Résumé
To intrigue those with technical challenges.

I enjoy building technology to improve business processes as a software engineer. I build on industry best practices, but I use my detail-oriented and quick-learning nature to better understand how they can be adapted and improved for local needs. I bring my experiences as a developer, operator, and user to provide a more holistic perspective on solution discussions. I feel most effective when I can apply myself to evolving those solutions into something that will help others be more effective.

I look for technical opportunities that require me to learn and improve myself through complex problems and new perspectives. I want to work with teams that respect open source and appreciate open collaboration as a method to build effective products.

Employment
November '15 – present Pivotal Software, Inc.
Staff Software Engineer
  • Work on discovery-focused initiatives to identify investment opportunities in Kubernetes Cluster API and tooling to help internal development teams.
  • Support teams implementing several, personally-created projects into their operations and workflows.
  • Team Lead ("anchor") on BOSH, working closely with Product Managers to guide technical features and facilitate collaboration with internal and external teams.
  • Engineer on BOSH, a large Ruby- and Go-based, deployment lifecycle product, and using a variety of infrastructures (namely Amazon Web Services, Google, and vSphere).
  • Help bootstrap and train a new Cloud Operations team as part of a 3-month relocation to Dublin, Ireland.
June '06 – present The Loopy Ewe
Software Systems Engineer
  • Developed and currently maintain in-house e-commerce frontend and backoffice tools using primarily PHP and MySQL
  • Migrated the backend website and services to the open-source symfony2 framework
  • Integrated business tools with APIs including PayPal and Endicia
  • Advising on strategic goals for the business and assisting in implementation
  • Migrating from traditional servers to a multi-region cloud environment on AWS
  • Migrating from Puppet-managed servers to a BOSH-managed environment
  • Currently maintain production server environments and services
August '13 – August '15 City Index Ltd, Labs Team
Software Developer
  • Implemented and managed scalable logstash + elasticsearch + kibana stacks on AWS
  • Researched and tested elasticsearch scaling for project needs
  • Creating and managing BOSH releases for logsearch
  • Creating logsearch-shipper, designed for log forwarding and monitoring of any other BOSH deployments
  • Designing and supporting VPC environments on AWS
  • Defining and implementing logging and monitoring practices for deployments
  • Worked remotely
July '09 – October '12 Sentry Data Sytems
Software Developer
  • Guided the adoption of and migration to the open-source symfony2 framework from an internal framework for main customer SaaS web application
  • Implemented development tools and standards including opengrok, composer, and PSR conventions
  • Advised and taught on software design, industry practices, and development workflows
  • Created automated systems for detecting data quality issues in client data feeds, significantly reducing manual work
  • Created custom issue tracking system to support existing Oracle-based applications, email ticketing, workflows, and time estimations
  • Worked locally for 18 months and remotely for 22 months
Education
August '05 – May '09 Taylor University
Bachelor of Science — Computer Science, Systems (Business Information Systems)