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Jordan Zhu

Work Experience

Software Engineer


Mar 2019 - Current
  • Technical lead for scalable rule processor: designed & built UI for marketers to select customizable rules, built backend to process rules in AWS EMR. Ingest and filter against millions of records daily, and output result to internal marketers. Sped up system execution by 600%.
  • Technical lead for project to enable marketers to send daily intelligent, machine-learning driven insights to Amazon advertisers.
  • Led re-architecture of existing system into a more scalable approach, involving multiple designs and spanning months. Built system capable of ingesting millions of records.
  • Led initiative to improve operational excellence: enabled full end-to-end testing of internal tool and added a system health check that alarmed engineers when a code deployment would cause failures. Decreased CPU usage of internal service from 90% to 10%.
  • Participated in monthly, 24/7 one week on-call rotation. Engage with customers to discover and debug issues, and discuss with product managers to add feature requests to roadmap.
  • Led investigation into major system failures and presented two 6-page reports to leadership. Fixed all bugs documented in report.

Software Engineer, Intern

2017 - 2018
  • Developed complete dashboard for advertiser retail metrics to be used by internal marketers
  • Built scalable API endpoints to fetch and calculate metrics stored in Elastic Search for advertiser summary dashboard
  • Added plugin to track expiring EC2 instances using DynamoDB
  • Created notification service for terminating instances using Simple Queue Service

Full Stack Engineer, Intern

General Electric

Aug 2016 - Dec 2016
  • Designed and implemented dashboard for visualization of industrial sensor data
  • Built REST API endpoints to process files and retrieve data

Software Engineer, Intern

Dow Chemical

May 2016 - Jul 2016
  • Fixed data pipeline to handle larger files and cut time spent on transferring files by 20%
  • Implemented code diff tool for internal version control


B.S.E. in Computer Science

University of Michigan

Sep 2014 - Dec 2018


  • AWS
  • Java
  • Python
  • C++
  • Node.js
  • Ruby
  • Javascript
  • SQL
  • React