Resume

Randy Burrell's Graduation photoRandy Burrell
Kingston, Jamaica W.I., Rb@randyburrell.info

DevOps Engineer | Software Engineer | Systems Analyst

Leading computer science expert with hands-on experience managing scrum teams, developing agile methods, and performing DevOps tasks for start-ups and established companies. Possess an extensive portfolio of projects, knowledge of numerous programming languages and technical applications, and an aptitude for innovation, solutions development, and problem solving. Will benefit organisation by combining technical and leadership skills to improve the bottom line.


Technology Proficiencies

Software

  • WordPress
  • Tryton and Trytond
  • Visual Studio
  • Vim
  • GNU Emacs
  • MariaDB
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQL Server
  • SQLite
  • JIRA
  • Git
  • Mercurial

    • GNU Health
    • Terminal CLI
    • Eclipse
    • Hadoop
    • Memcached
    • QT Creator
    • Android Studio
    • Amazon AWS
    • Elasticsearch
    • Redis
    • Vagrant
    • Nginx
    • SSH
    • Samba
    • Apache

Areas of Expertise

  • Software Engineering
  • Maintaining LAN
  • System Administration
  • Web Application Development
  • Mobile Device Applications
  • Troubleshooting
  • Big Data (Hadoop)
  • Cloud (GCP, Heroku & AWS)
  • Frameworks (Django, Flask etc.)
  • Training & Development
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Research

    • Flask
    • Oral Presentation
    • Report & Proposal Writing
    • Critical Thinking
    • Reverse Engineering
    • Systems and Software Security
    • Penetration Testing
    • Analytical Skills
    • Team Management

Programming Languages

  • ASP.NET
  • C#
  • C
  • C++
  • Java
  • Golang
  • Haskell
  • Ocaml
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • Ruby
  • Prolog
  • Python

    • CSS3
    • SQL
    • HTML5
    • JSON
    • Angular JS
    • Node JS
    • VB.NET
    • XML
    • NoSQL



Professional Experience

Ministry of HealthKingston, Jamaica, 2016 – 2017

Consultant for Software Development and Programming
e-Health Project — Remote

Designed and developed high quality, customised software for a sophisticated system and provided inputs in terms of configuration, testing, auditing, documentation for large-scale enterprise-level deployment, and system administration. Translated functional requirements into conceptual and detailed design and implemented proof of concept, prototypes, and production-grade software. Partook in regular meetings and contributed to discussions from stakeholders.

  • Provided estimates for development efforts and created unit, integration, and acceptance tests.

  • Troubleshoot software issues, coordinated sign-off QA testing, and developed solutions for production issues.

  • Facilitated design discussions with stakeholders and documented designs with various software blueprints.

  • Participated in code review and feedback from team members and external developers.

  • Partook in code review and feedback from team members and external developers.

  • Produced clean, maintainable code suitable for continuous integration and deployment, along with guidelines.

  • Collaborated with other developers, Systems Analyst, Project Manager, and support personnel to ensure smooth deployment and continual operation.

  • Facilitated knowledge transfer through documentation, training, and discussion among team members.

  • Designed and developed web applications using various assorted technologies.

ET LifeKingston, Jamaica, 2013 – 2016

Lead Software Developer

Brainstormed, invented, and implemented the best technological solution for developing the applications at the lowest possible cost in the least amount of time.

  • Managed teams of Software Engineers, Software Architects, and Programmers to develop solutions written in various programming languages.

  • Designed the architecture of the system and made decisions regarding emerging designs from the team.

  • Tested codes for any bugs in the software and ensured all programs in an application complement each other.

  • Created guidelines for maintenance, including a suite of web technologies.

  • Advised management and investors, and reported periodic progress.

The Statistical Institute of JamaicaKingston, Jamaica, 2015

Systems Analyst

Contracted temporarily to develop two web-based applications and one tablet-based application for the company.

  • Increased efficiency of the human resource department by single-handedly developing two web-based applications that assisted management to run the department.

  • Analysed requirements, made suggestions for software to be built, and trained managers to use the systems.

  • Reduced company expenditure by $150 million by working with a team to develop a Windows-based application.

  • Recognised by senior management for outstanding performance in executing the jobs, and for exceptional communication and presentation skills, which resulted in a job offer after completion of university studies.

Self EmployedClarendon, Jamaica, 2011 – 2013

Computer Technician, Vehicle Mechanic, and Window Maker

Frequent referrals from families and friends led to the start of a new business repairing computers, making windows, and performing mechanic work for small businesses and individuals.

  • Maintained and repaired computers, cell phones, and other computerised equipment.

  • Installed hardware and software systems, configured computer networks, and troubleshoot computer issues.

  • Built and repaired windows for home-owners, and performed mechanic work for private vehicle owners.

Family’s Truck BusinessClarendon, Jamaica, 2010 – 2011

Assistant Truck Driver and Mechanic

Operated the family business of providing transportation to deliver heavy-duty goods by assisting the designated driver and performing mechanic work and repairs.

  • Drove truck during the main driver’s break or absence, and prepared weekly reports.

  • Repaired, cleaned, and performed maintenance work on the truck

Hayes Corn piece Product Marketing Organisation (PMO)Clarendon, Jamaica, 2008 – 2009

Head of Sales and Marketing

Liaised with community members and other managers to generate awareness and stimulate interest in the organisation for the purpose of acquiring funding from the European Union (EU) to develop projects of the community.

  • Prepared and made presentations to stakeholders about the vision and benefits of PMO.

  • Drafted proposals to seek funding to acquire lands for agricultural purposes.

  • Spearheaded fundraising efforts, and prepared application for the grant from EU to fund the community projects.

  • Drafted the by-laws that governed the organisation and the operation of its members.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Assistant Manager, BB Farms

  • Assistant Manager, R&B Transportation and Constructions