Michael-AndrewKeays

Annandale, VA · (703) 915-4386 ·[email protected]

Passionate technologist, enthusiastic learner, strong communicator, and experienced leader. Excited to take on new opportunities and challanges. I have spent time building skills across several different software industries since I was young. I am at my best when trailblazing, and enjoy working as both a self-starter, a team member, and also as a mentor. While I focus myself as a developer, I love working with all parts of the software cycle: From management, to quality, to marketing, user experience, and all parts in between.


Experience

Quality Engineer

MicroStrategy
  • Architecting and executing performance tests focused on multiple core server components
  • Designing and executing automated stability, security, and functionality tests
  • Developing and maintaining security automation for inter-component RESTful communications
  • Maintaining existing testing infrastructure in company-wide CI/CD pipelines
August 2019 - Present

Student Researcher

George Mason University
  • Research in Autonomous Vehicle Integration and Design, as well as modern vehicle safety
  • Designed and developed Open Dataset Labeling Software
  • Research and education in modern data mining techniques for vehicle classification
June 2018 - April 2019

Aferschool Teacher, Lead

STEM ExCEL
  • Teaching children in grades K-5 skills in computer game design, and programming, and electrical engineering skills
April 2016 - August 2018

Education

George Mason University

Bachelor of Science
Computer Science B.S., Linguistics Minor

GPA: 3.80

August 2015 - May 2019

George C. Marshall High School

International Baccalaureate Graduate
August 2011 - May 2015

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Workflow
  • Full Stack Web and Mobile Development, Responsive Design
  • Continuous Integration and End-to-End Test Automation
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Agile Development & Scrum

Interests

Day to day, I make myself happy with gormet coffee, and keep myself sharp by running (usually about 3 miles a day). On my weekends I practice Capoeira, and on my holidays I try to spend some time hiking.

I keep myself up way too late at night working on side projects and reading about new things (that's right, outside of developing, one of my biggest passions is developing). In my highschool days I was a game developer. You can checkout some of my small-time projects on Gamejolt. Throughout my college days I loved attending hackathons, and many of my projects and awards are recorded on my Devpost. Now, I spend my time doing webdev, and I am working on GigNote, a gig work for musicians, by musicians.


Awards & Certifications

  • Amazon Web Services Cloud Practitioner Certification
  • 1stPlace - Hackital 2019 - George Washington University
  • 2ndPlace - Disrupt the District 2017
  • Facebook Prize Winner - Hackital 2017
  • Wolfram Alpha Award - Medhacks 2017
  • Best Internet Sourced Data App - Hackital 2016