RESUME

Vicki Erica Chow

Backend Engineer | msg@vickichowder.com

project management | led, coordinated projects with PMs, front end, QA
organizational | balances work, cooking, dessert-making, eating, working out (to eat more)
multilingual | English, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin

languages | java, python, nodejs, angularjs, php
data | pSQL, mySQL, graphql, elasticsearch, redis, firebase
apis | Stripe, Twilio, SendGrid, SoundCloud, Facebook Auth, Google Auth
aws | lambda, ECS, APIGateway, Alexa Voice Services
docker | built containers, built apps to run in containers


notable projects

business logic wrapper
statflo | 2-people project | 2018 8-now
effort to alleviate business logic from dev team, because those logic is dealt by customer facing team members
drools for business logic management, and a service that wraps it for non-technical internal users
an orchestra of spring boot services that consumes internal requests, passes it through drools, can produce output to test and production environment 

data download pipeline
statflo | solo project | 2018 5-7
an effort to automate tasks that are currently manual (gasp)
spring boot service using webflux to stream GBs of data from authenticated endpoint to S3

appointment booking backend
statflo | worked as a team of three musketeers | 2018 2-5
mySQL database storing appointment booking configurations and bookings
graphql api for all CRUD operations rabbitMQ for sending messages to facilitate appointment confirmation, reminders custom user authentication for vendors (the clients) and end users (the appointment bookers)

backend api
zoohouse worked with variable number of team members, including front end | 2017 06-12
implemented new data models, v1 api in nodejs + firebase
data and api migration from v1 to v2 python + postgres + elasticsearch
search related things, in postgres + elasticsearch

apple pay
symphony commerce | worked with PM and another backend engineer | 2017 01-04
implemented Stripe's Apple Pay JS platform wide for all Symphony brands
increased conversion rate for qualified apple pay users from 1% to 5%

platform-wide site-wide search
symphony commerce | solo project | 2016 10-12
refactored existing elasticsearch implementation
introduced new methodology of creating new elasticsearch indices to ensure optimal search speeds in the future
sped up site wide search by 30%

data conversion system
statflo | 2016 1-3
created data import program to consolidate data from various systems into our own
led commission data reconciliation service
implemented rule engine to notify salesreps of anomalies during data import

internal reporting system
whitehat security | 2015 5-8
reduced internal reporting codebase by 50%
created customer facing dashboard displaying crucial 
streamlined existing ETL processes

data reconciliation initiative
maple leaf foods | 2014 10-12
created data consistency program to support marketing, logistics, sales, supply chain, finance
reduced data inconsistencies by 1/3 in 3 months


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