Hi, I'm Valery Nguyen

Software Engineer located in San Francisco Bay Area

Check out some of my recent projects !

Story

As a Mechanical Engineer turned Full Stack Software Engineer, I enjoy collaborating with other engineers and developers and tackling challenging problems together. What I like most is solving complex problems all over the stack.

I specialize in JavaScript, ReactJS, ReduxJS, Ruby on Rails, as well as in other technologies like GraphQL, Docker, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Express.js, and Node.js.

After graduating from UCLA with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, I started my career with ORANO USA. I worked 2 years on automation hardware before transitioning to a Software Engineer role, where I developed control systems software for 5+ years.

Moving back to the Bay Area, I decided to focus on Web Development and joined AlertEnterprise, where I am at presently.

Outside of Web Development, I am also passionate about emerging tech (e.g blockchain, AI) and their impact on international economics + social policies. As I lived in France for 17 years, I like exploring what makes each culture unique and exciting!

Education

ucla

University of California, Los Angeles

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering  (2011)

Work

  • Mechanical Engineer

    Orano USA

    JANUARY 2015 - APRIL 2017

    I performed structural analysis on support structures for automation systems' hardware utilizing ANSYS Mechanical in order to verify and ensure the structures' integrity under extreme operating conditions.

  • Software Engineer

    Orano USA

    OCT 2011 - DEC 2014  |  MAY 2017 - JAN 2019

    I designed, implemented, and tested software solutions for nuclear fuel manufacturing material handling, part tracking, and data storage and retrieval. The software applications were specifically for Siemens Programmable Logic Controllers and developed using Siemens STEP 7.

Skills

  • Redux

Portfolio

Online Retailer Web App providing a wide range of unique gifts ideas for the users to choose and order from.

Ruby-on-Rails, React.js, Redux.js

Service Web App giving users the possibility to search and book lodging, filtered by location, dates, type, and price.

MongoDB, Express.js, React.js, Redux.js, Node.js

Communication Web App giving users the possibility post messages on various channels, as well as send direct messages to other users.

GraphQL, Docker, MongoDB, Express.js, React.js, Node.js

GameOfThrones-D3 explores the interactions between the various characters of HBO series Game of Thrones through several D3.js visualization techniques.

D3.js, React.js, Redux.js, Express.js, Node.js