Tech Force Rhode Island –

Meet the Candidates

September 2019

Chris Neveu

Chris is an experienced project manager, game systems designer, content producer, and technical writer. Chris most recently worked in Austin, TX for KingsIsle Entertainment leading development teams in design cycles to produce and implement video game features. Prior to relocating to Texas, he spent 4+ years with Hasbro managing software development and testing teams for the production of a MP3 music player and ION educational gaming systems. Chris has returned to Rhode Island and is looking for a new opportunity to continue working within project management and technical writing.

Education:

  • Master of Professional Studies (MPS), Digital Media – Northeastern University
  • Bachelor of Science, Engineering – University of Hartford

Experience:

  • 20 years within various technical and creative fields; technical writing, project management, game systems design, quality assurance, and customer interaction

Technical Skills:

  • MATLAB | Mathcad | JIRA | Confluence | C# | JavaScript | ActionScript | HTML | XML | Maya | SketchUp | Unity3d | Sound Forge | Final Cut | Pro Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) | Visio | Photoshop | Acrobat Pro

Current Residence:

  • East Providence, RI

Target Job Location(s):

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts

Alka Naithani

Alka is an experienced project management professional with 10 years of global expertise in the health research, financial services, telecom and nonprofit sectors. Cross-functional team leader adept at working with high profile clients and government counterparts on array of project deliveries. Recognized for consistent success in developing processes and procedures to streamline operations and increase revenue.  Her goal is to work in a project management position at a company that has a strong social conscience.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration – Rider University

Experience:

  • 10+ years’ Project Management experience internationally and domestically with non-profit grant experience prior.

Technical Skills:

  • Software/Programs: Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio and MS Project
  • Operating Systems: Windows 7/10

Current Residence:

  • Barrington, RI

Target Job Location(s):

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts

Zhi Liu

Zhi has an extensive background in Genetics where he was first introduced to Data Analysis with MySQL and R.  He is looking to transition into a Data Science/Data Analysis position as he grew to have a passion for the Data piece of his previous career.

Education:

  • Ph.D, Genetics, Shanghai Jiaotong University

Courses and Certificates:

  • Data Science Specification, John Hopkins University/Coursera
  • Data Analyst Training, Cloudera
  • COMPTIA Linux+ Training
  • Intro to Interactive Programming in Python- Rice University/Coursera

Experience:

  • 10+ years of Genetics in Healthcare (Heavy Analytical Data Experience)

Technical Skills

  • Programming: R and Bioconductor packages; MySQL; Python; Linux; Pig, Hive and Impala on Hadoop; knowledge of Spark, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and PHP;
  • Statistical software: SPSS, Microsoft Excel and Access

Current Residence:

  • East Providence, RI

Target Job Location(s)

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts

Jack Beszczak

John is an accomplished program management professional with an applied toolkit of best practices, who builds strategic alliances to launch High Technology Products and improve processes in highly regulated industries to deliver World Class Customer Experience on time and on budget.  John has been unemployed for the past 8 months after a start-up he was involved with lost the funding.  He is looking for a Program Management position.

Education:

  • Master of Business Administration, Management – Roosevelt University
  • Bachelor of Science, Manufacturing Engineering – University of Bridgeport

Experience:

  • Program Manager for EMC for 8 years before they got bought out by Dell
  • Launched $4B Enterprise Network Storage Systems capturing 30% market share
  • Led 108 subject matter experts to mitigate risks by 76% on new software licensing
  • Incorporated  Internet of Things(IoT) and Total Customer Experience Program into the Product Life Cycle which provided greater than 6-Sigma availability and  saved potential $100M loss revenue on Enterprise Network Storage Systems
  • Led team for 510K FDA approval on a medical robotic stent delivery system
  • Launched Digital Signal Processor (DSP) product, met FDA medical device quality requirements, built strategic alliances, and improved market share 25%

Technical Skills:

  • Software/Programs:  MS Project, MiniTab, SAP, Windchill, MS Office
  • Hardware: Robotics, Flash Drives, ion implantation, sputtering, flip chip on flex
  • Operating Systems: Windows, Enginuity

Current Residence:

  • North Kingstown, RI

Target Job Location(s):

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • New Hampshire

David Harms

Professional Summary — Coding Specialist

Recent coding bootcamp graduate looking for entry level web development work.

Credentials:

  • Teledramatic Arts and Technologies, California State University of Monterey Bay
  • Launch Academy, Boston, MA
  • Product Testing Coordinator, Green Penguin Providence, RI

Career Highlights:

  • Managed an independent music and book store, responsible for hiring, payroll, customer service and maintaining stock.
  • Attended a ten week immersive coding bootcamp focused on Full Stack Ruby on Rails skills, developed apps using Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, SQL, and Javascript.
  • Responsible for hardware repairs and hard drive testing.

Technical Experience:

  • OS: MacOSX, Windows 7
  • Languages: Ruby, HTML/CSS, SQL, Javascript
  • Databases: SQL, PostgresSQL
  • Software/Tools: Rails, Git, Foundation, Rspec, Capybara

Completed Training via Tech Force RI:

  • Javascript Essentials

Edwin Castillo

Professional Summary — Software Developer

Software developer with experience working in front end development. Using javascript development tools to create business solutions for clients across a wide range of technological landscapes. Motivated problem solver focused on always delivering engaging and efficient web applications.

Credentials:

  • Startup Institute, Web Development Track, Spring 2015
  • B.S., Computer Science, Rhode Island College
  • B.S., Computer Science, Metropolitan University

Career Highlights:

  • Maintained and tracked daily replenishment of production department, evaluated inventory and compared in-store stock with inventory records for 9+ years.
  • Designed software solutions, implemented functional code based on specifications, designs and wireframes.
  • Experienced in the tech support field.

Technical Experience:

  • Languages: Javascript, Coffeescript, Ruby, HTML5 and CSS3
  • Frameworks: Angular, React, JQuery, Bootstrap
  • Software: Mirth connect, Sublime Text, Atom, Jira

Completed training via Tech Force RI:

  • SQL Querying Level 1
  • SQL Querying Level 2
  • MS 20480 Programming in HTML5 with Javascript and CSS3
  • Java JQuery Essentials

Jake Jachym

Professional Summary — Sales Engineer

Proactive, innovative, and success driven professional with over 20 years of experience as a sales leader with record of progressively responsible positions. Proven track record of exceeding sales goals and driving teams to excel. Extensive experience in E-Commerce, Retail & Wholesale Sales, Purchasing, Operations, & New Business Development of Technology, Consumer Packaged Goods & Home Appliance products.

Credentials:

  • B.S., Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering (3 credits away from completion), University of Rhode Island
  • District Sales Manager, Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Regional Sales Manager/Program Manager, HP Retail, MarketSource Inc.

Career Highlights:

  • 20+ years of sales and management experience
  • Worked in various companies in Massachusetts, New Jersey, California, and Georgia

Technical Experience:

  • OS: Microsoft Office

Completed Training via Tech Force RI:

  • CompTia Net+

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