Alex Bliss


Overview

Software engineer and architect who enjoys planning and effecting complex software solutions to business and scientific problems that exist today. I provide an effective mix of team leadership, technical knowledge, and experience implementing solutions that work.

Skills

Languages
    Java, C#, Python, SQL, PHP, JavaScript, HTML/CSS

Libraries/Frameworks
    jQuery, flot, Drupal, Django, WordPress, Ubercart

Software
    Ubuntu Server, CentOS, MySQL/MariaDB, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Atlassian Suite

Work History & Projects

Image Permanence Institute at RIT
7/2010 to Present
Software Architect
At IPI, I am responsible for the planning and development of all systems ranging from e-commerce to scientific analysis platforms. Working with a large range of stakeholders from inside and outside of the university, I help the lab accomplish all of its goals and plan for future initiatives and research.

In addition, I engage with existing and new customers to help gauge with and plan for custom software solutions that would meet any additional needs with IPI's services that are not currently being met including training, reporting, and general product support.

Book Reviewer
2013
Participated in a content review for the book "Instant JQuery Flot Visual Data Analysis" by Brian Peiris (ISBN: 978-1783280650).

Paychex
11/2006 to 7/2010
Software Developer II
At Paychex, I was responsible for supporting production systems in the Human Resource Services division. This involved utilization of the internal ticketing software and close cooperation with second level support. Also, it involved working to obtain prioritization and business scope from both technical and functional staff.

Also, I served on a group to help create and maintain standards for Oracle database and SQL development within a group of sixty developers.

Education

Computer Science, BS
Oswego State University

Contact

alex.m.bliss@gmail.com