- Reston VA
Work proactively to solve challenges associated with growing, high-volume, consumer facing Web applications. Support and build out the next generation of our infrastructure while managing and improving our current assets.
The operations team has grown three-fold since I joined CustomInk and the size of the engineering team as more than doubled. I help set the tone of the organization pushing for collaboration, constant learning, and continuous improvement.
We've increased our deployment frequency from once every two weeks to five to ten times a day.
Our infrastructure is managed with Chef. Giving us the ability to quickly spin-up new environments or expand capacity.
As we continue to mature our infrastructure and automation, we are driving towards a self-service environment for developers. From provisioning of environments to continuous integration configuration to self-service deploys, there are lots of things we're doing to improve the agility of our engineering team.
Although the t-shirt business seems relatively straightforward, we have over thirty applications running in production. My team and I take primary responsibility for ensuring those applications are up, responsive, and working properly.
Sharing with the Community
Part of improving our team is sharing both the good and the bad with the community. I contribute regularly to the CustomInk Technology blog and speak at technical conferences regularly.
General Manager - June 2009 - December 2011Board of Directors - June 2009 - December 2011Senior Director, Operations - November 2007 - June 2009I joined VisualCV when the company was just getting started. It was an amazing adventure and I had the opportunity to wear many, many hats during my tenure. Here are some of the things I did after joining the company in November of 2007.
In December, 2011, VisualCV was acquired by Talent Technology. I assisted in the transfer of assets, application, infrastructure, and domain knowledge.
During my time at webMethods, I held various roles in the Enterprise Applications division of IT including:Director, CRM Applications
Manager, Customer Support Applications
In 2007, webMethods was acquired by SoftwareAG. As part of the webMethods IT management team, I was responsible for consolidating the sales and CRM processes and systems of both companies. Salesforce.com, Eloqua, and webMethods became the primary tools used by Sales and Marketing. We combined the best practices from both organizations using these tools.
Most of my tenure at USi was spent building out the intial Educational Services offerings. I focused mainly on the e-commerce offerings (BroadVision and Microsoft Site Server) and PeopleSoft. As one of the first certified BroadVision training partners, I was able to deliver training to all of our internal BroadVision engineers. Additionally, I was able to grow our BroadVision training program to a point where it was generating in excess of one million dollars annually. I also worked as an Application Planning Consultant, helping to define e-commerce personalization requirements and strategies for our customers.
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