Ben Nowak


Software Engineer

Platform-agnostic, polyglot software engineer with experience in full-stack, backend, and dev-ops seeking opportunities with a high functioning product team at a mission-driven company. Interested in working with clear processes, procedures, and goals. Possesses excellent communication ability, a high view of integrity, and a mature level of professionalism

Software Engineering • Full-Stack Development • Backend Development • Cloud Computing
Distributed Systems • Microservices • Product Design • Domain Driven Design
Readme Driven Development • Documentation • UI/UX • Discovery • Information Architecture

Work Experience


Red Ventures, Fort Mill, SC
Associate Software Engineer
Internal Tools / Employee Experience Team
  • Built big-data ETL processes supporting data aggregation for analytics with AWS and Golang
  • Contributed to serverless web applications using React.js, Node, C# and Golang
  • Upgraded critical full-stack (React.js/C#) app, improving performance and user experience
  • Led discovery interviews and UI/UX design for new features and products with Figma and Adobe CC
  • Developed solutions on AWS with Lambda, S3, DynamoDB and RDS
  • Mentored college students through Road To Hire and Golden Door Scholars programs
Tech Talent South, Charlotte, NC
DevOps Intern
Congnizant Sponsored Cohort
  • 12-week cohort focused on Cloud, CI/CD Pipelines, and DevOps using AWS, Azure, and GCP
  • Deepened knowledge of SaaS, PaaS, IaaS for complex applications and production environments
Trilogy Educational Services Inc., Charlotte, NC
Teaching Assistant
Data Analytics and Visualization Instructional Team
  • Assisted instructional activities at UNC Charlotte Data Visualization Bootcamp
  • Supported environment configurations and tool installs for students with diverse experience ranges
  • Lead breakout training sessions on various data analysis and visualization tools and technologies

Education


University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC
Associate in Science
  • With Honors, Dean’s List, 3.8 GPA
  • Chapter President, Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society
Art Institute of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Bachelor of Fine Art in Interactive Media Design (incomplete)
  • Represented school in overseas cohort “Odyssey 2004”
  • Presented interactive design concept to Nokia Media Labs

Technical Skills


Languages

JavaScript, TypeScript, Golang, SQL, HTML/CSS, Python, Bash, C#, Java, Groovy, C/C++, HCL, YAML, Markup

Systems

Linux (Ubuntu/Debian/FreeBSD), macOS, Windows 10

Technologies & Frameworks

React.js, Next.js, Gatsby, GraphQL, Docker, AWS Serverless, Wordpress

Software / Tools

Git, GitHub, Postman, NPM/Yarn, Webpack, Babel, JIRA, JetBrains (IntelliJ IDEA / xStorm / DataGrip), Visual Studio Code, MySQL Workbench, Adobe CC Suite, Sketch, Figma

Domains & Methods

CI/CD Automation, Cloud Computing, API Development, Data Analysis & Visualization, UI/UX, Design Systems, Agile, Product Design, Web Applications, Systems Development Management

Certifications