Andy Caraga's Resume

Andy Caraga

Software Engineer | Financial Analyst

Toronto, ON


Software Development Financial Analysis

Systems Design Project Management

Information Security


Python SQL Linux HTML CSS JS C Excel VBA

Additional Skills and Interests

Behavioural Finance Intermarket Analysis Cross Asset Strategy Global Macroeconomics Technical Analysis Sector/Industry Rotation

Django Pandas MPLFinance Matplotlib Numpy DataReader

Andy Caraga

Financial Analyst | Software Engineer

Toronto, ON

Work Experience

KIS Markets Financial Analysis -
Creator, Project Lead, Software Engineer, Financial Analyst
March 2020 - Current
  • Conceived and developed KIS Markets Financial Analysis, a cutting-edge platform enabling users to analyze historical financial market cycles and crashes
  • Created custom AI and machine learning technologies to interpret vast amounts of financial data, ensuring accurate and timely insights
  • Designed and oversaw the integration of intuitive, user-friendly interfaces, significantly improving client experience
  • Managed a cross-functional team of 5+, including software developers, data scientists, financiers, and investors, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence

Georgian Bay Recovery & Rescue
Owner, Recovery/Rescue Diver
May 2022 - Current
  • Successfully spearheaded over 30 high-risk diving missions in challenging environments, including strong currents and low visibility, specializing in underwater search and recovery
  • Ensured strict compliance with safety protocols to minimize risk during operations
  • Maintained up-to-date certifications in rescue diving, advanced first aid, and CPR. Regularly participated in training exercises to keep skills sharp and stay ahead of the latest rescue techniques and equipment

Kara Integrated Systems Security
Creator, Cybersecurity Specialist, Software Engineer
July 2021 - Current
  • Built 20+ security-hardened products, including network-isolated servers and supercomputers
  • Protected intellectual property and research and development efforts through the creation of mission-critical security solutions for corporate individuals and startups
  • Secured digital anonymity and online privacy by providing encrypted communications, operating systems security, portable security solutions, hardware modifications, and threat modeling services
  • Trained clients on company-wide security best practices, including how to prevent both spy and ransomware

Chicago Quantitative Alliance International Stock Market Competition
Head of Market Strategy, Portfolio Manager, Lead Trader
October 2019 - March 2020
  • Led a team of 5 portfolio managers through equity research models, presentations, and pitches
  • Designed and implemented our team’s Cross-Asset investment strategy using Sector/Industry Rotation
  • Enhanced market analysis, timing, and trade execution by building and deploying custom behavioural finance tools
  • Represented the University of Western Ontario and Kings University College in an international competition against graduate and undergraduate students from several Ivy League schools
  • Finished with the 5th highest overall return out of 40+ institutions, in which we led the pack in highest return for the longest duration of time

Parry Sound Island Concierge LTD, Parry Sound, Ontario
June 2017 – October 2020
  • Managed my own island maintenance business providing landscaping, furniture deliveries, garbage and contractor waste removal services, and third-party contracting services
  • Grew annual client base by eighteen long-term recurring customers through implementing growth strategies
  • Managed a team of 7 employees and 15+ third party contractors

Ferpal Infrastructure, Toronto, Ontario
Operations Accounting - Internal Audits
March 2019
  • Created technical presentations that were essential to winning a million+ bid for Ferpal’s accounting department regarding phase-by-phase cost analysis on a water lining contract for the city of Greater Sudbury
  • Used Microsoft Excel including VBA and Macro’s to improve the accuracy of appraising contract bids through organizing and storing data effectively alongside creating insightful visualizations
  • Improved the bid appraisal process through the creation of key analytic insights driven by data visualizations and automation processes


Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario
September 2020 - December 2022

Computer Programming - Accelerated Diploma
Languages: Python, Linux, SQL, HTML, CSS, JS, C, Excel VBA
Additional Skills: Django, Pandas, MPLFinance, Matplotlib, Numpy, DataReader

University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
September 2019 - April 2020

Finance and Wealth Management - Degree
Additional Skills: Behavioural Finance, Technical Analysis, Intermarket Analysis, Cross Asset Strategy, Relative Rotation

Leadership Experience

PADI Rescue Diver
  • Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, trained in what to look for and how to respond to dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques
  • During rescue scenarios, put into practice knowledge and skills including self-rescue, recognizing and managing stress in other divers, emergency management and equipment, rescuing panicked divers, rescuing unresponsive divers

Activities & Interests

OFSAA Division I Football Team – Lorne Park Secondary School, Mississauga, Ontario
2016 – 2017
  • Devoted 25+ hours weekly to athletics while maintaining a high GPA and carrying a full course load
  • Mentored new teammates transitioning to year-round training life and learning the team’s winning culture
  • Contributed to the highest national ranking in program history, Provincial OFSAA Champions 2017

Hobbies & Other

Fitness, Judo, Scuba diving, Chess, Golf, Coding, Rock Climbing, Long Distance Swimming