Frankie Rodriguez is a Software Engineer based within Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA. After dedicating himself to his education through a twelve-week intensive coding boot camp, Rodriguez has worked professionally and personally on his craft. He has been employed with CSC as a Software Engineer for nearly two years and also works as a Freelance Software Developer, outsourcing his skills to clients in need of application and web design.
BECOMING A SOFTWARE ENGINEER
While attending Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, Rodriguez majored in Computer Engineering. This major is an interdisciplinary between Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, with a stronger emphasis on Electrical Engineering. After taking up his first programming class in his junior year of college, a passion was ignited that Rodriguez couldn’t ignore. He desired a change in his major in order to focus solely on Computer Science, however, this had proven to be a difficult feat because he was so far into his college career.
Rodriguez was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to attend Zip Code Wilmington, a vigorous, twelve-week coding boot camp that aims to turn its students into full stack developers, armed with the tools to enter the Software Development industry. He dedicated nearly 1200 hours to his passion and graduated the program in Spring 2018. Shortly after, Rodriguez began work at Corporation Service Company (CSC).
Rodriguez is currently employed at Corporation Service Company (CSC) as an Associate Software Engineer. At CSC, Rodriguez is responsible for the maintenance and development of a full-stack application that includes an Angular front end, Spring API, and an Oracle Database. In addition to the primary stack of this internal-facing application, his team also responsible for the maintenance and development of a legacy Java application. Aside from his daily development responsibility, he has assisted on many projects that have guided his team into a more updated state of operation. Some examples of this include migrating the team’s SVN repositories over to Github, establishing Jenkins deployment pipelines to support the newly migrated codebases, and assisted in the documentation of standard development practices.
One of Rodriguez’s most notable contributions to CSC, outside of his team-related responsibilities, was his participation in an internally-operated hackathon. On a team of five, he was tasked with creating a desk reservation system that would assist CSC employees in reserving available/open desks in HQ. Although the functionality of the application was minimal at the end of the competition due to the time constraint, the decision was made to continue work on the application in order to bring this service to life for CSC employees.