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0 01/2018 - Present Quicken Loans - Information Technology Internal Auditor IT Internal Audit (IA) acts as an independent third line of defense for mitigating risk by reviewing and testing applications and business functions against company policies, best practices, and regulations. In January of 2018, I had the opportunity to join IA to explore enterprise software architectures, learn more about risks and controls, and improve some soft skills.
0 05/2016 - 01/2018 RideHop (QL) - Software Engineer Provided improvements to the passenger mobility experience for operators, dispatchers, and riders. At RideHop I maintained legacy software, improved system stability through software refactoring, and assisted with client support and special events. Beyond the initial product, I managed the planning, designing, and development of the next major version release of software. In January of 2018, Quicken Loans phased out RideHop.
0 Class of 2017 The University of Michigan - Dearborn - Bachelors of Science in Software Engineering Developed an academic understanding of the software programming I had practiced over many years as a hobby. Everything from the fundemental computing concepts (CPU schedulers, memory management, etc.) to software design patterns (singleton, factories, etc.) and data structures and algorithms (sorting, finding, etc.). Volunteered with the University's Hack-a-thon events to assist high school students in programming problems.
0 05/2016 - 05/2017 Hacker Fellows - Fellowship Hacker Fellows is a 1-year fellowship program for hackers, coders and startup junkies to land jobs with early stage tech companies in Michigan while meeting some interesting folks.
The University of Michigan 0 01/2012 - 01/2016 Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (UM-D) - Office Assistant Provided the highest level of support possible in helping students understand the Financial Aid responsibility and process. Undertook various projects such as redesigning the office communications and identifying process efficiencies.
0 05/2011 - 05/2014 Delta Airlines - Customer Service Agent Represented Delta as a Customer Service Agent ensuring a safe and pleasant experience for travelers. Also explored the world during these years due to their incredible flight privileges! Hello Dubai, Sydney, Milan, Tokyo, Paris, and Amsterdam!

1 Practiced programming languages
  • Programming since 2003
  • (most to least proficient)
  • Node.js / Angular / Javascript: Java derived programming languages
  • Objective-C: [general purpose object oriented language]
  • Python: very = “generous"
  • HTML/CSS/SCSS: < Web structure languages />
  • SQL/NoSQL: Database Familiarity (MySQL, Postgres, Mongodb)
  • Java: let usage = “solid”;
  • PHP: <? // Server side web processing ?>
  • C / C++: Foundation Languages
  • TensorFlow: # very new, very interesting
1 Network Infrastructure
  • NGINX, Apache, lighttpd
  • Web Sockets
  • REST API's
  • Domain Name Servers (dnsmasq)
  • Virtual Private Networks (OpenVPN, L2TP)
1 Cloud Services
  • AWS Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2)
  • AWS Lambda
  • AWS Simple Storage Service (S3)
  • AWS Elastic Container Registry (ECR)
  • AWS Elastic Container Service (ECS)
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • AWS Code Commit
  • AWS Code Pipeline
  • AWS SageMaker
  • AWS CloudFront
  • AWS Route53
  • AWS Elastic Transcoder

Phillip's a Mac fan.
Experience with Linux
I've used windows.
Phillip is improving at golf.
Phillip enjoys a good tennis match.
Phillip enjoys biking.
Phillip thinks Michigan (The State) is pretty cool.
Phillip likes space.
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( January 2019 )

always working on

side projects

to explore it all

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01/2018 - Present

A home automation project aimed at the simplification of rule generation for dynamic environments.

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01/2018 - Present

Under socialthings, an attempt to facilitate the connecting of people over shared recreational activities


08/2014 - 12/2017

Rebuilding the social aspect of communities through geolocation and advanced interest matchmaking.


12/2013 - 09/2014

A mobile messaging application that parses messages and identifies the best matching meme for delivery.