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Business Analyst / Programmer

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
May 29, 2018

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Alexander Rubis

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Washington, DC 20016


Objective Challenging job in software development, data analysis, or related field.

Education Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, 3.4 GPA.

Bachelor of Science in Statistics, 3.0 GPA.

Minor in Mathematics, 3.0 GPA.

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va., 3.2 cumulative GPA, Class of 2016.

Skills High-level programming languages (Java, C/C++, VBScript, VBA).

Web development (HTML/CSS, JavaScript/JQuery).

SQL/database design.

Various areas of mathematics (discrete mathematics, logic, calculus).

Statistical software packages (SAS, R).

Assembly language programming.

Probability theory.

Statistics (hypothesis testing, regression, multivariate analysis, analysis of variance).

Revision control systems (Apache Subversion, Git).

IDEs (Eclipse, NetBeans, IntelliJ).

Agile methodologies such as Scrum.

Testing/debugging code.

Microsoft .NET Framework (C#, SQL Server, ASP.NET).

Software Development Life Cycle.

Algorithm Design.

IBM SPSS Data Collection Professional.

Work Programmer, PSB Research, Washington, D.C., December 2016 to March 2018.

Experience Work alongside other developers in an agile (Scrum) environment.

Assist project teams in developing functional requirements from business requirements.

Program surveys using mrScriptBasic, a language based on VBScript.

Implement algorithms for project teams on tight deadlines.

Create and update custom survey templates.

Develop and maintain internal web applications.

Troubleshoot urgent issues and runtime errors while surveys are in field.

Clubs / Programming Club, James Madison University, Fall 2014 to Spring 2016

Organizations Participated in weekly meeting to discuss interesting new technologies.

Practiced different programming practices and studied new programming languages.

Attended monthly programming contest between members competing to see who could implement an algorithm the fastest, with the lowest complexity, best coding style, and most unique methods, among other factors.

Accomplishments Random Data Generation Improvements Project

Worked with other programmers to improve the auto data process for surveys created using IBM SPSS Data Collection Professional.

Created functions capable of learning which data was valid based on prior data, which resulted in increasingly faster data generation as time progressed.

Pricing Template Macro

Worked with a team to develop a pricing template macro using VBA in Excel that PSB uses to generate pricing estimates for clients.

Made regular updates, debugged and fixed issues, and added functionality requested by project teams.

Survey Captcha Tool

Created a .NET application similar to Google’s Recaptcha Tool that was integrated into surveys administered in China, which blocks Google’s services.

Captcha Tool would randomly select between solving a puzzle, typing in certain Chinese characters, or identifying pictures, in order to verify that a human had entered the survey, as opposed to a bot.

SQL Server Database Cleanup Project

Condensed and combined database tables for PSB based on requests from project team analysts.

Significantly decreased the number of tables, by combining tables taken from old servers to current tables.

Deleted redundant / unnecessary columns, classified NULL values, and created a simple tool that allowed the project team analysts to easily query client data, without risking unwanted updates to table rows.

References Andrew de Silva, Senior Director, Head of Internet Operations, PSB Research


Amy Whittington, Programmer, PSB Research


Bea Maglalang, Programmer, PSB Research


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