Alex Rizzuto

Greater New York City Area · [email protected]

Full-Stack Web Developer


Alex Rizzuto is a professional full-stack web developer with a passion for architecting and building highly scalable, highly performant web and software solutions. He enjoys building software that solves unique problems and provides real value.

Alex currently works full-time as a Digital Manager and Full-Stack Web Developer at Stryker. Alex is also the Owner and Solutions Architect at Darkwater Digital, a small web and software development firm that builds digital solutions for businesses.

His experience includes front-end and back-end development across a multitude of languages and platforms – most prominently Ruby on Rails, JavaScript/jQuery, Java, Amazon AWS, Heroku, and Adobe Experience Manager. He has significant auxiliary experience in technical project management, software testing, analytics, digital strategy, and UI/UX design. Alex also has interests in information security, big data, the intersection of software and financial markets, and business.


Experience

Digital Manager

Stryker

  • Architect and build digital solutions for the business
  • Build, manage, and maintain a large portfolio of Ruby on Rails applications to support an array of internal and external business initiatives
  • Design and implement solutions for the Adobe Experience Manager & AEM Mobile platforms
  • Provide technical expertise to the business stakeholders for digital initiatives and software development
  • Identify and capitalize on opportunities to increase efficiency of the business with software solutions
  • Coordinate closely with internal stakeholders to elicit requirements and develop vision and roadmaps for projects
  • Work with outside vendors to integrate new systems into existing platforms
Relevant Skills:
  • Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS3, GitHub, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Tomcat, Java, Adobe Experience Manager, AEM Mobile, PhoneGap, Cordova, Cloudflare, Heroku, CircleCI, Amazon AWS, and API Integrations

June 2017 - Present

Owner & Solutions Architect

Darkwater Digital is a digital solutions development firm based out of Nyack, NY that specializes in creating value-add digital solutions for businesses. Some of our specialties include web development, business application development, search engine optimization, analytics solutions, and many other digital and technical services.

We understand the intersection of technical and creative digital solutions, and how they can be leveraged together to grow businesses. We have worked with many clients to meet their specific needs and are able to tackle both small and large projects at an affordable price point.

August 2018 - Present

Programmer Analyst

Dentsply Sirona

  • Developed, managed, and maintained software solutions for Adobe Experience Manager 6 to support a global eCommerce web platform
  • Worked closely with a global agile development team to plan sprints, execute iterations, and ultimately enhance functionality of the platform for the business
  • Investigated and leveraged new technologies to enhance the platform
Relevant Skills:
  • Java, JavaScript, jQuery, Groovy, JSP, Perl, XML, JSON, HTML5, CSS3, AJAX, RESTful Web services, Node.js, AEM, SAP Hybris, JIRA, Apache, Maven, Git, SVN, IntelliJ IDEA, Microsoft Azure, PowerShell

May 2015 – June 2017

IT Project Management Intern

Glatfelter

  • Developed and maintained project plans, communication plans, budget, cut over plans, issue logs, project lists, etc.
  • Developed a comprehensive project portfolio management tool in place of a vendor solution, saving the company a significant amount of capital and resources
  • Collected, analyzed, and documented requirements, specifications, and business processes
  • Created process flow diagrams of business processes using Microsoft Visio
  • Performed measurement and statistical analysis in support of process improvement
Relevant Skills:
  • Microsoft Project, Visio, Excel

October 2014 – May 2015

IT Software Quality Assurance Intern

Dentsply Sirona

  • Managed and enhanced the testing framework for a large web development project in Atlassian JIRA
  • Automated project testing utilizing Selenium WebDriver, Java, and BrowserStack
  • Performed user acceptance testing, regression testing, smoke testing, and integration testing
  • Analyzed requirements and use cases to improve testing procedures and testing coverage
Relevant Skills:
  • Java, Selenium, TestLink, JIRA, Browserstack, Adobe Experience Manager, and SAP Hybris

March 2014 – October 2014

Education

Pennsylvania State University

Master of Software Engineering
2015 - 2017

York College of Pennsylvania

B.S., Computer Information Systems
2010 - 2015

Skills

Languages, Libraries, and Frameworks
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • Cordova
  • Bootstrap
  • Ruby on Rails/MVC
  • Java
  • JSP
  • Python
  • Perl
Platforms & Tools
  • Heroku
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Adobe Experience Manager
  • Adobe Experience Manager Mobile
  • SAP Hybris
  • WordPress
  • Google Analytics
  • Adobe Analytics
  • Git/GitHub
  • CircleCI
  • Selenium
  • Browserstack
  • IntelliJ
  • Slack
  • Microsoft Project, Visio, & Excel
Databases
  • PostgreSQL
  • MySQL
Process
  • Agile/Scrum

Certifications

  • Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I)
  • Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I)