Collaborating with a diverse and driven organization to solve complex and diﬃcult problems, while fostering a rich and genuine culture.
Senior Software Engineer, L7June 2021 - Present
Austin, TX — Remote
Senior Engineer on the Mortgage Engine Platform and Core Tech teams — maintaining, optimizing & enhancing the core engine that powers the Better.com mortgage business.
Refactored central ledger service to achieve memory stability and increased performance across the platform. Result was a 5x decrease in memory usage per instance with a stable usage pattern that allowed for long running instances without risk of memory related crashes.
Identified database usage patterns that put scalability at risk and addressed them via query engine refactor. This resulted in a 2x decrease in baseline load on DB infrastructure with peak loads sitting well within scaling thresholds.
Stabilized Unit, Integration and E2E test suites for monorepo platform codebase. Historically unreliable and obstructively long running, the system now has a negligible false negative rate and runs in a consistent and scalable manner. This empowered higher release confidence as well as an improved developer experience.
Developed other engineers through mentorship, pair programming, RFC & PR engagement and using the Fierce Feedback model.
Goodway Group, INC
Engineering Manager / Security CzarAugust 2017 - June 2021
Austin, TX — Remote
Managed & led the highest performing engineering team in the organization which resulted in the delivery of a purpose built, client facing, real-time reporting dashboard product.
Spearheaded OSS initiatives within the organization resulting in consistent use and maintenance of many Open Source projects throughout our stack.
Scaled the capacity of the organization through mentorship of staff, technical oversight, metrics collection and monitoring, and using delivery techniques such as Tracer Bullets & Feature Flags.
Led many internal projects to address systems architecture, SDLC practices, Agile methodologies, guild culture and more.
Took the Dashboard product from inception to production delivery through tight collaboration with Product Management and Internal Clients while using telemetry gathered by our software systems to continuously deliver a Client focused product.
The client facing, interactive, real-time reporting Dashboard product resulted in significant operational efficiencies for the business as well as becoming the flagship engineering product for the company.
As Security Czar, my responsibilities encompass education, application and audit of security best practices across our software stack and operational infrastructure.
Principal ArchitectMarch 2015 - August 2017
Austin, TX — Remote
Architect, refactored and worked directly in many systems, languages, stacks and platforms. Charged with driving core technology decisions across a diverse client base, reporting directly to C-level management.
Collaborated with a diverse range of engineers, product owners and key stakeholders to effectively solve our clients’ most challenging problems.
Performed company wide audits of existing architectures to provide documentation and recommendations to address stability, scalability and security.
Designed and implemented CI/CD solutions using technologies specifically tailored to fit the particular client’s needs.
Designed, directed and implemented on green field projects as a well as within established architectures.
Provided technical leadership, mentoring and process improvements while reporting directly to CTO.
Director of Engineering / Chief Architect2012 - 2015
Los Angeles, CA
Director of engineering teams which developed and maintained multiple products. These products consisted of shared services, ETL pipelines, consumer facing websites and internal systems. Reported directly to CEO & CTO.
Fostered Test Driven Development, CI/CD and DevOps culture.
Strategically tackle Tech Debt within product lifecycle which led to significant Sprint velocity increase and feature output.
Identified key legacy systems and developed an executable improvement plan resulting in stark improvements in uptime, functionality and maintainability of a multitude of products.