Quinn Turner, Software Developer in Halifax, NS, Canada
Quinn Turner

Software Developer in Halifax, NS, Canada

Member since May 14, 2020
Quinn is a generalist lead software developer who incorporates user and business requirements into cost-effective, secure, and user-centric solutions focused on operational excellence, reliability, and performance efficiency. Quinn has a strong track record of accurate time estimations and effective communication with supervisors and clients. Quinn's most recent tech stack focus includes developing web apps using TypeScript, Node.js, GraphQL, and AWS.
Quinn is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Private Investment Fund
    DevOps, Continuous Delivery (CD), CSS, SQL, Web App Security, JavaScript...
  • IBM
    Slack, DevOps, Continuous Delivery (CD), Redis, Python, SQL, HTML, CSS...
  • Oculys Health Informatics
    Machine Learning, DevOps, Continuous Delivery (CD), CSS, SQL, Microsoft Excel...

Experience

Location

Halifax, NS, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Visual Studio, Skype, Google, Zoom, Slack, IntelliJ, Visual Studio Code, Windows, MacOS

The most amazing...

...impact I've had was implementing additional Azure infrastructure to provide real-time streams across products, saving $20,000/year over the initial solution.

Employment

  • Cloud Architect | Lead Developer

    2019 - 2020
    Private Investment Fund
    • Worked with a colleague to design and implement a client dashboard, admin dashboard, and back end for a private cryptocurrency investment fund including viewing and managing funds, transactions, and graphing account balances.
    • Responsible for the entire tech architecture, security, and implementation including negotiating timelines, solution expectations, and cost estimations with the client.
    • Delivered on-time (~five months), under-budget, with tons of automation through various CI/CD pipelines which also included extensive documentation.
    • Developed ~95% of all code for the dashboards, Node.js GraphQL server, and AWS infrastructure.
    Technologies: DevOps, Continuous Delivery (CD), CSS, SQL, Web App Security, JavaScript, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Terraform, Docker, AWS, PostgreSQL, GraphQL, React, Node.js, TypeScript
  • Core Software Developer (Four-month Co-op)

    2018 - 2018
    IBM
    • Improved several performance metrics by 70-400% for an internal client dashboard built with React.
    • Introduced dozens of new features, addressed over 140 issues, and improved the DevOps experience.
    • Became the lead contributor withing eight weeks on the a three-year project that was vital to the success of our division.
    • Created a Node.js security project called audit-ci and led the task of open-sourcing it through IBM's GitHub.
    Technologies: Slack, DevOps, Continuous Delivery (CD), Redis, Python, SQL, HTML, CSS, Jenkins, Node.js, JavaScript
  • Data Analyst | Software Developer (Four-month Co-op)

    2017 - 2018
    Oculys Health Informatics
    • Worked as the sole developer of an Angular 5 mobile-first web app that provides ED hospital managers with real-time and predictive analytics for how busy their department will be for the next few hours.
    • Developed two-way data pipelines to feed data from machine learning algorithms and predictive models to a separate back end.
    • Implemented additional infrastructure in Azure to provide near real-time streams across products within the company, saving $20,000/year over the initial solution proposed by the VP of engineering.
    • Was directed by the CEO to present the solution directly to the head of an Ontario health system at a formal Gala.
    Technologies: Machine Learning, DevOps, Continuous Delivery (CD), CSS, SQL, Microsoft Excel, Web App Security, JavaScript, Azure, openCPU, R, C#, Angular, TypeScript
  • Software Developer (Four-month Co-op)

    2017 - 2017
    Oculys Health Informatics
    • Developed two apps: a touch-based patient bed assignment board for hospitals and a patient-status management dashboard.
    • Discovered and fixed over 120 issues across several products including critical zero-day security vulnerabilities.
    • Improved the first-paint performance by 50% and the 80th percentile critical path performance by 70%.
    Technologies: Azure, CSS, SQL, Web App Security, UI, jQuery, Angular, C#, JavaScript
  • Lab Engineering Assistant

    2014 - 2017
    University of Waterloo Advanced Manufacturing Lab
    • Worked as the lead (sole) developer for the University of Waterloo's Management Engineering Undergraduate Laboratory.
    • Designed, built, and programmed multiple PLCs and autonomous robots which can be seen at Youtu.be/NZgTCD0jfME.
    • Developed a custom SCADA-like program from scratch in WinForm/C# to make the lab a smart system.
    • Developed an Android app to provide real-time monitoring and controls for every device in the lab.
    • Led dozens of demos and tours to parents, students, faculty, and business professionals including the president of Panasonic Canada.
    Technologies: Microsoft Excel, 3D Modeling, Android, PLC, WinForms, C#
  • Lead Java EE Full-stack Developer | SysAdmin (Four-month Co-op)

    2015 - 2016
    University of Waterloo
    • Served as the lead developer on a team of two for a project that hosted a set of innovation assessments used by an Ontario ministry.
    • Managed all security and code deployments to an on-premise Linux server.
    • Handed off the project to my professor who continued development for several years and continued to use the same base and repeatedly mentioned that the foundation was solid enough to easily turn the 20,000 LOC project to 200,000 LOC.
    Technologies: Java, SQL, Web App Security, JavaScript, HTML, GlassFish, Java EE

Experience

  • Caliyan, Inc. | Video-based Mobile Fashion Shopping (Development)

    My management engineering capstone team built a video-based shopping experience for fashion to eliminate up to 53% of returns, reduce supply chain costs by 5%, and increase first-time customer retention by 18% or more.

    We prototyped our solution, incorporated an Ontario corporation, filed for a provisional patent, and sought out brand partners. We have paused operations indefinitely.

    I was responsible for all of the tech development of the React Native app and Firebase platform.

  • Caravan Clubs | Read Great Books. Meet Cool People. Exchange Big Ideas. (Development)
    https://github.com/caravanapp-ca/caravanapp-ca

    Caravan Clubs helps facilitate online book clubs and communities. All communication within your clubs and other channels exist on Discord. The Caravan Clubs website helps you and your buddies manage the Discord channels.

    As a team of five, we built and grew the platform to 2,000 users with 50% active daily in three months. The project incubated in Velocity Garage and later we were interviewed for placement in Y Combinator. Finally, we open-sourced the full project on GitHub.

    • https://caravanapp.ca

  • Audit-CI | Node.js Dependency Auditing in CI/CD (Development)
    https://github.com/IBM/audit-ci

    I created IBM’s open-source Audit-CI which is a security tool for Node.js that audits NPM and Yarn dependencies in continuous integration environments, preventing integration if vulnerabilities are found above a configurable level. Currently, it has 400,000 monthly downloads and is used by IBM, NASA, Microsoft, the European Union, SAP, UK's Ministry of Justice, Adobe, Telus, BBC, Porsche, among others.

Skills

  • Languages

    TypeScript, JavaScript, HTML, Java, Python, SQL, C#, CSS, R, Excel VBA, GraphQL
  • Frameworks

    React Native, Angular
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, React, React Redux, jQuery
  • Tools

    Microsoft Excel, Slack, Git, Terraform, IntelliJ, Zoom, Skype, Visual Studio, Jenkins
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Firebase, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Azure, Android, Linux, MacOS, Windows, Heroku, Visual Studio Code
  • Other

    Web App Security, AWS, IT Networking, Leadership, Team Leadership, Supply Chain, Software QA, CSS-in-JS, Serverless, PLC, Manufacturing, Machine Learning, Discord Bots, UI, 3D Modeling, GlassFish
  • Paradigms

    Management, DevOps, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI)
  • Storage

    MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, AWS DynamoDB, Microsoft SQL Server

Education

  • Bachelor of Applied Science degree with distinction in Management Engineering
    2014 - 2019
    University of Waterloo - Waterloo, ON, Canada

Certifications

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Associate
    MAY 2020 - MAY 2022
    AWS

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