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Work experience

Founder and Lead Developer

2017Present

Trellis Technologies (PushTable.com)

Trellis is my latest venture, it offers a suite of products to help frontend developers to leverage a new serverless cloud architecture. I'm working closely with the Google Firebase team and was featured as a partner for the Firestore product launch.

Chief Technical Officer, Lead Developer

20142017

Workstory Inc. (VisualCV.com, Workstory.com)

Completely rebuilt VisualCV and took it to over $1.8 million in annual subscription revenue. With over 5+ years of experience in designing and developing HR software, I lead a small team to establish a new market category for hip, high end visual resumes.

  • Grew user base from 335K to > 1.5M and revenues from $0 to $150k in MRR
  • Rebuilt VisualCV in Ruby on Rails and AngularJS, and then upgraded to ReactJS (SPA)
  • Launched mobile apps (iOS, Android) and ranked as the top "resume" app on Android
  • Leveraged new distribution channels through integrations with Google Docs Add-on
  • Launched a marketing app that won product of the week award from ProductHunt 
  • Managed entire product cycle from design, implementation to testing and maintenance 
  • Migrated servers to Amazon AWS platform using RDS Postgres, S3, EC2 and Fargate
  • Designed the mobile and web application UI / UX as well as all the resume templates
  • Developed key product metrics as well as conducted usability tests against the metrics

Co-Founder and Lead Developer

20122014

KarmaHire (KarmaHire.com, Callings.com)

Raised $175k in seed capital, launched multiple human resource management products. Attracted press and media, and worked with great enterprise clients.

  • Developed KarmaHire, an applicant tracking system with integrated technical testing
  • Leveraged WebRTC technologies to build Callings.com; it allowed companies to host online career fairs through the browser. It supported live chats, and teleconferencing
  • Attracted corporate clients such as BuildDirect, City of Prince George, UCLA, Dartmouth...

Co-Founder and Lead Developer

20112012

Emphoro Media

Emphoro was a boutique web development agency that I co-founded. We developed custom solutions for clients. Projects ranged from e-Learning CRMs, events management to poker team management. We primarily built with PHP, CodeIgniter and AngularJs

Systems Verification Engineer

2010

Intel Corporation (NAND Storage Group)

I was responsible for writing randomized test suites using System Verilog following the Open Verification Methodology (OVM). I also worked on electronics design and built a glitch signal generator on a four layered printed circuit board (PCB) using Cadence.

System Validation (Enterprise Storage Division)

2009

PMC-Sierra ( acquired by Microsemi )

I worked on 6G SAS controllers setting up RAID topology test benches with 400+ hard drives. I was responsible for developing automated test suites to expose bugs and communicating with the firmware team in Shanghai to coordinate firmware releases.

Research Engineer & Hardware Design

2008

Polyfuel

I Designed a diazo printer that graphed the permeability fuel cell membranes and assisted in the research and performance testing of methanol fuel cells.

Skills Overview

Project Management

Managed an agile development team to launch market leading products

Sales and Marketing

Grew revenue to 2M in 2.5 years by leveraging new distribution channels

Frontend Dev

Developed with ReactJS, NodeJS, ES6 on numerous production applications

UI / UX Design

Proficient in designing with HTML, CSS, wire frames as well as prototyping in Sketch and conducting usability tests

Backend Dev (Node.js, Ruby, RoR)

Built the backend for VisualCV using both Ruby on Rails and NodeJS microservices

Public Speaking / Presentations

On stage tech demos, investor pitches and meetings with c-level executives

Education

University of British Columbia (UBC)

20062011

Engineering Physics specializing in Electrical and Computer Engineering (EECE)

  • 1st and 2nd place prizes in multiple new venture competitions across North America for Luminex, Automated Daylighting project ($15k in prizes)
  • 1st place in the Engineering Physics Robotics Competition
  • UBC Supermileage, car body design using computational fluid dynamics
  • Dean's Honor List, President's Entrance Scholarship, National Biology Scholar

 

Why ME?

I have a proven track record of leading agile teams, adapting and finding ways to create value.

A rare combination of deep technical expertise, eye for design and business savvy has allowed me to better understand and simplify problems to deliver amazingly cohesive products.