Juan Carlos Valencia

isfree (at) gmail

Self-motivated engineer and manager capable of starting large projects from scratch and scaling them across their lifecycle. Particularly interested in finding eloquent solutions to complex problems.

Education

UC Berkeley | BS Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | 2002
Emphases: Solid State Design, Graphical User Interfaces, Physics

Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary | M.Div | 2011
Emphases: Ancient Greek and Hebrew, History, Theology, Philosophy, Ethics, Homiletics

Experience

Principal Software Engineer | ShareThis | 2011-Present
	Develop and design software libraries and frameworks for use in distributed web applications
	Design and implement the ShareThis real-time and batch analytics pipelines
	Research new technologies and methodologies to maximize (optimize) ShareThis systems
	Understand a broad base of technologies to advise and guide development teams
	Design and implement widgets which are used across 2 million websites

Adjunct Faculty-Physics | Gordon College | 2008-2010
	Teach 3-4 physics lab sections each semester.
	Maintain lab equipment, including necessary testing and minor repairs.
	Revise curriculum on an ongoing basis and help students understand physics principles.

Software Systems Engineer | Symmetricom | 2010
	Design and Implement an embedded Linux System that can run internal company software, Apache web server, and custom hardware drivers
	Design web-based python tools to boost collaboration
	Manage intranet using SharePoint and MediaWiki, including development of MediaWiki Extensions in PHP/mySQL
	Review and Recommend various tools for use within the engineering department, including training and the development of "buy-in" such as Joomla or Drupal

Compassionate Products Coordinator | Here's Life Inner City | 2003-2008
	Develop and maintain the technical office infrastructure and web presence using technologies that include but are not limited to: custom internal Web CMS, SharePoint, Drupal, MS Access, and TntMPD.
	Train volunteers/pastors on how to do outreach, volunteer development, church partnerships, and developmental programs. 
	Raise funds (~$80,000/yr) and oversee the acquisition of products (i.e. 20,000 lbs of food for Thanksgiving) as well as the logistics of distribution
	Mentor college students

User Interface Research Assistant | UC Berkeley | 2000
	Worked on DENIM, an informal software tool for early stage web site and UI design using JAVA

SAT / SAT II Instructor | IvyWest | 1997-2000
	Tutored students both individually and in a class setting on how to take the Math portion of the SAT and the Physics or Math portions of the SAT II's (now known as SAT Subject tests).
	Handled company-parent relations.

Skills and Hobbies

Computer Technology:
	HTML, CSS, JS, and related frameworks
	Java, C, C++, C#
	Hadoop, Cassandra, Map-reduce, LAMP 
	Python, Bash
	Git, Hudson, Mercurial, svn, cvs,  Agile
	Open Source: Beggar, Notitia, MediaWiki
Languages:
	English (fluent)
	Spanish (mostly fluent)
	Ancient  and Koine Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic (readable)
	Latin, Portuguese, Italian, and French (mostly readable)
	Japanese (elementary)
 Hobbies:
	Reading
	Digital Art
	Coffee
	Coding and Playing Video Games
	Music - Singing/Trombone/Brass/Guitar/Bass/Percussion