John Sullivan


  • B.S. Computer Science, CSU Monterey Bay, May 2018
  • Eagle Rock High School, June 2014


Experience Areas Languages/Tech IT/DevOps
Operating Systems C++ • C# • C • Rust Ansible • Docker • Kubernetes
Data Mining Java / Android • Clojure[Script] AWS • Azure Linux/*nix Admin/Support
Machine Learning JavaScript(ECMA) Windows Setup/Support
Graphics Programming React.js/Native • Svelte Python • Flask Unix Tools/Scripts
Multimedia Programming Unity3D Git collaboration, build hooks, CI
Software Design IP Stack Network admin, filtering, subnets
Game Programming Elastic Stack • ASP.NET Core • SQL Server Azure AD, group management,
Computer Networking R • SciKit Learn • Tensorflow automation roles
  REST API Design • GraphQL  


Contract Software Engineer | Walmart via Insight Global

March 2021 - September 2021, August 2023 | Remote

  • Creating solutions for pushing real-time updates of price information to stores through the Walmart chain
  • Maintaining and improving a customized, large-scale stream processing application running on Apache Kafka and Clojure
  • Adding visibility to production performance through grafana dashboards & alerts

Staff Engineer | yU+co

January 2022 - August 2023 | Los Angeles

  • Maintenance and development of studio production infrastructure: internal networks, web presence, central storage, render farm, etc
  • Implemented policy and practice for studio asset security
  • Responsible for on-call technical support, resolving hardware and software issues to meet deadlines
  • Engineering consultant for various internal and external projects, guidance for building robust and sustainable systems

Software Engineer II | Capture2

July 2018 - August 2019 | San Diego, CA

  • Created reporting integrations for Office365 using ReactJs, allows customers to create reports using tools they're already familiar with
  • Implemented a search-by-location capability for govt business opportunities, allowing customers to easily find opportunities in places relevant to their business
  • Eliminated wasted time and human error from manually deploying backbone architecture by automating with Azure RM templates, Ansible, Docker, and Kubernetes
  • Deployed and maintained a set of polyglot backend REST API services which added critical features, including technologies implemented in C#, Java, and Python
  • Used Kibana to identify performance bottlenecks in Elasticsearch and improve customer experience

Freelance Software Developer

January 2020 - March 2021, September 2021 | Los Angeles/Remote

  • Provide technical services to clients, such as backend software or web development
  • Determine scope and outcomes for client projects
  • Consulting for software installation and operations, hosting, recurring costs, etc
  • Delivered such products as a scheduler for an interactive LED display at the LA Music Center, custom web applications for clients like the Fowler Museum, multiple client portfolio websites, and more

Co-Founder/Software Developer | Spodder

August 2019 - January 2020 | Remote

  • Allows users to anonymously add and discover 'beacons' on a shared map, which detail local places and events
  • Created mobile app using React Native/React-Redux with integrated analytics tracking
  • Deployed infrastructure using docker-compose and cloud-native services like S3

Teaching Assistant | TA++ Program, CSUMB SCD

August 2016 - June 2018 | Seaside, CA

  • Delivered quality instructional assistance to the Intro, Multimedia, and Web programming classes
  • Advised students on technical considerations for python multimedia projects
  • Collaborated on an engaging intro programming curriculum including in class labs, study sessions, and extracurricular activities
  • Directed Peer-Led-Team-Learning sessions that improved student cooperation and practical problem-solving skills

Undergrad Researcher | CSUMB-UROC Research Internship

May 2016 - August 2017 | Seaside, CA

  • Synthesized original research in computer input peripherals
  • Used data science methodologies and python data science frameworks like scikit and Tensorflow to test signal processing and classification techniques
  • Assisted in other VR/peripheral related projects in a cooperative lab environment, particularly in system administration/maintenance activities

Highlighted Projects

Dbpedia browser

AttentiveAI | Using ubiquitous 5G for classroom engagement

Winner of ATT 5G Hackathon – Best use of Cloud Technology

  • Application that gives teachers realtime information on classroom attention, using computer vision and IoT devices. Consulted on the concept and provided guidance for using React Native

Trumpbot | RNN trained on tweets to generate new messages

Github Repository/Jupyter Notebook Report

  • Takes tweets from @realDonaldTrump and creates new messages. Uses preprocessing techniques in sklearn and an RNN-based text generator written in Tensorflow

Flex | Hand gesture recognition using muscle flexing sensors

ACM Digital Library

  • Novel gesture sensor intended for use as a general-purpose remote control
  • Used multiple recurrent neural networks in a bagging configuration to classify gestures used by the Myo sensor
  • Developed driver code for the sensor, recording framework for collecting gesture samples, implemented classification techniques

Multi-Leap | Multiple LeapMotion controllers on one machine

Demo on YouTube

  • System that allows for multiple people to use an interactive projection surface at the same time
  • Multiple leapmotion hand trackers on one machine, multiplexed through systemd-nspawn
  • Doesn't require any virtual machines, fault-tolerant
  • Can be used over the network or locally for interactive applications

Misc Experience

US Census Enumerator | US Census Bureau

July 2020 - August 2020 | Los Angeles, CA

Computer Repair Volunteer | Loaves Fishes and Computers

September 2017 - January 2018 | Salinas, CA

  • Technician assisting with refurb of computers for in-need community members
  • Wrote software for automated hardware lifetime checks & issue reporting
  • Assisted customers one-on-one in technical support and consultation

References available upon request

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