8th Light Inc
Worked on a backend team in a large, SOA ecosystem for one of Chicago's most heavily-trafficked social sites. Helped plan and implement the caching strategy for an inventory management system, reducing request times to 50µ in the 98th percentile.
Developed patches for consumer-facing, fuzzy-search item finder.
Reviewed code and helped QA feature work for increasing revenue by what's estimated to be millions of dollars by enabling a rolling purchase window for consumers.
Troubleshooting and debugging of multiple worker tasks; one that helps manage inventory supply and another responsible for near real-time updates to consumer-facing application for a better UX.
Worked on adding graphing and monitoring around mission-critical components.
(J)Ruby, Rails, MySQL, Clojure, Elasticsearch, Varnish, Nagios, Splunk