Tech Lead2018 - 2020Calm Island
- Led tech initiatives on the adaptive learning platform.
- Led multiple projects such as mobile apps and data pipeline project simultaneously, targeting many countries such as China, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.
- Managed 15 back- and front-end engineers as tech lead.
- Designed and led a big data platform targeting customers in many countries.
Tech Lead2018 - 2018Kidaptive
Technologies: Java, Python, Kafka, Zookeeper, HDFS, Oozie, Git, Jenkins, PostgreSQL, Spring Framework, AWS, Hadoop, HBase, Spark, Hive
- Led tech initiatives on the big data/machine learning platform ingesting 8 million events daily.
- Supported multiple large companies using the big data platform in Korea.
- Communicated between software engineers working at HQ and Korean customers.
- Designed and coded APIs for customers in Korea and reduced development cost to 50%.
Senior Software Engineer2014 - 2017Ziontech Korea
- Provided a solution to the challenge of the same UI as the existing heavy traffic iPhone app by designing and developing an Android application as lead.
- Enabled messaging between components throughout the entire architecture by developing a message producing broker library with Kafka.
- Provided a solution to SSO development needs by customizing an open source software CAS.
- Reduced costs for back-end API development by 50% by refactoring an open source project eSCIMo, and debugged existing bugs earlier than scheduled.
- Managed, assigned, and communicated programming tasks to teams of engineers in US, Korea, and India branches in a multi-lingual environment.
PHP Developer2015 - 2015Adam Fordham Consulting (via Toptal)
- Improved the performance of SQL and performed query optimizations.
- Created a back-end payment module using PHP and CakePHP.
- Improved the existing payment modules.
Project Manager2013 - 2014ESES Global, Inc.
Technologies: Android, LAMP, Yii, MongoDB
- Designed and implemented an Android app providing guesthouse information.
- Helped the app succeed as the number one app in the new free app section of Google Play Store.
- Acquired +30,000 users in three months after launch with Facebook marketing.
- Designed and implemented a search engine website providing job information for expatriates living in South Korea.
- Acquired dispersed job information from Korea to give job seekers access to tons of job information with one search.
Java Developer2012 - 2012Samsung SDS (Contract)
Technologies: Java, HTML5, SAP EP, Oracle
- Implemented SAP EP modules reflecting company-wide requirements of Samsung.
- Designed front-end web pages for the responsive web requirements.
- Enabled functionality on all other modern browsers, unlike the previous version which had only been available on IE.
Senior Software Engineer2010 - 2011Outspark, Inc.
- Increased work efficiency of PM and GM by developing a new CMS for web content management.
- Improved front-end rendering performance by 30% by deploying a new client side platform for all game websites.
- Improved back-end performance by creating a replacement of the existing server side platform.
Team Leader2008 - 2010G&G Commerce
- Designed, developed, and successfully launched an innovative web avatar application on Ebay.com, which displays cyber garments. Users could search for items on the website by mapping cyber garments on an avatar using the application, and the company could get paid as an Ebay affiliate through this application because this application advertised Ebay sellers' items as a search result. This application enabled sellers to get profits on the net by putting this application into their websites and blogs reflecting customers' needs.
Front-end Engineer2007 - 2008Yahoo Korea
- Developed various Yahoo Korea portal web pages.
- Constructed an intuitive game interface for the Korean market, which resulted in a positive user experience and high user engagement.