David Gitonga

David Gitonga

Sr Research Associate

Fort Worth, Texas, United States.


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Hours Available / Wk - 40 hrs

Employment History 

  • Sr. Research Associate

    MarketVision Research
    December 2014 - Present

    • Collaborate with cross-functional development teams to analyze potential system solutions based on evolving client requirements & market needs.
    • Consult regularly with internal clients on application development project status, new project proposals and software-related technical issues.
    • Boost efficiencies in research software using Test Driven Development to deliver better overall user experience.
    • Improve team strength and project workflow through continuous software review cycles.
    • Revise, modularize and update legacy code bases to modern development standards, reducing operating costs and improving functionality.

  • SAP Consultant

    Dibon Consulting
    June 2006 - March 2008

    • Architected SAP solutions by prioritizing simplicity, appropriate scale, resiliency and maintainability.
    • Traveled to client locations to implement SAP solutions, and offered post-installation support services.
    • Analyzed current business processes to recommend and develop solutions to meet clients' needs.
    • Created training documentation and provided training on standard and custom SAP transactions.

  • Software Developer

    Global Inc
    April 2008 - May 2010

    • Installed and configured software applications and tested solutions for functionality.
    • Implemented new software applications and operating system roll-outs across business enterprise, including applicant tracking software, online learning management systems, helpdesk and other internal applications.
    • Introduced agile methodologies and best practices to enhance product development.
    • Documented all software development methodologies in technical manuals to be used by web developers & system admins in future projects.
    • Gathered and defined customer requirements to develop clear specifications for project plans.
    • Drove adoption of service-oriented architecture (SOA) during conversion from local solutions to cloud-based services.

  • Sr Developer

    EdSpy Inc
    October 2011 - September 2012

    • Delivered and maintained scalable online job search system & applicant directory application.
    • Worked with marketing and in-house development to develop a geospatial search index database to power fast job search queries.
    • Oversaw web platform testing, troubleshooting and user sampling prior to live deployment.

  • Software Engineer

    Infoman Solutions
    May 2013 - December 2014

    • Led small team of developers and business analysts engaged in $2-million project for creation of new International mobile money transfer system.
    • Implemented new software applications and operating system roll-outs across business enterprise, including mobile money transfer and POS software.
    • Reviewed project specifications and designed technology solutions that met or exceeded performance expectations.
    • Worked closely with quality assurance team to design and develop robust solutions that were properly tested to meet client requirements for functionality, scalability and performance.
    • Gathered data on integration issues and vulnerabilities and reported all findings, including improvement recommendations.
    • Wrote Python scripts for daily maintenance activities, including scraping, indexing and dashboard feeds.

  • Consultant

    Nextwave Media Group
    August 2012 - July 2014

    • Led ecommerce team focused on revamping legacy ecommerce platforms.
    • Modernized ecommerce modules to improve performance, responsiveness and usability on mobile platforms.
    • Directed remote teams in Australia, Philippines & India dedicated to application design and quality assurance testing.
    • Worked with Face.com engineers (Now a part of Facebook) APIs to model & develop facial recognition algorithms to develop a robust image tagging system.
    • Engineered & developed RESTful web services to manipulate dynamic datasets.