Amazon Web Services
Lead engineer documeting the AWS Rust SDK. Creating informative documentation for all aspects of the Rust SDK. Developing cross-service scenarios to emphasize SDK utilities across the SDK language boundaries. Engineering guidance and mentorship for engineers in adjacent languages.
Responsible Engineer for a global ISP's ground network off-prem cloud tooling, including global data acquisition, Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM), automated authentication, and more. Migrated and managed these systems in a variety of VM & Service Mesh settings. RE and Subject Matter Expert for a DDoS detection, alerting, and mitigation system protecting a global ISP's core infrastructure and XXm customers.
GCP - Compute Front End
As a tech lead and manager, I set strategic direction for our feature area as well as mentoring and guiding my team in their engineering and career. Focusing on the Managed Instance Group feature set, my team delivers GCP UI features to enable cloud customers to manage their deployments. We work closely with a number of teams in the cloud org to ensure our deliverables fit in the larger cloud ecosystem.
As a Googler, I have worked on a variety of projects as an engineer, and have had the pleasure of mentoring and leading my colleagues for the duration.
GCP - Cloud Topology
Cloud Topology allows GCP customers to visualize their large scale deployments in the Cloud ecosystem. It has been demoed as EAP for Stackdriver Kubernetes views, and is currently available to Anthos / ASM customers on their service dashboard. Cloud Topology must render large amounts of data in end-user browers. Solving this across our team required novel solutions both in our rendering code, as well as how to format and package data to send to the user's device.
As a guest lecturer at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA, I taught an undergraduate business on the effects of technology in the 21st century. The course served as an overview of technological topics and their intersection with business ethics. Students learned how technology can be used to handle everyday business needs, while also exploring the implications of big data, always-on-connectivity, and many other topics effect their day to day lives in ways that are almost always unseen.
Front End Engineer with Channel Intelligence. I lead development on a user interface to manage product-level experiments for shopping data. Architect of the core platform & tooling. Taught TypeScript & Angular to 3 other developers, with the team building over a dozen screens. Includes complex workflows to manage creating nuanced experimental hypotheses, treatments, and groupings. In prior quarters, I contributed to an effort across several working groups to migrate from existing GWT web UIs to modern, component-base Angular architectures. Brought a strong emphasis to TDD in FE development, including techniques, best practices, and general cheerleading. Worked with several groups to offer, and personally taught, several collegiate courses including a two-week intensive course on TDD & industry practices at Mt Holyoke College.
Mt Holyoke College & Google
Working with colleagues at Google, I developed and taught winter courses in mobile software development and team software engineering at Mt Holyoke College and Smith University. Our materials covered test-driven development in Python, Android development on real devices, and included significant team project components.
TEALS pairs computer science professionals with an in-classroom high school teacher to augment a school's technical literacy program offerings. In this role, I served as a lecturer and TA for several high school classes in NYC and Pittsburgh. Classes included intro to programming with Scratch, intro to programming with Python, and AP Computer Science in Java. Beyond teaching and running labs, I wrote several utilities for students to have a "Python Scavenger Hunt", needing to upload programs to solve simple python challenges. Think Leet Code for Kids.
Third Cat, LLC
Novus Partners Inc
As head of Front End Development at Novus Partners, I lead a team of four developers (including myself) in a complete front-end rewrite. Our previous platform was a brittle Scala Server Pages implementation. After releasing this rewrite, our slick & fast AngularJS frontend has become decoupled from the Scala backend, allowing both services to become much more focused and performant. We also build and maintain the NVD3 open-source charting library. I have led an ongoing effort to refactor the original prototype codebase into a maintainable, extensible, and testable library that will serve front-end charting for years to come.
The New York Times
Full-stack developer of the NYT5 rebuild team, rebuilding the nytimes.com property from the ground up. The core online presence of the New York Times handles 45 million unique monthly visitors. Core member of the Prorotype team, building and testing potential new features for the proto.nytimes.com domain. Responsible for the backend stack, including Node servers for data management and AB testing, as well as a variety of systems administration to handle our traffic. Invited to speak on emerging technologies to internal development groups, as well as on behalf of the Times at regional college tech events and tech meetups. Internal git guru.
Potomac Fusion, inc
After a week at PFI, I was asked to join a new internal team developing PFI's core data handling framework. Synapse is a tool in the Government Open Source Software realm designed to bring large-scale data handling and visualization to the browser. Our technology handles tens to hundreds of thousands of records shared between discreet OWF widgets, small iframe applications in a shared web desktop. These widgets provide a range of visualizations and tools for intelligence analysts to make the most use of the disparate data sources streaming in from the modern threat space, enabling them to make decisions that save lives of both military troops and civilians around the world.
Entre Technology Services, LLC
I managed medium-scale software projects for several Montana companies, including the Stillwater Mining Company, Town Pump of Montana, and Crowley Fleck Law Firm. Developed and implemented a unique solution to e-discovery motions. Projects included writing OSHA tracking software, modules for inventory management software, and support on web development for several clients.