Hi. My name is Alexis Hevia. I am a software engineer with 10 years of experience doing web development. During my career, I have worked with different sized companies: from early stage startups all the way to fortune 500 companies. I have also worked on multiple roles (frontend, backend, full-stack, tech lead), and different stacks and languages (RoR, Python, MERN, Go, etc).
The one common factor is that I always try to generate as much value as possible for the client I am working with, and I try to find the right balance between elegance and simplicity in the codebases I interact with.
I am a bit of a digital nomad, so I only work with companies that support fully remote contributors.
Tech lead for the Live squad at Fox Broadcasting Company.
The Live squad is in charge of enforcing restrictions based on user's location and entitlements, as well as placing users into the optimal live stream for their device.
I was part of the team in charge of optimizing services to handle Super Bowl LIV (3+ million concurrent users) and Super Bowl LVII (6+ million concurrent users)
Work included: refactoring a NodeJS mono-repo into multiple Golang microservices, re-designing cache strategies, introducing mechanisms to deal with traffic spikes and network pressure, among others.
As a frontend developer on a software dev shop, I worked closely with the UX team to build beautiful, usable, and robust interfaces - for both web and mobile.
Ubiqua was a small startup with a rapidly-growing client base. I helped the team standardize development processes, improve code quality, and design a new architecture - all while keeping a growing user base well served.
Worked as a full stack developer for RightScale, a multi-cloud management company. Tech stack: Ruby on Rails for the backend and BackboneJS for the frontend