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Michael Gervasoni

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Previous positions

  • Software Development Intern at The 5th Ingredient, LLC
  • Full Stack Web Developer at LEARN Academy


University of California, Los Angeles, B.S., Materials Engineering




I am a skilled full-stack software developer who has worked with a variety of tech stacks. Most recently, I have been developing .NET, C#, MSSQL, and Javascript (Knockout.js & Durandal) web applications. I’ve also built applications using React, Node, Ruby/Rails and LAMP (Apache, MySQL, PHP). I’ve developed RESTful APIs and have some DevOps experience. I have a background in engineering with a degree in Materials Engineering (3.97/4.0 GPA) and over two years scientific experience in research and development. I thrive on solving complex problems and enjoy being challenged. I pursue engineering with the dream creating technology to making our world a better place. Technical Skills: Languages: C#, Javascript, SQL, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, Ruby (Limited Python, C) Frameworks/Libraries: .NET, Entity, React, Ruby on Rails, CodeIgniter, Bootstrap, Knockout, Durandal, N-Hibranate Development/Testing: Integration tests in C#, Jasmine, BDD/TDD, Pair Programming, Mob Programming, Scrum, RSpec, Enzyme, Capybara Database: MySQL, T-SQL, MSSQL, PostgresSQL Software: TFS, Git, Visual Studio


  • Full Stack Software Engineer

    InnovaSystems International, LLC

    September 2018 – Present(1 year 1 month)Greater San Diego Area

    Marine Sierra Hotel Aviation Reporting Program (M-SHARP): Web application used for logging pre/post-flight data, Training & Readiness data for calculation of squadron readiness, and schedule events to include flights, simulators, and ground events. • In a team of 6 Software Engineers, I among other activities, completed User Stories, fixed bugs, wrote Integration Tests and Unit Tests, held code reviews, participated in daily stand ups, and remedied production bugs. • Developed Enterprise-Grade Software features using JavaScript, Durandal, and HTML for the front end, C# for the service, business and data access layers, and a MS SQL database. • Implemented agile methodologies (mainly XP, Kanban, Scrum, and Scrumban) concepts and activities such as ticket/bug creation, unit and integration testing, scrum with Azure DevOps. • Designed and developed schemas and database using SQL Server Management Studio 17. • Source Control with TFS / VSTS. • Collaborated with other team members for feature kickoffs, pair programming, and conversations with Project Owners to develop Acceptance Criteria. • Evaluated requirements of feature requests, recommended alternative technical and business approaches, and led engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines with optimal solutions. • Analyzed product requirements and create software architectures and designs. • Cultivated engineering and operational self-excellence through metrics and continuous learning.

  • Software Development Intern

    The 5th Ingredient, LLC

    June 2018 – July 2018(1 month)Greater San Diego Area

    • Responsible for developing full stack SaaS modules for big data software • Gained Proficiency in programming with Apache, MySQL, PHP • Designed user interface with HTML5 and CSS3 • Created functionality with JavaScript (ES6) • Applied Dev Ops and deploying with AWS • Gained Proficiency with CodeIgniter framework • Demonstrated the ability to work independently, taking ownership of various projects to meet deliverables • Designed and developed Cron Jobs for email and text notifications using AWS Simple Email Server and Twilio. •

  • Full Stack Web Developer

    LEARN Academy

    March 2018 – June 2018(3 months)San Diego, CA

    • Created several full stack web applications using React, PostgreSQL, Rails • Developed RESTful APIs and integrated applications with external APIs. • Gained proficiency in back end development with PostgreSQL and Active Record ORM • Designed front-end applications with JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3 • Built applications using Pair programming and SCRUM development methodology. • Applied behavior driven development using RSpec, Cabybara, and Enzyme. • Built a React with Rails fitness tracking application:

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  • Development Engineer

    HRL Laboratories, LLC

    August 2016 – August 2017(1 year)Malibu, CA

    • Gained expertise in polyurethane chemistry and formulation of nanomaterial polymeric films. • Developed processing techniques, experiment design, and testing procedures. • Created Heat/UV curing profile and cure cycle. • Gained Expertise in following mechanical testing standards with Instron. • Gained Expertise with vacuum bagging, lay-up, and adhesion of films onto aircraft parts. • Delivered PowerPoint presentations. Data entry in excel. Assisted in patent writing. • Greatly advanced the material development program by improving many properties including a 500% increase in durability and 300% increase in adhesive strength.

  • Summer Intern

    HRL Laboratories, LLC

    June 2016 – August 2016(2 months)Malibu, CA

    • Developed and synthesized acrylic co-polymer using free-radical polymer synthesis. • Developed UV and heat cure profile. • Experience with material analysis using NanoFlash (thermal conductivity test). • Introduced nanoparticle integration into polymerization. • Resolved previous issues with crazing/run-away through scientific methods, exprimentation, and development.

  • Owner


    January 2012 – August 2014(2 years 7 months)Santa Monica

  • Sole Proprietor

    Beach World (Gift Shop)

    2011 – 2011Venice Beach, CA

    Handled all operations: sales, purchasing, display, marketing, pricing, etc.

  • Ran operations, developed products, headed a sales team, created marketing material


  • University of California, Los Angeles

    B.S., Materials Engineering

    2014 – 2017

    Graduated Summa Cum Laude Selected Courses include: Electronic Materials Processing, Computer methods and instrumentation (LabView), C Programming, Statics and Strength of Materials, Materials Science of Semiconductors, Semiconductors Laboratory, Metallic Alloys, Materials Characterization Laboratory (XRD), Materials Selection and Engineering Design (CES).

    Activities and Societies

    Tau Beta Pi, Materials Research Society, Engineering Society, Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, American Chemical Society

  • LEARN Academy

    Web Development

    2018 – 2018

    • Seventeen weeks of intensive training in ReactJS, Ruby, Rails, Postgres, HTML5, CSS3 • Pair programming and behavior driven development using RSpec, Cabybara, and Enzyme. • Built a React with Rails fitness tracking application using SCRUM methodology:


  • Spanish

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency


  • Decreased Surface Porosity and Roughness of InP for Epitaxially Grown Thin-Film Devices: A Path to Integration of High Performance Electronics

    The Electrochemical Society
    Authors (3):
    • Michael Gervasoni,
    • Michael Gervasoni,
    • Michael Gervasoni


  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell


    Co-lead a hydrogen fuel cell project utilizing PEM and Alkali Methods. Designed, created, and tested my own original fuel cell designed to increase surface area using surfactants and bubbling to increase surface area, which performed proficiently.

    Team Members (1):
    • Michael Gervasoni
  • Fluctuation Correlation Spectroscopy


    Worked closely in 3 person team analyzing the spectroscopy of different colloids and materials including work with quantum dots.

    Team Members (1):
    • Michael Gervasoni
  • Multiferroic Antenna Design and Fabrication

    February 2015

    Team Members (1):
    • Michael Gervasoni
  • Indium Phosphide Thin Films Research

    March 2015 – January 2016

    Team Members (1):
    • Michael Gervasoni
  • Atomic Switch Network Fabrication

    September 2014

    Benchtop fabrication of atomic switch networks

    Team Members (1):
    • Michael Gervasoni
  • Fitology

    June 2018

    Fitness tracking app that creates a user experience where they can access and log a workout and see their progress through time. React frontend on a Rails backend.

    Team Members (1):
    • Michael Gervasoni

Skills & Expertise

  • Linear Algebra
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Jasmine
  • Chemistry
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Git
  • Matlab
  • JavaScript
  • Instron
  • CSS
  • Capybara
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rspec
  • React
  • C#
  • Ruby
  • X-ray diffractometry
  • Team Leadership
  • Python
  • Pair Programming
  • jQuery
  • PowerPoint
  • Management
  • KnockoutJS
  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Transact-SQL (T-SQL)
  • Web Applications
  • Cloud Development
  • PHP
  • HTML5
  • Node.js
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Microsoft Azure
  • MySQL
  • Ruby on Rails
  • C++
  • Semiconductors
  • HTML
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Calculus
  • Electrochemistry
  • Software Development
  • CES
  • Differential Equations
  • SQL


  • SQL Fundamentals

    SoloLearn, License 1060-8755256

    September 2018

  • Become an Azure Developer

    LinkedIn, License

    July 2019

Honors & Awards

  • MUSE Scholarship


  • President’s List

    MiraCosta College


  • Dean’s Honor List

    Santa Monica College


  • Shirley and Walter Wang Scholar

  • Blue & Gold Grant Recipient

  • Winner – Poster Competition

    Electrochemical Society

    January 2017

  • Summa Cum Laud


  • Tau Beta Pi, Materials Research Society, Electrochemical Society, American Chemical Society


Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Math Tutor

    MiraCosta College

    September 2013 – July 2014(10 months)Education

    Coached college level math (from algebra to calculus) to community college students.

  • Chemistry Outreach Program

    Santa Monica College


    Demonstrations of experiments to middle-schoolers.

  • Volunteer

    West Side Food Drive

    2013Poverty Alleviation

  • Volunteer Tutor (Math, Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science)

    Tau Beta Pi, UCLA

    October 2016 – May 2017(7 months)Education

  • Tutor

    The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc.

    September 2015 – September 2016(1 year)Education

    Math (Calculus series, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra), Physics, Chemistry, Materials Engineering, Computer Science Tutor.

Causes Michael cares about:

  • Science and Technology