Randy Pensinger - Professional Software Developer

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Work History

porch.com - Premier Home Services Startup

September 2013 – January 2015 Senior Software Engineer

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Description

Development/refactoring of services, development tools, java mentoring using test driving development, and general problem solving essential to porch.com’s growth. As part of a team, worked on many projects and services. Examples:

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Opera Solutions - Predictive Analytics Startup

December 2011 – August 2013
 Senior Software Engineer

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Description

Holistic Software Engineering for the analytics department with three primary goals: algorithm development, internal software libraries, and predictive analytics proof-of-concepts.

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Gaikai - Video Game Streaming Startup

August 2011 - December 2011 
 Software Engineer

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Ueli Gallizzi

Description

During my brief employment rewrote a mission-critical client-facing web service directing clients available servers to start a game session


SpeedTax - Sales Tax Calculation/Remittance S.A.S. Startup

December 2009 – July 2011
 Software Engineer

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Description

Agile Java Development and IT essential to growth and sale of SpeedTax. Part of a four- man development team practicing Extreme Programming under Carmine Mangione responsible for:

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Education

Stanford University, BS Computer Science GPA: 3.337 Graduated: June 14 2009

About

Who am I? I am a Stanford Graduate devoted to holistic software engineering. I've been on sabbatical recently, taking a well deserved break after working at an alphabet of start-ups. I started at SpeedTax, where I was apprenticed in web applications and services. After a brief stint at Gaikai I worked in the analytics department in Opera Solutions under Frank Elliott, Carmine Mangione and Kathleen Crowe. My position there was scientifically compelling and gave me a unique engineering perspective on the effort it takes to build a predictive analytics tools and products. Finally I returned to my roots developing web applications, services, and development operations to aid porch.com’s rapid growth.

My family and peers describe me as a very balanced individual. My employers will gladly tell you about my outstanding work ethic, effective communication abilities, and flexible attitude. Some past friends had nicknamed me superman. I suspect they did so because of my mild manner. However, my work is anything but mild. I prefer high-velocity, agile work environments where I have a direct impact on the product at hand.