Bree LaPointe Download as PDF Senior Software Engineer Provo, UT WORK EXPERIENCE Render Software Engineer Dec 2023 - Present Qualtrics Senior Software Engineer, Team Lead May 2022 - Dec 2023 Optimized a Go application to increase consumption rate from Kafka by 340%, costing half the engineering effort of the proposed rewrite. Spearheaded AWS asset replication tooling, sparing 9 teams from duplicating work relocating up to 7 AWS technologies each. Mentored 2 intern, 2 new grad, and 4 mid-level engineers on operational tools, best practices for maintainable software, and career development. Founded the in-house standard system to continuously verify 16 teams' compliance with disaster recovery requirements. Created automated release test suites for 11 services, which catches 10 would-be customer facing bugs per month on average. Software Engineer II Oct 2019 - May 2022 Scripted no-downtime database reconfiguration, which was leveraged by 3 teams to update 168 instances. Automated infrastructure patching for 30 microservices and 25 database clusters by creating a modular and testable Bash script framework. Administered on-call training, including 6 chaos tests gamedays across 5 systems. Software Engineer I Feb 2018 - Oct 2019 Created custom Python tooling to create, increment, restore, and check for MongoDB database backups for standalone, replicated, and sharded deployments without customer impact, and has been the in-house standard for 21 teams for 4 years. Decreased backend service's annual outages by 91% and reduced hardware costs by 40% by selecting, training owners on, and migrating without downtime to a different datastore. EDUCATION Wake Forest University Master of Science in Computer Science - 3.88/4.00 GPA SKILLS Languages: Go (Golang), Bash, Python3 Platforms: Docker, Hashicorp, Linux/Unix, AWS, REST, Microservices, Git Datastores: MongoDB, Redis, S3, Couchbase, DynamoDB