Engineering

Marcos Alvarez

Senior Software Engineer, Node.js Developer

  • Cucuta, Colombia

  • BS, Systems Engineering, Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander
  • 7
    Years of Experience

Professional Bio

I have always enjoyed researching, learning, and teaching, and by fortune, I found in software development a way to earn money doing all three. Software development fits into just about every industry, and one is always presented wtih new opportunities to learn not just new skills, but new business models altogther. I've been lucky enough to help clients in multiple industries like telecommunications, supply-chain management, and interior design. I appreciate Kubernetes for its capabilities to manage and scale a large number of stacks between a huge amount of nodes and preserve clean communication between each stack. I also like Ruby for its flexibility and its ease of debugging. Aside from building new products, I love reading romance and science fiction novels.

Colombia
Cucuta, Colombia

Technology Expertise

  • Expert
  • Intermediate
Node.js (Expert)
Angular.js (Expert)
Javascript (Expert)
AWS (Expert)
React.js (Expert)
PostgreSQL (Expert)
Ruby On rails (Intermediate)
PHP (Intermediate)
Ionic (Intermediate)
Phone Gap (Intermediate)
CSS (Intermediate)
HTML5 (Intermediate)
MySQL (Intermediate)
Firebase (Intermediate)
Laravel (Intermediate)
DevOps (Intermediate)
Docker (Intermediate)
Linux (Intermediate)
MongoDB (Intermediate)
Redux (Intermediate)

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Employment History

FullStack Labs September 2018 - Present

Senior Software Engineer

At FullStack Labs, I'm responsible for back- and front-end development, automating deployments and unit testing, and integrating third party services. I'm currently working on:

  • An RPM platform for Benjamin West, one of the largest furniture and interior design procurement companies in the world. The platform supports a fiduciary purchasing agent by negotiating FF&E and OS&E purchases on the owner’s behalf and protecting the client's investments, all while providing the best pricing, terms, customer service, and timely delivery of the projects. Among other project requirements, I'm importing data from the pre-existing platform while maintaining a high level of integrity in the core financial calculations. The project utilizes AWS, Docker, Node.js, React, Redux, Mailgun, PostgreSQL, Code Climate, and CodeShip.
Belatrix Software July 2018 - November 2018

Senior Node.js Software Engineer

Belatrix is a software company based in Redwood City, California. While a Senior Node.js Software Engineer, I:

  • Helped build a platform to generate, compile, and manage dynamic documents for internal use of an important provider of supply chain management. I lead the architecture design and the development team, and I provided overall front- and back-end development. The software uses AWS, Docker, SonarQube, Node.js, and React.
Rokk3r Labs February 2016 - June 2018

Senior Full-Stack and DevOps Engineer

Rokk3r is a venture builder and the world’s first "cobuilding" platform for entrepreneurs, corporations, and investors to create exponential startups. As a Senior Full-Stack and DevOps Engineer, I:

  • Worked on a real-time platform to automate procurement, finance, and productivity management between the buyer, suppliers, and workers in high-profile telecommunication companies. I orchestrated microservice cluster deployments and migrated a legacy system to Kubernetes. The platform utilizes Docker, Angular.io, Node.js, Socket.io, AWS, Kubernetes, and Drone.io.
  • Helped develop a platform that functions as a digital insurance broker, providing online advice and unbiased recommendations for emergency insurance. The platform was built using Docker, Aptible, Angular.js, Angular.io, Node.js, Socket.io, and AWS.
  • Developed an iOS smart keyboard to improve business productivity. I migrated the back end from Parse.io to a self-hosted environment using Node.js. The project also utilized Angular.js and AWS.
Kubesoft S.A.S. January 2015 - June 2018

Senior Full-Stack and Mobile Engineer

Kubesoft is a Colombian software company. While an engineer at Kubesoft, I:

  • Built a platform to broadcast academic content, tests, and video conferences from mobile apps and web apps to multiple ODROID and mobile devices. The app used Docker, Electron.js, Angular.js, Node.js, Socket.io, Ionic, and Crosswalk.
Colombia
Colombia

Portfolio

Benjamin West

Furniture Mfg. Mgmt Software

React.js, Node.js

Loopback Build Model Helper

Building loopback models in ES7

JavaScript

Loopback Migration Tool

Handling migrations and seeders

JavaScript

Employment History

FullStack Labs September 2018 - Present

Senior Software Engineer

At FullStack Labs, I'm responsible for back- and front-end development, automating deployments and unit testing, and integrating third party services. I'm currently working on:

  • An RPM platform for Benjamin West, one of the largest furniture and interior design procurement companies in the world. The platform supports a fiduciary purchasing agent by negotiating FF&E and OS&E purchases on the owner’s behalf and protecting the client's investments, all while providing the best pricing, terms, customer service, and timely delivery of the projects. Among other project requirements, I'm importing data from the pre-existing platform while maintaining a high level of integrity in the core financial calculations. The project utilizes AWS, Docker, Node.js, React, Redux, Mailgun, PostgreSQL, Code Climate, and CodeShip.
Belatrix Software July 2018 - November 2018

Senior Node.js Software Engineer

Belatrix is a software company based in Redwood City, California. While a Senior Node.js Software Engineer, I:

  • Helped build a platform to generate, compile, and manage dynamic documents for internal use of an important provider of supply chain management. I lead the architecture design and the development team, and I provided overall front- and back-end development. The software uses AWS, Docker, SonarQube, Node.js, and React.
Rokk3r Labs February 2016 - June 2018

Senior Full-Stack and DevOps Engineer

Rokk3r is a venture builder and the world’s first "cobuilding" platform for entrepreneurs, corporations, and investors to create exponential startups. As a Senior Full-Stack and DevOps Engineer, I:

  • Worked on a real-time platform to automate procurement, finance, and productivity management between the buyer, suppliers, and workers in high-profile telecommunication companies. I orchestrated microservice cluster deployments and migrated a legacy system to Kubernetes. The platform utilizes Docker, Angular.io, Node.js, Socket.io, AWS, Kubernetes, and Drone.io.
  • Helped develop a platform that functions as a digital insurance broker, providing online advice and unbiased recommendations for emergency insurance. The platform was built using Docker, Aptible, Angular.js, Angular.io, Node.js, Socket.io, and AWS.
  • Developed an iOS smart keyboard to improve business productivity. I migrated the back end from Parse.io to a self-hosted environment using Node.js. The project also utilized Angular.js and AWS.
Kubesoft S.A.S. January 2015 - June 2018

Senior Full-Stack and Mobile Engineer

Kubesoft is a Colombian software company. While an engineer at Kubesoft, I:

  • Built a platform to broadcast academic content, tests, and video conferences from mobile apps and web apps to multiple ODROID and mobile devices. The app used Docker, Electron.js, Angular.js, Node.js, Socket.io, Ionic, and Crosswalk.