Francis Zabala

Francis Zabala

Full Stack Developer


Location

Quezon City, PH

Phone

+639174036939

Summary

Just coffee and codes.

Currently working as a full stack developer and cloud architect with experience in backend, frontend and mobile development and is looking for opportunities to work on a start-up company with a passion for innovation and change. I am fluent in English too.

Back End Development

APIs, microservices and stuff nobody ever sees
8/10

Spring Framework

8/10

Nginx

8/10

Spring Boot

7/10

Amazon Web Services

7/10

Node.js + Express

7/10

Apache Tomcat

Front End/Mobile

Work I can show my friends to
7/10

Angular 2

7/10

HTML + CSS

7/10

Objective C

Databases

Persistence is the key
8/10

MySQL

8/10

Oracle 9i/10g

8/10

MongoDB

Other Stacks

But equally as important
6/10

Elasticsearch

6/10

Logstash

7/10

Kibana

6/10

Python

6/10

Redis

Experience

Yes. I've been around.
Nov 2014 – Present

Yondu Inc.

Senior Software Engineer

Taguig City, PH
  • Analyze and implement business requirements and objectives by interfacing with stakeholders
  • Develop microservices to expose and leverage existing internal corporate and third party APIs for creating new products, improving existing processes and easier consumption by other teams
  • Design, develop and launch an authentication service implementing JWT as the security token for our current and future APIs.
  • Architect, administer and implement strategies on our team’s cloud infrastructure in AWS with an aim of a microservices oriented architecture.
Mar 2014 – Nov 2014

Champ Cargosystems

Senior Software Engineer

Makati City, PH
  • Developing improvements on currently existing product used in airline cargo systems worldwide
  • Contributor for improved coding practices using Java SE technology
  • Involved in functional and integration testing as part of a cross functional scrum team
Nov 2011 – Mar 2014

Seer Technologies

Consultant

Taguig City, PH
  • Part of the mobile apps development team designated in developing an after sales app for services offered by Globe.
  • Coordinated closely with Project Owners and Managers, setting expectations and managing tasks.
  • Improved existing code base with modern best practices on iOS development.
  • Implemented data caching techniques using embedded persistence solution of an existing mobile application to improve app responsiveness.
  • Debugged and implemented critical bug fix that causes application crash on start.
  • Maintained app to be backwards compatible with older devices without compromising new user experience.
  • Developed modules for a content management system using the Yii framework and Symfony for users to easily manage their content assets
Jun 2010 – Nov 2011

Texas Instruments

Application Developer/Software Engineer

Baguio City, PH
  • Collaborated in the migration of an existing critical financial application from BEA Weblogic to Apache Tomcat. It significantly reduced cost by using an open source solution and used by all of our worldwide sites having 8000 users per day.
  • Developed a multithreaded maintenance application for comparing and verifying the accuracy of data between production data and in an Oracle DB and LDAP server.
  • Recoded an existing finance application to Java EE modeling after MVC design pattern. The application extracts data from two databases and formats the data that is meaningful to users with the function to export to Excel.
  • SQL Developer/Support for a financial application used in our sites worldwide.
  • Part of compatibility testing team for Windows 7 compatibility checkson existing legacy enterprise applications.
  • Part of 24/7 system administrator for Lotus Notes Domino on both Windows 2003 server and Unix server managing 26 Domino server instances (Development, Staging and Production server instances).
  • Part of 24/7 system administrator for Project Server 2003/2007 on Windows Server environments.
Apr 2007 – Apr 2008

Allsec Technologies

Web Developer

Taguig City, PH
  • Developing hand crafted HTML files, converting design files made from Adobe Photoshop and deploying web applications such as Wordpress and phpBB to the client's web site.
  • Customized themes for Wordpress and phpBB for seamless user experience.
  • Development and maintenance of web pages based on the approved design by the customer.
Sept 2006 – Dec 2006

Strings Computers and Technologies

Software Engineer

Dagupan City, PH
  • Responsible for design and production of PVC cards based on the customer’s needs.
  • Designed banner ads for tarpaulin printing.
  • Manage the store’s internet café with 7 system units including repair and maintenance of the said units.
  • In charge of delegating tasks to On the job trainees.
Dec 2005 – Jun 2006

Sitel Philippines Inc

Technical Support Representative

Baguio City, PH
  • In the front lines as a technical support representative for a telecommunications company in the United States. Tasks includes troubleshooting internet connectivity issues ranging from software issues caused by malware, viruses and simple configuration settings of Outlook and Xbox to hardware issues, guiding the customers on how to connect the modem router and their wireless router correctly.
  • Delivered quality performance through phone technical support and quality customer service solutions to Bellsouth Fastaccess DSL customers pertaining to DSL connectivity issues and PC technical problems.
  • A tier 1 agent on the team included on the ace band due to a number of good surveys received from satisfied Bellsouth Fastaccess DSL customers.

Education

Lazy isn't in my vocabulary.
2009 – On-hold

Saint Louis University

Post Graduate (M.S. Information Technology)

Baguio City, Philippines
2000 – 2005

Saint Louis University

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Baguio City, Philippines

Certification

Just to check if I am still as sharp as I used to be

Oracle Certified Java Developer - Java 6

Passed the Oracle Certified Java Developer with a passing score of 75%


Upwork SQL Test

Passed SQL Test with a score of 3.0 out of 5.0 placing me in the top 20%


Civil Service Examination Qualifier

In case I get a job working for the Philippine government.


Brainbench Scores

  • Spring 2.5 - 3.54
  • SQL (ANSI) - 3.22
  • Java 7 - 3.92
  • Programming Concepts - 3.56
  • English Vocabulary - 3.27