Having six years of remote experience, I’m looking for a remote position on a team where I can continue to grow as an engineer as well as help steer the engineering team and product. I consider myself a true full-stack engineer favoring back-end optimization and operations. I have ten years experience of writing web applications with Ruby on Rails. I have deployed and configured all pieces of infrastructure necessary to run a scalable server-side application, including nginx, haproxy, postgresql, memcached, redis, solr, elasticsearch. I have extensive front-end work with react and react-native experience. I am a voracious learner and enjoy working with like-minded people.
At Voom, I worked closely with the engineers and designers on the product team and also acted as the liason to the leadership team. I mentored engineers through pairing and helped facilitate making hard technical decisions when the team needed guidance. Often, my job was unblocking bottlenecks for the team. I took an active interest in optimizing the CI / CD process to enable us to ship code faster. I helped drive the growth of the team from 4 engineers to 14. Our team built a rails / react web app as well as a react-native app.
At Wanelo, I led the engineering team for numerous years in both application development and platform operations. Under the direction of the CEO and the product team, I advised product owners how we should engineer our numerous products. I led the team that built and maintained our marketplace for selling products through Shopify. During our growth period, I helped build scalable solutions to handle user growth by sharding postgresql for our user saves. When our user base was declining, I helped advise the company to downgrade our servers and other third-party services to go from $115k to $60k in monthly operating costs.
Became the lead engineer on our client-facing ruby on rails application. Worked at Pivotal Labs for six months working using Ruby on Rails and learning agile methods and TDD. Lead the front-end development of a single-page backbone application. Built a gem to integrate multiple of our ruby applications onto the same database. Worked on several "hackathon" projects to help improve the workflow of other teams within the company. Built an API to interface between postgres stored procedures and a rails application.
Worked closely with clients to enhance Eric Ries' Conference’s website for two years. Test drove new conference software that matched attendees to their preferred mentors test-driven in pure ruby. Helped operate said software for two conferences (Lean Startup Conference 2014, QuickBooks Connect 2014). Built and maintained entrepeneurial editorial site called "The How."
Built and maintained members’ only wordpress website. Coordinated with third-party software developers to improve their wordpress plugin (WooCommerce).
EggWich is an iPhone application highlighting reviews and photos of egg sandwiches and breakfast burritos in San Francisco. The app was test-driven using Jasmine. I used the Enyo.js framework (previously Palm WebOS) to generate views and handle all user events. Runs on iOS using Phonegap.
Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization offering sanctuary, healing and forever families to distressed, abandoned, injured or homeless hounds. I helped re-design and build their wordpress website to increase adoption rate and to help event promotion.