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Elfrey Shira

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Hey, my name is Elfrey Shira. I enjoy helping people, programming, and solving problems. In my spare time, I like to bike around the city, eat new food, and procure new v-necks.


The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX

Class of 2013
Major: B.S. Mechanical Engineering
GPA: 3.75 ▻ High Honors ▻ Top 10%


Civitas Learning Software Engineer ▻ Austin, TX ▻ 08/2014 - present

  • Web development with NodeJS

Opower Associate Software Engineer ▻ Arlington, VA ▻ 07/2013 - 8/2014

  • Developed a widget‐development framework with NodeJS and AngularJS
  • Integrated end‐to‐end tests for UIs and build‐time tools with Mocha and Protractor
  • Built white‐label product for consumer energy engagement on utility company websites

Mass Relevance Software Engineer Intern ▻ Austin, TX ▻ 01/2013 - 06/2013

  • Integrated Ruby on Rails, Solr, and JavaScript (jQuery)
  • Developed a global search on the internal administrative platform
  • Consolidated accounts, users, streams, etc. into one search function Software Engineer Intern ▻ Austin, TX ▻ 05/2012 - 08/2012

  • Improved the application tracking system
  • Integrated Google Closure (JavaScript), Spring (Java), HTML and CSS
  • Developed full‐stack features via databases, HTTP requests, and front‐end interaction
  • Implemented search highlighting, candidate notes, table sorting, text quality meter, etc.

Mass Relevance Software Engineer Intern ▻ Austin, TX ▻ 02/2012 - 05/2012

  • Developed new features on the administrative platform with Ruby on Rails
  • Added username search functionality
  • Created an Activity page to display the latest activities on customer API and application usage

Speak Social Web Developer Intern ▻ Austin, TX ▻ 08/2011 - 11/2011

  • Created web pages for clients that are engaged in social media marketing
  • Designed Facebook pages with streaming posts from Twitter and Tumblr
  • Transformed the company blog header and footer to match the main website

JPMorgan Chase Application Developer Intern ▻ Houston, TX ▻ 06/2011 - 08/2011

  • Developed an application to analyze the growth of a major company database
  • Integrated Python and Oracle SQL to seamlessly query and display data in a robust UI
  • Discussed the application features with managers to iterate to the final product

The Austin ProjectTutor ▻ Austin, TX ▻ 08/2009 - 12/2009

  • Instructed elementary students privately and in-class
  • Successfully increased students' mathematical and reading proficiency
  • Supervised students during recess to ensure their safety

Rice WokCashier ▻ Arlington, TX ▻ 09/2006 - 7/2009

  • Performed cashier duties, assembled orders, and resolved customer conflicts

Web Development

JavaScript (NodeJS, AngularJS, GruntJS, jQuery, Mocha, AJAX), Ruby (on Rails), HTML, CSS (Foundation), Jenkins, Java (Spring)

Desktop Software Development

Python, SQL (Oracle)

Engineering Design and Analysis

MATLAB for computational anaysis and systems modeling, SolidWorks for 3D CAD design, JMP for statistical analysis

Office Work

Google Docs,, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), Keynote, 90 WPM

Creative Development

MAGIX, Adobe Premiere, iMovie, Audacity, Photoshop, GIMP


A webapp for movie-watchers to quickly find and compare movie ratings all across the web. Instead of having to go to different movie rating sources, use Myuv to see a visually comprehensive overall movie rating in a single search. Save your favorite movies. It's simple and sweet, it gets to the point.

Biased Dice

Have you ever played Settlers of Catan and gotten frustrated that the dice rolls an 11 more than it rolls a 6? Sometimes, random luck isn't fun. Biased Dice Roller uses an algorithm that biases a roll based on previous rolls and expected probabilites. It isn't fully random, but it is fully fair.


Urbana is a Christian missions conference held by Intervarsity every 3 years. In Urbana, people can attend seminars. The problem is, there are a bunch of seminars and the seminar browsing webpage was confusing to users. This webapp is a better alternative to choosing which seminars to attend. This webapp was used by plenty of people who were attending the conference and they loved it.

Easy Basketball

Keep track of pick-up basketball games stats without ever having to look down at your computer. Afterwards, it's fun to show your friends how well they balled.

UT BS Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Project

During my final semester (Spring 2013), we were tasked with designing a commercial waste container that would enable more efficient transportation of said containers. The design called for stackable containers, which came with two physical requirements: angled walls and removable sleeves. We estimated that our final design could save the company about 10% from their current transportation costs.

The Man Who Unlocked Japanon YouTube

A historical documentary retelling the story of Commodore Matthew C. Perry and his impact on Japan. Created by Seniors of Martin High School for National History Day 2009. The theme for the year was The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies.


3 Day Startup4/2011

  • Prototyped a company that that manages social media for small business owners
  • Performed market research and analysis
  • Created a business pitch presentation for a panel of investors and 3DS faculty

Asian American Campus Ministry8/2009 - 5/2013

  • Led, coordinated, and mentored a community group every week for two years
  • Captained intramural football for two seasons
  • Organized multiple events with large amounts of people attending

Projects for Under-served Communities8/2011 - 5/2012

  • Designed a micro hydro power plant for a biological research station in Costa Rica
  • Collaborated with client throughout the year to define scope of project
  • Project engineering through budgeting, scheduling, and technical design

Pi Tau Sigma - MechE Honors Society1/2012 - 5/2013

  • Webmaster Officer (Fall 2012, Spring 2013)
Piano, Volunteering, Ballroom Dancing, Biking, Football, Racquetball, Tennis
Available on request