Andre Ellis Jr., is a serial “idea-preneur”, innovative, analytical and a strategic problem solver with a goal to close the gap for minority businesses and shape the world through Technology. Andre is passionate about building financial security and wealth for his family. Professionally, Andre is passionate about providing measurable impact and influence in a leadership position such as helping companies grow their business and providing software tools to help streamline their service. These passions are fueled by his desire to provide financial relief for his family and to build a family-owned business. Andre has spent over 7 yrs. working as a software engineer developing software products for financial services firms and through this experience has learned how to build a product that directly addresses the needs of a community of users. Andre wants to build a technology company that provides software tools and consulting services to help manage the day-to-day operations of small businesses, and encourage more minorities to launch their own businesses.
The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania
ITG (Investment Technology Group)
As a senior-level Software Engineer, I collaborated with cross-functional teams, product managers and client services teams to build the architectural strategy for the Post-Trade Foreign Exchange Analytics Platform, a software-based product that offers clients insight to the market trends for the Foreign Exchange Market.
As a Software Engineer, I developed software enhancements for allMATCH (Trade Matching System) and served as first level support to resolve all software and product related issues for HSBC, Santander, and First International Bank of Israel. I communicated the project’s status weekly to cross-functional stakeholders, executive sponsors and impacted business leaders.
As a Software Engineer, I Implemented multiple product/software features to the Fixed Income Order Entry Trading system. Improved user’s first-impression and sales success by demoing the product to the clients before the features entered into production environment. Led cross-functional team of IT and business managers to release upgraded software in production environment. Improved release cycle process and reduced the time rollout process by 50% by establishing weekly meetings to track progression.
Merit based scholarship awarded for academic and professional success.
Honor society for students who achieved academic success in their freshman yr.
Advise, Cultivate & Educate Scholars (A.C.E.S.)
A mentoring program which prepares at-risk high-school students for college.
Teach underprivileged youth to write computer programs.
JAVA, C++, C#, UNIX Shell Scripting and Java Script, J2EE, Pearl, NodeJS, JQuery
Created by Andre Ellis