Alando Appling
Software Developer

A passionate software engineer highly regarded for software engineering, designing and developing applications. Recognized as an analytical engineer with a proven track record of excelling at learning new technologies, applying them to develop clean and well-structured code. An Individual with a

Strong Growth Mindset. Experienced at working on projects from initial idea and development phase (vision/analysis), performing all design and architecture work, and delivering the completed product. 

Skills
Responsive Design
Bootstrap
Flexbox
Grid
Sass
JavaScript
ES6
React
Redux
React Context
React Native
React Router
Gatsby
Node.JS
Express
Data Persistence / API Layer
MySQL
GraphQL / Apollo
REST
Testing
Unit Tests
TDD
Employment
Rebate Bus
Madison, WI
Fullstack Developer
Oct. 2019 to Sept. 2020

  • Created Automation Software to quickly match energy  efficient products to utility rebates and vice versa.
  • Worked directly with clients to develop technical solutions for their business needs.
  • Utilized Redux for complex UI state management.
  • Resolved revenue stopping bugs in legacy Angular code.
  • Helped launch a new rebate fulfillment platform that was written in React.
  • Made Node.js API endpoints more performant and optimized SQL queries.

  • Designed and deployed GraphQL API in Node.js
  • Designed and implemented automation solutions ranging from an online incentive estimation and proposal tool to reporting tools that allow our partners to match all available rebates to their unique sweet of products.

  • Developed a training platform to assist users with the learning curve of the rebate industry.

Lambda School
Remote
Software Developer - Team Lead
July 2019 to Oct. 2019

  • Fulfilled the role of a team leader for a group of 10 students participating in Lambda Lab, while emulating an agile work environment.
  • Setup a Front-end development process that utilizes React for a quick scalable product, Redux for state management, and a back-end development process that uses Google's firebase for authentication and fire store for the NoSQL database.

  • Led daily stand-up meetings to build camaraderie, share ideas, vent problems, and provide guidance for the week’s study material.
  • Provided daily feedback and issue resolution for all curriculum through slack help channels, code review, and video calls.
Amazon
Rialto, California
IT Technician
Dec. 2018 to June 2019

  • Support 3000+ local end users with IT related issues ranging from password resets, permissions in Active Directory, device troubleshooting, Microsoft Office, Windows updates, etc. 

  • Attend weekly meetings with Sr. Managers from other departments to discuss pain points, and implementations of projects to create maximum productivity and provide a great end user experience. 

  • Utilize a trouble ticket system, where I assist local and global users. Where I have been able to close a minimum of 50 tickets a week and maintain an SLA of 97% .

Charter Communications
Ontario, Californina
IT Support
Jan. 2018 to Sept. 2018

  • Assisted upwards of 40+ customers per day and created a positive experience for all the customers regardless of their technical background.
  • Effectively communicated possible issues the customer may be having and what the best solution that could be applied, in order to resolve the issue.

Projects
Music Map
Apr. 2019 to Current

Music Map was created to connect various people in the music entertainment industry together.


  • Configured GraphQL subscription service for in app messaging between users.

  • Currently in TestFlight being prepped for release on the App Store. .

  • Designed and developed GraphQL API with Node.js.
  • Built with React Native.

Project Firefly
July 2019 to Aug. 2019

Project Firefly invites children into the world of creating through programming with blocks of code and animated SmartWare.


  • Setup a back-end development process that uses Google's firebase for authentication and firestore for the NoSQL database.
  • Configured process that allows users to save their position on one of the many game boards that is available.

Hello Melon
May 2019 to Aug. 2019

Hello Melon is a nutrition tracking application, it provides a visualization of eating patterns and nutritional data to empower people to take control of their health.


  • Front-end utilizes React and Styled Components to quickly build out a functional UI w/ Google Oauth handling authentication. Back-end was built with Node.js, GraphQL for API queries, and SQLite3 DB locally and PostGRESQL on the production server.

LifeGPA
Apr. 2019 to Apr. 2019

LifeGPA allows you see the accumulative GPA of your life based off the actions you partake in daily


  • This was a group project where I was the back-end developer working with a team of two front-end developers. 
  • Developed the REST api architecture needed to save the data that was being submitted using Node.js.

Education
Lambda School (Full Stack Web Development)
Sept. 2018 to Sept. 2019
Computer Science 2019
Lambda School is a 13 month Computer Science & Software Engineering Academy providing immersive hands-on curriculum with a focus on computer science, software engineering, and web development.