JOE TORRACA

FULL-STACK DEVELOPER, VIDEOGRAPHER, AND COFFEE ADDICT.

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April 2018 - Present

CEO & Founder,
lateplate.io

Founded lateplate.io to revolutionize Fraternity and Sorority meal plans to be reusable.

  • Built supporting backend infrastructure handling approximately 2,000 requests/second
  • Designed and developed the accompanying iOS and Android React Native applications
  • Developed a responsive web application using React
  • Designed self-scaling infrastructure using AWS CloudFormation templates and Auto-Scaling Groups.

August 2016 - Present

Lead Residential Technology Assistant,
Georgia Tech Wreck Techs

Worked as a Residential Technology Assistant to assist Georgia Tech Housing students with technology issues.

  • Worked with enterprise networks and services to create internal applications
  • Developed PHP application for tracking unauthorized ("rogue") wireless networks on Georgia Tech's network
  • Decreased multiple API calls by over 700ms by implementing a live-updating Redis cache
  • Implemented DataDog/NewRelic logging across systems to for proper monitoring and alerting

May 2018 - August 2018

Software Engineering Intern,
Etsy

Software Engineering Intern on the homepage team responsible for creating handcrafted, unqiue experiences for shoppers around the world.

  • Integrated third-party CMS into Etsy's systems' using a series of webhooks
  • Created ability for brand managers to alter design of homepage without needing to involve engineers
  • Developed pipeline for ingesting images published on third-party CMS into Etsy's photostack.
  • Increased team's test-coverage to approximately 75%

May 2017 - August 2017

Software Engineering Intern,
CareerBuilder

Worked on the Jobs Development team which handled all job posting, editing, and searching on careerbuilder.com

  • Worked collaboratively with Google engineers to build out CareerBuilder’s side of Google for Jobs
  • Converted experimental Ruby applications to production-ready Node.js stacks
  • Replaced legacy API with cloud-based Node.js solution, reducing response times by an average of 350ms
  • Refactored application receiving around 35,000 requests-per-minute to improve stability
  • Rewrote Graph Based Recommendation API from Clojure application to Node.js application
  • Managed numerous application stacks in AWS to ensure uptime and high-availability
  • Reduced CareerBuilder’s DataDog bill by over $8,000/year
  • Winner of the “Intern of Steel” award for outstanding performance and significant team contributions

May 2016 - August 2016

Software Engineering Intern,
CareerBuilder

Worked on the Consumer Intelligence team which handled user engagement tracking

  • Implemented Redis caching for APIs lowering response times up to 100ms
  • Refactored codebases to be more performant and reduce errors
  • Rewrote unit tests for multiple applications
  • Developed an internal Node.js SDK for interfacing with my team APIs
  • Worked heavily with AWS tools for managing platforms and manipulating big data
  • Received the Site-Technology hug-fest award for outstanding performance

June 2012 - July 2016

CEO / Founder,
Dodici Enterprises, LLC.

Founded a company to handle freelance web development

  • Worked as a contract front-end and back-end developer for clients
  • Built numerous customer Content Management Systems to meet the clients’ specs
  • Collaborated with designers to ensure the end product satisfied client's requests

Languages / Frameworks

JavaScript
Node.js
Express.io
Socket.io
React
React Native
Python
Ruby on Rails
Clojure
PHP
Laravel
CSS
SCSS
LESS
Git

Cloud Providers

Amazon Web Services
Google Cloud Platform
Heroku

Build Tools

Grunt
Gulp
Webpack

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