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.

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Work

Software Engineer 3 at Geocent, LLC

2016-02 — Present

  • Performed full stack development on a React frontend, Spring Boot backend, and Postgres database to support mission-critical software
  • Aided our DevOps team in continuously building, testing, and deploying our services, via Jenkins, into Kubernetes clusters across environments
  • Developed extensive end-to-end test suites via NightwatchJS, which run via Selenium Grid in our CI environments
  • Cut our pipeline build times in half by reusing Node and Gradle dependency caches and optimizing Jenkins stages
  • Wrote a Flyway-like tool that initializes indices then inserts JSON mappings and test data into Elasticsearch, via Spring Boot
  • Wrote a Jaspersoft Server Reports test framework via Bash/cURL
  • Wrote a diffing tool for AWS DMS to monitor the data replication of billions of records via SQL/Bash/sqlplus/psql
  • Created and maintained development documentation that is used across USCIS

Freelance

2016-02 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 2010-08

  • Custom built over 600 desktop and laptop computers
  • Assembled and installed SMART boards for various Louisiana schools

Education

Louisiana State University

2011 — 2015

Information Systems and Decision Sciences, Bachelor

Skills

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

Tools

  • Bash
  • C#
  • CSS
  • Docker
  • Docker Compose
  • Flyway
  • Git
  • Gradle
  • HTML
  • Hugo
  • Jaspersoft
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Jenkins
  • Jest
  • JUnit
  • Markdown
  • MkDocs
  • NightwatchJS
  • NodeJS
  • NPM
  • Python
  • React
  • Redux
  • SchemaSpy
  • Selenium
  • Selenium Grid
  • Shell
  • SonarQube
  • Spring Boot
  • SQL
  • SSRS
  • Windows Forms

Security Clearances

  • DHS Public Trust
  • DoD Confidential (inactive)

Certifications

  • DHS Section 508 Trusted Tester v4, 2018

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