Work History

Work History
Apr 2013 - Present

Co-Founder

LawGives
We are working to build a new legal access market place that enables the general public to obtain legal services more accessibly and with greater transparency. Lawyers will be able to use LawGives to help find clients that are appropriate for them and build their online reputation. Clients will be able to use LawGives to help find the right lawyer and have all the expectations on the table and in an easy to compare manner.
Oct 2007 - Present

Website editor (Volunteer)

FastCGI
Website maintenance
Nov 2011 - Apr 2013

Hands on Director Of Engineering

Ampush
  • Director of Engineering
  • Started as Dir. of Eng. for a 3 person team, then took over a 7 person team; covering a diverse set of skills from Junior to Senior engineers
  • Hands on - Provided technical skills: Architecture, DBA, Programming, Sys-Admin skills
  • Planned and executed on company goals with minimal supervision
  • Provided feedback & training to reports
  • Setup processes for hiring, interviewing and made hiring recommendations; contracted work as necessary
  • Reviewed projects, managed sprints, and delegated work to reports
  • Purchased services and kept track of Eng. financial expenditures
  • Transitioning flagship product from MVP to a scalable and sustainable design

Received Impact Award for management duties - June 2012

Aug 2009 - Mar 2011

Senior Software Engineer / MySQL DBA

SlideShare
  • Software Development
  • Evaluated several TDD strategies and started unit testing & CI server
  • Finding and fixing broad Ops/DBA/Coding performance issues
  • Overhauling transactional emails to maximize viral loops with A|B testing
  • Moved email out from local systems to Sendgrid.com
  • Cleaned up technical debt Database Administration
  • Planned out scaling of databases and upgrades
  • Moved database setup from single master/slaves to multiple master/slave farms
  • Identified and provided solution for replication issues Ops
  • Documented network and data routes
  • Worked with HAProxy, Varnish, identifying and fixing performance issues
Feb 2008 - Aug 2009

Database Administrator / Programmer

Rotten Tomatoes
  • Software Development
  • Created and managed best practices
  • Created new model layer to simplify database access
  • Wrote Object Oriented Programming code for new system functionality
  • Exported data for clients using XML validated with DTD
  • Maintained legacy code System Development
  • Created deployment process
  • Diagnostics
  • Standardized production and development systems
  • Database Administration

Education

Education

BS

San Francisco State University

Skills

Skills

Ruby

Web Applications

JavaScript

Software Development

XML

Web Development

(Backend) Web development

Amazon Web Services

Unix Shell Scripting

Unix

HaProxy

Varnish

MongoDB

Redis

Memcache

Apache

MySQL DBA

PHP

Ruby on Rails

Ruby