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I am Karey Powell

Karey H. Powell

I possess over 10+ years of experience in the software industry as a Software Engineer, Network Systems Engineer, hands-on Solutions Architect delivering small to large scale projects, mission critical applications and N-tier architectures for customers across industries.

I work with a team of experts who knows how to engage customers to jointly define IT strategy and technology roadmap in response to complex business needs. I also work to ensure shared ownership and vision for technology roadmap across business stakeholders, customer technology teams, operational support teams, and strategic vendors. I focus on Systemic Qualities (scalability, availability, security, maintainability, extensibility), building team morale and productivity, and ensuring repeatable, measurable best practices and delivers within the software life cycle.

I work closely with my team and customers to apply technology products, solutions frameworks, design patterns, and best practices delivering scalable and highly secure solutions through the adoption of:

  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Enterprise Portals, Web 2.0 and Content Management Systems
  • Distributed Computing, OO software frameworks, OOP
  • Middleware Platforms
  • Virtualization and Private Clouds
  • Cloud Computing strategies

Resume

Education

  • Northern Caribbean University

    2008 - 2012

    Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

    Specialized in Software Design and Development and System Engineering areas. Contributed to team projects, to create and simulate real-world applications. I developed working prototypes for numerous web site projects, which included web, mobile and desktop applications. I also served as a teaching assistant responsible for assignment grading, and one-on-one student meetings.

    Relevant Courses: Advance Application Development, Principles of Programming I & II, Algorithm Analysis & Design, Data Structures & Algorithms, System Administration & Engineering, Operating Systems, Data Telecommunications, Data Security, Distributed Systems, Database Systems, Expert Systems and Artificial Intelligence.

Experience

  • LoanCirrus Limited

    Nov 2016 - Present

    Cofounder & DevOps Engineer

    • Setting up and administering the entire infrastructure that runs the LoanCirrus SaaS platform
    • Building and scaling the LoanCirrus APIs that facilitates integration with third-party systems
    • Building out automation tools that aid in faster deployments to upgrade or downgrade databases in the cluster
    • Develop integrated apps within the LoanCirrus platform that allows customers to connect to third-party vendors at the click of a button
    • Facilitate the migration of data to and from the system
    • Deploy, configure and manage virtual servers in the cluster

  • SpiderCentro, Inc.

    Oct 2014 – Nov 2016

    Director and CTO

    SpiderCentro is a startup with the vision of connecting businesses and services together through revolutionized custom solutions or by enhancing existing ones without impeding on your business processes. Our goal is to allow you the client to have a seamless integration with third-party services while making sure that everything is secured, so that you and your customers can feel protected knowing that their data is not being accessed by unauthorized individuals.

    • Architect solutions to meet business needs
    • Develop software applications
    • Design and implement APIs
    • Manage and recruit developers
    • Provide consulting services

  • Consultant

    Sep 2013 - Dec 2015

    Software Engineer & Consultant

    Built a server monitoring and analytics software called LoadAvg. LoadAvg is free software that will change the way you manage your servers. It helps you to view resource trends and patterns so you can easily pinpoint high resource usage times, and its powerful charts and graphs allow you to visually access daily load and memory usage.

    • Load Management.
    • Server Analytics.
    • Server Security.
    [LoadAvg Server API] => (LoadAvg Server)
  • Accelor8

    Jan 2012 – Aug 2013

    Software Engineer & Consultant

    I led and managed teams that were responsible for developing web applications for individuals and small businesses; we also specialized in API development and integration. In the process, we use agile development best practices to create robust and scalable applications to solve various problems. The areas of interest are healthcare, finance, digital products and mobile apps.

  • DIGITAL JAM 2.0

    May 2012 - Jun 2012

    Android Developer

    Developed a mobile application, Olympal, along with 3 other team members on the native Android platform which allowed Olympics enthusiasts to gain access to all information relating to the London Olympics 2012 right at their fingertips.

    • Created a user interface that was sleek and intuitive.
    • Implemented a micro-blogging feature that allowed users to share texts and a “Follow” feature so that users could get the latest happenings on their favourite athlete(s).
    • Developed a scheduling feature to facilitate reminders and event alerts for competitions.
    • Implemented a highlights and news feed feature where users could go back and watch events they missed and get the latest news on the competitions and athletes, respectively.

    Technologies Used: Java, Android SDK, ADT, AVD, PHP, RESTful API webservice, OAuth, MySQL, SQL, XML, JSON, JSOUP and Eclipse Classic IDE.

  • JAMALCO, Process Control Dept. (QUASAR)

    Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

    Software Engineer Intern

    Developed an inventory management system (CSIM) that is being used to track and manage all the company assets being used on the aluminum processing plant.

    • Created a feature that facilitated a barcode scanner to interface with the software in order to get or input information on the different assets.
    • Developed a feature that allows consolidation of the inventory, part lookup, and hierarchical structures for storing and relocating assets.
    • Implemented user access control and the generation of generalized reports.

    Technologies Used: Visual Basic .NET, LINQ, SQL and Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

  • Bachelor’s Project

    Sep 2010 - Apr 2011

    Software Developer

    Created a Windows Phone 7 mobile application in partial fulfillment of my degree which was centered on giving the police in Jamaica the flexibility of using mobile devices to perform spot checks and have instant access to driver’s information stored on the government servers.

    • Developed a feature to allow the police to search for a driver’s record enabling them to immediately determine if a driver has any outstanding warranties, tickets, or an expired license.
    • Implemented a feature so that the police can do searches on a vehicle’s license plate number and get feedback on whether the vehicle is stolen or not.

    Technologies Used: C#, LINQ, RESTful API webservice, Fiddler2, PHP, and WAMP server.

Dev Skills (scale: 1-15)

  • I am familiar with Ruby, Python, PHP, Java, HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript.

    PHP
    15
    Python
    10
    Ruby
    8
    Rust
    5
    CSS3
    15
    HTML5
    15
    JavaScript
    10

Frameworks (scale: 1-15)

    Laravel
    13
    Lumen
    10
    VueJS
    10
    AngularJS
    10
    Firebase
    11

Methodologies & Tools

  • TDD
  • BDD
  • Lean Startup
  • Agile
  • Git
  • Gitlab
  • Sublime Text
  • VS Code

Honors and Awards

  • Advanced Software as a Service
    The University of California At Berkeley through edX, 2013 [verify]

  • Software as a Service
    The University of California At Berkeley through edX, 2013 [verify]

  • Certificate of Achievement
    Outstanding Performance in System Administration and Engineering, 2011

  • Academic Excellence
    Outstanding academic achievement attaining to the highest honors, The Dean’s List, 2010

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Manchester, Jamaica, W.I.
+1 (876) 442-5402
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