Charlie Spalevic

Chicago, IL

Summary

Distinguished Software Engineer who excels at coding, testing, and troubleshooting. Scrum lead that pushes for best practices and team collaboration. Team player who is always willing to help guide teammates to solve their problems and provide clean coding solutions. Interested in building amazing customer experiences and designing architectural solutions that scale.

Education

BS in Computer Science

Illinois State University, Normal IL (2017)

Work Experience

PayPal

Software Engineer 2

2021 - Present

Began as an engineer a part of the Global Pay Later (GPL) team. GPL contains multiple products across the globe to provide consumer payment flexibility. Core contributor for acquisition and servicing flows for both web frontend and mid-tier applications. Scrum lead that worked with product, design, and managers to provide standard processes during sprints while ensuring we are continuously improving. Drove standups, groomings, plannings and retrospectives. Currently an engineer for Checkout member experiences.

  • Triaged live issues affecting customer experiences and provided timely fixes

Spraying Systems

Application Developer

2019 - 2021

Coding and maintaining business applications, troubleshooting and solving software issues and bugs, and participating in an agile development environment including daily scrum, sprint planning, retrospectives, and performing peer code reviews.

  • Designed and implemented a .NET MVC application for processing new leads into the CRM system
  • Assisted in a ReactJS application that displays information within CRM
  • Created new assets, handled metadata for each asset, and detected duplicates in DAM by developing a DAM frontend and backend application to manage operations

K-Rise Systems

Application Developer

2018 - 2019

Implemented features for a .NET development platform application. Developed and integrated web pages for client web applications. Built out SQL queries for data analysis and extraction.

  • Improved search performance by six seconds and provided users with suggestions and spellchecking via Apache Solr
  • Integrated a quote feature for clients allowing quote requests and creation

Innov8tek

Web Development Intern

2017 - 2018

Created unique and eye-catching websites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP.

  • Revitalized a website for johnbielskilaw.com – a law firm.

Illinois State University

Research Assistant - Social Media Data Collection Program

2016 - 2017

Built a job to scrape social media data to run semantic analysis. Utilized Twitter API, Google Maps API and Stanford CoreNLP API.

Illinois State University

Teaching Assistant

2016 - 2017

Developed sample programs demonstrating good practice and well-structured code. Helped students with their programming assignments and projects.

Skills

JavaScript | ReactJS | GraphQL | Python | C# | SQL