Funda Istvan

Montville, NJ 07045 · (917) 495-4350 ·

Fullstack Creative and AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate

Tech Experience

Technical Architect Delivery Associate Manager


Technical Delivery Lead for Accenture "diamond client" Sempra Utilities (SoCal Gas & SDGE) in a large-scale cloud migration initiative. I am in charge of connecting the Offshore (Philippines) Engineering Team with Accenture and client teams onshore in the US. The scope of my work includes everything from technical architecture, application bugfixes, troubleshooting Infrastructure as Code pipelines, project management, requirements gathering, security remediation, disaster recovery solutioning, data migration, functional testing, maintaining project management boards, and constant client engagement. Migrated 22 applications from the Azure Pack platform to the cloud and also served as dev lead (onshore) in building a greenfield large-scale CMS application. This React application with NodeJS backend was deployed with Serverless Cloud Native tooling via Terraform pipelines.

March 2021 - Present

Software Engineer

Vivoom, Inc.

As a Software Engineer at Vivoom, I was primarily a Frontend UX/UI Developer working in Node using the Angularjs Framework, with SQL and MongoDB on the backend, creating mobile responsive web apps.

Among our many capabilities (including analytics, attribution, curation, moderation, webhooks and other integrations,) I was largely focused on building components within a complex self-serve CMS, and customizing our specific Consumer Experience apps, according to client needs.

Builds were done with Grunt, Git, Maven and Docker, and deployed with AWS. Templatized the customizable Consumer Experience apps, and built automated publishing capabilities through the client-facing CMS.

October 2018 - March 2021

Teaching Assistant | Tutor | Recruiter

Trilogy Education

Instructional team member, tutor & technical recruiter, helping Trilogy bring fullstack web development and data visualization certificate programs to top universities in North America, including Georgia Tech, UC Berkeley, University of Toronto and U Penn. Teaching Javascript, SQL, HTML, CSS, JQuery, Mongo, Node, Express, Sequelize, Git, Handlebars and React concepts to students from all over the country. Recruiting duties include role-plays and live-coded tech 'final' interviews. I still tutor and mentor students part-time.

September 2017 - March 2021

Student Success Manager

Trilogy Education

Trilogy Education Services is a Continuing Education Program Manager (CEPM) whose mission is to empower universities to transform the lives of students by preparing them for high-growth careers in the Digital Economy.

  • After working as Coding TA and Tutor at Rutgers Coding Bootcamp, I became its Program Manager of Student Success, for anywhere between 9 to 11 active cohorts, on 2 separate campuses

  • Ensured successful completion of the course and meeting of all graduation metrics for each student in an intensive technical training program, both Full and Part time, lasting anywhere from 3 to 6 months

  • Delivered cutting-edge instruction to over 330 enrollments in the continuing education division of Rutgers University,with coursework powered by Trilogy Education

  • Hosted and organized online tech panel events and delivered graduation and inaugural day speeches

  • Managed enrollment records, conducted outreach with industry professionals and employer partners

  • Maintained student and KPI records, monitored pipeline and reporting through Salesforce and Sisence

  • Implemented and encouraged adoption for ongoing process changes in an extremely high growth and fast-paced Ed Tech company, while overseeing and coaching 36 members of instructional staff that reported directly to me
February 2018 - October 2018

Audiobook Producer | Narrator | Sound Engineer & ACX

Delivered retail-ready digital content to the audiobook marketplace through iTunes, Amazon and Produced, narrated and sound-engineered audiobooks, putting them through vigorous QA before delivering, by FTP, to the client. Sometimes in-studio narrator at Audible's Newark offices, and at times a self-producer, recording in my own StudioBricks home studio.

October 2010 - March 2015

Technical Writer | Translator

Cactus Communications

Translated Medical Case studies from Turkish to my native English, preparing them for publication in US medical journals. Integrating one of the most common use-cases for machine learning: translation CAT tools.

October 2011 - June 2014


Vivoom - built SPA components in Angularjs for Advertising SaaS Platform's Self-Serve CMS, giving brands publishing capability

Also customized Consumer Experience apps

Significant changes made to UX/UI of the company client-facing CMS, using Angularjs and creating consumer experience templating capability at build time, using Grunt.js

Consumer Experiences were "app-less apps" that allowed the brand's consumers to create "User Generated Content" in the form of video testimonials and images.

Templates Personally Designed for Consumer Experiences

May 2017


Train Time Scheduler

The Stationmaster

Using Timers and Firebase, this Javascript and JQuery-enabled scheduler allows you to dynamically add new trains and generate new rows to a table. It accurately predicts train times based on intervals.

May 2017

Search App: Find Junior Devs

Code Cubs

Connecting employers with top junior dev talent with a handy tool that searches by techstack alone. MySQL backend, using Handlebars, Express, Node and JQuery.

August 2017

Number Guessing Game

Magick Crystal

A Javascript game using JQuery and the music of the Cocteau Twins.

April 2017

Trivia Game

Trivia for the Frivolous

A Victorian themed game, using JQuery, Javascript Timers and JSON; dynamically generating questions and calculating ratings based on answers given.

May 2017

React Sugar Calculator


Uses React to search the Nutritionix API for sugar values of nearly any type of food, calculates what that intake would cost (or gain) you over time. A sugar-shamer.

September 2017


Rutgers University

BFA, Bachelor of Fine Arts

The New School/Parsons

Coursework in Digital Prepress and Desktop Publishing

Rutgers Coding Bootcamp

Full Stack Web Development Certificate

Certifications and Honors

Skills & Languages

Programming Languages, Libraries & Frameworks

Spoken Languages
ENGLISH (native) | TURKISH (Fluent, non-native) | GERMAN (conversational) | SPANISH, ITALIAN, FRENCH, DANISH (Touristic)

Writing Samples and Translation


Though I'd been a programming hobbyist since high school, my interest in coding gained traction when I became an Audiobook Producer, and was curious about what happens "under the hood" with Digital Audio Workspace software. In my home studio, I still occasionally record and edit shortform voice-overs, having voiced many TV, film, video, radio and commercial projects. I've leant my communication skills to management consulting teams, helping businesses train C-level executives, for companies that include Microsoft, Barclays, and Aetna.