About mcnuggies.dev

mcnuggies.dev is a work-in-progress blog and portfolio site. Progress on it is intermittent and sporadic because life is just weird sometimes. Learn more about the site creator and maintainer!

Armando Vasquez

Software Developer

9 years experience


An avid node.js cloud services engineer and code detective. No comments? No problem! I’ll go through and add them myself. I love writing, maintaining and reviewing code and I’m passionate about sharing my knowledge with the rest of the team. I believe tribal knowledge is a “mortal sin” and do what I can to ensure that all essential knowledge is available through thorough documentation.

GitHub Activity


Work history

Cypress.ioJuly, 2021 - Present
  • Senior Cloud Engineer IDecember, 2022 - June, 2024
    • Identify areas for security & performance improvement throughout the stack and scope out tasks for prioritization.
    • Increased security through weekly initiatives (using Snyk).
    • Implemented core logic for Reverse Trials.
    • Primary owner of crucial integrations such as Slack, GitHub, Jira and Chargebee.
    • Developed integrations for GitHub and Bitbucket.
    • Drove documentation initiatives.
    • Mentored others for onboarding & skill sharing.
    • Improved productivity by fostering cross-functional team alignment.
    • Audited code for, and fixed, a variety of security risks such as XSS and CSRF attacks, CORS issues, and more.
    • Implemented fixes and optimizations for crucial billing logic (over/under billing, plan add on issues, subscription bugs, etc.).
  • Cloud EngineerJuly, 2021 - December, 2022
    • Drove development of the Branches and Integration features.
    • Developed, maintained, and ran migrations for our PostgreSQL and Clickhouse databases (including API).
    • Developed and maintained core internal and external APIs using Express and GraphQL.
    • Implemented back-end and front-end changes for the CIRR initiative (Continuous Integration and Run Recording).
    • Participated in on-call rotation and alert triaging.
    • Worked closely with product and design team to iron out implementation details in feature development.
    • Participated in release ownership rotation schedule and drove a large number of releases as a result.
    • Assisted team members with DevOps tasks, such as employee permissions elevations.
    • Configured changes to templates and related code logic for SendGrid to reflect campaign initiatives.
GatsbyJSDecember, 2018 - April, 2021
  • Cloud Services Engineer - L2October, 2019 - April, 2021
    • Create and maintain Cloud Enterprise APIs.
    • Create and maintain Cloud Enterprise Cypress test suites.
    • Create and maintain code to intercept webhooks from a variety of third party integrations (Salesforce, Stripe, etc.).
    • Implemented the back-end support for consumer-facing, third-party integrations for Gatsby Cloud (Contentful, DatoCMS, CosmicJS, etc.).
    • Maintain Cloud microservice codebases.
    • Coordinate with third-party service providers to help them develop services that integrate into the Gatsby Cloud platform.
  • Cloud Services Engineer - L1December, 2018 - October, 2019
    • Coordinate with third-party providers to ensure smooth integration with new services.
    • "Owner" of crucial end-user platform integrations, such as CMS Provider integrations.
    • Discuss implementation details and status updates with high-level company personnel (both technical and non-technical).
AVAI Mobile SolutionsMay, 2015 - December, 2018
  • QA Test LeadMay, 2016 - December, 2018
    • Directly correspond with high-value clients for troubleshooting/configuration questions
    • Guide product managers, developers, and clients as AVAI’s Google Analytics Subject Matter Expert
    • Coordinate with product managers, developers, and key stakeholders on process standardization
    • Maintain technical documentation for developers and testers
    • Write and maintain test suites
    • Authored internal system reference documentation articles
    • Revamped analytics-based testing strategies
    • Designed and implemented comprehensive test suites for all baseline app templates
    • Create scripts for automation
    • Built internal test automation device network using Selenium Grid and Appium
    • Constructed dynamic, highly-recyclable app page automation drivers (using Appium)
    • Modernized company demo app to streamline presentations and to emulate real-world client configurations
  • QA InternMay, 2015 - May, 2016
    • Manually test a variety of apps on both iOS and Android
    • Execute weekly, bi-weekly and monthly testing suites
    • Discover, replicate and report bugs and coordinate solutions with developers