Julian Eckhardt, Software Developer in Ottawa, ON, Canada
Julian Eckhardt

Software Developer in Ottawa, ON, Canada

Member since August 7, 2016
Julian has software development experience using a variety of languages including JavaScript, PHP, Python, and Go. He has worked on a number of projects building both front-end as well as back-end components. He focuses on creating reliable, scalable, and maintainable software with an emphasis on continuous integration and delivery.
Julian is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Ottawa, ON, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Git, VS Code, Linux

The most amazing...

...thing I've worked on is a platform for detecting internet censorship in countries around the world.

Employment

  • Lead Software Developer

    2017 - 2020
    Cyber Defence Corporation
    • Developed a Windows-based log monitoring agent in C#, with Azure integration. Included creating features for network connection resiliency, flexible log selection, and ease of installation.
    • Built serverless functions in Node.js for processing streamed data, storing it in various databases and providing HTTP APIs to access it.
    • Automated the deployment of lab environments using Vagrant and Ansible for the purposes of simulating malicious activity on Windows workstations.
    • Helped research, implement, and test machine learning methods for identifying malicious and non-malicious computer security events.
    • Managed software testing and packaging processes to facilitate continuous integration and deployment.
    Technologies: Terraform, Kibana, Git, NumPy, Pandas, Sklearn, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, JavaScript, Azure DevOps, Docker, Ansible, Vagrant, Azure, Node.js, C#
  • Software Developer

    2018 - 2018
    Avostart (via Toptal)
    • Completed an application migration from Django 1.6 to 2, including updating templates from a system that is no longer supported.
    • Created ETL processes for migrating the application database from Elasticsearch to PostgreSQL.
    • Developed an automated email notification system using Sendgrid APIs to allow users to subscribe to legal topics.
    • Integrated Stripe to allow users to pay for legal consultations.
    • Implemented continuous integration and delivery pipelines from GitLab to Heroku with automated asset updating in AWS.
    Technologies: Git, Amazon Web Services (AWS), JavaScript, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, AWS, Stripe, SendGrid, Heroku, Django, Angular
  • Developer and Operations Manager

    2015 - 2018
    Simple Networks
    • Created a rotating web proxy system using HAProxy to allow dynamic changing of IP addresses for web browsing.
    • Used Docker and Ansible to facilitate service deployment across a variety of cloud providers including Amazon Web Services, DigitalOcean, and Linode.
    • Developed REST APIs allowing clients to create static routes for specific web resources, and to select endpoints based on geographic preferences.
    • Created a software agent that could be issued commands remotely and transfer data entirely over DNS. Included development of a Django-based REST API and web user interface for managing multiple deployed software agents.
    • Deployed and managed VPN infrastructure for clients, including OpenVPN and SoftEther.
    Technologies: Git, AWS, Go, Django, Ansible, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Software Developer

    2016 - 2017
    University of Colorado Boulder (via Toptal)
    • Created ETL processes for integrating various structured and unstructured data sources into MongoDB.
    • Developed REST APIs using Node.js and Scala for use by front-end reporting applications to interact with MongoDB.
    • Helped deploy and optimize machine learning pipelines.
    • Made extensive use of software packaging and testing to allow for continuous integration.
    Technologies: Git, Jenkins, Apache Kafka, MongoDB, Node.js, Scala, Python
  • Cyber Analyst and Developer

    2011 - 2015
    The SecDev Group: SecDev Cyber
    • Developed tools to help analyze DNS network traffic in order to identify potential compromises.
    • Helped create methods to enhance DNS data with geographical, temporal, and BGP information.
    • Used Lua in conjunction with PowerDNS and Redis to create DNS sinkholes.
    • Extensively used Elasticsearch for data storage and Kibana for creating analysis dashboards.
    • Developed software to test internet resource accessibility and report data back to a central location for analysis. At its peak, it was deployed in over sixty countries, gathering 30,000 test results daily in a range of network conditions.
    Technologies: Supervisor, Git, AWS, NumPy, Android, MySQL, Pandas, Sklearn, MongoDB, Amazon Web Services (AWS), PowerDNS, Kibana, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, Java, PHP, Python

Skills

  • Languages

    Python, JavaScript, Scala, C#, Go, Java, PHP
  • Frameworks

    Flask, Django, Angular, React Native
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, Sklearn, Pandas, Stripe, NumPy
  • Tools

    Terraform, Ansible, Kibana, VS Code, Git, Jenkins, Vagrant, SendGrid, Supervisor
  • Paradigms

    Azure DevOps
  • Platforms

    Windows, Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, Docker, Apache Kafka, Heroku, Android
  • Storage

    MongoDB, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, Redis, MySQL
  • Other

    PowerDNS, AWS

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2009 - 2012
    Carleton University - Ottawa
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Geography
    2005 - 2009
    Carleton University - Ottawa

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