Amir Alavi

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I am a Software leader with over 10 years of experience delivering large-scale software and web development projects on time and on budget. I am capable of bringing overwhelming enthusiasm and awareness to projects, and applying expert judgment to the removal of impediments. I excel at keeping teams focused to deliver success in rapidly evolving and dynamic environments.



December 2016

Georgia Institute of Technology, Scheller College of Business

Master of Business Administration
Management of Technology
Business Analytics


July 2014 - June 2015

University of Alabama, Huntsville

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science


BeyondCloud, LLC

October 2019 - Present

Software Consultant and Owner

Cloud Architect
I specialize in helping startups and enterprises build their solutions in the Cloud using industry best-practices. I am very passionate about Kubernetes and Go. If you are looking to build a highly scalable and resilient system, let's talk!

  • Azure
  • AWS
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • DigitalOcean
  • IBM Cloud
  • Heroku


November 2017 - Present

Software Architect

Syfer Cloud
I am the Chief Architect at Syfer and I focus on designing and implementing a multi-cloud system. Here is a subset of all the awesome stuff I used to build a highly scalable and resilient system:

  • Languages: Go, Python
  • Cloud: GCP, AWS, DigitalOcean, IBM Cloud
  • Messaging: MQTT, REST, Istio
  • Automation: Kubernetes, Terraform, CircleCI, Helm
  • Mobile: React Native, Expo

General Electric

January 2017 - Jan 2018

Sr. Manager, Software Engineering

Data Foundation
A one-stop shop for reliable commercial data across Transportation product lines

  • Manage execution of GE Transportation Digital Solutions' Data Fabric using Agile project management
  • Architect and lead Data-as-a-Service initiative to streamline and consolidate enterprise data delivery to external customers and internal service subscribers
  • Lead a collaborative and dynamic planning process by prioritizing the work that needs to be done while taking capacity and capability of the execution team
  • Coach and mentor junior and senior engineers to help retain talent and provide key direction for career growth
  • Conduct a weekly project status meeting for senior executives to show overall progress and risks
  • Technologies: Amazon Web Services (EMR, Elasticsearch, Athena, Kinesis, API Gateway, Lambda, Elastic Load Balancer: Classic, S3, Cloud Front, EC2 Container Service, Route 53, Amazon Certificate Manager, Docker, Talend Data Fabric), Apache JMeter, Datadog, Pagerduty, Terraform

Port Info Portal
A partnership between Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation to digitize maritime shipping

  • Managed a cross-functional team utilizing inspiration and empowerment to foster teamwork and a collaborative culture
  • Promoted a global workflow that allows for on-going responsiveness and reduction of project durations
  • Coordinated efforts on-shore and off-shore to conduct knowledge transfer and transition development to operations
  • Ensured all products are built to an appropriate level of quality for the beta and production stages
  • Delivered Port Information Portal pilot within time and under budget leading to a five-year deal worth $12 million
  • Presented live demo of the system to the customer highlighting scalability and durability of the data ingestion pipeline and website
  • Technologies: Amazon Web Services (Lambda, EC2, S3, Elastic Beanstalk, Cognito, RDS, CodePipeline), Java, Spring Boot, Python, Node.js, AngularJS, Gradle, Brew, NPM, SFTP, MQ, Solace VMR, Adaptris Interlok, Datadog, PagerDuty, Terraform

Innovation Team
GE Transportation Digital Solutions’ innovation pod (Gartner’s Bimodal IT: Mode 2)

  • Led evaluation of a search engine to deliver data to internal apps in a scalable and distributed fashion
  • Conducted proof-of-concepts on low-code app development and business process management platforms
  • Improve development practices by promoting Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment processes to provide rapid feedback to development teams
  • Technologies: Elasticsearch, Kibana, Appian, Docker Compose

General Electric

April 2016 - Januart 2017

Software Lead

  • Led execution of a data delivery pipeline including analysis, design, implementation, and transfer-to-operations
  • Streamlined development process through impediment removal leading to on-time delivery of sprint goals and deliverables
  • Technologies: Cloud Foundry (Predix), Akana API Gateway, Spring Boot, Java, Node.js, Gradle, NPM, JUnit, TestNG, Mockito, Elasticsearch, Kibana, New Relic, Jenkins, Chef, Vagrant, GitHub

General Electric

January 2015 - April 2016

Sr. Software Engineer

  • Led design and implementation of a transportation management solution that helps shippers automate rail operations
  • Undertook improvement in delivery commitments and capacity planning for Sprints by utilizing Scrum practices including: release and sprint planning, backlog grooming, retrospectives, and customer demos
  • Managed, planned, and implemented a proof-of-concept analyzing locomotive IoT data and presented insights via a cloud-based web application
  • Serve on the hiring committee of GE Transportation Digital Solutions responsible for interviewing over 70 engineers
  • Technologies: Play! Framework, Java, Spring, RESTful Services, Javascript, AngularJS, AngularUI, Highcharts, LESS, OpenJPA, PostgreSQL, Quartz Scheduler, JUnit, Mockito, Jasmine, RequireJS, Maven, Rally, GitHub, IntelliJ IDEA

General Electric

March 2013 - January 2015

Software Engineer

  • Administered requirements gathering, design, implementation, testing, and support of mobile and web applications that provide data-driven insights to achieve strategic business outcomes for over 50 rail industry clients
  • Coordinated efforts with internal and external personnel to support initiative and development of a new Windows mobile app
  • Technologies: .Net Framework, ASP.NET MVC 4, C#, LINQ, MS SQL Server, Entity Framework, Telerik and Kendo UI, jQuery, AJAX, Bootstrap, jqGrid, Team Foundation Server, NUnit, Moq, SpecFlow


November 2011 - March 2013

R&D Engineer II

  • Developed and enhanced a PLC software solution to integrate distributed I/O and HMI in a single engineering portal
  • Facilitated Agile adoption for a large-scale Software-as-a-Service product resulting in faster release of customer deliverables
  • Developed stand-alone applications to automate work processes in a collective savings of over $250,000
  • Technologies: C#, C++/CLI, OpenXML, Windows Forms, NUnit, IBM Rational ClearCase, Visual Studio


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Atlanta, GA

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Mobile: (678) 252 9191