Defined and led the implementation of our long-term technology roadmap. Created foundational engineering team, process, and infrastructure supporting explosive 20x growth. Led architecture design of system that enabled series A funding.
2019 - 2020
VP of Engineering
Responsible for 180° change in Engineering. Implemented agile methods producing measurable results and trackable quality. Increased sprint completion from 20% to over 90% within 3 months, while reducing costs by 75%. Improved product-engineering-sales relationships and accountability. Serving on average 82M requests per day, per app.
2018 - 2019
Head of Engineering
End to end responsibility for application product. Grew user base by 50% with ~15% accessing YouScience app on mobile devices. Launched College directory product, and future of product vision - Analytics platform (patents filed). Implemented Agile sprint process and increased frequency of releases from months to days (soon will be many times per day (CI/CD)). Member of executive team, contributing strategic product direction (Please ask me about this!). Built software engineering division with key hires from Wash. Post, RetailMeNot, and Stanford.
2017 - 2018
Implemented technical vision of cohesive toolset through design, engineering, and deployment with agile methodologies working across multiple countries. Forecasting and planning development became more predictable when rooted in automation and testing. The flow of work through IT (infrastructure and end-user support) improved queue times with weekly Kanban meetings and a supply chain management approach. Reduced IT spend by nearly half while greatly improving network bandwidth and workforce collaboration. Developed Risk Management, Directory Services/Access Management, Information Security and Privacy, and Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity Plans.
2007 - 2016
D2P's focus was threefold: 1. Strategic consulting focused on client feature enhancements, 2. Software Development - mobile, web, desktop applications and 3. Devops - guiding teams to work together to improve feedback loops.
2000 - 2007
Member of Technical Staff
Implemented core features to Deja's Buyer's Portal and Usenet engine until eBay and Google purchase. Led development for incorporating LinkShare into Deja's offerings.
1999 - 2000