Paul Wu, Software Developer in Houston, TX, United States
Paul Wu

Software Developer in Houston, TX, United States

Member since April 6, 2022
Paul works as an SDE II in the SaaS industry and loves to freelance while learning new technologies. He excels with full-stack JavaScript (React, Vue.js, Node.js) and .NET environments. He developed a solution for a client enabling real-time data retrieval of hundreds of thousands of customer records daily. Paul has used his skills to efficiently triage and solve complex issues and deliver E2E testing. He enjoys creating satisfying products for businesses and customers alike.
Paul is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Houston, TX, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

MacOS, Windows

The most amazing...

...tool I've developed is a robust system to sync customer data from third-party CRM software for over 300 clients, syncing millions of pieces of data daily.

Employment

  • Software Engineer II

    2022 - PRESENT
    Reprise
    • Built out an additional user analytics to track the usage and effectiveness of the application.
    • Integrated the product into Salesforce to increase usage.
    • Improved the general platform front-end functionality.
    • Triaged customer bugs whenever necessary and as quickly as possible.
    • Consulted with product management to ensure all projects either met or exceeded expectations. Gave realistic timelines for completion.
    Technologies: Vue, Django, PostgreSQL
  • Software Engineer

    2020 - 2022
    InsightSquared Inc
    • Owned components related to CRM and email integrations. Implemented Hubspot and Bullhorn connections into InsightSquared’s product, allowing for real-time data retrieval at the rate of hundreds of thousands of records for each customer each day.
    • Owned and maintained Salesforce integration used by more than 250 customers. Improved the integration process by increasing the scope of data synced and sync rate.
    • Triaged and prioritized customer bugs daily.
    • Improved E2E test coverage and added unit tests whenever necessary. Occasionally refactored code to improve scalability.
    • Implemented various front-end features related to the integration and onboarding process, such as the ability for administrators to enable mail integrations for hundreds of customers using one service account.
    Technologies: React, Angular, Django, Node.js, Elasticsearch
  • Software Engineer

    2019 - 2020
    Osprey Software
    • Designed and implemented a model inventory page for hundreds of financial advisors, allowing users to visualize various portfolios' risk and return rates and benchmarks.
    • Took an existing 150 page report containing school metric data and converted it to an online platform.
    • Researched, designed, and implemented a PDF export process, allowing users to download online school metric data into PDF format, currently used by members from 160 schools.
    Technologies: .NET, React, jQuery, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Software Consultant

    2018 - 2019
    Quorum Business Solutions
    • Developed a batch process that automatically approves thousands of imported SAP checks each month below a certain threshold and voids pre-canceled checks without manual user approval.
    • Contacted customers regularly to gather and verify requirements.
    • Triaged customer bugs on a daily basis and created necessary unit tests.
    Technologies: .NET, React, jQuery, Microsoft SQL Server

Experience

  • CRM Integration into Platform Product

    I designed and built systems that retrieved data from customers' Hubspot and Bullhorn Staffing instances and synced the data onto the platform product. Already in use by more than 30 different customers, with data synced at intervals of 5-10 minutes and millions of pieces of content daily. These customers were specifically onboarded after these integrations were made available.

    In addition, I added new features to the previously existing Salesforce integration; some of these included syncing over broader scopes of data and allowing for more customer customization.

    I was the owner of all these implementations, meaning I was in charge of identifying areas of improvement, monitoring the logs for any spikes and bugs, triaging customer bugs, refactoring code whenever necessary, and expanding unit and E2E testing periodically.

Skills

  • Languages

    Python, JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML, CSS, R
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Node.js, Vue, jQuery
  • Platforms

    MacOS, Windows, Netlify
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Elasticsearch
  • Other

    Data Analysis, Gatsby
  • Frameworks

    Django, Angular, .NET
  • Tools

    MATLAB, STATA

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mathematical Economics
    2013 - 2017
    Rice University - Houston, Texas, USA

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