Hi, I'm

Nick Kuznia

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Software Developer. Systems Integrator. Solution Enthusiast.

About Me

I'm a full-stack .NET software developer with an emphasis on web applications. I'm currently working in the Twin Cities, MN area, and I've spent most of my life in the midwest; I grew up just a few miles from the Canadian border.

I attended the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND, and left with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science.

My command of the computer isn't my only area of expertise. I also dabble in construction, electrical work, auto mechanics, and all sorts of things that appeal to my engineering background.

Now I'm now looking for the next exciting challenge.

Experience

Questar Assessment Inc.

Senior Software Developer

Questar Assessment Inc.
Apple Valley, MN
  • Mentored junior software developers
  • Conducted technical interviews of prospective software developers
  • Performed peer code reviews and encouraged effective unit testing
  • Developed new functionality in and converted existing Razor pages to Vue.js and web components
  • Identified and refactored performance bottlenecks in C# and SQL Server
  • Empowered users to resolve their own import data issues by designing and implementing an improved feedback mechanism
Thomson Reuters

Senior Software Engineer (Contract)

Thomson Reuters
Eagan, MN

Worked on an Agile team supporting modular & scaleable web applications platform for Firm Central, Deadline Assistant, and other Thomson Reuters information applications.

  • Added features to client­side components in HTML, jQuery, Underscore.js, Backbone.js, CSS
  • Enhanced APIs and services built in C# .Net MVC, as well as Oracle database design and updates
  • Creation of unit tests in QUnit (client­side/js) and xUnit (server side/C#)
  • Managed Agile stories and tasks in Team Foundation Server, and participated in peer code review
Verified Credentials

.NET Software Developer

Verified Credentials
Lakeville, MN
  • Developed new functionality, optimized, and supported several integrated C# .NET MVC Applications
  • Enhanced automated report creation in Excel and Pdf formats
  • Developed front end with interactive forms utilizing a variety of C# MVC Razor, WebForms, and libraries such as RequireJs, Knockout.js, jQuery, Ajax
  • Worked in an agile development environment with an emphasis on software architecture and design
  • Data design for existing Microsoft SQL Server databases with access through stored procedures, plus new development using Entity Framework ORM
  • Participated in peer code review via Upsource
  • Managed workflow and documented issues and resolutions with Jira
  • Maintained and increased unit test coverage using NUnit
  • Refactored and implemented software design best practices such as dependency injection, appropriate code patterns, and decoupling
Marvin Windows and Doors

Web Applications Developer

Marvin Windows and Doors
Eagan, MN
  • Created Responsive Designs (with and without Bootstrap)
  • Extensive cross-functional collaboration and troubleshooting
  • Conceived of and assembled protected web applications/portals with VB.NET webforms
  • Assembled retailer locators, events boards, varied web forms — also APIs including locator, IP location lookup, & postal code location lookup using both VB.NET webforms handlers and C#.NET WebApi
  • Designed databases in Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, and Oracle — including SQL Server CLR functions
  • Integration between back-end systems, enterprise resource management systems, websites, web applications, APIs, cloud services, Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, WordPress, & custom content management systems
  • Constructed and maintained custom content management systems in both VB.NET and PHP, but also utilized canned CMSs like WordPress and ExpressionEngine
  • Engineered rewrite rules & maps for both IIS and Apache
  • Devised real-time testing/monitoring/reporting system for public and protected websites and APIs
  • Quickly authored VB.NET and C#.NET code that was concise, maintainable, and flexible — often to meet short deadlines
Amazon.com

Technical Account Management WebStore Specialist

Amazon.com
Grand Forks, ND
  • Renovated help documentation for Amazon Webstore and Selling on Amazon platforms
  • Created internal real-time reporting tools for Technical Account Management (TAM) with PHP and MySQL
  • Developed and optimized internal TAM processes
  • Mentored TAM Associates and Leads
  • Troubleshot advanced issues with Amazon Webstore, Selling on Amazon, Fulfillment by Amazon, Marketplace Web Services, and integration
  • Managed accounts with large customers such as Motorola, MTV, Samsonite, Benefit Cosmetics, Lacoste, and others to identify interface problems and fix integration issues with 3rd party systems
Marvin Windows and Doors

Engineering Intern

Marvin Windows and Doors
Warroad, MN
  • Planned and designed facilities, electrical, and mechanical systems
  • Updated internal documentation and schematics
  • Streamlined processes and designed cost saving solutions
  • CAD drawing of everything from machinery parts I designed to as-built building blueprints

Education

Northland Community and Technical College

Northland Community and Technical College

Thief River Falls, MN

Post-Secondary Enrollment Option

University of North Dakota

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science