Benjamin Kandov

New York City, NY bekandov@gmail.com

I'm a new grad FullStack Developer, soon to be joining Factset Research Systems as a fulltime Software Engineer in February 2018. Though my career aspirations are in technology, I've been interested in literature and music as far back as I can remember, and I try to approach software development as a similar type of disciplined art.

Experience

Software Engineering Intern

FactSet Research Systems

• Updated existing and exposed new RESTful services with C++ and Perforce version control.
• Aggregated C++ services onto diagnostic fullstack application using Angular, TypeScript, Gulp, Karma-Jasmine unit testing, and Git.
• Followed Agile methodology with weekly sprints to complete project that saved worker-days of time with every use and presented it.

May 2017 - August 2017

Software Development Intern

Tudor Investment Corporation

• Completed Java application to monitor MongoDB nodes’ stats and log them using log4j and JDBC Mongo Driver.
• Wrote Java program to help migrate cache from JBoss to MongoDB to eliminate technical debt.
“Best Overall Software Project” in Data Analytics competition for Python app that visualizes similarity between FX rates time series.

May 2016 - August 2016

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Stony Brook University(CSE 219 w/ Professor Richard Mckenna)

Held weekly office hours and recitation sections to assist students taking Computer Science III (Software Development), tutoring them on design patterns, advanced object oriented concepts, and helping them debug.

Jan 2016 - Jan 2017

Education

Stony Brook University

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Art
Computer Science and Psychology

GPA: 3.59

Dean's list every semester
Presidential Scholarship
• WUSB radio DJ
• Psychology Department Research Assistant
August 2014 - December 2017

Art

Apart from Software Development, I develop music (rock and electronic) and creative writing:

Also, here's my CSE300 writing. (each word is a link)

My poetry was published in an independent literary journal (BareBack) a few times and made it to the anthology. I was also awarded a college scholarship for my memoir from a Penguin Random House creative writing competition. I've been mostly neglecting my writing recently, but a dream of mine is to eventually run an independent literary journal (I ran one in high school, but it didn't go very far past that).

Projects

Pup Scouter

Hack Health 2016

Full-stack Python/Flask and Bootstrap app that scrapes for dog images, scans them through Clarifai API to get keywords to construct cute messages. Users can vote for their favorite images and see what qualities others vote for.

Awarded Most Original Hack and Featured on Clarifai's Instagram

Color-Coded Chat Server

Personal Project

Chat app written with NodeJS, SocketIO, Mongoose/MongoDB, and Express with private messaging and chat-log-saving functionality. Hosted on Heroku.

Gerrymandering Project

Group Project

Full-stack app made with Java/Spring Boot on the backend and ReactJS on the frontend side, connected to a MySQL database. Allows users to visualize metrics that measure likelihood of districts in US states having been gerrymandered, such as Efficiency Gap, Compactness, Consistent Advantage, and Lopsided Wins. Also allows users to create new, fairer "superdistricts" of their own or the application's creation.