GARIS SUERO

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Passionate J2EE developer and driven professional with solid background in software engineering with 15+ years experience in Software Engineering. Excelling as an innovative and proactive person who is always looking to improve processes and applications and deliver value.

  • Garis Suero
  • October 22
  • Boston, MA
  • www.garissuero.me

Employment

  • Senior Software Engineer10/2018 - present

    Aetna

    Working on a cross-function team developing micro services and deploying in a cloud based environment using SAFe/agile practices, writing, debugging and delivering value. Help the behavioral change team deliver quality code in order to help our customer change their health care pattern for better. Our product helps communicate personalized health suggestions through Mobile Push, mobile app and web notifications based on a selection and prioritization process

    In this position, I have mentored other developers, influenced software design and worked with product team on a daily basis to help translate requirement into user stories.

    Environment: JEE, Kafka, Kubernetes, AWS, Spring, REST, JPA, Docker, Axon Framework, RabbitMQ, Aurora DB, Redis

  • Lead Software Engineer2/2013 - 10/2018

    Epsilon

    Helped the harmony team to develop a marketing platform, a clustered, distributed, multi-tenant application and Micro-services architecture to provide customers with a reliable asset during their marketing campaign development. Some of my key accomplishments during this time are:

      - Coordinated with offsite teams, conducted code reviews and mentored other developers.
      - Refactored content handling across the app which resulted in less customer related issues and improved performance.
      - Helped integrate third party services into the app in order to provide customers with a more robust tool.
      - Worked with the mobile team helping build the new SMS/Push notifications system.
      - Developed a random data generator library to help QA teams succeed in their tests, including performance tests.

    Environment: Java7/8, Spring, REST, Hibernate, FreeMarker, JMX, JMS, Oracle, Cassandra, HTML5, Javascript, Thymeleaf, Jquery

  • Lead Software Engineer6/2012 - 1/2013

    Rive-nord.com Inc. (Canada based)

    Design, develop and maintain the high traffic core application in production, working with a team of 3 senior developers. My main responsibility with the client and CTO is redesign a recently acquired web project (blogspot alike) using the trending technologies in the market, to help the company grow the revenue of the website.

    As a volunteer I work on the website architecture in order to accelerate the website's performance. In a daily basis I am doing research and performance tests to achieve the best response time with the current hardware configuration.

    Environment: PHP, MySQL, JQuery, CSS, Apache2, Varnish Cache, PHP APC, .htaccess, XHTML.

  • Senior Developer3/2009 - 9/2012

    UNIPAGO S.A. (Dominican Republic)

    Design, develop and maintain the core application in production working with a team of 15 developers. In my daily basis I was working with AJAX, JSP, Axis2 Web services, Eclipse, ANT, Oracle and MSSQL Server as databases. All requirements are analyzed and designed using RUP and UML 2.0.

    I was selected as member of a team (5 members) with the main responsibility of redesigning the entire core application which is a national application, affecting millions of Dominicans (Social Security). Gathering requirements from internal and external customers then design them using RUP and UML 2.0. Excel as a proactive, self-starter and an innovative person, always looking to take the best from technologies to improve processes.

    Environment: Java 1.6, J2EE, EJB2.1, Oracle 11g, UNIX, JSP, Javascript, ANT, WebSphere 7.x

  • Software Developer3/2012 - 5/2012

    Nebuladom (Dominican Republic)

    Design, develop, enhance and manage new and existing web applications. Actively interact with users and manager to understand requirements. In the daily basis I have to design innovative solutions to meet client's demands.

    Environment: J2EE; Spring 3.1; JSF2; JPA2; Hibernate 4; PrimeFaces; MySQL 5.

  • Developer Analyst6/2008 - 1/2009

    BHD Bank (Dominican Republic)

    Design and develop many integrators between SAP and Legacy for the daily basis. Integrated and connected one of the top 3 banks in the Dominican Republic with the national tax and fees system using SOAP WebServices and core server applications.

    Major accomplishments:
      ⋅ Developed integration interfaces between SAP and Legacy (OS400) using Queues and SAPRFC. Design applications as windows services using JAVA and C#.NET.
      ⋅ Designed, developed and migrated the company IT ticketing system from MSAccess to Web technologies, using Struts, Tiles, SQL Server and AJAX.

    Environment: J2EE, Struts1, Tiles, JSP, SQL Server, SAP, OS400, Windows, JBoss

  • Software Engineer11/2006 - 7/2008

    AmovIT/Claro/VerizonIT (Dominican Republic, contractor for Verizon Business)

    Developed web applications functionality based on Struts1.2, DWR, xHTML, Oracle, EJB technologies for several internal clients in Verizon Business. Collaborated with technical team members to integrate and solve issues. I have participated many times in conference calls with offshore (Argentina, Boston and India) team members to determine the best solutions to a given problem.

    Major accomplishments:

      ⋅ Developed and implemented business requirements to be for a public Web-based requirement system using Enterprise Java technologies.

    Environment: Java 1.4, J2EE, Linux, EJB, Remoting, JSP, Struts1, Oracle Database and BEA WebLogic Application Server

  • Webmaster1/2005 - 11/2006

    Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC, Dominican Republic)

    In this position I was in charge of implementing web pages, maintains content and oversees day-to-day management of the company website, and assures quality and filing integrity of web pages.

    Responsibilities:
      ⋅ Design of company web pages, including graphics, animation and functionality.
      ⋅ Develop web page infrastructure and application related to pages with more advanced graphics and features.
      ⋅ Monitor web server and site technical performance.
      ⋅ Implementing search engine optimization strategies.

    Environment: Apache Webserver, PHP 4, xHTML 4, Javascript, CSS2, MySQL, SQLServer, SOAP1.

Education

  • Engineer in Computer SciencesClass 2011

    UNAPEC

    Working in the field while studying for my Computer Science Bachelor degree.

Recent technologies

  • Java Language

  • Spring

  • Hibernate

  • AWS

  • Redis

  • Docker

  • Hibernate

  • Kafka

  • JSON

  • REST

Front End Development

  • Javascript

  • HTML

  • CSS

  • Mobile

Database

  • SQL

  • NoSQL

  • Aurora

  • Postgres

Over the past 15+ years I have skillfully designed, developed and supported live use software applications excelling expectations, working with cross functional internal and external teams, sometimes located in different continents. I'm a hard working and reliable person consistently optimizing my skills and resources. I'm confident that I can be a valuable asset to your team.

With a bachelor degree in Computer Science and15+ years of experience I have a full understanding of the full life cycle of a software development project. I also have experience in learning and excelling at new technologies as needed. My technical expertise includes cross-platform proficiency and advanced knowledge of tools, methodologies and best practices.

Some recommendations from colleagues
Garis coworker

Alok Chandrakar - Lead Data Engineer

Garis is a very smart, passionate and a detail-oriented Software Engineer. I have worked with him at two different organizations and in multiple projects. I am impressed with his penchant for ensuring the quality of the product being delivered. He collaborates well with his team members. Pays efforts in ensuring the integrity, scalability and robustness of the product. He has excellent expertise in Java/J2EE , Spring, AWS, K8s, and brings in a lot of value on ancillary areas like Agile and SAFe. I would love to work with him in future and happy to provide reference if needed.

Jan 08, 2021
Garis coworker

Alejandro Tineo - Lead Software Engineer

Garis and I have worked in many ventures together and his attention to standards, details and quality always astounds me. He thrives to do the things the right way and isn't afraid to speak his mind and coach you through the details when needed. As an Engineer, he delivers innovative business solutions with great quality and quickly moves on to the next item on the backlog. He is fun, dynamic, easy to talk to and always a great asset to any team. If your business is looking for a strong Engineer that can deliver value with a sensitive time to market, without sacrificing security or quality, then he's your guy. I highly recommend Garis for a future Engineering position and hopeful that our paths cross again.

Dec 29, 2020
Managed Garis

Fabian Sosa Escalada - CTO at Rive-Nord.com Inc.

Garis was able to lead our team helping us achieve world-class standards in software development. From architecture to R&D he acted as an unattended leader/developer with a superior inner strength and high integrity that make him constantly deliver first class code that surpassed our clients expectations.

December 26, 2012
Garis coworker

Frederick Clark - Senior Developer at Orange Tel.

Garis is one of the smartest persons I know, and I know him since a few years ago. Proactive, diligent developer, always looking for ways to improve the things, to become more productive and more important, although loves using new technologies, Garis has his foot on the ground when it comes to implementing a new framework or tool, searching for recommendations of the people who already have used it or reading the related trends about what he wants to do.

May 27, 2011
Garis coworker

Pedro Suero - Senior Communication Analyst at Unipago

Garis is and excellent partner and friend, very enthusiastic and intelligent, always giving good ideas, is always ready to give his best.

November 6, 2012

Indirectly managed Garis

Francis Vittini - Senior Project Leader in the Process at Scotiabank

Garis is a passionate and driven professional. He is one of the most importants Senior Developers at UNIPAGO S.A., with bast knowledge in developing Web Applications using Java and others technologies. He also has good understanding of Object Oriented Design. In the last 2 years i have had the opportunity to work with him in the same team in a couple of times, and he always brought good ideas to solves problems. I think hi is a quick learner, with strong analytic and problem solving skills. He can work individually and as a member of a team.

July 4, 2011
Garis coworker

Rosanna Jimenez - QA Engineer at Clevertech.biz

I worked with Garis for 1 year and a half approximate, very proficient person and a team worker. Was always willing to help others and was very prompt in his responses.

December 6, 2012
Garis coworker

Reynaldo Cruz - Strategic Software Development at Worldwide Medical Assurance

Mr. Garis is a highly qualified professional who demonstrates a genuine interest in their work. It is also a self-starter and very good at relating to others and make the workplace a better place and more bearable.

March 14, 2012
Garis coworker

Sócrates Medina - Software Development Specialist at Orange

A very clear thinker and a pragmatic agiles solutions generator. Garis is always commited to his work and always learning new things. Additionally, and out of an IT professional evaluation, i have identified three important personal skills that all organization wants to have (and Garis has):

1- Listens carefully.

2- Understands fast and propose better solutions.

3- A very loyal person.

December 22, 2011
Managed Garis

Jan Baez - Technical Architect at Allstate

It was a pleasure to work with Garis. Garis is a very bright individual with the drive to get the job done on time and with the utmost quality.

July 4, 2011
University colleague

Félix Flores - Field engineer & office manager at Energy Curtailment Specialists

I know Mr. Suero because he studied with me in APEC university for long time. Mr. Suero was given various project to classes. He was in the lab the amount of time required by the program of class for them. He was diligent in his studies and jobs, and he successfully completed all assignments.

He is a personable young person. In summary, I recommend Mr. Suero for any position that requires application development.

June 14, 2011

Contact info

  • Boston, MA

  • Email:
  • Website: www.garissuero.me

Let's keep in touch