandexio (Development)

    Organizations need their employees to be knowledge experts, not information users. Pandexio's Smartsnips (TM) enables employees to identify the actionable 2% from all information, build expertise fast with each mouse swipe, and share curated insights (TM) with peers to solve real business problems.

  • Languages
    C#, Python, Bash
  • Frameworks
    Serverless Framework, .NET
  • Libraries/APIs
    WebSockets, REST API, Pusher, Auth0 API, Node.js
  • Tools
    CircleCI, GitHub, AWS Push Notification Service (AWS SNS), AWS SQS
  • Paradigms
    Distributed Programming, Test-driven Development (TDD), Asynchronous Programming, Event Sourcing, CQRS, SOA, Domain-driven Design, Aspect-oriented Programming, Model View Controller (MVC), Model View Viewmodel (MVVM), Microservices, API Architecture, REST, Unit Testing, MapReduce, DevOps, HIPAA Compliance
  • Platforms
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, AWS Lambda, Docker, Heroku, Google Cloud Platform
  • Storage
    DynamoDB, Memcached, NoSQL, Azure Table Storage, Azure Cloud Services, AWS S3
  • Misc
    OpenID Connect, Caching, SSO, HMAC, IoC, SaaS, RPC, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon CloudSearch, Azure Service Bus, Data Architecture, Realtime-system, Big Data, Search Engine Development
  • 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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