1134 Autumn Circle · Columbia, SC 29206
phone (440) 796-7806 · e-mail me@jimmysawczuk.com · web www.jimmysawczuk.com

James J. Sawczuk

Education

8/2005 – 5/2009
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
Minor, Mathematics

Experience

6/2009 – present
Louddoor, LLC
Columbia, SC
Software Engineer
  • Developed highly-scalable web applications using a LAMP stack deployed on Amazon EC2
  • Used a number of other technologies such as memcache, Redis, and node.js in production
  • Spearheaded the development of a business pivot to Facebook Page audience analytics
  • Prototyped most of the analytics algorithms and systems used in the company
  • Consulted on a statistical study of Facebook fan engagement vs. age for Coca-Cola to present at a conference
  • Designed and implemented a rich persona definition API in both Go and PHP which is still used for most of the company's analytics work
  • Designed and implemented a worker daemon in Go that schedules and runs thousands of analytic tasks per day
  • Designed and implemented a datamining program in Go to find "interesting" crosstabs for clients
6/2007 – 5/2009
Lazorpoint, LLC
Cleveland, OH
Application Developer - Intern
Client Services Engineer - Intern
  • Assisted clients with basic PC issues as well as network, server and printer issues
  • Made recommendations for hardware and software upgrades for various clients
  • Continually monitored clients’ networks to ensure continued stability
  • Worked with other engineers to standardize a network monitoring system
  • Created custom, data-driven applications for various clients
  • Gained experience in .NET development, report development and handheld development
  • Worked with other developers to standardize practices including application deployment techniques, version control management, and product testing standards
5/2006 – 7/2006
City of Mentor
Mentor, OH
Engineering Intern
  • Assisted in the civil engineering department with day-to-day tasks
11/2003 – 8/2005
Perry Local Schools IS Department
Perry, OH
Web Programmer/Designer
  • Content management and addition for faculty and staff on the main district website
  • Worked with other students on several larger projects, including a high school course registrar and a course database complete with objectives

Skills

  • Programming languages: Extensive experience with Go, PHP (standard and MVC paradigms), Javascript/jQuery (some Backbone.js); experience in C#, C++, shell scripting
  • APIs: Extensive experience with the Facebook platform (Graph API, Canvas apps); experience with the Twitter, Github API
  • Databases: Extensive experience with MySQL and SQL Server development/optimization; some experience with MongoDB, MySQL administration
  • Operating Systems: Extensive experience with Windows 98 through Windows 7, Mac OS X; experience in Linux (desktop, terminal, and programming), Amazon EC2 set-up and administration
  • Other: Experience with Subversion, Mercurial, Git, and CVS version control, Memcache, Redis

Other

  • Created a small blog website that operated for almost four years. Users were allowed to upload photos, write journal entries, etc. Source available upon request.
  • Implemented and open-sourced a WordPress theme from scratch for my personal blog.
  • Created and currently administer a website frontend and Google Apps-based backend of a local church technology stack for about 25 users, including e-mail, calendars, chat and a custom website.
  • Completed the inaugural free machine learning class from Stanford and Coursera with a final score of 100%.