Jose Andrade

Technology. Infrastructure. Software Development. Communications.

     



Summary

I'm a technology professional with extensive experience designing, developing, installing and supporting solutions and services for small, medium and enterprise size environments. I have a strong background in infrastructure services (on-prem and Cloud), software development, solutions and software architecture, information security, compliance, management and customer relationship. I'm familiar with DevOps practices and Agile/Scrum methodologies. I am also bilingual (English and Spanish), and I am able to adapt quickly to demanding and high-pressure situations.

If you want to talk about technology, offer me a job, or just say "Hi"; send me a message.



Why you should hire me

Besides my extensive technical experience and advanced education, I have great people skills. I am able to explain complicated technical topics, problems and solutions using simple language and good examples. Not only that, but I can do it equally well in English and Spanish.

I am great at:

  • Learning new skills
  • In the past few months alone I've taught myself new development paradigms using Cloud services such as AWS and Azure, and also Agile/Scrum development methodologies.

  • Problem-solving.
  • When developing new applications or troubleshooting bugs on existing ones, one has to possess great problem-solving skills. Over the years I've learned to create effective and attractive applications to solve problems for users across the world.

  • Building and maintaining relationships.
  • I've been part of sales teams, as well as a customer. I've interacted with potential customers and have reached successful sales, making sure the customers are happy and satisfied with their purchases. I've helped solve problems for users who are upset or under huge amounts of stress by keeping calm and making sure things get done properly.

  • Time and project management.
  • I've managed complicated projects with timelines across several years and have run Agile sprints on a daily basis.



Education

  • Master’s Degree
    Information Management Systems, Honors, Harvard University.

  • Bachelor of Science Degree
    Management Information Systems, Summa Cum Laude, Liberty University.

  • Associate in Science Degree
    Computer Science - Network Technology, Los Angeles Pierce College.



Experience


  • Senior Solutions Architect, Yale University.

    2015 - Present

    As a Solutions Architect I've selected and introduced new technologies to Yale. I was part of the team who implemented AWS and is currently implementing Azure.

    I am also a member of a team developing an infrastructure automation and self-service platform. I developed the main web interface for the platform and implemented the business rules.

    I constantly interact with faculty, researchers and staff reviewing their requirements and offering suggestions for solutions that will meet their needs.

  • Founding Editor, Engadget.

    2005 - Present

    I started Engadget Spanish in 2005 as a way to interact with the Spanish speaking community of tech enthusiasts. Over the years I've helped the site grow from zero to millions of page views. I've managed a team of technology reporters and managed the relationship with the readers and technology companies. I've written thousands of articles in English and Spanish. I've hosted hundreds of podcasts, been interviewed on TV, radio and written media. I've been a speaker and judge in multiple conferences and panels.

  • Systems Programmer, Yale University.

    2012 - 2015

    As a Systems Programmer for the Neuroscience department I worked closely with Researchers developing and maintaining solutions for cutting edge research. I've been exposed to science that can change the course of humanity, while maintaining strict confidentiality about research being performed.

  • Freelance Web Developer.

    2005 - 2015

    While I no longer develop web applications for external clients, over the years I've had the privilege to work with insurance agencies, doctor's offices, construction companies and business in many other fields, developing software to be used privately or with their customers.

  • Programmer, U.S. District Courts.

    2009 - 2012

    As a sole and first Programmer for the District of Connecticut, I developed the first application framework to interact with the federal courts application (PACER). I then developed several applications to help administer, analyze and execute on the Court's data.

  • Project Manager/Lead Engineer, CompuCom.

    2005 - 2009

    At CompuCom I helped managing complicated projects that required hundreds of Technicians working in multiple states. I also helped identify new sales opportunities and improved processes to save money to customers while increasing revenue for the company.



Portfolio

Following are some examples of applications I've written. The list is not comprehensive by any means, but it should give you an idea of my skills.

My preference is to write web applications, but I have also written client-side desktop and mobile apps, bots, and of course, plenty of scripts for all purposes.

Spinup

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Self-service automation application to request infrastructure resources from Cloud and on-prem providers.

Dashboard

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Application framework and applications integrated with the U.S. Federal Courts database system (PACER).

Events

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Plugin to display time and date of worldwide events based on the user's location.

Password generator

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Password generator

Application to generate passwords that will be easy to remember based on user's specified parameters.

Inventory

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Inventory

Inventory system to keep track of IT assets. Automated reporting with a custom computer agent, barcode system and NFC tagging.

TechRepo

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TechRepo

Blogging framework complete with commenting and rating systems.



Technologies I have used

I possess different levels of expertise (from advanced to familiar) with the following technologies. Now, of course the list is not fully comprenhensive (very few people will care about my experience with CM/ECF), but if you're wondering whether I've used something, please ask.

Infrastructure Technologies Programming Languages
AWS, Azure, VMware, OpenStack. JavaScript, PHP, Perl, Python, Java, C, C++, Go, Bash, PowerShell, ASP, VB.Net, etc.
Server Operating Systems Frameworks
Windows Server, RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux), CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu - Docker, Kubernetes. Laravel, NodeJS, Angular, Rails, JDK, IntelliJ, .NET, Xcode, Bootstrap, Foundation, JQuery, etc.
Networking Methodologies
Layer 3 and Layer 2 nodes (routers and switches), SDNs Agile, Scrum, ITIL.
Server services Applications built
Web, mail, identity and access, database, file, print, backup, schedulers, monitoring, etc. Web, local, RESTful APIs.


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About this site

This is a "serverless" site. I wrote the code using Bootstrap 4 and JQuery, and it's being hosted on an AWS S3 bucket. To send the information provided when using the Contact form I use AWS API Gateway and AWS Lambda. There's no server for me to support (including updates and troubleshooting). The content is provided securely (encrypted using TLS over HTTP) by using AWS CloudFront.