719 Beacon, Irvine, CA 92618

Young Won

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Full Stack Web Developer

Software Engineer

Full Stack Web Engineer focused on new technologies, agile software development, and mission-driven work. Prior experience in Materials Science (5+ years) working on testing, research, and consulting. An additional 10+ years of teaching in high school students for the subjects in AP Computer Science, Statistics, Calculus, and Chemistry.

Key Skills

Java Script and Python | React, Redux & React Native | NodeJs | MongoDB, Postgres & SQLite | SQL | GraphQL & Knex | TypeScript | SASS & LESS | HTML & CSS

Story Squad

Lab Project

Lambda School (March, 2010 - May, 2020)

  • Platform targeted at young children to improve writing, comprehension, art, and analytical/critical thinking skills through weekly creative competitions
  • Worked as a backend developer in a team of 5, accomplished 2 product cycles for 8 weeks to build key features and reusable and scalable modules
  • Utilized React, TypeScript in Front-end and TypeORM with Postgres, NodeJS, and Docker containers in Back-end development

DevDesk Queue

Lab Project

Lambda School (Jan, 2020)

  • Students at Lambda school need a place where they can escalate their concerns and receive help. This app allows an admin to manage help desk tickets that come in from Lambda School Students.
  • Worked as a backend developer in a team of 6 and provided RESTful API with creation of database schema for asynchronous database operations to serve HTTP requests by frond-end
  • Utilized React, NodeJS withSQLite for development and Postgres for deployment at Heroku

Team Lead

Lambda School, Full Stack Web Development (June, 2020 - Current)

  • Provided daily feedback and issue resolution of all curriculum through slack help channel or code review
  • Delivered one-on-one feedback and code review on a weekly basis
  • Led a team of 8 students that emulates a real work environment using Agile methodology
  • Mentored 9 students on how to learn effectively and solve programming problems
  • Reviewed student code and provided detailed feedback on areas of improvement
  • Facilitated daily standup meetings to build camaraderie, facilitate sharing of ideas and work progress, and provide guidance for that week’s study material

Co-Founder and Math/Computer Science Instructor

Future Academy/CodeCreators (2009-current)

  • Created course syllabus for over 7 high school advanced subjects in math, science, and coding
  • Hired over 30 math and science teachers and trained the teaching staff
  • Provided IT services to Future Academy including computer setup and payroll software integration
  • Created lab-style coding classes and cultivated teaching expertise in coding: HTML, CSS, SASS, JavaScript
  • Instructed high school students in various AP subjects: Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics and Computer Science

Research and developement, General Manager

Paragon Toner (1996-2011)

  • Analyzed and consulted performance of new product development in toner and ink
  • Negotiated financial, partnership, and manufacturing deals with suppliers and customers
  • Outlined and directed research and development plans

Steel and Oil Product Consultant

Eastern Trading Corp. (1992-1996)

  • Spearheaded client projects in the Korean Automotive industry for optimal steel alloy products
  • Provided expertise advice to major Korean steel and oil companies (i.e. POSCO, Dongbu Steel, SK Oil, or Union Steel) for importing steel and oil products from South African steel company (ISCOR) and other major oil refineries
  • Spoke at seminars and conventions for oil and steel trading in Korea

Materials Science Engineer

Metropolitan Water District (MWD) (1989-1992)

  • Conducted over 100 material analyses for various metallurgical components in the company’s water supply system
  • Inspected hydro-electric power plants to make recommendation for maintenance program
  • Drafted and presented more than 200reports for scientific analysis on topics that included rectifying repetitive problems

Lambda School

Full Stack Web Developer (2019)

  • 10+ month Computer Science & Software Engineering Academy that provides an immersive hands-on curriculum with a focus on computer science, web and mobile development, UX design, and data science
  • Approached all coding challenges using pair programming
  • Utilized agile software development and Git workflow on all projects
  • Gained hands-on experience with client and server testing
  • Designed original user experiences across a range of web and mobile platforms, from ideation, to wireframing, to final product
  • Completed all curriculum course work including: React, React Native, Redux, Node, Express, MongoDB, Jest, Python, Django, etc.
  • Wrote production-ready code using ReactJS, Redux, and CSS on the frontend and NodeJS and Express on the backend to build single page applications

Univerity of Southern California (USC)

Master of Science in Material Science Engineering (1989)

  • Doctorate Program in Material Science Engineering with full scholar ship
  • Research Assistance in Electrochemical Metallurgy and Semi-conductive materials under Dr. F. Mansfiled.
  • Completed all the doctorate required courses (about 60 units of graduate level courses which includes chemistry, quantum physics, mathematics and computer related classes)

Korea Univerity

Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering (1985)


  • GraphQL with React, Udemy
  • Alorithms and Data Structures, Udemy
  • The Complete JavaScript Course 2020: Build Real Projects, Udemy
  • Materialize CSS, Udemy
  • Build Responsive Real World Websites with HTML5 & CSS3, Udemy

Continuing Education

  • CSET (California Subject Examinations for Teachers): Passed subject of Mathematics Subtest I, II and III
  • Completed 1 semester in Computer Science for Data Structure in C++ programming, Computer Architecture in California State University at Fullerton
  • Completed 1 semester in Computer Science; Computer Programming with C++, Linear Algebra I and II in Fullerton College