Salut, I'm Ronald Balutiu

I'm an aspiring engineer with experience in Python, Java, and C. Welcome to my website!

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About Me

B.S. Computer Science, University of Chicago Class of 2020

My name is Ronald Balutiu, and I am a senior studying Computer Science at the University of Chicago. Born and raised in NYC to Romanian parents, I've had a passion for technology ever since I was young. From jailbreaking my first iPod Touch to eventually building my first program, I've loved to mess around with technology and see how far I can push my skills. I am now pursuing job opportunities in Software Engineering, aiming to make a living off of one of my lifelong passions. If you would like to see examples of my work, please go to the portfolio section of this webpage, or alternatively click the GitHub link below. If you would like to contact me with any work opportunities (either in the United States or Romania), please feel free to reach out!

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My Skills

1 - Programming Languages

  • Python
  • Javascript
  • C
  • Java
  • Racket

2 - Front End Development

  • React.js, Node.js, D3.js
  • HTML / CSS

3 - Operating Systems

  • MacOS (Primary)
  • Linux / Ubuntu

4 - Other

  • SVN
  • Git
  • GDB Debugger
  • Valgrind
  • JAMF Administration
  • REST Api's

My Education

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University of Chicago, Class of 2020

  • Major: B.S. Computer Science
  • Honors: Dean's List [2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019]
  • Relevant Coursework: Application Development, Networks & Distributed Systems, Cryptocurrencies, Computational Linguistics, Data Visualization, Theory of Algorithms, Discrete Math, Linear Algebra, Math Methods for Machine Learning
  • Extra-curriculars: Delta Upsilon Fraternity, TAMID Group, Maroon Business Team, CSIL Tutor
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Hunter College High School, Class of 2016

  • Exam Scores: ACT: 35/36 | SAT Math II: 800/800
  • Relevant Coursework: AP BC Calculus, AP Microeconomics, AP Macroeconomics, AP Statistics, AP Spanish, Honors Advanced Essay Writing, Honors Physics, Honors English, Honors History
  • Extra-curriculars: Varsity Soccer, Varsity Track, Varsity Volleyball, Math TA for 9th Grade Extended-Honors Math, Kumon Instructor, School 4-H President

My Experience

June 2019 - September 2019

Software Engineering Intern

Implemented a real-time, worldwide monitoring system to track health of 100 internal servers using Node.js, React, and PowerShell. Helped build VisaGo, a customized link shortener for Visa’s internal company-wide LAN using SQL server and Node.js. Created a Python script used on over 3200 Macs to highlight system vulnerabilities and applications not meeting Visa requirements. Programmed a worldwide Mac monitoring system to visually display all Visa Mac locations, OS versions, and JAMF check-in times. Built using Node.js, React, and JAMF’s REST Api

Visa, Inc.
May 2018 - Present

System Administrator; Imaging and Scheduling Meister

Maintain 65+ OS X machines by updating software and checking for hardware failures for 500+ daily student and faculty users. Helped implement and maintain a Mojave image to be used on all CSIL machines using Jenkins, Ansible, Homebrew, and JS. Lead project to relocate, update, and maintain 5 servers used for lab imaging, backups, and web hosting services (Summer 2018)

Computer Science Instructional Labratory (CSIL)
Sept 2013 - Dec 2017

Private Equity Analyst Intern

Researched and evaluated industries for investment opportunities as part of investment professional’s deal sourcing process. Presented industry investment thesis and research on battery recycling, fire and safety, and managed service provider markets at firm-wide meeting and gained approval to work with two other interns in subsequent deal sourcing and outreach process. Analyzed CIMs with fellow interns to make investment recommendations based on financial performance and firm criteria.

NextGen Growth Partners
Jun 2017 - Aug 2017

Management Assistant

Worked directly with property managers to assist in opening 33 Bond Street, a new 700-unit apartment building in Manhattan. Evaluated various general contractors based on past performance reviews, materials sources, and long-term durability of their past work to rank their services for new construction projects. Rewrote application paperwork in addition to creating on-boarding presentations and manuals to streamline hiring procedures.

TF Cornerstone Inc.

Featured Portfolio

  • All
  • Python
  • Javascript
  • C
  • Java (Coming Soon!)

Parallel File Transfer Protocol

Python

New York Felony Visualization

JavaScript

Chicago Traffic Violations

Javascript, D3.js

Cache Project

C

Sudoku Game and Solver

Python

Connect 4 AI

Java

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