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Kevin Westropp

Software Engineering Team Lead

Executive Summary & Candidate Overview

Kevin is a seasoned Software Engineering Team Lead with a proven track record of leading skilled teams in developing primary sports betting applications. With expertise in project management, team leadership, and technical mentorship, Kevin drives innovation and ensures the timely delivery of high-quality solutions. His proactive approach to performance optimization, user experience enhancement, and talent acquisition makes him a valuable asset to any organization.

Accomplishments and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Led a skilled Product Development team at Tipico in creating the primary sports betting application, collaborating with stakeholders and ensuring timely project delivery.

  • Spearheaded innovative UX designs to elevate user experiences and conducted thorough reviews of front-end designs and code development to maintain high-quality standards.

  • Enhanced the Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CICD) pipeline at Tipico, streamlining development processes and optimizing application performance.

Work Experience

Software Engineering Team Lead Tipico - North America - Denver, CO (February 2022 to August 2023)

  • Led a skilled Product Development team in creating the primary sports betting application, collaborating closely with stakeholders to manage multiple ongoing project requirements.

  • Mentored and guided developers to enhance their programming skills, improving overall team performance and fostering a culture of continuous learning.

  • Spearheaded innovative UX designs to elevate user experiences and conducted thorough reviews of front-end designs and code development to maintain high-quality standards.

Lead Front-End Engineer Brinks Home Security - Denver, CO (October 2020 to February 2022)

  • Coordinated project requirements among stakeholders, developers, consultants, and analysts, ensuring seamless collaboration and timely project delivery.

  • Provided mentorship and guidance to fellow developers, focusing on skill development and methodologies to enhance the overall capabilities of the team.

  • Managed production and DevOps for all front-end code changes, performing code reviews to maintain code quality and adhere to best practices.

Senior Front End Engineer Brinks Home Security™ - Chicago, IL (November 2018 to October 2020)

  • Built out front-end website components using Vue.js, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript/TypeScript, facilitating the migration of legacy platforms to new static web platforms.

  • Diagnosed and fixed bugs across the technical stack, contributing to the overall improvement of system reliability and performance.

  • Assisted in setting up and guiding the content authoring solution for marketing, ensuring effective content management and delivery.

Senior UI Developer, Senior Consultant TransUnion - Chicago, IL (May 2018 to November 2018)

  • Built new consumer marketing web pages leveraging best-in-class development techniques and optimized front-end code for performance improvements.

  • Mentored other developers by reviewing code and providing guidance on high-level designs, contributing to process improvements and optimized development workflows.

Software Dev Engineer II Egencia - Chicago, IL (June 2016 to July 2017)

  • Used agile methodology for the development of Egencia Global Home Page, developing new Fusion (Java Spring) Global Home Page to replace legacy C++ application.

  • Leveraged knowledge of Backbone.js, Handlebars, and ECMAScript 2016 to implement new front-end design for Global Home Page and expanded on Automation and CICD for faster iteration of features.

Software Engineerk Cura - Chicago, IL (August 2014 to May 2016)

  • Developed across the full software stack to expand software functionality and features, leveraging knowledge of MVC, COM, CLR, WebForms, AngularJS, ASP.NET, and other technologies.

  • Implemented a new UI framework using AngularJS to provide a more robust and feature-rich experience for Relativity users and designed endpoints and logic for PDF printing framework.

Software Developer Intern Savvo - Chicago, IL (February 2014 to May 2014)

  • Updated front-end design and functionality of the main ASP.NET web application, refactoring code and programming new designs in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, and C#.

  • Contributed to bug fixes and feature enhancements, collaborating with the development team to improve the overall user experience.

Product Design and QA Intern TransUnion - Chicago, IL (June 2013 to September 2013)

  • Developed an iPhone application for internal server process monitoring and tracking and updated and added functionality for backend web monitoring applications.

  • Tested and wrote documentation for the roll-out of a proprietary content delivery network (CDN) to use with international websites, ensuring accurate data collection and delivery.

Location and Travel
  • Open to: On-Site, Hybrid, and Remote Roles.

  • Remote Roles: Open to discussing remote opportunities based on position and requirements.

  • Compensation Seeking: Competitive salary aligned with industry standards and role expectations.

  • Position Seeking: Senior Software Engineer roles.

  • Master's in Computer Science

    DePaul University - Chicago, IL

  • Bachelor of Arts in English

    University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA

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