Christian Lent, AWS Developer in Columbus, OH, United States
Christian Lent

AWS Developer in Columbus, OH, United States

Member since February 29, 2020
Christian is a full-stack engineer with management experience and placements ranging from growing startups to large scale enterprises such as Walmart Labs and Huntington National Bank. His focus is on web and cloud application development with a specialty in client-side development, primarily with React and Redux. Additionally, Christian has experience developing native applications (Android, iOS, Windows) and facilitating agile transformations.
Christian is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Columbus, OH, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Google, Slack, Android, Firefox, Visual Studio Code, Git, Debian Linux

The most amazing...

...application I've created is a cloud platform for behavioral and neuroscientific research called BehaviorCloud.

Employment

  • Chief AI Engineer

    2020 - PRESENT
    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    • Created development tools to facilitate the secure, bi-directional exchange of health information between healthcare providers and Anthem’s affiliated health plans—Health OS.
    • Collaborated with technical writers to document our tools and create a portal for the distribution of these documents.
    • Managed a small team of five engineers to support and architect a framework through which other teams could create certain microservices within the Anthem Health OS project.
    • Worked with artificial intelligence experts to lay the foundation for future AI-based microservices within Health OS.
    Technologies: Python, JavaScript, React, TypeScript, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Artifactory, Mypy, GitLab CI/CD, Solution Architecture
  • Staff Software Engineer

    2019 - PRESENT
    Walmart Labs (via Apex Systems)
    • Authored and documented key components of the new generation of Walmart Labs' client-side platform.
    • Evangelized the new generation of the platform to existing users.
    • Supported other teams in their usage of the platform.
    Technologies: TypeScript, Redux, React
  • Co-founder

    2017 - PRESENT
    BehaviorCloud
    • Designed and implemented an experimentation framework with the flexibility to acquire, analyze, and archive experimental data with the dynamically determined format.
    • Implemented a RESTful API with the Django REST framework.
    • Wrote a single-page web client using React, Redux, and Material UI.
    • Collaborated on a cloud-based video tracking application within our experimentation framework.
    • Adopted cloud technologies—AWS S3, EC2, ECS, CloudFront, and RDS—to ensure scalability.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Docker, MySQL, Django, Python, Material-UI, TypeScript, Redux, React Native, React, Solution Architecture
  • Lead Developer

    2013 - 2018
    Acceptd, Inc.
    • Transitioned the product to less expensive and more reliable technology vendors—resulting in a 50% decrease in hosting costs during their first full season in-house.
    • Led the transition of their RESTful API from CakePHP to Laravel.
    • Migrated the existing web content into a single-page application using React.
    • Established an agile process for product development that is responsive to stakeholder feedback.
    • Led the integration of modern development tools into their workflows such as NPM, Vagrant, Composer, Ansible, ESLint, and Webpack.
    • Created performant, scalable solutions and eliminated existing bottlenecks as their database grew by over 4,000%.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, MySQL, Laravel, PHP, JavaScript, Redux, React, Solution Architecture
  • Senior Software Consultant (with Cardinal Solutions)

    2012 - 2013
    Huntington National Bank
    • Helped Huntington’s business online team meet aggressive timelines for a full ASP.NET redesign implementation.
    • Interacted with Huntington’s data team to consume data tier web services in C#.
    • Consulted with Huntington’s online acquisition team to add immediate-response credit card applications using Java and Spring.
    • Participated in Huntington’s agile transformation.
    Technologies: Microsoft SQL Server, ASP.NET, C#
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2006 - 2012
    Accuscan Instruments, Inc.
    • Led behavioral research application development from conception through deployment.
    • Designed and implemented embedded software in C for Atmel AVR and 8051 series firmware.
    • Reduced costs by consolidating hardware and software designs.
    • Created graphical data acquisition and analysis applications using Win32 (C++) and .NET (C#).
    • Designed PCB layouts for locomotor sensor hardware.
    Technologies: Win32, Atmel AVR, .NET, C#

Experience

  • Acceptd
    https://getacceptd.com

    Acceptd is a SaaS platform for connecting artists and arts organizations. It provides prescreening facilities, recruitment tools, and marketing pipelines for thousands of institutions.
    I was Acceptd's first technical hire and over the course of more than six years, I led their platform development team and helped to grow Acceptd into a profitable and influential company.

  • BehaviorCloud
    http://behaviorcloud.com

    I developed a web application for conducting behavioral and neuroscientific research in the cloud. BehaviorCloud dynamically spawned Docker containers in AWS to do real-time processing and post experiment analysis. It supports several different hardware and software experiment platforms and features a SPA web client built in React and mobile clients built in React Native.

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, TypeScript, PHP, Python, Java, C#, HTML, HTML5, CSS
  • Frameworks

    Redux, Django, Laravel, ASP.NET, Material-UI, React Native, .NET, .NET Core
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Node.js, Mypy
  • Paradigms

    Scrum, RESTful Development
  • Platforms

    Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Debian Linux, Firefox, Android, Win32, Visual Studio Code, AWS EC2
  • Storage

    MariaDB, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, AWS S3
  • Other

    AWS, Solution Architecture, Google, Atmel AVR, HTML5 Video, RESTful APIs, TypeORM, AWS Route 53
  • Tools

    Slack, Git, Nginx, Docker Compose, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Artifactory, GitLab CI/CD

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering
    2000 - 2006
    The Ohio State University - Columbus, OH, USA

Certifications

  • Professional Scrum Developer I (PSD)
    FEBRUARY 2013 - PRESENT
    Scrum.org
  • Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I)
    SEPTEMBER 2012 - PRESENT
    Scrum.org

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