Joey Orlando

Fullstack Software Engineer/Data Scientist

Contact

Email
joseph.t.orlando@gmail.com
Phone
(514) 632-1003

About

Former protein biochemist at Harvard & McGill University turned software engineer/data scientist. Started software engineer journey in 2014 after having co-founded a successful creative agency. Equipped with 5 years of full-stack development experience and 1 year of professional data science experience. Prior NCAA student athlete that brings a disciplined and hardworking attitude to any team or project.

Profiles

LinkedIn
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GitHub
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Work

Quantum Black

– Present
Data Engineer

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 https://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

Full Stack Development
  • Python
  • React + Typescript
  • Cloud Infrastructure (GCP + AWS)
  • Terraform
  • k8s
  • CI/CD
Data Science
  • SQL
  • Supervised Learning
  • Unsupervised Learning
  • pandas + numpy
  • Web Scraping

Languages

English
Native speaker
French
Professional working proficiency

Interests

Biking
Hiking
Running
Travelling