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Hi, I'm Zack West

Experienced engineer with over 10 years in developing scalable applications focused on reusable patterns, OOP, and TDD. I am excited about backend and ML-focused roles but my work in full-stack roles brings a holistic view to tech stacks. I take ownership of any project on which I work, have strong communication skills, and enjoy working alongside other talented engineers. In my spare time, I enjoy working with reinforcement learning-based trading algorithms and web scraping.

Education & Experience

Work Experience

Software Engineer

Cboe Global Markets. / Current

Small marketing agency with a focus on media, content, data, and application development.

Full Stack Developer

Novomotus, Inc. / 2016 - 2023

Small marketing agency with a focus on media, content, data, and application development.

Web Developer

Crowd Funded Cures / 2021 - Present

Building a new financial platform for funding RCTs to develop off-patent therapies.

Technical Writer + Designer

VitaDAO / 2021 - 2022

Community-governed BioTech investment fund focused on advancing longevity research.

Senior 3D Artist

West Design Group, LLC / 2011 - 2016

Independent design agency focused on furniture, interior design, and home goods.


BS Computer Science

Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC


BS Graphic Communication

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC


Development Experience

Languages Used



JavaScript/TypeScript 65%

Java 35%

Bash 30%

C# 25%

SQL 15%

Tools & Methods

Web-Scraping 85%


API Dev. 60%

DevOps 55%

Natural Language Processing 50%

Deep Learning 45%

Automated Trading 35%

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Personal Projects


Akademy is a Python-based framework for training reinforcement learning algorithms to trade in financial assets and is available for easy installation via the PyPI.org repository.

Tech Used: Python, PyTorch, Pandas, CUDA, and Gymnasium


αlpharithms is a WordPress-based web application developed to share guides, tutorials, and industry news related to software development & engineering.

Tech Used: WordPress, Boostrap, PHP, HTML/SCSS/JS, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Grammarly


I always enjoy discussing new projects and exciting problems. Use the contact form here to start a conversation without having your message snagged by my spam filters.