Michael Walker, AWS Developer in San Diego, United States
Michael Walker

AWS Developer in San Diego, United States

Member since November 8, 2021
Michael is a builder who has owned the entire front-end services at AWS. He loves working with go-to-market teams and UX teams collaborating on creative products. Michael is passionate about solving problems for clients and providing robust solutions to delight customers. He specializes in full-stack applications as well as ML and IoT development.
Michael is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

San Diego, United States

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Slack, WebStorm, Chrome

The most amazing...

...project I've develop for AWS on a Grand Challenge consisted on bringing a startup out to release with over 200,000,000 unique visitors per month.

Employment

  • Tech Lead

    2019 - PRESENT
    Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    • Contributed to AWS like Alexa for Business and Amazon Explore.
    • Built end-to-end solutions from design to development, deployment, monitoring, and operations.
    • Worked closely with senior technical leaders to build large-scale distributed systems.
    • Extracted best-practice knowledge, reference architectures, and patterns from engagements to promote their re-use with the worldwide AWS SA community.
    • Architected, developed, and maintained tools to increase our scale and efficiency.
    • Curated architecture and design briefs that outline key features and decision points and provided prescriptive guidance to customers.
    Technologies: React, Amazon SageMaker, AWS Amplify, AWS S3, AWS, AWS IoT, GraphQL, AWS AppSync, TypeScript, Next.js, Node.js, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Amazon EC2, Full-stack, Terraform, SQL, REST APIs, React Redux, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), REST, MongoDB, Python, CI/CD Pipelines, Go, APIs, Serverless Framework, Front-end, Back-end, Front-end Architecture, Architecture, Software Architecture, RabbitMQ, CTO, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Back-end Development, Microservices Architecture, Cloud, MySQL, Vanilla JS, Responsive Design, AWS API Gateway, AWS DynamoDB, Agile, Sass, API Integration
  • Principal Developer

    2021 - 2021
    Porsche Digital
    • Wrote high-quality and testable applications that support rapid delivery via continuous integration, delivery, and automated deployments.
    • Found creative and innovative approaches to complex problems while working, learning, and collaborating in a cross-functional agile team.
    • Worked closely with product owners and the design team to define feature requirements and deliver the product that supports the business and improves the customer experience.
    • Coordinated teams of developers responsible for building new and supporting existing websites.
    • Handled the design, architecture, development, code review, and testing of key applications.
    • Helped establish the local technical and architectural setup.
    Technologies: React, Amazon Web Services (AWS), TypeScript, Next.js, Node.js, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Amazon EC2, Full-stack, SQL, REST APIs, React Redux, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), React Native, REST, Firebase, Docker, CI/CD Pipelines, APIs, Serverless Framework, Front-end, Back-end, Front-end Architecture, Architecture, API Architecture, Software Architecture, RabbitMQ, CTO, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Back-end Development, Microservices Architecture, Cloud, MySQL, Vanilla JS, Responsive Design, AWS API Gateway, AWS DynamoDB, Sass, API Integration
  • Senior Full-stack Engineer

    2015 - 2021
    Redwood Consulting
    • Worked with clients ranging from portfolio websites for general contractors to WordPress widgets for film compression companies.
    • Contributed to solutions-based, outcome-oriented projects with a highly skilled team, fluent in multiplatform software and various programming environments, and passionate about crafting and delivering high-quality products that meet customer needs.
    • Used technologies like React, Angular 2, Node.js, Express.js, MySQL, and PostgreSQL.
    Technologies: JavaScript, AngularJS, PostgreSQL, Django, Sequelize, React, Redux, TypeScript, Node.js, Full-stack, REST APIs, REST, Python, Docker, APIs, Serverless Framework, Front-end, Back-end, Front-end Architecture, Architecture, API Architecture, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Back-end Development, Vanilla JS, Backbone.js, Responsive Design, Paid Advertising, AWS API Gateway, AWS DynamoDB, Sass, API Integration
  • Senior Full-stack Developer

    2018 - 2019
    Walmart Labs
    • Built the display ads platform for Walmart.com in React, Redux, and TypeScript.
    • Improved the organization's frameworks performance, mWeb, security, SPA, and NPM, to list a couple.
    • Converted the Walmart ads-vendor marketplace to a more SPA with Material Design.
    Technologies: React, GraphQL, Ruby on Rails 4, TypeScript 3, Full-stack, REST APIs, Python, Docker, Ruby, APIs, Serverless Framework, Front-end, Front-end Architecture, API Architecture, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Vanilla JS, Responsive Design, API Integration
  • Senior Application Developer (Contract)

    2017 - 2018
    Google
    • Maintained the existing views and upgraded them from AngularJS to TypeScript and Angular.
    • Integrated the front-end UI with the Java back end of this legacy application and doubled the number of unit tests for the product.
    • Enhanced user experience, increasing user traffic on the application by nine times.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Angular, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Experience

  • CrazyRestaurantSearch
    https://github.com/MichaelWalker-git/CrazyRestaurantSearch

    This app uses both the Yelp and Google APIs to search for restaurants using a search term and the location. After the user submits the query, it shows the search term and location above the search results in the format “Showing near.”

    For each of the top 15 search results returned from the APIs, the app displays the following information:
    • The business name and address
    • Yelp rating (up to five stars) and overall review
    • Google rating (up to five stars) and total rating
    • An image of the business from Yelp
    • A photo of the company from Google
    • The business website URL as a hyperlink

  • Text Extraction Pipeline and Front-end Application
    https://github.com/MichaelWalker-git/TextractFunProject

    During vehicle production, Volkswagen Group brands must apply 25 different labels that contain country-specific safety, usability, and specification data—with over 2,000 variants. Any damaged, incorrect, or missing labels could pose regulatory issues. Furthermore, errors can occur during the inspection process, as employees are not always able to read the labels to confirm accuracy.

    To automate this process, Volkswagen brand Porsche developed an intelligent Sign Inspection (iSI) solution on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

    This solution is powered by the Digital Production Platform (DPP), a cloud-based industrial platform built by the Volkswagen Group and AWS to develop scalable use cases across the company and transform its manufacturing and logistics processes.

    The DPP will also serve as the foundation for the Industrial Cloud—an open platform, community, and marketplace of digital solutions available to the automotive manufacturing industry.

    I was actively involved in this AWS project, and the 2021 case study available at https://aws.amazon.com/solutions/case-studies/volkswagen-group-case-study/ inspired me to develop my own approach.

  • eCommerce Proof of Concept
    https://docusign.d2reekcdlsvo0q.amplifyapp.com/

    This proof of concept was for an eCommerce checkout, where the user can add multiple items to a checkout cart and add a discount that only works on specific "2 for 1" items.

    I built the back end using GraphQL and hosted it on AWS.

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, GraphQL, TypeScript, HTML, CSS, HTML5, Python, Sass, Python 3, SQL, TypeScript 3, Go, Ruby
  • Frameworks

    Jest, Next.js, Serverless Framework, Vanilla JS, Cypress.io, React Native, Chrome, Angular, Ruby on Rails 4, AngularJS, Django, Redux, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Node.js, React Redux, Google API, Backbone.js, Stripe, REST APIs, Yelp API, AWS Amplify
  • Tools

    Amazon CloudFront CDN, RabbitMQ, Amazon SageMaker, Amazon Cognito, GitLab, GitLab CI/CD, Terraform, Slack, WebStorm, AWS Step Functions, AWS AppSync, Sequelize
  • Paradigms

    Responsive Web Design (RWD), REST, API Architecture, Microservices Architecture, Microservices, Agile
  • Platforms

    AWS Lambda, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon EC2, Firebase, Docker, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), AWS IoT
  • Storage

    MongoDB, PostgreSQL, AWS DynamoDB, MySQL, AWS S3
  • Other

    AWS, Paid Advertising, Front-end, UI, Full-stack, Software Architecture, APIs, Back-end, Front-end Architecture, Architecture, CTO, Back-end Development, Cloud, API Integration, Responsive Design, AWS API Gateway, CI/CD Pipelines, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Amazon Textract, Software, User Interaction, Machine Learning

Education

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science
    2019 - 2021
    Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GA, USA

Certifications

  • AWS Certified Machine Learning Specialist
    NOVEMBER 2021 - PRESENT
    Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Solutions Architect Professional
    OCTOBER 2021 - PRESENT
    Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator
    JULY 2021 - PRESENT
    Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Certified Developer
    JULY 2021 - PRESENT
    Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
    JUNE 2021 - PRESENT
    Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
    MAY 2021 - PRESENT
    Amazon Web Services

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