Greetings! I'm Alvin Tang, a software engineer at Varicent. With a Computer Science degree from the University of Toronto and two internships behind my belt, I have the skills and experience needed to bring software dreams to life. My internships include working in the government sector and at OpenText, where I really developed my skills as a software developer. I also have a proven track record of leadership, having served as the Vice President of Engineering for a team of eight student developers while at LIVE Competition.
During the roll-out of the vaccine, I volunteered as a Lead Developer at Vaccine Hunters Canada, where I designed and built a vaccine searching tool that was used over two million times across Canada. This experience allowed me to combine my technical skills with a desire to make a difference and help others.
When I'm not coding, you can find me rock climbing, kayaking, skiing, or exploring new places. My experiences both in and out of the office have taught me the importance of determination, teamwork, and a drive to succeed. I am constantly seeking new opportunities to grow and make an impact in both my personal and professional life. If you think I am a good match for an opportunity, I would be glad to hear about it.
React // Angular // jQuery
Spring Boot // Django // ExpressJS // ws // Gin
Apache // Nginx // Kubernetes // Docker
Jenkins // Azure Pipelines // MySQL // PostgreSQL
Honours Bachelors of Science // Graduated in November 2021
Specialist in Computer Science - Software Engineering, Co-op
University of Toronto
Software Engineer II // Nov 2021 - Present
Leads daily stand ups as scrum master and led new features such as audit trails, undo/redo in maps, and data separation in Varicent's Sales Planning growth product.
Lead Developer // Apr 2021 - Jun 2021
Vaccine Hunters Canada
Contributed to a vaccine searching tool that has had over two million unique uses to date. Also led a team of several volunteer developers to work on an admin CLI.
Vice President of Information Technology // Mar 2019 - Feb 2020
Acted as a product manager and lead developer of eight other student developers. Developed a business case competition platform with Django, Angular, Kubernetes, and other technologies.
Software Developer, Web and Mobile // May 2019 - Dec 2019
Developed multiple microservices for an application for developers to access the company's SaaS offerings.
Full Stack Developer // Mar 2018 - Mar 2019
Developed an online dashboard with Django, powered using IaaS and PaaS on Azure through a Microsoft collaboration; used by sponsors, 160 delegates, and 30+ judges within the competition.
Instructor // May 2018 - Sept 2018
Built a curriculum on the basic foundations of coding, which was implemented with 30 children in neighborhoods with low incomes. Taught courses in HTML/CSS and Python basics.
Web Developer and Technical Support // Jan 2018 - Apr 2018
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Created and modified government websites following W3C standards using the WET framework for the front-end and ColdFusion for the back-end.
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Open-minded for any opportunities in Toronto, New York City, or Vancouver.