résumé of adam georgiou


To satisfy my curiosity and compulsion to create with positive, impactful, challenging projects.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Choice Books

  • "Designing Brand Identity" by Alina Wheeler
  • "Drive" by Daniel Pink
  • "Effective C++" by Scott Meyers
  • "Linchpin" by Seth Godin
  • "Style; Lessons in Clarity and Grace" by Joseph Williams & Gregory Colomb
  • "The Algorithm Design Manual" by Steven S. Skiena
  • "The Intelligent Investor" by Ben Graham
  • "The Pragmatic Programmer" by Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas
  • "Thinking in Java" by Bruce Eckel

Choice People

  • George Georgiou
  • Frank Shashaty
  • Thaveesak Pongvitayapanu


Software Engineer @ FactSet Research Systems Inc., New York, NY

  • backend
  • distributed systems
  • Work on various projects within the Real-time News Distribution group
  • Main focus on multi-machine, multi-process, C++, Linux, ElasticSearch stack
  • Also incited, lead the implementation of, and currently maintain a team-specific python environment.
  • Manage team of 2 engineers

Intern @ FactSet Research Systems Inc., New York, NY

  • full stack
  • ui/ux
  • design
  • Built an application framework for rapidly developing prototype software
  • jQuery(UI) client, Django Backend


  • ui/ux
  • design
  • copy
  • front end
  • Designed a brand identity, wrote copy, and implemented a web presence for a local contracting company
  • Implemented UI/UX Best Practices
  • Jquery for the moving parts, otherwise a mostly static website

Concert - Open Source Audio Collaboration

  • full stack
  • ui/ux
  • design


  • front end
  • ui/ux
  • design
  • copy
  • Developed a PHP, MYSQL, Smarty, jQuery based photo blogging system
  • Interfaced with Facebook API in order to post links to news feed

Intern @ The Monetary System, New York, NY

  • sys. administration
  • Setup and managed company FreeBSD web server
  • Delivered technology seminars to over 40 CEOs of community banks

current skills


  • Low Level Imperative Languages (C)
  • Mid Level O.O. Languages (C++ (including the STL, BOOST)/Java)
  • Scripting Languages (Python, Perl, PHP, Bash)
  • ElasticSearch
  • Javascript (jQuery)
  • Web Frameworks (Django)
  • Serialization Notations (JSON, XML)
  • RESTful Services
  • Social APIs (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
  • Markup (HTML(5)) & Styling (CSS)
  • (Preferred Tools) git, emacs, zsh, tmux, unix
  • (Proficient) perforce, windows

Design, Marketing

  • Writing; copy, essays, editorials, poetry
  • Web Design; user-interface, user-experience
  • Adobe Suite; photoshop, lightroom, illustrator
  • Photography; landscape, walk-about, nature
  • Brand Design; truth, positioning, identity, consistency
  • Typography, Color, Composition


Parallel Programming

  • Designed scalable shared/distributed memory parallel applications
  • Worked with IBM Blue Gene/L and other high performance computers

Web Science

  • Built prototype applications interfacing with multiple APIs (Facebook, Last.fm, Twitter)
  • Gained knowledge/experience with semantic-web technologies

Computational Finance

  • Developed understanding of financial markets, tools, and instruments
  • Determined how to accurately and efficiently price a variety of derivatives