Aaron Traas

Objective

To seek employment at a bold company that strives to push the boundaries of mobile and web applications and related technologies.

Experience

Senior Technical Lead Ogilvy Commonhealth Worldwide

April 2015 – present

As technical lead, I am responsible for technical strategy, architecture, design and implementation of web, mobile and social application development for my assigned brands. My responsibilities include:

My significant accomplishments at Ogilvy include:

Technical Lead Edelman

April 2013 – March 2015

As technical lead, I am responsible for technical strategy, architecture, design and implementation of web, mobile and social application development for my assigned brands. Responsibilities include:

Guest Lecturer New York University

Spring 2013 – present

I provide guest lectures on the topics of technology and software development for graduate classes in digital marketing. The topics of the lecture cover:

Director of Technology McCann Regan Campbell Ward

January 2012 – April 2013

As the Director of Technology, I was responsible for technical strategy, architecture, design and implementation of all web, mobile and social application development at McCann Regan Campbell Ward. Responsibilities included:

Lead Software Engineer Group DCA

October 2007 – January 2012

I was the lead front-end developer and architect at GroupDCA, and managed a small team of very capable developers. Though my team's specialty was front-end, we worked on all tiers of the company's stack using technologies such as PHP, Java, MySQL, Apache, and Objective C to build applications. Responsibilities include the following:

Software Engineer Vonage

December 2006 – October 2007

Maintained, and added numerous features to www.vonage.com, investor relations site, and internal knowledge base used by customer care. PHP, MySQL, and Oracle backend. Front end was DHTML/JavaScript and Adobe Flash.

Software Engineer Group DCA

August 2003 – December 2006

Developed Flash-based (AS1 and later AS2) interactive narritive sessions, and complex charting, data collection, and animation tools to be used by designers and animators. Built PHP-based web applications and reporting tools.

Software Engineer Syncsort, Inc

February 2003 – August 2003

Troubleshooting and maintenance of the hardware interface layer of SyncSort's BackupExpress software application, specifically the SCSI tape device and robotic tape array device handling on multiple UNIX-style operating systems.

Junior Software Engineer HydraWEB

1998 – 2001

Designed and developed a Java-based (Swing) GUI front-end for a legacy UNIX load-balancing application.

Software

Programming languages:
C/C++, Go, Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python
Frameworks/Toolkits:
Android SDK, Codigniter, Hibernate, Qt, SDL, Spring, Struts, Zend
Operating Systems:
Android, iOS, Linux, MacOS X, UNIX, Windows
Databases:
MongoDB, MySQL, Oracle
General Software:
Adobe Creative Suite, Ansible, Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, Mercurial, Git, Subversion, Vagrant, VirtualBox

Education

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science 1996 – 2002

My areas of special focus in college were Human-Computer Interaction, real-time 3D graphics, and cross-platform application development. I spent time using and developing for a plethora of platforms: Windows, Linux, Irix, Solaris, and VAX/VMS.

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