Overview

Hello! I'm Frank Jia, a mobile app developer, problem solver, and fitness enthusiast.

I am currently a 3rd year Engineering Physics student at UBC, which is a blend of Software Engineering & Mechatronics. Outside of my core studies, I am planning to pursue a minor in Business. I believe that my technical expertise, paired with a business intuition, will allow me to create meaningful value in whatever I do.

Although I keep myself busy with school, I exercise on a daily basis and am committed to maintaining my health with whole foods. I am extremely interested in creating software that provides value, and have been dedicating my free time to learning new technologies and developing my existing skills.

My core competencies are:

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    Native Java

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    Python

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    Android Java/XML

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    Swift

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    HTML/CSS

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    Project Planning

Experience

Junior Software Engineer @Grow

Jan 2018 - Apr 2018

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    Optimized the existing code base and introduced new product features to enhance the efficiency and value proposition of our core product

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    Developed expertise in Java for enterprise applications with over 1000+ individual contributions and 75+ merge requests

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    Solely responsible for developing and integrating ID verification functionality, such as OCR and barcode scanning, that reduced fraud rates in online banking applications

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    Became familiar with industry tools, such as: Spring/Guice, Maven, Git, and Google Cloud Platform

Owner & Operator @3D Workbench

Jan 2016 - Mar 2018

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    Started & scaled an Amazon and eBay eCommerce business specializing in 3D printers and accessories

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    Responsible for all facets of business operation, including customer service, transportation logistics, B2B communication, and marketing

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    Generated over $300,000 in total sales during 3D Workbench's 2 years of operation

Business Development/Sales Intern @ShopandShout

May 2017 - Sept 2017

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    Spearheaded B2B sales and assisted with business development for the influencer marketing startup

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    Identified and approached 300+ local brands and businesses, helping to double the number of active customers

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    Maintained and provided support for the core technology platform

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    Scheduled and took responsibility of in-person client and sales meetings to increase customer satisfaction and generate additional revenue

Mobile App Publishing Intern @V2 Games

Jun 2016 - Nov 2016

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    Solely responsible for creating an application publishing pipeline for both iOS and Android platforms

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    Collaborated with external agencies and internal teams to help publish Beast Brawlers & Fantasy Football Coach

Current Projects

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KeepReceipt

An Android/iOS application to easily digitalize and keep track of your receipts

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    Easy digitization and categorization of expenses

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    Advanced search for receipt filtering

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    Planned Feature: OCR of receipt information

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Betterplate

An Android/iOS application to make healthy eating more accessible when dining out

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    Menu items from over 50 fast food restaurants

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    Easily add items to your meal & see the nutrition breakdown

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    Filter foods by macronutrients or dietary needs

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CryptoDash

A ReactJS + Python Webapp to Monitor Cryptocurrencies

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    See top movers and the latest news

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    Keep track of your portfolio balances

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    ReactJS frontend with Heroku-hosted Python Flask backend

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Mimic

Machine learning for text generation, created with UBC Launchpad

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    Generate output text similar to input dataset

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    Planned Feature: Translate phrases

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    Implemented with Python with popular ML libraries (Keras, Tensorflow, etc.)