MICHAEL LEFKOWITZ
TECHNICAL SKILLS
  • Angular
  • Algorithms
  • Authentication
  • Backbone
  • Creative Cloud
  • CSS
  • D3
  • Express
  • Git
  • GraphQL
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • Microservices
  • MongoDB
  • Mongoose
  • Node
  • Python
  • React
  • React Native
  • Redux
  • Sockets
  • SQL
  • Vue
  • WebRTC
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2017 — PresentFront-end Engineer
LawnStarter
  • Deliver high-performing front-end architecture that integrates with our API
  • Help establish best practices for web application development and testing, including test automation
  • Work with business stakeholders and end user feedback to continually ship the product
2017 — PresentWeb Development Teacher
Hello World Tech Studio
  • Teach web development (HTML, CSS, and Javascript) to 50+ students in grades 6-8
2014 — 2016Email Marketing Manager
Pepperdine University, Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Designed, tested, and deployed 50+ custom responsive email templates via a deep understanding of CSS and HTML
  • Amplified open rates by 50% and click through rates by 40% above both industry and historical averages, leading to measurable success in the increase of application rates, donor pledges, and event attendance
2012 — 2014Operations Coordinator
Pepperdine University, Alumni Affairs
  • Built, tested, and optimized email marketing campaigns that led to significant increases in event attendance and alumni engagement
2011 — 2012English Teacher
Masa Israel Journey, Israel Teaching Fellows
  • Educated at-risk youth in a peripheral Israeli city teaching English as a second language in a public elementary school; taught students in one-to-one and group sessions
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE
CollaBoard | Software Engineer
Collaboration tool built for teams, pairs, or individuals that enhances work with live whiteboarding, text editing, and video chat
  • Built custom library to serialize HTML5 canvas data across sockets
  • Implemented WebRTC to provide P2P video streaming
  • Custom touch and gesture support designed on a mobile-friendly frontend
Line After Line | Software Engineer
Real time storytelling game where authors write one line at a time only knowing the line written before
  • Implemented Socket.io rooms, allowing multiple stories to run concurrently
  • Architected robust schemas and logic to support a user ranking system
  • Backend built with a modular design in MongoDB, Node, and Express, allowing for a rapid feature implementation schedule
iLuddite | Software Engineer
A social application for book lovers which allows users to keep tabs on their reading habits and share with others
  • Built to scrape, sync, and merge data retrieved via complex queries from the Google Books and Goodreads APIs
  • Utilized React and React Router to construct the SPA with efficient route handling and state management
  • Implemented Facebook authentication and Graph API calls to enable the application’s social features
CONTACT
EDUCATION
2016Advanced Software Engineering Program
Full-Stack Javascript
Hack Reactor (MakerSquare)

2016MBA
Digital Innovation and Information Systems
Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business and Management
  • Digital Innovation Club
2010BA
Interpersonal and Organizational Communications
California State University, Long Beach
  • VP of Sigma Alpha Epsilon
ABOUT ME
I'm a full stack software engineer with a strong foundation in proper agile workflow and test driven development. Passionate about building, learning, and teaching - as well as using complex algorithms to solve everyday problems. As a recent MBA graduate with a focus in digital innovation and information systems, I've worked with Fortune 500 companies on their strategies for digital disruption in the marketplace.

Born in the Bay Area, raised in Los Angeles, but recently carved my initial into the country by moving to Austin. Lover of remote campsites, heavy weights, nonfiction books, big dogs, clean code, and hoppy beer.