Josh Kay

(416) 464-4510 · me@joshkay.ca

Detail oriented software engineer with 5+ years of professional experience developing custom websites, apps and video games. Motivated developer who enjoys creating responsive, easy to use full stack applications. Posseses a track record of developing a project management tool used by 50+ employees, a data centre documentation tool, as well as a virtual reality game published on Steam. Enjoy contributing to open source projects that I have a passion for.


Portfolio

Music Box

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About

A simple way to listen to music at home or on the go. Fully responsive design makes it easy to use on mobile.

Built with


Experience

Owner

Full Stack Software Solutions

Consulting and custom software development.

Feb 2020 - Present

Software Developer (Contractor)

MARCOMM Integrated Business Solutions

Contracted by Apotex Inc. to assist develop a web application that is used to manage their data centers, network cabling, work orders, inventory and more. Built with VB, ASP.NET and MS SQL Server.

Contracted by Apotex Inc. to consult and create software that is used for managing capital engineering projects, financial forecasting and fiscal year budgeting. Consolidated information from SAP, an existing custom CMS, and multiple excel sheets into a properly structured SQL database through automatic daily imports. Developed using React-Redux, IIS, Node.js, Express and MS SQL Server. Created custom reports using Qlik Sense.

May 2011 - Dec 2012

Apr 2018 - Present

Executive Vice President

Hailstone Games

In charge of conducting interviews and hiring employees.

Implemented agile development practices consisting of weekly sprints.

Managed interpersonal relationships within the office.

Designer and lead virtual reality gameplay developer of GoalieVR, an interactive VR game that places you in NHL goalie pads and invites friends to take shots on their mobile devices.

Jan 2017 - Apr 2018

Software Engineer

OSnap! Games

Started as an intern and solidified my position as a core team member.

One of two lead developers on Quasar, a competitive, multiplayer, top down space shooter with a retro feel.

Promoted with OSnap! Games at conventions in Seattle, Boston, Texas, and Washington as a lead developer.

Jan 2015 - Jan 2017


Education

Bloc

Full Stack Web Development Certification

Learned how to develop full stack applications using React, Node.js, & Express.

Apr 2018 - Apr 2019

George Brown College

Game Programming Diploma

Graduated with Honors.

Lead Programmer on Fidelity, an iOS 2.5d side-scroller for Sony’s record label, Pirates Blend.

Lead Programmer on Couch Surfers, an Android application consisting of mini-games and stories.

Intern at OSnap! Games.

Jan 2013 - Apr 2016


Skills

Languages
  • Javascript

  • Typescript

  • HTML5

  • CSS3

  • SASS

  • SQL

  • Java

  • C#

  • C++

  • Python

Libraries
  • React

Workflow
  • Test Driven Development
  • Mobile-First, Responsive Design
  • Agile Development & Scrum

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