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Sharon Beynon
Technical lead, Problem solver, Java/Scala/Data Engineer
Experienced Technical Lead with over 15 years of experience: Java/
Scala through to full stack, API development, data engineering,
security and identity concerns.
My most recent role has been leading a highly skilled team of data
scientists and engineers, maintaining our data pipelines, managing
releases, and working directly with company leadership and clients
to deliver quality improvements and new features.
My skills shine brightest working in agile and collaborative
environments, and my colleagues love my dedication to quality and
Technical Lead
October 2016 - January 2019 (2 years 4 months)
Amsterdam Area, Netherlands
Agile technical lead responsible for a mid-sized team of data scientists and
engineers. On the technical side a full stack data engineer working primarily on
Google Cloud data platform (GCP) and some AWS cloud data services.
Main product development was Node.js/golang data pipeline processing on
Google Cloud BigQuery
- GCP tools in secondary pipelines: DataFlow, CloudML, PubSub, and
- AWS processing on Athena, API deployed on Elastic beanstalk from s3 and
redis data sources
- Client portal ( developed with React and Firebase
Other duties included:
- Working directly with clients on delivery, reporting, analysis, quality
improvements and new features.
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- Product planning and data pipeline improvements.
- Code reviews, mentorship and release management
My most notable initiative at Screen6 was performance focused. Reducing
processing of terabyte size data to cut daily processing time in half: based on a
deep understanding of the data, the processing platform internals and applying
well tested improvements across the board.
Senior Developer
November 2014 - August 2016 (1 year 10 months)
Amsterdam and London
Working in small, agile, project-based teams I contributed to several business
functions. CORE API team:
- Using Domain Driven Design (DDD) methodology to create a new RESTful
API using event sourcing architecture: J2EE, Spring framework (boot),
Hibernate, Rabbit MQ messaging.
Earlier my work with the Benelux team was full stack developer (microservice
- Scala, Play, Slick, Elasticsearch, Redis, docker, vagrant.
- Calendar web app: full stack development with Ruby/erb, backbone.js,
Additionally, I played a big role on the BI/data science team: working directly
with marketing groups to define and implement custom reports and data
warehousing requirements: Python, Ruby/Rails, Go & PHP.
Blast Radius
Lead Developer
March 2013 - November 2014 (1 year 9 months)
Toronto and Amsterdam
Developer, creator and problem solver for online promotions and applications,
working with a great team of inspiring, creative people. Projects: Michelin
(senior JEE developer, Alfresco CMS), Novartis U.S. (Security/PGP
integration), Leerdammer, Nikon and Sony Pictures (Tech Lead PHP & Ruby/
erb), BRP Canada (Developer Adobe AEM - CQ5).
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Intact Financial Corporation
JEE Developer - Architect
August 2012 - December 2012 (5 months)
Collaborative role with business analysts and business SMEs to define
requirements. Migration project for Commercial insurance policy management
system; J2EE CDI, managed beans, JPA (hibernate), Ant/Ivy, Jenkins,
WebSphere AppServer 8.
Government of Ontario
Consultant - Identity Developer
September 2010 - June 2012 (1 year 10 months)
Oracle Identity and Access Management 11g implementation - design,
integration and custom development.
Senior Associate
March 2007 - August 2010 (3 years 6 months)
Consultant role for J2EE application design and development, focus on IdM
and Security/SSO solutions.
MTS Allstream Professional Services acquired by PwC in 2010.
CGU Insurance
Senior J2EE Developer
March 2006 - February 2007 (1 year)
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Design and Developer for Insurance products.
MTS Allstream
J2EE Developer and Identity & Access Integration
May 2003 - January 2006 (2 years 9 months)
Oracle COREid Identity and Access Management and J2EE development.
Web services, Vignette Portal and Portlets, Remedy API, Spring, Hibernate,
Lucene, other open source libraries.
Empire Financial
Senior J2EE Developer
December 2002 - May 2003 (6 months)
Kingston, ON, Canada
Senior J2EE Developer - Insurance/Financial sector
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Sausage Software
1999 - 2000 (2 years)
Web and J2EE developer with the Australian company that created the
HotDog HTML editor
The University of Queensland
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Electrical and Electronics Engineering
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