Joey Orlando

Senior Software Engineer

Contact

Email

joseph.t.orlando@gmail.com

Phone

(514) 632-1003

About

Former protein biochemist (Harvard & McGill) turned software engineer. Over 8 years of broad software experience, in both product and consulting environments, with a focus on backend engineering, cloud infrastructure, and data engineering. Prior NCAA student athlete that brings a disciplined, fun, and hardworking attitude to any team.

Profiles

LinkedIn

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GitHub

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Work

GrowFlow

– Present
Data Engineer
Highlights
  • Engineered a custom MongoDb data extraction script (Python) to read from 300+ Mongo databases and load into our data warehouse
  • Worked on both the frontend (React/next.js) and backend (node/TypeScript) of our cusotmer-facing analytics product. Backend work involved architecting a brand-new authorization microservice for the company.
  • Built dozens of dbt models to support our both our customer facing analytics application as well as internal BI reporting dashboards.

McKinsey & Company (Quantum Black)

Data Engineer
Highlights
  • Consulted a global CPG company. Built data pipelines to move over 60TB of data from Azure to GCP. Engineered over 2000 features, using dbt, that were used by our team's data scientists to build predictive models and BI dashboards.

Lightspeed

Data Scientist
Highlights
  • Automated the company's GTV (Gross Transactional Volume) metric calculation. Involved building an anomaly detection classification model to flag fake transactions. The V1 random forest model was then later simplied to a median absolute deviation from median algorithm to improve the model's interpretability.
  • Developed the team's Infrastructure as Code (Terraform).
  • Worked daily with advanced/expert level SQL concepts and often with large/complex queries (500+ line)

Lightspeed

Senior Software Developer
Highlights
  • Initial team member of the company's first microservice team. Involved in all early stage discussions/planning of the microservice related to infrastructure, deployment, database, monitoring, etc.
  • Developed a large portion of the initial POC in Golang.
  • Engineered a docker-compose setup to make local development of the service much more efficient

Shutterstock

Software Engineer II
Highlights
  • Full stack developer on the office's internal tools team. Built web applications (Python + React + Jenkins + k8s) for other teams at the company, to ease/automate their processes.

Harvard University

Research Associate - Protein Engineering
Highlights
  • Part of a multi-disciplinary team involved in designing a therapeutic device for the treament of sepsis.
  • Expressed, purified, and characterized novel fusion proteins for various therapeutic applications.

100 Danish

Co-Founder & CTO
Highlights
  • Co-founder/CTO of the six team-member creative agency
  • Lead developer on 5 full-stack (Python + React + GCP/Terraform) web application development projects. Often interfaced directly with external clients to understand the project's goals and features.

Berg Health

Research Associate - Antibody Engineering
Highlights
  • Cultivated hybridoma cells to produce monoclonal antibodies which were later affinity purified on AKTA Pure system
  • Developed several diagnostic ELISA assays with in-house purified monoclonal antibodies

Volunteer

iNERDE

Director of Nerdy Marketing inerde.org

Traveled to Bamako, Mali during the summer of 2014 to teach STEM to children during our summer camp.

Education

McGill University

Protein Biochemistry

Doctorate

York College of Pennsylvania

Biology & Chemistry

Bachelor of Science

Awards

York College "10 Under '10" Award

Awarded by York College of PA Office of Alumni Relations

Honorable Mention for Excellence in Research

Awarded by Berg Health

Athletic Honor Roll

Awarded by York College of Pennsylvania

All-Academic Team

Awarded by NCAA Capital Athletic Conference

Awarded to NCAA student athletes holding >3.5 cumulative GPA

Skills

Software Engineering

  • Python
  • Node (TypeScript)
  • Cloud Infrastructure (GCP + AWS)
  • Terraform
  • k8s
  • CI/CD
  • SQL
  • dbt
  • BigQuery
  • Web Scraping

Languages

English

Native speaker

French

Professional working proficiency

Interests

Biking

Hiking

Running

Travelling