My Bio

Self-driven lead software engineer with a passion for technology and processes that enable on-time delivery of quality software.

My current focus is on building microservice architectures using the Spring suite of frameworks and tools (Boot, Cloud + Netflix OSS, Data, HATEOAS Rest) in the cloud (particularly AWS).

https://github.com/aditzel

Current Experience

Explore my professional history and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned.

2015Current

Capital One

Lead Software Engineer

20142015

Fundrise

Software Engineer

20122014

Blizzard Entertainment

Sr. Software Engineer

20112012

Stormpath

Sr. Engineer

20112011

Zscaler Inc.

Sr. User Interface Engineer

20102011

AutoTrader.Com

Sr. User Interface Engineer

20082010

Bloomberg

Senior Software Architect

20082008

AutoTrader.Com

Senior Software Engineer

20072008

Roundbox Global

Senior Software Engineer

20062007

SecureWorks

Senior Software Engineer

20042006

CLC Networks

Lead Application Architect

20012004

GF-X Limited

Application Architect

20002001

Idapta

Implementation Specialist

2015Current

Capital One

Lead Software Engineer

Lead engineer for the mobile orchestration layer. Responsible for end-to-end delivery of APIs for the Digital Wallet mobile applications on iOS and Android.

20142015

Fundrise

Software Engineer

Full stack engineer working with the business, design, and real-estate teams to deliver business critical features in an agile environment.

20122014

Blizzard Entertainment

Sr. Software Engineer

Back end technical lead for World of Warcraft (WoW) game site, WoW mobile Armory server, WoW API server and core libraries that provided WoW related data to other web and mobile projects.

20112012

Stormpath

Sr. Engineer

Founding engineer, responsible for bringing to life one of the first cloud based Identity and Access Management (IAM) SaaS.

20112011

Zscaler Inc.

Sr. User Interface Engineer

Introduced the new technology stack and infrastructure for the company's next-generation web products: maven 3, spring (core + web mvc + testing), team city, nexus, jackson, slf4j, logback, and apache shiro. Designed and implemented the authentication mechanism for a fully client-side, javascript based UI utilizing RESTful services. Coordinated with vendors on integrating their technology into the next generation web platform.

20102011

AutoTrader.Com

Sr. User Interface Engineer

Worked closely with the product development and design teams to implement enhancements on the consumer facing site: www.autotrader.com. Engineer champion for client-side Business Intelligence Reporting Framework: responsible for coordinating efforts from the core engineering team developing this framework and the rest of the engineering teams that would use this framework in production. Designed and presented the training and certification program for engineers to become certified in the use of the BI reporting framework.

20082010

Bloomberg

Senior Software Architect

Transitioned the team from an ant based build system to a fully mavenized (2.x) solution, which included changing the project structure to match maven defaults, researching, choosing, and deploying an artifact repository server; did this on a team of 30+ engineers while minimizing down time. Designed document rendering system utilized by the UI that handled the displaying of over 120 million documents from 7 different data bases.

20082008

AutoTrader.Com

Senior Software Engineer

Helped with the enhancement, evangelization, and training of the company's next technology stack and software platform. Member of team that wrote the company's first iPhone application as a PoC. Designed and wrote data integration services for partner and created the accompanying training documentation for the product.

20072008

Roundbox Global

Senior Software Engineer

Customer facing technical lead. Participated on customer engagements from the inception phase to generate requirements, create technical design documents and specifications, and then create the necessary project technical infrastructure for the entire team to start building the product.

20062007

SecureWorks

Senior Software Engineer

Enhanced the reporting portal application as well as improved performance. Introduced modern MVC technologies and methodologies for developing web based applications.

20042006

CLC Networks

Lead Application Architect

Researched tools and technologies to facilitate deployment and management of technologies to clients. Trained field engineers on troubleshooting tools and methodologies. Designed, built, and deployed custom software systems to facilitate call center operations.

20012004

GF-X Limited

Application Architect

Designed and implemented the next generation web application platform for the company.

20002001

Idapta

Implementation Specialist

Customized Idapta's B2B platform to customer specific needs while being on-site.

Education

See where I spent time studying and gained early knowledge to prepare for my professional life.

19951999

University of West Florida

Computer Science

B.Sc. Computer Science
University Honors Scholar

Projects

Take a look at a few of my favorite projects I’ve started or been a part of during the course of my career.

C1 Mobile Orchestration

The data services powering Capital One's Digital Wallet applications.

WoW Site

The world's most popular game's site.

C1 Mobile Orchestration

Led the team that builds the REST APIs that power Capital One's Digital Wallet mobile applications (both iOS and Android).

Defined the cloud focused microservice-oriented architecture and tech stack (Spring Boot, Cloud, and Netflix) for the mobile orchestration platform - serving Wallet and mobile banking client applications.

WoW Site

This is Blizzard's most active and popular web site. It is visited by millions of players every month, and is the largest and most active web site project within Battle.net. Some of my work on the project included:

• Led the technical modernization of the WoW site from a legacy to a modern tech stack, fully Mavenizing the project and switching from XML-based Spring configuration to JavaConfig-based configuration.

• Migrated the web site from Subversion to Git: Defined the migration strategy; coordinated the migration across multiple horizontal teams (engineers, designers, editors, artists) minimizing down time; established the guidelines for future Subversion to Git migrations within Battle.net; educated team members of various technical levels and roles on Git as well as development and release workflows.

Skills

A concise list of some of the most valuable professional skills I possess. My tricks of the trade and what I can bring to the table.

Argentine Tango

Spring
Spring Boot
Spring Cloud

Java

REST API
Design

JavaScript

Maven

HTML

SQL

Object Oriented Design

Web Applications

MVC

Apache

Linux

JUnit

Subversion

Windows

Spanish

Configuration Management

Ant

Databases

CSS

TeamCity

Nexus

Groovy

Mockito

TestNG

IntelliJ IDEA

Integration

Mac OS X

HTTP

Apache Shiro

SLF4J

Logback

Git

Github

Technical mentoring

AngularJS

HATEOAS

Scrum

Kanban

Spring Framework

Agile Methodologies

Software Engineering

Hibernate

Web Development

Software Development

Cloud Computing

XML

SDLC

Recommendations

Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

Royce Higbee, CSPO

worked directly with Allan at Blizzard Entertainment

Allan brings a deep knowledge and passion for process improvement and quality code. He is a wealth of knowledge in addition to being a skilled and talented engineer. He has led the charge in helping refine the Kanban process and works closely with the production teams helping provide insight based on his experience with it at his previous jobs. He has been instrumental in assisting with documentation and helping explaining complex back end tasks/tech so that I can understand tech. He has also been a proactive force in picking up the “unsexy” tasks or new features with truncated timelines and tanked them to completion.

Contact

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