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Blessing P.

Backend Developer

Blessing is a results-oriented Backend Developer with seven years of commercial experience, specializing in Golang, Node.js, and Python. He has demonstrated exceptional proficiency in developing scalable and efficient software solutions across various projects.

One of his key strengths is his ability to lead and improve critical organizational services. Notably, he led the refactoring of a service that powered approximately 70% of HousingAnywhere's marketplace traffic, improving process speed by about 90% and reducing costs.

Blessing has a broad understanding of various industry domains, including housing, syntax analysis, chatbots, social media, and property care. His diverse expertise makes him a valuable asset in delivering high-quality software solutions across different sectors.

Main expertise
  • Express.js
    Express.js 5 years
  • Golang
    Golang 5 years
  • Microservices 5 years
Other skills
  • Firebase
    Firebase 3 years
  • NGINX
    NGINX 1 years
Blessing
Blessing P.

Netherlands

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Employment

  • Senior Software Engineer, Internal Operations

    HousingAnywhere, Netherlands - 10 months

    HousingAnywhere.com is the international student housing platform.

    • Ensured effective management of operations and users by providing ongoing support and development for internal dashboards used by non-technical teams.

    • Leading a team of 3 other engineers and a designer to automate the internal workflows of the Sales and Finance teams

    • Prototyped an Admin API gateway (reverse proxy) for centralizing authentication, security, and audits for internal service’s exposed management APIs.

    Technologies:

    • Technologies:
    • Golang Golang
    • Google Cloud Google Cloud
    • Kubernetes Kubernetes
    • Git Git
  • Software Engineer II, Internal Operations

    HousingAnywhere, Netherlands - 1 year 8 months

    HousingAnywhere.com is the international student housing platform.

    • Optimized Sales and Support workflows by integrating with CRM tools; leveraged Go and Zapier to automate manual tasks, saving 100+ hours per month and improving operational efficiency;

    • Enhanced observability and alerting for services using Bugsnag, Prometheus, Grafana, and Cloud Trace, enabling proactive monitoring and issue resolution;

    • Refactored the Marketing Platform to improve its reliability, scalability, and efficiency using Go, Redis, NSQ, and Google Cloud Storage, achieved a 90% increase in speed and a significant reduction in compute costs;

    • Led development of a cost-effective message translation feature with Go, PostgreSQL, and Cloud Translation. resulting in increased booking conversions of users speaking different languages by 7%'

    • Developed and implemented a robust real-time notifications channel in the browser using Go, Twilio Real-time, and PostgreSQL, resulting in increased user engagement and a 20% reduction in emails sent;

    • Integrated multiple ad channels such as Google Ads and Facebook Ads into the Marketing Platform, resulting in a significant increase in website traffic, accounting for 70% of total traffic.

    Technologies:

    • Technologies:
    • Golang Golang
    • Google Cloud Google Cloud
    • Terraform Terraform
    • Kubernetes Kubernetes
  • Lead Software Engineer, Core Platform

    Syntax IQ, Canada - 2 years 10 months

    Syntax IQ is a software company that helps retailers generate and organize their content.

    • Established and maintained a Service-Oriented Architecture using Docker and Google Kubernetes Engine, delivering high-performance, scalable solutions to meet business needs;

    • Optimized deployment processes by implementing CI/CD pipelines using Google Cloud Build, reducing the average deployment time from 1.5 hours to 5-7 minutes;

    • Built Web APIs around Natural Language Processing models using Flask in Python. This enabled easy integration with other services and significantly improved scalability, resulting in a more efficient system;

    • Proposed and Implemented a caching layer with Redis in two data-read intensive services, resulting in a 20% reduction in BigQuery costs;

    • Led the design and development of a product labeling tool built with React, Go, and MongoDB, resulting in a 5x improvement in efficiency and a significant reduction in errors;

    • Built a Go-based service that tracks search analytics for text keywords and customer products to provide personalized content recommendations;

    • Implemented API Integrations with third-party services, including Shopify and Google Search Console, to enable seamless integration and streamline internal workflows;

    • Managed infrastructure using Terraform and deployed a service mesh with Linkerd2 and Ambassador.io for the API Gateway;

    • Used gRPC with Protocol Buffers to implement robust API contracts between internal services and utilized RabbitMQ for asynchronous messaging.

    Technologies:

    • Technologies:
    • Golang Golang
    • Python Python
    • Google Cloud Google Cloud
    • Kubernetes Kubernetes

Education

  • BSc.Computer Science

    Kwara State University, Malete, Nigeria · 2016 - 2020

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