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Derek Benak

Front End Developer/Engineer

Resume Objective

Recent SU web development certificate graduate seeking an opportunity to use new skills and change careers into a technical position. I have completed over 30 coding projects and created a personal portfolio deployed and hosted on GitHub. Built four end of quarter projects using the first four phases of IT project life cycle.

Skills Summary

  • Web: HTML, CSS, Bootstrap (built personal portfolio and 2 final projects), WordPress (User Science class blog)
  • Programming: Vue.js (built 10 SPAs), JavaScript (used in 18 class projects), Node.js, Unix/Linux Environments, GitHub
  • UI Design: Wireframing, Usability Testing (conducted on Lime website and mobile site)
  • Applications: Excel, Project, Tableau, Visio, Power Point, Word, Slack, NPM, Webpack, Google Analytics
  • Project Management: Team Leadership, Strategic Planning, Process Management, Business Planning

Work Experience

Senior Businesss Analyst

The Boeing Company
2015 - Present
  • Developed a standard process quality check Tableau dashboard with SQL tools as a member of the Renton data tech team
  • Implemented new site-wide system for all new parts delivery, resulting in 45% reduction in late parts
  • Primary focal of business analysts responsible for building and updating production schedules and organizing cross-program collaboration within Renton and Seattle
  • Project Manager for 737 Renton Wings 47/Month Production Rate Readiness process interfacing objectives and goals for each area by communicating the execution of over seven shops' project initiatives
  • Collected over $100,000 in cost savings via quality improvements and safety initiatives

Chief Business Operations Specialist

The Boeing Company
2014 - 2015
  • Partnered with federal and multiple internal teams to create and enact a 10-year strategic plan
  • Managed program-wide strategic operations improvements, reduced response time, improved efficiency

Business Operations Specialist

The Boeing Company
2012 - 2014
  • Analyzed 5+ years of historical data successfully identifying root cause for 75% of employee medical absences
  • Served as Program Manager of Go for Zero safety initiative, reduced injuries 75% among participants
  • Successfully deployed 2014 Long Range Financial Business Plan implemented for 10,000+ employees

Marketing (Intern)

2011 - 2012
  • Designed and implemented marketing research project for MBA job search startup by collaborating with local university career centers
  • Coordinated the student employment research by acting as the research liaison to numerous MBA career centers
  • Compiled and shared reports for hundreds of MBA student responses, facilitiating needed changes to startup owner


  • Web Development Certificate
    Seattle University New and Continuing Studies
    Completed 2019

  • Project Management Certificate
    University of Washington Professional & Continuing Studies
    Completed 2016

  • Masters of Business Administration
    Western Washington University 2012 Class President
    Graduated 2012

  • Bachelor of Arts
    Western Washington University
    Graduated 2011