1905 East 28th Ave
Denver, CO 80205
Feb 2019 - Current
Joined to found the platform team building out platform capabilities for the consumer feature teams. Helped the consumer platform group grow from 2 ICs to 7 teams. Projects included rewriting authentication, adding various caching layers, improvements to infrastructure/platform performance (reducing server costs by 90% for some applications), improvements to observability tooling, supporting several extraction projects from legacy systems, REST to GraphQL, ERB to React, consolidation of analytics pipelines, and various internal dev tools. Created and coordinated the client experience architecture group driving async document-based decision-making using RFC/ADRs and diagraming and documenting multi-year vision and technology stack choices with long-term migration strategies.
Director of Software Engineering
May 2015 - Jan 2019
Lead distributed Data Infrastructure, DevOps, and Software teams. The teams cross timezones and cultures with US, Nigeria, Tanzania, Amsterdam, and Russia representing. Built collaborative team processes and decision workflows. Documented decisions and learnings. Partner evaluation, selection, and integration plans. Initiated and planned distributed team global summits. Lead by example in the codebases as a still active Rails developer, and contributed to our Python Data and DevOps infrastructure code.
June 2010 - May 2015
Working with a small team of developers to grow LivingSocial. Working on mobile apps, mobile site, APIs, AB testing, performance, and backend tools.
Founder / CTO / Ruby Software Developer
April 2008 - April 2010
Software startup to make the lives of developers easier. Originally developed accelerated testing for Ruby developers. More recently, launched getcaliper.com, which builds code analytics for all Rubygems and builds metrics for public and private git-based Ruby projects.
May 2007 - April 2008
Small Denver-based consumer web startup. Built Seekler.com to help people find the best of everything online by user generated, community-based top 10 lists on topics or products. Seekler was a social way to rank things with friends or the entire community.
Java Lead Engineer
August 2006 - May 2007
Developed web sites for Fortune 500 companies. Managed a small Java team with local and international remote employees.
Impact Science & Technology (IST)
Java Software Engineer
December 2005 - June 2006
Developed full lifecycle of a DOD distributed synchronous infrastructure in Java.
University of Colorado
B.S., Computer Science
References available on request