As a backend engineer, and first, post-acquisition FTE, I have re-engineered several API endpoints, which resulted in markedly faster response rates and 400% faster server start times. I also built a push notification system, modernized our asynchronous job queuing system, wrote a smart notification algorithm and engineered a ‘best-of video’ recommendation engine. I implemented an Elasticsearch full-text search engine for videos that allowed for efficient video search, a user search engine, and have refactored core components to allow for scaling beyond the product’s current reach. The sum of my optimizations done over the course of 4 months have resulted in 5by requiring 90% less computing power, significantly faster server response time, and zero downtime at peak loads. Lastly, I instituted continuous integration to the company, which has become a critical element of the backend’s team workflow. Reporting directly to the VP of Engineering, my expertise is often relied on when looking for ingenious solutions to technical challenges.