Profile

Hands-on, full-stack technology leader with mentorship mentality and significant experience working directly with customers and leading teams in the enterprise and startup worlds.

Experience

Gusto

Engineering

Remote/San Francisco, CA
  • Platform and SRE specialist, coordinating support efforts for engineering organization.
  • Advised teams in design and scale of system architecture, database, out-of-band tasks, integrations, and application optimizations.
  • Supported mission-critical applications and dependencies in engineering, DevOps, and incident response roles.
  • Major Technologies: Ruby, Docker, Go, Chef, Elasticsearch, Databases

Emmerge

Senior Architect

Remote/San Francisco, CA
  • Founding member of startup team building email collaboration tools for project, team, and task management.
  • Led team in design of high capacity and high availability email processing system, and overall architecture design.
  • Built system interfacing with external mail systems, capturing 7.5M+ emails across thousands of accounts, and performing intelligence functions in content extraction, machine learning, natural language processing, deep categorization, and storage optimization in real-time.
  • Developed patented storage mechanism for shared email that enabled deep sharing and collaboration with principled security.
  • Major Technologies: Meteor, node.js, JavaScript, MongoDB, Redis

Awexome Labs

Principal

Philadelphia, PA
  • Provided expert consultation to clients in varied industries as developer of service APIs, “small data” administration systems, and full-stack web applications.
  • Led projects with six figure budgets, managing technology efforts as well as internal and external staff.
  • Major Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Heroku, AWS, Database systems

Involver

Senior Software Engineer

San Francisco, CA
  • Lead engineer in custom services division, working directly with clients to specify project requirements and develop marketing products tightly integrated with social media platforms.
  • Developed campaigns for Fortune 500 companies including Facebook, DIRECTV and scaled products to over 20M active users.
  • Major Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Java VM, social integrations

Context Optional

Application Genius

San Francisco, CA
  • Employee #2 at startup providing social media consultation and software development to Fortune 500 companies.
  • Directly responsible for product lifecycle of 25+ products on Facebook, Twitter, and Google social media platforms with clients including Microsoft, McDonald’s, Electronic Arts, Fandango, Zagat, NBC Universal, and Live Nation; user base peaking at 10M active.
  • Acted in engineering, product design, and project management capacities for all projects; mentored onboarding staff; helped grow team to 50+ members in two years.
  • Major Technologies: Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, MySQL, social integrations

CNET Networks

Software Engineer, Platform

Bridgewater, NJ
  • Major contributor to internal build and product delivery system used by all engineering staff in company; maintainer of customized stack software including Apache, Resin, MySQL, Solr, and proprietary web products.
  • Supported team efforts in development of major APIs and products used in all editorial verticals, including search engines and real-time data layers.
  • Hired full-time following successful 2005 summer internship as team member.
  • Major technologies: MySQL, Linux, Ruby, shell, networking, platforms

University of Delaware

Residence Life

Newark, DE
  • As a Hall Director (2005-06): Supervised staff of six Resident Assistants, advised student government serving 600 students, and oversaw academic programming and physical operations in two residence halls housing 220 students.
  • Resident Assistant (2003-05): On a staff of nine, oversaw floor of 42 resident students and developed academic and cultural programming for residential complex serving 350 students; held leadership role in technology.

Skills

Architecture Data Design Full-stack web development API design API development Optimization Scale Ruby JavaScript Python Go Rails React node.js Meteor MySQL Postgres MongoDB Redis Cassandra Elasticsearch AWS Linux Heroku Docker macOS nginx Chef Small Team Leadership Client Management Project Management Hiring Roadmap Remote work

Experience in many other disciplines, but efforts currently focused in these areas.

Education

M.Ed Technology

University of Delaware

  • Coursework: Adaptive Interfaces for Learning Needs
  • ±Partially complete; postponed to take employment at CNET Networks

B.S. Computer Science

University of Delaware

  • Concentration: Data-backed Web Systems
  • Minor: Management Information Systems, Business
  • Member: Honors Program

Follow Up

Résumé is available in PDF format.
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