Brian Yates, Full-stack Developer in Charlotte, NC, United States
Brian Yates

Full-stack Developer in Charlotte, NC, United States

Member since December 14, 2020
Brian is a full-stack developer who began his career in manufacturing (after earning a degree in industrial engineering from Penn State) but transitioned to technology upon discovering his love for programming. He's worked in the tech space for several years, most recently as a software engineer for Allstate, a major American insurance company. Brian now focuses on full-stack software development specializing in JavaScript, React, and Node.js.
Brian is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Allstate
    JavaScript, React, Node.js, TypeScript, Java 8, Spring Boot, SQL, Git...
  • Wells Fargo
    SQL, Tableau, Excel 2016, Excel VBA, SharePoint, HTML, CSS
  • Ingersoll Rand
    Relationship Management, Operational Excellence, Process Improvement...

Experience

Location

Charlotte, NC, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Node.js, React, JavaScript, TypeScript, Express.js, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Firebase, Cloud Firestore, GatsbyJS

The most amazing...

...web app I've built is an online farmers market called till (usetill.com), where users can order farm-fresh food for delivery. Its user-base is 700+ and growing.

Employment

  • Software Engineer

    2019 - PRESENT
    Allstate
    • Developed a suite of software applications to support Allstate data scientists and broader user groups through Agile software development practices.
    • Designed and developed user interfaces using TypeScript, Node.js, React, Redux, and other tools as needed—all while maintaining coding standards, employing best practices, and ensuring an optimal user experience.
    • Built back-end servers, APIs, and microservices using Node.js and Java Spring.
    • Wrote and maintained unit and integration tests for Node.js and React applications using Jest and other testing libraries to ensure code quality with optimal test coverage.
    • Created and supported effective CI/CD pipelines using tools such as Git, GitHub, Jenkins, Groovy, and Pivotal Cloud Foundry to ensure application deployments could be delivered quickly and without downtime for the end user.
    Technologies: JavaScript, React, Node.js, TypeScript, Java 8, Spring Boot, SQL, Git, Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF), Oracle Database
  • Business Systems Consultant

    2018 - 2019
    Wells Fargo
    • Provided user support and reporting capabilities for marketing operations applications, serving over 2,000 Wells Fargo users.
    • Built dynamic reporting dashboards for business stakeholders based on marketing operations data by using SQL, Excel, VBA, IBM Cognos, and Tableau.
    • Developed Microsoft SharePoint websites using SharePoint Developer, JavaScript, and CSS for marketing application support teams to better track system downtime, distribute training documents and standardize user communications.
    Technologies: SQL, Tableau, Excel 2016, Excel VBA, SharePoint, HTML, CSS
  • Regional Operations Leader — North America

    2017 - 2018
    Ingersoll Rand
    • Served as a business relationship manager to manufacturing sites in North America utilizing Enterprise Oracle R12 E-Business Suite (EBS) and legacy Oracle 11i environments.
    • Ensured change requests are resolved and code changes are delivered to the business by their original promise date, working with assigned developers and business analysts to drive on-time delivery.
    • Drove the resolution of high-priority (P1 and P2) support issues in a timely manner by working with support team members and communicating with key business stakeholders.
    Technologies: Relationship Management, Operational Excellence, Process Improvement, Lean Manufacturing
  • Quality Assurance Analyst

    2014 - 2017
    Ingersoll Rand
    • Acted as a regression testing program manager and automated testing lead for Ingersoll Rand's business transformation and Oracle EBS software onboarding.
    • Engaged in the planning, development, and execution of Ingersoll Rand’s automated testing suite for Oracle R12 and web application regression testing, built with custom VBScript function libraries in HP UFT.
    • Served as a project manager for all Oracle EBS functional regression testing efforts spanning five regions worldwide: managed regression testing scope, ensured compliance to applicable audit standards, monitored defects, and drove tests to closure.
    Technologies: Excel VBA, HP UFT, IT Project Management
  • Operations Leader of the Development Program

    2012 - 2014
    Ingersoll Rand
    • Participated in the Ingersoll Rand Operations Accelerated Development Program, a 2.5-year leadership development program consisting of rotations in plant supervision, lean manufacturing, materials management, and procurement.
    • Supervised 13 production technicians, emphasizing employee safety, lean manufacturing principles, throughput, and quality.
    • Actively participated in 11 kaizen/rapid improvement events, one value stream analysis event; also served as event facilitator for three events and team leader for two events.
    Technologies: Excel VBA, Leadership, Operational Excellence, Lean

Experience

  • Till — Online Farmers Market
    https://usetill.com

    Till is a food delivery service that allows customers to order locally-sourced produce, meats, and pantry items from local farms, delivered right to their doorstep.

    I built this application with Node.js, Express.js, React, Gatsby, Google Firebase, and Google Cloud.

  • Dzign Studio eCommerce
    https://shopdzignstudio.com

    Dzign Studio is an online boutique specializing in selling custom poured acrylic, industrial frames, and woodwork. Built with React, Gatsby, and Google Firebase, this web app offers a vast array of product customization features to help cover the broad spectrum of available product options.

  • Philips Academy
    https://philipsacademync.org

    Philips Academy is a private nonprofit school for students in middle school and high school with learning disabilities. Its mission is to provide students with the academic, occupational, and social skills needed to be self-reliant, confident, and contributing members of their communities.

    I created their school website along with an eCommerce store to sell coffee and a custom CMS to support it all.

Skills

  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Node.js, GatsbyJS
  • Languages

    JavaScript, TypeScript, SQL, Excel VBA, HTML, CSS, HTML5
  • Frameworks

    Express.js, Next.js
  • Tools

    Git
  • Paradigms

    Software Testing
  • Platforms

    Firebase, Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF), SharePoint, Netlify
  • Storage

    MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Cloud Firestore
  • Other

    IT Project Management, Lean Manufacturing

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering
    2008 - 2012
    Pennsylvania State University - University Park, PA, United States

Certifications

  • Software Testing Certification
    FEBRUARY 2017 - PRESENT
    ISTQB

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