Resume for Zachary Betz, Software Developer

I enjoy solving technical (and people) problems. I'm known as a reliable team player. I document religiously. My curiosity always has me looking for ways to improve current processes. Let's build something useful together.



Senior Software Developer at HLN Consulting, LLC
2022-11 to Present
Software Engineer 3 at Sev1Tech (formerly Geocent)
2016-02 to 2022-11
  • Was a core contributor on the code-challenge team that won the $76.4 million dollar Fraud Investigation National Security Coordinated Heuristics (FINCH) contract with USCIS
  • Performed full stack development on a React/NGINX frontend, Spring Boot backend, and Postgres database to support mission-critical software
  • Led a team of Software Engineers as we worked through a backlog of bugs and optimization-related tickets
  • Aided our DevOps team in continuously building, testing, and deploying our services, via Jenkins, into Kubernetes clusters across environments
  • Cut our pipeline build times in half by reusing Node.js and Gradle dependency caches and optimizing Jenkins stages. Node.js pipelines went from 1 hr to 30 mins. Gradle pipelines went from 40 mins to 15 mins
  • Developed a custom tool to migrate and sync our searchable data from Postgres into Elasticsearch (now OpenSearch)
  • Developed extensive end-to-end tests, which run in a clean-room environment on a nightly schedule
  • Wrote a diffing tool for AWS DMS to monitor the data replication of billions of records
  • Created and maintained general developer onboarding documentation that is used across USCIS
2016-02 to Present
  • Developed desktop apps for a local petroleum transport company via C# and Windows Forms. Company accountant used apps to import timesheet spreadsheets into QuickBooks, then export payroll spreadsheets
  • Developed a static website for a venture capital company
Applications Consultant at Capgemini
2015-06 to 2016-02
  • Gathered requirements, designed, developed, and tested a Windows Forms/SQL Server proof-of-concept solution to manage boiler tube welds within plants. Used SSRS for reporting
  • Automated the deployment of a Maximo app using Rundeck. Reduced deployment time from 3 hrs to 40 mins
  • Authored the app server migration documentation from Solaris/WebLogic to Linux/JBOSS
  • Engaged in tri-weekly calls with offshore India team to discuss project status and debug app/database/infrastructure issues
  • Supported a real-time dashboard app which displayed generation/demand data to wholesale energy traders
Developer Intern at Framework IT Solutions
2014-05 to 2015-05
  • Led the API conversion of a sports society iPhone app from iOS 6 to iOS 7/8
  • Developed various construction equipment/sales rep reports using SSRS for a major equipment services client
  • Created stored procedures for data dumps, to be run on a nightly basis
Data Intern at Louisiana Highway Safety Research Group
2013-08 to 2014-05
  • Transitioned annual LA Crash Data Fact Book compilation from manual Excel process to automated, parameterized SSRS reports
  • Used Splunk to monitor the network for low traffic points so that the database backups would run at those times
Lead Student Computer Technician at Louisiana State University
2011-08 to 2013-05
  • Troubleshot LSU’s wireless network and made requests for additional access points to be installed in low-coverage areas
  • Trained new employees on helpdesk processes and maintained knowledge management wiki
  • Repaired and maintained staff/student/lab computers and print servers
  • Created and distributed system images using Symantec Ghost
Retirement Benefits Analyst at Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System
2011-05 to 2011-08
  • Analyzed Retirement Documents and Letters for correct criteria
  • Managed work baskets for Change of Address, Beneficiaries, Drop Accounts, Repayment of Refunds, and Refunds
System Builder at DETEL Computer Solutions
2008-05 to 2010-08
  • Custom built over 600 desktop and laptop computers
  • Assembled and installed SMART boards for various Louisiana schools


Louisiana State University
2011 to 2015
Information Systems and Decision Sciences (ISDS), Bachelor of Science


  • Conflict Resolution
  • Process Improvement
  • Software Development
  • Technical Writing


  • Bash
  • C#
  • CSS
  • Docker
  • Docker Compose
  • Flyway
  • Git
  • Gradle
  • HTML
  • Hugo
  • Jaspersoft
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Jenkins
  • Jest
  • JUnit
  • Markdown
  • MkDocs
  • Node.js
  • npm
  • Python
  • React
  • Redux
  • SchemaSpy
  • Shell
  • SonarQube
  • Spring Boot
  • SQL
  • SSRS
  • TypeScript
  • Windows Forms


  • DHS Public Trust
  • DoD Confidential (inactive)


  • DHS Section 508 Trusted Tester v4, 2018


Rising Star
Sev1Tech Eagle Awards, 2021

Top 5 Contributor
Hugo's Support Forum, 2019

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