Hey, how's it going? My name's Sean, and I graduated last year with a degree in chemistry from MIT. Although I am fascinated by the wonders of mechanistic enzymology, I am currently pursuing a career in software engineering. I just relocated to Northern Virginia to work at Appian, a company transforming the way custom business applications are
Hey, how's it going? My name's Sean, and I graduated last year with a degree in chemistry from MIT. Although I am fascinated by the wonders of mechanistic enzymology, I am currently pursuing a career in software engineering. I just relocated to Northern Virginia to work at Appian, a company transforming the way custom business applications are built. With Appian's software, even non-programmers can automate work processes by creating applications that are robust and easily maintainable, all on a common platform.
Software Engineer @ My team is responsible for providing the APIs necessary for storing, accessing, and searching data at Appian. We work on building out the low level backend architecture that allows the other teams at Appian to easily query and persist data across databases. Since joining Appian, I have dealt primarily with ElasticSearch. One ongoing project involves creating a generic query API that removes much of the complexity of dealing with ElasticSearch directly. Another deals with allowing customers to specify their clustering configuration and hot-reload it on the fly. From August 2014 to Present (1 year 3 months) Reston, VirginiaIntern @ Developed database-driven web applications in ASP.NET to enable company-wide access to certain database views. Mined data on thousands of compounds to develop a tool for identifying kinase assay false positives. From June 2013 to August 2013 (3 months) Intern @ Worked in the Chemical Informatics group at the Baytown, TX site. Assisted a research team with capturing their data from multiple sources electronically and making it accessible. Programmed several interactive web forms that interfaced via Java with a large chemical database and displayed useful data visualizations. From May 2012 to August 2012 (4 months) Baytown, TXResearch Assistant - Essigmann Lab @ Biochemistry research. Repaired the lab's FPLC machine. Purified several mammalian AlkB homologue DNA repair proteins. Studied their substrate specificity. From June 2011 to May 2012 (1 year) Cambridge, MAExtern @ Developed technical briefs on patented chemistry breakthroughs in an effort to license the technologies. From January 2012 to February 2012 (2 months)
Bachelor of Science (BS), Chemistry, Senior @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology From 2010 to 2014 Winter Park, FL @ Trinity Preparatory School From 2003 to 2010 Sean Karson is skilled in: Java, ElasticSearch, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Protein Chemistry
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