Sign in

Data Engineering

Ocean City, NJ
January 13, 2020

Contact this candidate



Cell: 609-***-**** / Email: / GitHub: jtkernan7 / Location: Somers Point, New Jersey DATA SCIENCE PROJECTS

C4ADS Arms Exporters:

● Tasked by C4ADS to generate leads to investigate possible unidentified weapon traffickers based on transaction data of 59 known arm exporters

● Given Russian import/export data for 2016-2018 as well as full corporate registry data totaling 183 GB

● Conducted extensive data engineering and cleaning, used random forest, xgboost, and natural language processing

● Utilized AWS S3 buckets for data transfer/storage, AWS Sagemaker for exploratory data analysis, cleaning and modeling, and connected to AWS EC2 clusters to handle the size of the data Med Cabinet:

● Served as data scientist, project manager, and project designer during one-week long project

● Worked with three other data scientists while leading a team of nine developers to build app that recommends medication to cannabis patients based on their goals and updates according to session reviews

● Conducted extensive web scraping using Beautiful Soup to solve for insufficient data in order to conduct full vision of project, and distinguish what would need to be acquired for business application How Can You Help:

● Collaborated with one other data scientist and eight developers to match user input with descriptions of charity and volunteer opportunities

● Utilized natural language processing (NLP), basilica api for word vectorization, and flask to deploy the app Kaggle Which Whiskey:

● Used NLP to classify whiskey according to its description in a one-day Kaggle competition

● Achieved top results in the class

SKILLS Python, C ++, SQL, NoQSL, Numpy, Pandas, Scikit-Learn, XGBoost, AWS, Prophet, Flask, Heroku, PySpark, Spacy, Data Engineering, Data Visualization, Data Analysis, Feature Engineering, Naive Bayes, AB Testing, Clustering, Dimensionality Reduction, Predictive Modeling, Classification, Regression, Time Series, Software Engineering, Product Deployment, Web Scraping, API Use, Machine Learning, NLP, Neural Networks, Gradient Descent, RNN, LSTM, CNN ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2019- Present Lambda School- Data Science Training Program (Full Time, 9 Months) 2016- 2018 Stockton University-Graduated 2018 with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion 2014- 2015 Western Governors University- Online Computer Science and Business 2012- 2013 Rowan University College of Engineering- Mechanical Engineering EMPLOYMENT & LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Aug 2019- Present Lambda School- Team Lead for Part-Time Students & Regional Student/Alumni Coordinator

● Lead two teams of six students each emulating a real work environment using the agile methodology

● Provided daily feedback and issue resolution throughout curriculum using slack help channel and code reviews

● Plan and organize meetups and events for Lambda School peers living near Philadelphia 2018- Present Seventh Street Surf Shop-Ocean City, NJ, Surf Instructor 2018- 2019 Casaldi’s Cucina- Linwood, NJ, Bartender 2016- 1018 Manco and Manco- Ocean City, NJ, Pie Maker 2009- 2016 Multiple Customer Service Roles


Atlantic City Rescue Mission Volunteer (2015-2017):Volunteered in the Outreach Department to find those in need, assist when possible, and refer to other resources. Volunteered in the kitchen to help feed hundreds of people per day.

Contact this candidate