ABOUT ME

My name is Ford Filer, I am currently a Junior at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles majoring in Computer Science and Computer Engineering. I have experience working with companies of all sizes, both as a freelance consultant and as an employee. I develop custom applications that transform outdated and inefficient practices into lean, software driven processes

Unfortunately, since most of my work is on proprietary software, I'm unable to share much code. You can view a few code samples on GitHub, as well as descriptions of my work on LinkedIn
If you'd like to see further code samples, please contact me.

You can also download a full resume here

Languages

  • Java
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • C/C++
  • C#
  • HTML/CSS

Frameworks & Tools

  • AngularJS
  • JQuery
  • ASP.NET MVC
  • Git
  • OpenGL
  • Cucumber
  • PHPUnit
  • TFS

Skills

  • Apache/IIS
  • Agile (Scrum)
  • Database Design
  • Quality Assurance
  • Network Applications
  • Socket Programming
  • Windows 8 Apps
  • Source Control

EXPERIENCE

  • Intern - Tesla Motors

    May 2014 - August 2014
    • Software developer and business analyst roles on custom system to power production of Tesla vehicles
    • Utilized AngularJS, ASP.NET MVC, jQuery, and WinJS (Windows 8) to provide lean, cross-platform solutions
    • Developed custom form generation technique to increase development speed and simplicity (AngularJS)
  • Lead Lab Assistant

    August 2014 - Present
    • Develop and facilitate original labs for USC's CSCI 201, Principles of Software Development.
    • Hold weekly office hours to assist in student learning
  • 2014
  • Intern - Manning & Napier Advisors

    May 2013 - August 2013
    • Developed n-tier browser deployable applications for daily use by over 500 employees (C#/XAML)
    • Updated existing applications to comply with the progressing standards of a newly public company
    • Performed thorough SOX compliant quality assurance of mission critical applications
  • Undergraduate TA

    January 2013 - May 2013
    • Assisted in the planning and facilitation of lab exercises
    • Lead three supplemental instruction sessions per week to reinforce computer science fundamentals
  • 2013
  • Research Intern - USC Interaction Lab

    October 2012 - December 2012

    Developed software focusing on robot-human interaction to assist special needs education. Responsibilities included writing software in C++ and Java to interface an established library with an existing ROS framework.

  • Project - Customer Care Portal

    December 2012 - Present

    Customer management and billing solution processing over $10,000/month in credit card and Paypal sales. Integrated with custom telecommunications system to automatically credit accounts. (PHP, MySQL, JS, SOAP)

  • Project - Gemma Project Management

    September 2012 - Present

    Custom built project management system for nationwide leader in HVAC maintenance. Includes payroll tracking, automatic document generation, and progress and expense tracking among other features. (PHP, MySQL, JS)

  • 2012
  • F2 Technical Solutions

    August 2009 - August 2011

    In the summer of 2009 I founded a small business providing in home IT support and service in the Greater Rochester Area.
    After two years of success, I transitioned into developing customer business applications

  • 2009

CONTACT

Please feel free to contact me with comments, questions, and opportunities

325 West Adams Blvd Apt. 6043

Los Angeles, CA 90007

Mobile: (585) 490 - 8380

Email: fordfiler@gmail.com