Front-end Software Engineer
I love solving problems for end users through technical innovation and leadership. My focus on Web application development combined with a solid engineering, operations and networking background allows me to create great front-end experiences with the full stack in mind.
Technologies: React, Webpack, Babel, ES6, HTML5, Nodejs, .NET
Instamotor – SF, CA
Senior Engineer, Jan 2016 – Oct 2016
I was the first Web hire tasked with building the Web implementation of a previously iOS-only used vehicle marketplace. I went from zero to V1 in the first 6 months using React and Fluxible (Yahoo’s flux stack). Later helped in transitioning app to Redux to follow insanely fast moving trends in the React world.
Yahoo – Sunnyvale, CA
Engineer, Jan 2014 – Jan 2016
Worked on the Yahoo homepage, Finance, and Web Digest app (aka Atom) and Universal Header. I was part of the homepage platform team (Frameworks and UX/Fluxible) and Yahoo media’s front-end Web performance team (Photon). I created Yahoo’s first react SVG icon library used on News/Sports/Finance/Homepage.
I was invited to present a paper on my Web performance work at the Yahoo Tech Pulse conference in 2015. Paper focused on collecting real user metrics for analysis of slow page loads by beaconing detailed data from the user’s browser collected from the W3C resource timing API. Data was analyzed at scale on Yahoo’s grid of Hadoop clusters.
I gave internal brownbag tech talks about performance, emerging Web technologies including React and new development techniques.
CircleUp – San Francisco, CA
Engineer, June 2013 – Dec 2013
Implemented site-wide changes supporting changes in federal general solicitation rules (JOBS act). Performed significant back-end refactoring work. Developed investment round closing workflows including pricing/equity rules, automated legal document generation and signing.
Visa, LabZero, Altai Systems – San Francisco, Severna Park, MD
Consultant, 2010 – 2013
Consulted for Visa credit cards, Five Guys, Navy League and others both through Consulting agencies and on my own. Designed pricing engine for Visa’s compliance system. Developed CRM forms product sold to clients and libraries used by other consultants. Created and maintained several related open-source projects used by the MS CRM community.
Musicboxe, WePeep, Notch
Founder, 2011 – 2012
Eleven Prime – Mountain View, CA
Founder and CTO, 2006 – 2014
Started a venture-backed company to create the online notes app Ubernote. Went through an intense incubation period at LaunchBox where I raised the seed capital. Directed small development team and brought the product from concept through >50k users.
Livanta – Annapolis Junction, MD
Software Engineer, 2005 – 2009
Developed Medicare provider and contractor Web portals and Web services for Congressionally-mandated fraud protection program. Developed product for accessing medical provider risk for federal Medicare programs.
Benelogic – Timonium, MD
Systems Engineer, 2004 – 2005
Administered health insurance benefits enrollment system used by clients such as Wal-Mart/AFLAC. Systems engineering lead for the on-premises enterprise datacenter including overall site reliability, SAN, networking and power.
I also do engineering work for fun – making kinetic sculpture involving electronics, machine work and metal fabrication. I’ve executed two major works in the last two years. My latest was leading a project making a fleet of electric vehicles with several other artists.
BS Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University.