Ash Isaac

Full-Stack Engineer

Full-Stack Engineer & Architect, AWS Certified Developer & Solution Architect (Associate)

Employment: Currently working at MedNet Solutions on an Enterprise SaaS software product.
(612) 590-1491
Minneapolis, MN

  • 10+ years in software engineering and technical leadership roles
  • Amazon Web Services certified with experience in Cloud migration and Enterprise SaaS
  • Experience with CI/CD, DevOps & Agile methodologies

University of Madras, VIT

Bachelor of Electronics and Communications Engineering, 1991-1995

Technical Reviewer: Magento Extensions Development (Jérémie Bouchet, June 2016)
Packt Publishing Limited

Experienced in architecting scalable, resilient systems on AWS using Docker & Microservices. Practitioner of Agile software development , TDD and Continuous Integration / Deployment.

Amazon Web Services

Services: VPC, EC2, RDS, ECR, S3, CloudWatch, Lambda
Automation/ Containers: Terraform, Docker, Docker Swarm, Vault, Consul

Databases & Tools

Databases: Postgres, MySQL, MS SQL Server
SCM/Build: Bamboo, Jenkins, Stash, Git, Artifactory
Testing: JMeter, Karma, Jasmine, Mocha, Chai


Java: Spring Boot, Thymeleaf
Node.js: Restify, Express
PHP: Magento, Symfony, Slim


Javascript: jQuery, KnockoutJS
Frameworks: Bootstrap, Zurb Foundation


MedNet is a leading eClinical technology company offering a Cloud-based Enterprise Electronic Data Capture (EDC) SaaS eClinical platform

  • Guided adoption and configuration of AWS services (VPC, EC2, ECR, RDS, CloudWatch, S3)
  • Architected Docker Swarm environments on AWS using Terraform
  • Integrated Bamboo, Consul and Vault into DevOps pipeline
  • Developed and deployed Java microservices using Spring Boot/Docker on AWS
  • Migrated enterprise SaaS application to AWS over 5 months
  • Guided, modeled and analyzed performance, load and stress tests
  • Upgraded Report Designer frontend (KnockoutJS/ MVVM architecture)
  • Delivered 10x PDF generation capacity using Node.js microservices

Presentations given to the engineering team:

  • Building Docker Swarm on AWS using Terraform
  • Building Microservices in Node.js
  • Code Modularization using Dependency Injection and the Service Layer Pattern
  • Testing Javascript using Jasmine, Karma, Gulp and Phantomjs
  • The Zen of Microservices
  • I started a software consulting firm in 2004, providing creative software solutions and end-to-end expert development and consulting services to design agencies, entrepreneurs and businesses.

    • Launched BuyMage, a software product integrating Magento with the BuySeasons Direct® dropshipping program
    • Architected bespoke MES applications for Production Scheduling and Shop Floor Management (Python)
    • Built TREK, a (.NET/MVC/WPF) business application integrating with TigerPaw ERP
    • Developed REST API for Remax Cayman Islands
    • Authored custom Magento extensions

    Experience managing the entire software development lifecycle: system analysis & estimation, pricing & sales, project management, development, testing and deployment including client-facing presentations and ongoing software support.

    • System Analyst and Team Lead
    • Mainframe Business applications (DB2, Assembler, COBOL)
    • Clients: Fingerhut Corp., EBSCO Subscription Services, DISCOVER/Novus Network Services
    • Mentoring students in entrepreneurship for social good
    • Fund-raising, leading volunteer teams
    • Speaking/presenting at student conferences

    In 2002, I left my corporate IT job to work on staff with Segway, a non-profit organization on the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) campus. I provided mentoring and counseling to college students, specifically in applying their education and skills towards combatting poverty, both locally and globally.

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