Michael Schwartz

Full Stack Software Engineer

ABOUT ME

I'm a Full Stack Software Engineer

I'm a problem solver; driven to create stunning, functional, enjoyable user interactions. I leverage my past as an intelligence officer, diplomat, and consulting manager to elicit user stories, then wireframe and map requirements to industry best practices using my training in human-centered design. I love to collaborate, share ideas, and work holistically to build resilient, scalable, engaging solutions to client challenges.

CERTIFICATIONS

ICAgile Certified Professional

2018

ICAgile

Human-Centered Design Strategist

2015

LUMA Institute

CERTIFICATIONS

ICAgile Certified Professional

2018

ICAgile

Human-Centered Design Strategist

2015

LUMA Institute

SKILLS

Programming Languages

JavaScript
Python

Frameworks

Node.js
Express JS
React.js
Django

Databases

MongoDB
PostgreSQL

Tools

Mongoose
HTML5/CSS3
Git
GitHub
Stata
SPSS
Google Cloud Platform
Microsoft Azure

EDUCATION

Software Engineering Immersive

Washington, DC
2021

General Assembly

M.A. International Peace and Conflict Resolution

Washington, DC
2012

American University School of International Service

B.A. Political Science, International Relations (Cum Laude)

Pittsburgh, PA
2009

University of Pittsburgh

EXPERIENCE

Software Engineering Immersive Student

Sept 2021–Dec 2021

General Assembly

Successfully completed 500+ hours of in-person expert-led instruction in Full Stack Software Engineering, including hands-on learning in JavaScript, Node.js, and ReactJS fundamentals as well as the industry’s most in demand technologies. Developed projects, including:

  • Memorable Cats: Built with JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3–A simple flip-card memory game with a dynamically generated game board and animated card flipping using pictures of my cat in various states of repose.
  • Chef’s Corner: A full-stack MEN (MongoDB, ExpressJS, Node.js) web application allowing Google OAuth sign-in, and including multiple data structures and protected user access.
  • Anime City: A full-stack MERN (MongoDB, ExpressJS, React.js, Node.js) responsive web application utilizing JSON Web Token login protecting routes while allowing anonymous database access to the JikanAPI and MyAnimeList. Provides users with personal database access and the ability to create and manage lists of favorite anime media, future “to watch” media, and linking to available streaming services to
    access media on their lists.

Principal Intelligence Analyst (Targeting Officer)

McLean, VA | Aug 2020–Jul 2021

Peraton

Conducted intelligence and target analysis identifying, vetting, and developing leads, organizing
mission-partner collaboration, and providing strategic support to field and domestic CT (counterterrorism)
operations managers. Produce All-Source targeting analysis for dissemination to field and mission partners.
Advised C-suite executives on strategic and operational planning, resource allocation, and partner
engagements

  • Led HQ-based targeting operations in a national-level intelligence mission against high-threat non-state actors in the assigned region.
  • Planned and oversaw multiple intelligence operations in support of partner HVT interdiction operations.
  • Evaluated raw intelligence and produced refined reporting for executive leadership consumption related to
    high priority national security objectives

Associate (Targeting Officer)

McLean, VA | Aug 2018–Aug 2020

Booz Allen Hamilton

Managed daily operations and directed resourcing needs for a national-level counterterrorism mission, analyzed reporting, supported forward deployed field teams and partner organizations, and conducted regular
management briefings on operation priorities with high mission impact.

Senior Consultant (Business Analyst)

Springfield, VA | Feb 2016–Aug 2018

Booz Allen Hamilton

Managed National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency workforce capability, training, & technology development for 15,000+ civilian and military personnel assigned to the agency.. Provided executive advisory, process engineering, and internal capability development expertise

  • Identified a needed critical analytic capability, developed contract addendum and FTE requirements, researched existing non-defense capabilities and potential for acquisition, and implemented a multi-million dollar big data pilot initiative to to federate critical capabilities to a 15,000+ global workforce.
  • Designed strategies for and led requirements team stakeholder engagements to obtain a 95% stakeholder compliance rate throughout solution design, production, and deployment phases.
  • Led requirements process UX redesign based on analysis of existing infrastructure, subsequently conducted user experience surveys at one, three, and six months post redesign, quantifying interaction improvements with an average increase of +2 points in a satisfaction and usability matrix after six months

Foreign Affairs Officer

Washington, DC | Sep 2012–Feb 2016

U.S. Department of State

As a country desk office I managed budgetary, grant-making, policy, and diplomatic engagement programs. I grew relationships with foreign mission personnel including ambassadors and foreign ministers, representing the USG in an official capacity during consultations, executive engagements, and the U.N. General Assembly.

 

CONTACT

Michael Schwartz

I am available for work. Connect with me via social media, phone and email.

Phone: 412-330-9957
Email: mjschwartz515@gmail.com