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Patrick Spizzo

Patrick Spizzo

Oak Brook, IL, United States
Member since February 16, 2016
Patrick has been a developer for over a decade now. First as a sole developer, then working on a growing Java team, and eventually leading two small teams within a larger organization. Most recently, he has designed and wrote a subscription-based web application for health practitioners. He is comfortable working with teams of any size, communicates very well, loves learning new skills, and tackling new challenges.
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  • Perl, 18 years
  • Network Programming, 16 years
  • MySQL, 15 years
  • Bash Script, 15 years
  • PHP, 14 years
  • Linux, 14 years
  • Java, 11 years
  • JavaScript, 3 years
Oak Brook, IL, United States
Preferred Environment
Linux or Windows, JetBrains IDE, Git
The most amazing...
...product I've created was a client-side log collection utility for a managed service provider which was installed on tens of thousands of customer devices.
  • Owner | Developer
    2015 - PRESENT
    Akeso Enterprises
    • Designed and wrote a subscription-based web application for health practitioners.
    • Created the REST back-end interface using PHP and MySQL.
    • Built the front-end using JavaScript, jQuery, and Bootstrap.
    • Integrated Braintree for accepting and managing subscription payments.
    • Designed an automated email system, a key feature of the platform for customers.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, MySQL
  • Software Engineer (Contractor)
    2016 - 2017
    International Business Machines
    • Designed and developed automation solutions to enable the MSS ACE team to assist the Security Operations Center (SOC).
    • Developed web-based tools for the MSS ACE team using PHP, Laravel, REST, jQuery, and MySQL.
    • Designed and developed the beta version of Havyn, a voice-enabled cognitive solution for the SOC and MSS customers. Leveraged Bluemix (the IBM cloud solution), Node.js, and Watson technologies to rapidly iterate versions for the SOC, customers, and convention demos.
    Technologies: PHP, Laravel, REST, jQuery, MySQL, Node.js, Bluemix, Watson
  • Senior Software Engineer
    2006 - 2014
    International Business Machines
    • Created a client-side log collection utility for managed services, which was installed on thousands of customer devices.
    • Developed a custom distributed work library to improve scalability of key infrastructure bottlenecks.
    • Automated the internal audit tasks to ensure and enforce mandatory security controls.
    • Led two small development teams that were responsible for supporting client devices and the Security Operations group.
    • Managed automated device health system (Nagios/Icinga), including expanding capacity and significantly improving device support.
    • Created SOAP web service client libraries and examples for customers to interact with our services.
    • Developed and improved new web services to support new features of the managed security services.
    Technologies: Java, Perl, MySQL, Nagios
  • Research and Development Engineer
    2003 - 2006
    Internet Security Systems
    • Integrated MRTG into a managed services provider, to continuously collect client device statistics and display them to the clients in the customer portal.
    • Implemented a new automated device health system (Nagios) and relevant device checks, including rewriting portions of the open-source Windows NRPE client.
    • Wrote and maintained the technical specifications of supported managed security services.
    • Helped build a lab that would be used for certifying new devices and versions of software.
    • Provided advanced Linux expertise to the infrastructure team.
    Technologies: Perl, MRTG, Linux
  • WellTrack Toolkit (Development)

    I designed and wrote a subscription-based web application for health practitioners looking to add wellness programs to their services.

  • Languages
    Bash Script, Java, Perl, PHP, SQL, JavaScript, C, Less, Python
  • Libraries/APIs
    Sockets, JDBC, jQuery, Braintree API, React
  • Tools
    Nagios, Grunt, Make, Git, Subversion (SVN), Adobe After Effects, Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Ant
  • Platforms
    Icinga, Linux, Windows, WordPress
  • Other
    Network Programming, SOAP, SSL, log4j
  • Frameworks
    Bootstrap, JUnit, Laravel, CakePHP, Spring, Redux, PHPUnit
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development, Test-driven Development (TDD), REST
  • Storage
    MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering
    1995 - 1999
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Urbana and Champaign, IL, USA
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