Brian Kim, Software Developer in New York, NY, United States
Brian Kim

Software Developer in New York, NY, United States

Member since July 13, 2017
Brian is a back-end developer who focuses on building resilient and scalable systems while achieving optimal response times. He enjoys writing code that makes strong abstractions on product requirements while thinking about infrastructure needs—producing software that is easy to deploy and maintain.
Brian is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Security Scorecard
    Go, AWS, Terraform
  • Tigera
    Go, Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Synack
    Go, Python, Docker, MongoDB, RabbitMQ

Experience

Location

New York, NY, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Linux, Vim, Tmux, Docker

The most amazing...

...professional work I've done is to take ownership of a broken system component that nobody wanted to touch and make it bring value to the business.

Employment

  • Software Engineer

    2019 - PRESENT
    Security Scorecard
    • Rewrote a legacy back-end software to Go microservices.
    • Bootstrapped the AWS infrastructure using Terraform.
    • Defined the deployment/test procedures to migrate away from legacy software.
    Technologies: Go, AWS, Terraform
  • Software Engineer

    2018 - 2019
    Tigera
    • Implemented a Kubernetes service IP advertisement over BGP.
    • Installed a selective IP address assignment based on Kubernetes node selectors.
    • Rearchitected a user registration workflow involving Zendesk and AWS Marketplace integration.
    Technologies: Go, Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Software Developer

    2016 - 2018
    Synack
    • Reduced the workload of a service that would handle more than 10 million records a day down to a few thousand.
    • Bootstrapped the effort to Dockerize a portion of our monolithic code base.
    • Built multiple RESTful services from scratch, including one that would handle nearly 1 million requests/min.
    • Investigated various AWS technologies for integration with the product.
    • Performed daily management of the development, testing, staging, and production environments from log monitoring to issue tracking/debugging.
    Technologies: Go, Python, Docker, MongoDB, RabbitMQ

Experience

  • inv (Development)
    https://github.com/briansan/inv

    A full-stack inventory system that implements a Python Flask back-end wrapped around an SQLite database and an Android application as the mobile front-end client.

  • J&M Heating and Cooling Home Page Redesigned (Development)
    http://jmheatingandcooling.com/m

    Rewrote an HVAC company's home page to be mobile-friendly. Used Twitter Bootstrap to leverage the responsive design paradigm for supporting screens of all sizes.

Skills

  • Languages

    Go, Python, Java, C++, C, SQL
  • Platforms

    Docker, Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS EC2
  • Frameworks

    Flask, Bootstrap 3
  • Tools

    AWS ELB, RabbitMQ, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Terraform, AWS ECS, NMap, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Storage

    AWS S3, MongoDB, Google Cloud
  • Other

    Concurrency, Scalability
  • Paradigms

    Agile

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering
    2011 - 2015
    Villanova University - Villanova, PA, USA

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