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Lina Thomas

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Previous positions

  • Lead Software Engineer at SeatAdvisor
  • Senior Software Developer at Zurple

Education

BVM Holy Cross College, Masters, Computer Science

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Background

Summary

Working knowledge of OOA, OOD, design and analysis of business requirements, Java API and GUI development and general problem solving techniques . Expertise in J2EE and PL/SQL Development, MVC Frameworks and MVC Design Patterns. Specialties: Design, develop, document, and maintain reusable back-end and web service APIs. Porting and maintenance of legacy API’s to more scalable solutions

Experience

Education

  • BVM Holy Cross College

    Masters, Computer Science

    2001 – 2003

  • CMS College

    Bachelors, Mathematics

    1998 – 2000

Languages

  • English

  • Malayalam

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Hindi

    Native or bilingual proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Architecture
  • PL/SQL
  • Software Design
  • JavaScript
  • XML
  • OOAD
  • Scalability
  • SOA
  • OOP
  • REST
  • AJAX
  • Object Oriented Design
  • Python
  • Servlets
  • Web Services
  • Linux
  • Web Applications
  • Requirements Analysis
  • python
  • MySQL
  • MVC
  • Java Enterprise Edition
  • Software Engineering
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Programming
  • Java
  • Cloud Computing
  • SaaS
  • Software Development
  • Scrum
  • Oracle
  • SQL
  • SOAP

Courses

CMS College

  • Bachelors Mathematics

Organizations

  • SeatAdvisor

    Lead Software Engineer

    August 2015 – Present

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • CASA

    Voices for Children, Inc.

    June 2015Children

    CASAs are Court Appointed Special Advocates that are officially appointed by a Juvenile Court judge, authorizing them to become involved in the child’s case and gain access to their records. As the Juvenile Court’s eyes and ears for children in foster care we speak up on their child’s behalf and help them through what is often a confusing and scary time. The children we serve have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. and are very lonely. While the foster care system comprises many talented and passionate professionals, it is also overburdened. CASA volunteers devote their attention to one child or a sibling group, closely monitoring each child’s situation and ensuring their needs are met. A CASA is often the only consistent adult presence in a foster child’s life—the one person a child can truly count on who is not paid to oversee their welfare. CASAs act as fact-finders for the judges, who oversee an average of 500 cases, providing them with information that they may never get otherwise. CASAs gather information from Court documents, social workers’ files, and educational, medical, and therapy records. They also speak with the child, family members, school officials, health care providers, and other professionals involved in the child’s life. CASAs use this information, as well as firsthand observations, to advocate for the child in Court and school, and in other aspects of their lives. The CASA’s role is to consider what is in the child’s best interest and to make sure that each child’s individual needs are met. CASAs visit with their case children at least once a month. This provides the children with stability and consistency and allows the CASAs to better understand the needs of the children, as well as the children themselves. Some CASAs build and maintain positive, trusting relationships with their case children, much like mentors.

  • Volunteer

    Ask Mentoring Outreach Inc

    January 2011 – December 2011(11 months)Social Services

    Being a Friend: Befriending, guiding and listening to the incarcerated, as well as writing them at least once a month. As a volunteer we form the backbone of our organization. Our purpose is to serve as a friend and role model who will help an inmate change the lifestyle and attitudes that put them in prison. The match process helps our inmate friend to prepare for parole. The ASK Volunteer helps ensure the likelihood of parole success by learning the inmate’s plans, then assisting with guidance and referrals, (available from your director), whenever possible. Hopefully, your friendship will provide the inmate with a bridge from prison into mainstream society. We work closely with your ASK program coordinator in all phases of the match and provide up-to-date information of changes, progress, parole plans and other major developments in the inmate’s life.

  • Mentor

    Foster Youth Mentor Program

    January 2009 – December 2009(11 months)Children

    Provide a foster child with a supportive and enriching one-on-one relationship that will aid in developing self esteem. As a mentor we spend time with the child, doing fun activities, taking about their aspirations and dreams, providing transportation, tutoring and taking the child on various social outings.

Causes Lina cares about:

  • Children
  • Health
  • Social Services