Joined the team as engineer #3 with a primary focus on backend engineering. I built the Mailshake Zapier Integration and Phone Dialer and have contributed to numerous performance improvements across our codebase. With stepping into the Staff Engineer role, I inherited the entirety of our AWS infrastructure and have been able to make consistent improvements to our DevOps workflows, system performance and costs. Currently managing four engineers (three backend and one support) while still regularly stepping into an individual contributor role.
Wrote over 75 articles on technical topics like Node.js, TypeScript, React and the command-line.
The easiest way to automate paperwork and communication with people (like dealing with repetitive recruiting tasks). Started as a side project helping my best friend to build a management hub for his user experience & research consultancy. Applied to Y Combinator, got an in-person interview but didn't get in :*( Decided to roll the dice.
Sumo.com (formerly SumoMe.com)
Senior Software Engineer and Team Lead
Joined the team as engineer #4 (single digit overall) and built the Google Analytics, Discover and Message Center apps while contributing to improvements, maintenance and scaling of our existing suite of marketing apps.
World Independent Hotels Promotion
Senior PHP Developer
API integration engineer supporting a myriad of hotel booking engines. Systems integrated with ranged from small boutique systems handling a small number of properties up to larger corporate systems supporting hundreds of properties. Integration development went both ways, both consumption of APIs as well as development of internal APIs that were pushed to. Heavy focus on basic LAMP technologies as well as introducing the firm to Node.js and Meteor.
Ginpop.com (formerly SceneKids.com)
Founder & Sole Proprietor
CrowdSavings.com (acquired for $6.4MM)
Chief Technology Officer
Built and maintained one of the largest daily deal sites in the United States. Prior to being acquired ourselves, we acquired and migrated 15 sites into our own system. These migrations gave me the experience of reverse engineering systems in languages that I was not necessarily proficient in very short periods of time. In addition to powering CrowdSavings.com, the platform I developed ran nCrowd.com, HalfOffDepot.com, KGBDeals.com, Tippr.com and SpreeBird.com.
Senior Web Applications Developer
Developed systems for our internal customer service representatives and built the batch processing that transitioned Cigna’s customer base to our system. Technologies included PHP 4.x and migrating to 5.x, eZ Publish, MySQL and DB2.
Online Sales Strategies
Web Systems Architect
Original developer on the consignment platform known as AuctionSound which was also used by our own brand of eBay drop-off stores. Also transitioned the platform from PHP 4.x to 5.x and managed two additional developers.
Flash Developer / Web Applications Developer
Started out as a Flash developer working on courseware for AT&T eLearning. Eventually migrated into a web applications developer role supporting AT&T's Online Facilitated Learning Platform (PHP).