Brad Benvenuti

Brad Benvenuti

Senior Software Engineer

Passionate and versatile full stack software engineer with 10 years of experience. Specializing in Javascript/Node.js, UI , and embedded applications.

Experience

Netflix - Senior Software Engineer

Full stack software engineer responsible for an IoT platform that is used to ensure quality of the Netflix experience across millions of devices worldwide (smart TVs, set-top boxes, game consoles, etc.). This hardware platform enables device test automation by providing software that can control the Netflix application, simulate network conditions and control connected sensors/peripherals (e.g., cameras, IR transmitters, etc.). • Increased device automation capabilities across the organization by developing a platform, SDK and app store that allows engineers to easily build and distribute custom automation software (Linux, Node.js, Bash, React/Redux, Java) • Built the UI, embedded software and cloud micro-services for multiple applications (e.g., an application that securely syncs multiple terabytes of audio/video files from AWS S3 to globally distributed devices) • Developed multiple modern web apps using React/Redux, Angular, Rxjs, Flow, Webpack, Jenkins, AWS Cloudfront, etc.

NextUp - Co-Founder/CTO

Technical co-founder of mobile app startup (getnextup.com), responsible for all software development and technical initiatives. • Developed an iOS app and extension using Javascript (React Native) and Swift • Built cloud services on AWS (e.g., REST API, Push Notifications, Data Storage) using Node.js, Express.js, Postgres, etc. • Selected as the sole startup to present and judge a marketing challenge at the national event for Epsilon Nu Tau (nation’s first entrepreneurship fraternity, hosted at University of Michigan) • Developed a business plan and pitched to potential investors (e.g., Detroit Venture Partners, Y Combinator) • Collected user feedback through interviews, surveys and in-app analytics to quickly iterate on ideas and implementations

Persis Consulting - JavaScript Software Engineer

Software engineer on an agile development team at OnStar/General Motors responsible for building embedded infotainment applications for GM vehicles. • Developed embedded, in-vehicle, infotainment applications such as Weather, Audiobooks and an app store (Javascript, Angular, Stylus, Grunt, Mocha, Jenkins, etc.) • Researched and pushed the limited technical capabilities of the infotainment units and created highly performant Javascript applications • Set team best practices and guidelines (e.g., unit testing, code quality, enhancing overall developer experience, etc.)

RIIS LLC - Senior Web Developer

Web developer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan responsible for developing an all-new, enhanced digital experience for BCBSM members. • Developed the UI for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Member Portal (Javascript, Backbone.js) • Architected and developed an application used to store and manage documents (Backbone.js, jQuery, etc.) • Consulted on any Javascript related development projects and mentored junior developers