Avi Parshan

Israel

I am an IT Support Engineer with a primary focus on automation and building functional and beautiful applications. Besides coding and supporting users, I also edit videos and am a graphic designer. In my free time, I like to invest in the stock market, do SEO, social media marketing, and play video games.

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Experience

Android Developer

AmCan Tech

Android Developer at AmCan Tech. I also get to create tech videos on YouTube, Graphics, 3D CAD Products, and work on several other tech-related projects as a freelancer.

2015 - Present

Technical Systems Integrator

Next Millennium Media

Troubleshooting HTML/CSS/JS issues with company and publisher websites. Built chrome extension, PowerShell scripts and other internal tools for automation and efficiency. Created ad placements on publishers' sites. Retrofitting existing sites with our scripts. Responsible for escalating issues to the developer team.

2020 - 2021

IT Support Specialist

Ofek 324 - IAF

In Ofek 324, the computing/technology unit of the Israel Air Force Created a website for maintaining users in Active Directory Using C#, ASP.NET, and MVC 5 Built WindowsForm C# Applications Set up and maintained IIS servers Managed Windows Server 2016 Created powershell scripts to manage users, generate reports, and improve productivity. Led the team to deploy and upgrade to Windows 10 OS for our domain with over 5,000 computers. Computer Lab Technician - Providing technical support service, fixing computer hardware issues מצטיין מפקד היחידה

2017 - 2020

Mobile App Developer

Lone Soldier Center

Built DraftIDF: an Android and an iOS App, using Java and Swift respectively, for new immigrants and potential soldiers to learn about units, corps, and ranks in the Israel Defense Force.

Summer 2017

Software Engineering Intern

Pzartech

Developed a Client Android App (Java), Communicating with RESTFul API, C++, Python, and Machine Learning. Worked with existing ML models using the Caffe Framework. In addition, prototyped different technologies and models with the Intel RealSense Technology

Early 2017

Education

1409 - קורס מנהל רשת מחשוב

Air Force Systems/Network Administration Course

I graduated the air force course before becoming a certified Systems/Network Administrator. The course touched on OSI Model, Network Models, Windows Support, Active Directory, and more. After the course, I was assigned a unit and base to start my סדיר - regular service in Ofek 324.

2017

Ulpan Beit Ha'am

Hebrew Language Immersion

I wanted to learn the language at a more advanced level, so I joined an Ulpan before the army. The course was רמה ג, and drastically improved my conversation and reading skills

2017

Yeshivat Torah Ve'Avodah

Gap Year Yeshiva Program

I spent a year at Yeshiva in Jerusalem, Israel learning Torah and Halachot. The year was full of surprises and adventures. We stayed on a Kibbutz for two weeks, Took part in a Leadership Program, Went hiking throughout the country, Traveled to Poland for a trip centered around Jewish Life before the Holocaust, and so much more. I finished off the year on a strong note, and volunteered at Siebenberg House, an underground museum in the Old City Of Jerusalem.

2015 - 2016

Akiva Hebrew Day School

High School Diploma

Graduated High School as a member of the National Honor Society. The Course-load was both in Secular Subjects as well as Judaic ones like: The Bible, Prophets, Hebrew Language, and Gemara. I took AP Computer Science A and AP US Government Courses as well.

2011 - 2015

Skills

Programming Languages, Tools & Software

Projects

unitMeasure

Offline Unit Converter for Android

I started development on this unit converter project as a side-project demo. It quickly gained over 35,000 downloads, and has become my most popular and successful android app, yet. unitMeasure works without internet, uses no permissions, and has privacy as the main focus.

December 2017 - Present

Vision Code Scanner

QR & Barcode Scanner App for Android

Vision started off as a simple idea, based on Google Play Service's Vision API. This app doesn't use internet and only has the camera permission for scanning purposes. Once you are in the app, you can click scan and automatically once a code is found, it opens it in your default browser or displays a prompt on screen with the results. It does and works exactly how it should be expected from any user, while most apps in the play store don't meet that standard unfortunately.

July 2017

Torch

Ultimate Flashlight App for Android

Torch was a program that I built to be an awesome flashlight and strobe light for android. It comes with a quick tile and a widget in addition to the main app. No ads or internet are ever requested or used. Only the camera permission is required for the strobe light to function properly.

December 2016

Resume

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Bonus Facts:

Languages Spoken:

en-us (Native Speaker), he-il (Fluent)

Honor and Awards:

Member of the National Honor Society - August 2014
מצטיין יחידת מע"ת באופק - April 2020
מצטיין טירונות - August 2017

Volunteering:

Siebenberg House (Jerusalem, Israel)

Provided technical support and integration, managed social media channels, updated the website and edited videos for the Museum.

The Friendship Circle (West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA)

Visited special needs kids weekly, and created and implemented constructive, growth-based plan for visits.

Yad Ezra (Berkley, Michigan)

Packed and arranged food donations for the needy.

ביקור חולים (Southfield, Michigan)

Visited Jewish nursing homes before holidays (like Sukkot and Hanukah). We sang songs, told stories, and brought the residents food.