Last Updated on 11th February 2016
Howard Grimberg

  
            
EDUCATION
THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
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 
      
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School of Engineering Dean’s List
    
    
RELEVANT
COURSEWORK
Database Systems
Software Engineering
Artificial Intelligence
Functional Programming
Software Development Methodologies
LINKS
Github:// hgrimberg01
LinkedIn:// hgrimberg01
Twitter:// @hgrimber
SKILLS
SOFTWARE

Java • JavaScript

CSS
 
Python • Linux Systems Engineering
• Database Systems
OTHER
Fluent Russian
EXPERIENCE
AMAZON WEB SERVICES     
      
AWS Console Platform team
Provided on-call support to a tier-1 AWS system.
AMAZON.COM     
       
Developed 4 (and counting) features on Amazon.com detail and search pages
related to Amazon Fashion.
Served as the technical lead for an experimental fashion browsing feature
across mobile and desktop.
Delivered 900 milliseconds page load time. Original target was 3 seconds or
less in order to meet or exceed detail page performance benchmark.
Served as local subject matter expert for various Amazon technologies
concerning web page delivery.
Piloted and documented techniques to improve developer comfort and
productivity by enabling many development tasks to be completed locally on an
Apple OSX workstation versus traditional development using a Linux remote
desktop.
Participated in a monthly on-call rotation to support internal and external
customer-facing features.
Collaborated closely with product management and creative design to evaluate
feasibility of new features.
Served as hardware manager. Responsible for hardware (EC2) provisioning and
management.
Reduced hardware underutilization to near 0% .
AMAZON.COM     
       
Rebuilt wishlist landing page front-end to be responsive and match new UX
standard for Javari family of websites.
Developed backend for a major customer-facing feature for Endless/Javari.
Achieved target page rendering time of 2 seconds.
IBM CORPORATION    
        
Refactored and documented a sample application for IBM Informix RDBMS.
Extended the application to demonstrate the spacial and time-series data
processing features of the IBM Informix database server.
Collaborated with local and remote engineering teams as well as field technical
sales personnel.
Collaborated with remote UX team to ensure compliance with IBM branding
standards.
SOCIETIES
2014 IEEE - Eta Kappa Nu Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society
2013 Vice chair for Association for Computing Machinery at The University of Kansas
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