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Kyle Finley, Software Architecture Developer in El Dorado, KS, United States
Kyle Finley

Software Architecture Developer in El Dorado, KS, United States

Member since March 22, 2019
With a formal education in interactive design and conceptual design, Kyle brings a unique prospective to software development. For the last 10 years, he has worked as a full-stack developer and software consultant, helping clients create web and native apps as well as internal tools to streamline business processes.
Kyle is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • JavaScript, 14 years
  • Software Architecture, 10 years
  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP), 10 years
  • Software Consulting, 10 years
  • Go, 7 years
  • React, 6 years
  • React Native, 4 years
  • TypeScript, 2 years
El Dorado, KS, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

MacOS, VSCode, Git, Gitlab

The most amazing...

...product I've built combined a mobile app, a web app, and a server-side process to generate unique video animations using the leading desktop animation software.

Employment

  • Engineering Consultant & Developer

    2015 - PRESENT
    Title Farm (via Scotch Media)
    • Worked with the client to architect and build TitleFarm’s backend, video processing microservices, web app, and iOS app from the design stage to launch.
    • Utilized microservices and FFmpeg to create a rendering pipeline that reduced the complexity of animation creation, improving the user experience.
    • Created an on-demand rendering pipeline utilizing on-premises computing hardware and Adobe After Effects.
    • Rearchitected an iOS app using React Native to reduce file size and increase stability and features.
    • Simplified data retrieval, reduced server load, and decreased latency by architecting a GraphQL API with Golang on the back end and React, React Native and Relay on the front end.
    Technologies: Golang, JavaScript, Node, FFmpeg, Adobe After Effects, React, React Native, MobX, GraphQL, Relay, Firebase, Google Cloud Platform, Google App Engine, Cloud Functions, TypeScript, Objective-C
  • Engineering Consultant & Developer

    2014 - PRESENT
    Prairie Blossom Nursery (via Scotch Media)
    • Reduced the amount of time it took to make marketing material by 95% by creating a React web app that creates marketing print jobs from templates, with live preview.
    • Implemented a real-time time-clock web app that eliminated employee errors.
    • Created a custom web application to assist with end-of-day operations.
    • Implemented a Firebase cloud function that listens to a VendHQ API hook to update an Algolia search index.
    Technologies: React, SVG, MaterialUI, VendHQ API, Algolia, Firebase,, Cloud Functions, Cloud Firestore, Microservices
  • Owner/Software Consultant

    2010 - PRESENT
    Scotch Media
    • Worked with a popular Android game application owner to reduce server cost by converting a resource-intensive Python implementation to Go.
    • Implemented a WebSocket chat server in Go using Kubernetes, Docker, and Google Kubernetes Engine, hosted on Google Cloud Platform.
    • Created a web application for contact sharing using Backbone.js, Google App Engine, and Python.
    • Implemented a collaborative custom web app for the management of film shoots, allowing the client to track human resources, project costs, and budget.
    Technologies: Golang, TypeScript, JavaScript, Python, Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, Docker Node, FFmpeg, Adobe After Effects, React, React Native, MobX, GraphQL, Relay, Firebase, Google Cloud Platform, Google App Engine, Cloud Functions
  • Senior Software Architect and Developer

    2016 - 2017
    Mokus (via Scotch Media)
    • Led a remote team in the building a doctor to patient live WebRTC video streaming Electron app with real-time data sharing.
    • Translated a complex custom UI design into a working MVP prototype in under a week.
    • Increased developer and QA productivity by 10% by implementing a Gitlab continuous integration (CI) pipeline to automate Electron builds.
    • Created a custom web application for real-time streaming of project status so that the client could follow the progress.
    Technologies: TypeScript, MobX, React, React Storybook, Electron, Git, GitLab, GitLab CI, WebSockets, WebRTC, Video, Cloud Functions, Firebase

Experience

  • TitleFarm (Development)
    https://titlefarm.com/

    Title Farm allows designers and animators to upload and share their own animated titles with the world. Create a fun and unique video by simply adding your animated titles to a photo with our free mobile app.

  • EngineAuth: Multi-provider Authentication for App Engine (Other amazing things)
    http://engineauth.scotchmedia.com/

    EngineAuth is a standardized approach to third-party authentication/authorization, designed to be as simple as possible both for the developer and the end user.

  • Stack Overflow – Top 4% Over All (Other amazing things)
    https://stackoverflow.com/users/236564/kyle-finley

    I've contributed to the developer community by answering questions on Stack Overflow.

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, Golang, TypeScript, HTML5, CSS, Go, Python, Dart
  • Platforms

    Web, Google App Engine, Firebase, iOS, Android, Shopify, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Algolia
  • Storage

    NoSQL, Google Cloud Datastore, Cloud Firestore, Google Cloud, Firebase Realtime Database
  • Other

    Firebase Hosting, Web UX, App UX, Web UI, App UI, Mobile App UI, Graphic Design, Design, Software Architecture, Software Consulting, firestore, Android', Analytics, Motion Graphics
  • Frameworks

    React Native, Flutter, AngularJS, Google Cloud Endpoints, Electron
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Node.js, MobX, Firebase Web SDK, FFmpeg, Shopify API, Vend API, WebRTC
  • Tools

    Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, VS Code, Adobe, Adobe After Effects, Git, GitLab, GitLab CI/CD, Webpack
  • Paradigms

    Test-driven Development (TDD)

Education

  • BFA in Interteractive Programming, Motion Graphics, Print and Packaging Design, Conceptual Graphic Design
    2002 - 2005
    Fort Hays State University - Hays, Kansas
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