Syracuse University Study Abroad Program (London)
A tech guru, computer science student, and savvy developer, I have developed a strong foundation for my future professional career through securing internships with companies such as Time Inc, newBrandAnalytics, Cobrain, Broadsoft, and JobFox. I am a Mac OSX evangelist and really anything Unix of the sort. I am fascinated by difficult technical problems, optimizing performance, and
A tech guru, computer science student, and savvy developer, I have developed a strong foundation for my future professional career through securing internships with companies such as Time Inc, newBrandAnalytics, Cobrain, Broadsoft, and JobFox. I am a Mac OSX evangelist and really anything Unix of the sort. I am fascinated by difficult technical problems, optimizing performance, and finding the best tools for the job (and if they don't exist, building them). Upon graduation, I would like to become a backend engineer, particularly involving platform engineering, data science, NLP, or architecting low-latency, highly scalable systems and/or applications.
I'm currently a student at Wake Forest University who spends his time during the week studying hard and on the weekends, taking apart computers, writing code, and serving as the IT guy on my hallway. I'm a Github fanatic, and a firm believer in building and sharing OSS (Open Source Software).
I've built everything from open source libraries, to web applications, to RESTful API services, to developer tools and handy utilities. As of late, I've been trying to dive into functional programming and iOS development just for fun.
- Most Knowledgeable: Python, C++
- Familiar: Erlang, Objective-C, Scala, C, Assembly, PHP
● Database: MySql, PostgresSql, MongoDB
● Frameworks: Django, Flask, and some Ruby on Rails experience
● IDE/Tools: Eclipse IDE, Intellij IDEA, Xcode, Sublime Text, etc...
● OS: Mac OSX, Linux (Ubuntu & Linux Mint), MS Windows
● Other: Github, Agile Development, Jira Atlassian, Selenium Web-driver, Amazon AWS, Heroku, cPanel, A Small Orange (ASO), VPS Hosting
For projects, and a personal portfolio, because visit my personal website:
Software Engineering Intern (NLP/Data Science) @ ● Worked 40 hours a week.
● Participated in daily Standups with the NLP team, took part in sprint estimations, sprint reviews, and sprint retrospectives.
● Built features on top of a custom-implemented NLP tagging tool that worked directly with trained Insight models.
● Added improved functionality and necessary enhancements to nBA's implementation of Brat Rapid Annotation Tool, a project created at the University of Tokyo to show NLP textual analysis work on loaded text (customer reviews in our case). This involved building upon nBA's existing backend document annotation methodology. Check out the project page here: http://brat.nlplab.org/
● Wrote several short Python scripts to generate Brat compatible JSON objects from NewBrand's tagging ontology.
● Did an overhaul of the existing Brat UI with a custom Bootstrap implementation for a cleaner/more refined look while also improving intuitiveness.
● Built an automation testing tool used by the QA team to report performance of NLP releases. This tool was a Python application that showed distribution across past and present NLP builds and served to inform NLP team stakeholders on the effectivity of trained models. From June 2014 to August 2014 (3 months) Washington D.C. Metro AreaSoftware Engineering Intern (Data Science) @ ● Worked 50 hours a week.
● Participated in daily Standups with the data science team, took part in sprint estimations, sprint reviews, and sprint retrospectives.
● I worked with the engineering and data science teams in helping analyze and parse merchant data. I primarily developed in the Python language and also helped setup and buildout Django web applications. I also managed a Github account and contributed to Cobrain's Github repository on a weekly basis.
● I spent a large part of the summer also working with Affiliate marketers such as AvantLink, Commission Junction, and Rakuten LinkShare in helping Cobrain manage their affiliate merchants. This was largely done through API request scripts that I wrote.
● Implemented a Splunk logging infrastructure to track site-wide metrics (Java Application).
● Hacked on the Cobrain RESTful API, adding endpoints/routes to be used for internal monitoring. (Node.js)
● Cobrain also had an internal blog for which I wrote weekly. Some of the topics I wrote about consisted of Hadoop/MapReduce and Titan (graph database). Link to one of the articles I wrote is below:
http://blog.cobrain.com/2013/08/21/an-introduction-to-distributed-computing/ From May 2013 to August 2013 (4 months) Summer Intern @ ● Worked 40+ Hours per week.
●Returning to BroadSoft for my second summer internship, I was charged with the task of developing a Salesforce.com User guide for new-hires. I worked close with the IS team in doing so, which increased my understanding and comprehension of Salesforce. The guide I created covered everything from a simple high-level overview of Salesforce to step-by-step instructions on how to create Accounts, Contacts, Leads, etc...
I also took on many Ad hoc tasks involving Salesforce data management and the organization of Purchase Orders. From May 2012 to August 2012 (4 months) United StatesFounder @ The idea is simple and efficient: providing businesses and corporations with a service to sell their old and unwanted electronic equipment. Nearly every office has old computers, servers, and telephones lying around, rotting away. Through using my services, businesses can make money at no cost by allowing me to sell their unused equipment. From 2010 to 2012 (2 years) Summer Intern @ ● Worked 40+ Hours per week.
●Worked for a part of the summer doing Salesforce tasks in the accounting/finances department. I created oppurtunities, merged contacts, and edited accounts of customers. I also helped with data cleanup/organization.
●I also spent a long part of the summer using Microsoft Visio to create stencils and shapes that would be used to design templates unique to BroadSoft. In doing so, I learned how to create original shapes on Visio and how to "build-out" a professional networking template to display BroadSoft's telecommunications infrastructure.
●Towards the end of the summer, I was in charge of creating TCO spreadsheets in Excel. I worked with members of the sales team to design proposals to give to customers regarding BroadSoft and its products. From May 2011 to August 2011 (4 months) Summer Intern @ ● Worked 40+ hours per week.
●During my second internship with Jobfox, I worked a lot with the Salesforce website, specifically in the marketing department. I was assigned various tasks that often related to data organization or data clean-up.
●I also assisted a team that reviewed LinkedIn and Facebook profiles of JobFox customers. One of my jobs while working on this team was to write suggestions that Jobfox customers could use to help flourish out their LinkedIn and/or Facebook profiles, thus increasing the probability of landing a specific job. From June 2010 to August 2010 (3 months) Summer Intern @ ● Worked 40+ Hours per week.
●During my first summer working at JobFox, I worked in the marketing department. I frequently used Salesforce to manage JobFox's customers and to assist in data organization and data-cleanup.
●In the later part of the summer, I helped fill folders that would be passed out at seminars. I also organized mail that was rebounded after a customer had changed addresses. From June 2009 to August 2009 (3 months) Summer Intern @ ● Worked 20+ Hours per week.
●I worked for Sally McLuckie realtors, a division of Long & Foster Companies, helping complete office chores and clerical work. My daily work consisted of organizing files, shredding documents, and helping maintain a clean office space.
●I also assisted in going through files and separating outdated information from relevant information. From June 2008 to August 2008 (3 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area
Bachelor's Degree, Computer Science, Junior @ Wake Forest University From 2012 to 2016 Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, 3.73 @ Syracuse University Study Abroad Program (London) From 2014 to 2014 3.82 @ St. Andrew's Episcopal School (Highschool) From 2003 to 2012 Grant McGovern is skilled in: Microsoft Office, Salesforce.com, Saab, PowerPoint, Handyman Services, Power Tools, OS X, Social Media, Film Photography, Technologically Savvy, Apple Macintosh, Visio, Photoshop, Sales, MySQL
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