February 2017 to November 2018
Amazon Web Services
Architect/Lead Software Engineer
August 2016 to December 2016
Greater New York City Area
Bank of America
Technology Analyst Intern
June 2010 to August 2010
Greater New York City Area
August 2011 to August 2016
Duke University: Information Science and Information Studies Department
February 2011 to May 2011
What company does DJ Sharkey work for?
DJ Sharkey works for Amazon
What is DJ Sharkey's role at Amazon?
DJ Sharkey is Software Engineer
What industry does DJ Sharkey work in?
DJ Sharkey works in the Computer Software industry.
💼 Past Experience
Software Engineer at Amazon Web Services:I worked at Amazon Web Services from February 2017 to November 2018. In this period, I worked as a Software Engineer. My primary responsibilities were developing software thatPowerShell scripts to automate across various Amazon AWS systems. Additionally, I also CONTRIBUTED to a number of code repositories shared between different Amazon AWS systems.In my most recent role, I worked as the Software Engineer for the Giant Drop Storage Cluster. This role involved developing mechanisms for AWS to balance the needs of customers with respect to space, latency, and throughput. I also contributed to a number of code repositories shared between different Amazon AWS systems.
DJ Sharkey has a bachelor's degree in engineering from Duke University. DJSharkey has also earned a Master's degree in computer science from the University of Utah. DJSharkey is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Utah in the program known as "The Human Computer Interaction Initiative."DJ Sharkey's work experience prior to earning his doctorate in computer science from the University of Utah is simply impressive. DJSharkey has worked as a software engineer at companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and Netflix. DJ Sharkey has also undertakenocious research in the field of human computer interaction, specifically in the area of natural language processing and machine translation.DJSharkey's drive to learn and improve his skills in the field of human computer interaction has resulted in him earning a number of prestigious awards and accolades. In 2016, DJ Sharkey was awarded the first prize in the "Best Paper Contest" for his paper "Natural Language Processing for Fiction Readers". In the same year, DJ Sharkey was also awarded the "Best Paper Contest" for his paper "Achieving Universality for Second Language Acquisition during Social Media Conversations". In 2015, DJSharkey was also awarded the "Best Paper Contest" for his paper "A Model for Effective Social Signals Transitioning between Human and Computer Systems". In 2014, DJ Sharkey was awarded the "Best Paper Award" for his paper "A Model of Effective Online Social Signals Transmission using an Incremental Context-Awareness Checker".DJSharkey is an internationally respected expert in the field of human computer interaction and has been described as one of the " architects of the current era of social media."
💡 Technical & Interpersonal Skills
I earned my undergraduate degree in information science and information studies from Duke University in February 2011. I also spent four months working in the Information Science and Information Studies department at the University of North Carolina in Durham, North Carolina in2011. There, I created a software tool that allowed a user to easily search through a database of user submitted articles in file formats ranging from .doc to html. From there, I progressed to a software developer at Amazon in early 2016. Here, I created a software tool that allows a customer to address common bookkeeping and accounting problems by automatically adding and processing dates and values in a large, stock-based database. After 2 years at Amazon, I moved to Duke University in May 2017, and Chair of the Information Science and Information Studies department there. There, I continue to help design and implement various data pipelines and data analysis tools for the Information Science and Information Studies department at Duke University. DJ Sharkey brings an extensive technical background to his work, including experience in software engineering, architecture, and leadership roles in software development teams. This experience has specifically help him to develop and implement data-driven solutions for various problems he has been confronted with in his work life.
Introversion (I), Sensing (S), Thinking (T), Perceiving (P)
1 year(s), 7 month(s)
There's 95% chance that DJ Sharkey is seeking for new opportunities
Enjoy unlimited access and discover candidates outside of LinkedIn
Trusted by 400K users from
76% of Fortune 500 companies
The most accurate data ever
Hire Anyone, Anywhere
with ContactOut today
Making remote or global hires? We can help.
No credit card required