Mary Floren

I Am an Engineer a Designer a Developer a Leader

I Am A Full Stack Engineer

I am Mary Floren I am a Senior Software Engineer at Visa, Inc. and a graduate of Miami University with a B.S. in Engineering. I double majored in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering and a minor in Computer Science.

In my current role at Visa, Inc., I utilize my collegiate leadership skills as a project lead on full stack development projects. In continuation of my professional development at Visa, I am training in the field of blockchain technology so I can take lead on the forefront of Visa’s blockchain technology development.

In my previous position, I completed a software contract for a start-up solar company, designing and implementing a software solution from the ground up based on customer specifications. This included full-scale operational software, from the company’s website and online store to employee and inventory management.

I am seeking to apply my engineering skill set and organizational management experience to become a leader of technological enterprise.

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering
  • Miami University | 2017

    Oxford, OH

  • Majors

    Computer Engineering
    Electrical Engineering
  • Minor

    Computer Science

  • Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN)

    International Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society

  • Alpha Kappa Psi

    Professional Business Fraternity

  • Theta Tau

    Professional Engineering Fraternity

Certifications & Honors
  • UI/UX: User Design Experience Certification

    General Assembly

  • Miami University Honors Program

    Four-year honors program

  • Miami University Scholar Leader

    Leadership Community

Technical Experience

Visa Inc.

April 2018-Today

Senior Software Engineer

In my current role, I am a full stack developer working on Visa B2B Connect, an application that uses blockchain to improve the process of high-value, cross-border transactions. I work with Java on the backend and Angular on the frontend.

Distributed Energy Systems

May 2016 - Jan 2018

Software Development Contractor

I developed a full-scale operational web application for a start up solar company to manage their products, purchases and customer relations. This software includes customer-facing and multilevel admin accounts, the company website with secure purchasing capability, as well as a secure API allowing authenticated external developers access to system sizing algorithms.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

May 2015 - August 2015

Technology Infrastructure Engineering Co-op

As an intern with Marathon Petroleum Corporation, I performed as a project member and lead to deliver software solutions ranging from feature additions to correcting issues.

GE Aviation

May 2014 - August 2014

Information Technology Leadership Program Intern

My internship at GE Aviation was an opportunity for me to enrich my secondary education in a professional setting. It fostered my development in critical thinking, detail-oriented planning, and the practical application of technical knowledge.

Programming Languages
  • Expertise

    Java, Javascript, C++, Python, SQL
  • Familiar

    C, Go, MATLAB, Verilog, MIPS Assembly Language, PowerShell, Visual Basic
  • Related Technologies

    MEAN Stack (MongoDB, Express.JS, AngularJS, NodeJS), HTML/CSS, OpenCV

Other Technical Skills
  • Design Applications

    Sketch, Invision, Adobe Photoshop
  • Hardware and Embedded Systems

    FPGA, HFSS, Arduino UNO, Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design, Raspberry Pi

Awards & Recognition

Winner, Visa Global Hackathon

My team, Visa BlindID won the 2018 Visa Global Hackathon for our project. Ask me for details.

Winner, Visa Global Hackathon Future of Blockchain Executive Challenge

My team, Visa BlindID won the 2018 Visa Global Hackathon Future of Blockchain Executive Challenge for our project. Ask me for details.

GE Aviation SimpliFLY Award for the month of November

My team and I simplified an application used by the Field Service Engineering from 30 fields down to 3 fields and wiped duplicate entries.

Buick Achievers Scholarship

Awarded the Buick Achievers Scholarship for composing as essay about the future of the automotive industry and its dependance on electronics.

Sensors Conference & Expo Poster Contest

Chosen as a project finalist and presented my Senior Capstone Project at the Poster Conference at the 2017 Sensors Conference & Expo in San Jose, CA.

CEC Student Recognition Speaker

Nominated by the ECE Department to be the Student Recognition Speaker at the 2017 College of Engineering and Computing graduation ceremony and starred in this video shown at the ceremony.

My Experience

Programming Jobs Other Jobs Leadership Volunteer

Senior Software Engineer

Visa, Inc.

April 2018 - Today

In my current role, I am a full stack developer working on Visa B2B Connect, an application that uses blockchain to improve the process of high-value, cross-border transactions. I work with Java on the backend and Angular on the frontend.

The Game Haus


August 2017 - April 2018

Technical volunteer that performed regular maintenance and updates on The Game Haus' Word Press website. Altered sections of code and back end settings to increase speed and efficiency of the site. Fixed any issues.

See the website here:

Distributed Energy Partners

Software Development Contractor

June 2016 – September 2017

Created web application to manage customer relations including customer-side, developer and admin capabilities with MongoDB, Express,js, AngularJS and Node.js (MEAN stack). Developed a secure API allowing developers to use the SafeConnect system sizing algorithm.

See the website here:

GE Aviation

Information Technology Leadership Program Intern

May 2014 - August 2014

Simplified ad hoc report results from over 4000 returns to only 46 returns by editing the SQL code. Linked an engine information recording tool to internal databases regarding engine “births”. Created new tool for tracking non-GE parts on aircraft engines.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Technology Infrastructure Intern

May 2015 – August 2015

Constructed PowerShell scripts to transfer 600 Wilco email accounts and information to Marathon accounts. Created internal website using Bootstrap, C# and MVC framework, used by employees to store and update chat room settings. Edited 300 lines of Visual Basic code to fix errors with disengaging incorrect employee ID’s.

Miami University Career Services

Career Assistant

August 2016 – May 2017

Conducted professional development and resume workshops to groups ranging from 5 to 40 students. Mentored students with resumes/CVs, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and applications at daily drop-in hours.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Depertment Office


August 2014 – May 2015

Answered phone calls, managed office traffic and visitors, and helped out with printing or other office needs.

Engineering Building Tours

Tour Guide and Panelist

August 2015 – May 2017

Led gruops of perspective students and families through the main Engineering Building, explaining each area and department accordingly. Served on a panel to answer questions about the school and fields.

Cincinnati Walk For Wishes


July 2014

Organized volunteer event for GE interns to volunteer at the Cincinnati Walk For Wishes.

Our Savior Lutheran Church

Audio & Visual Coordinator

August 2008 – August 2013

Set up and managed equipment for the computers, projectors, and sound system each service. Controlled microphones, lighting, and the visual on the projectors. Trained 3 new workers on handling and assembling equipment, troubleshooting, and general procedures.

United Postal Service

Driver Helper

December 2015 – January 2016

Delivered over 500 packages per day. Took package from the driver and walked it to the doorstep. If needed, gathered signature from the recipient.

Knolls of Oxford

Technology Volunteer

August 2013-May 2014

Aided elderly residents in updating and using iPads, computers, cameras, and other technology. Accompanied residents to meals and regularly spent time with them.

College of Engineering and Computing Student Council


December 2013 – December 2015

Developed organization from 2 to 35 members and 6 executive positions. Worked directly with the Dean on the Miami 2020 Plan proposal. Arranged and directed the 2014, 2015 CEC Student Organization Fair and 2013, 2014 Senior Design Expo. Led weekly full-body and executive board meetings.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Student Advisory Council

Vice President

January 2016 – January 2017

Chosen by the chair of the department to be a part of the Council and plan events and tutoring for the department. Arranged annual ECE After Dark event and ECE picnic as well as co-managed group meetings.

Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity

Profesional Development Co-Chair

May 2015 – December 2015

Designed plan of 15 weekly professional talks and events. Organized networking events with companies, including Post-Career Fair Mixer with 25 companies.

Miami University Honors Program

Student Ambassador

May 2015 – December 2015

Served on a weekly panel in front of tour groups to speak about the Honors Program. Led weekly tours through dorm room and helped promote the program.

Voice of Glenbard North High School


August 2011 – May 2013

Presented the daily announcements to 4,000 students and staff members. Improvised introductions and sign-offs, improving dynamic communication skills and ability to adjust to new situations. Mentored successor by showing daily routine and giving speaking exercises and critiquing run-throughs.

Scholar Leader Living Learning Community


August 2014 – May 2015

Chosen from an elite pool of applicants to live in the Scholar Leader Dorm and study interact with a diverse group of individuals. Engaged in a three day leadership building retreat focused on self awareness and team work.

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