Technical manager, software engineer, and data architect. I've worked with enterprise companies and startups in every phase of development involving planning, coding, testing, deployment, and scaling.

Currently the senior architect at OpenSlate. Also helping out at Austrian Southern, a boutique design and technology company. Contact them to help with your next project!

Experience

  • Senior Architect
    December 2017 - Present
    OpenSlate · New York, NY

    A content analytics company focused on the role of context in brand advertising

  • Co-Founder and Head of Strategy
    March 2017 - Present
    Austrian Southern · New York, NY

    A boutique design and technology agency. We work with companies from design and planning, to development and implementation, to product release and results. Strong focus on hands-on guidance through every step. Clients include:

    • OpenSlate - a content analytics company focused on the role of context in brand advertising
    • Sockeye Media - a producer of content that engages and educates a global audience across the entire range of media platforms available today.
    • Loop's List - a series of books, games, and other curriculum designed to help teach pre-coding to preschoolers.
    • Arrival - a travel platform for curated experiences
    • REDEF - the interest remix company
  • Tech Lead
    August 2013 - March 2017
    REDEF · New York, NY

    Powering the REDEF-curated content. Interest remixes for multi-disciplinary verticals delivered on web and mobile.

    • First hire, chief architect, and head strategist for building out the CMS, consumer website, API, publishing workflow, and iOS application.
    • Built the curation processing system including gathering and storing content, workflow automation, and channel distribution.
    • Set the foundation for a centralized API leveraging distributed services, data replication, caching, search, and rapid deployment practices. This supports both the internally curated products and REDEF social network. Manage and contribute to the continued backend and devops engineering.
    • Lead the frontend application work on the CMS and REDEF.com website. Work closely with product on feasibility and timelines. Mentor developers through coding reviews, standards, and encouraging automation and testing.
    • Managed and contributed to the development of the REDEF iOS and Watch apps.
    • Pivot point between the CEO, consultant firms, project managers, engineers, designers, and product to move development forward on a day-to-day basis.
  • Co-Founder and CTO
    June 2011 - September 2013
    Location Star · New York, NY

    Head technologist (strategy and development) for the location-centric startup Location Star, specializing in internal products and project consultation. We deliver applications and services that leverage location to extend customer reach.

    • Worked with Toyota and Foursquare for a Facebook app and multi-region set of city guides marketed for the Scion demographic.
    • Created a location-branded Foursquare campaign to put NabeWise (acquired by Airbnb) in the middle of their consumer base.
    • Selected for Nokia's Microsoft/AppCampus program in Helsinki, Finland for the app Game Day.
    • Creator of Tickets & Music, an online ticket and music aggregation service.
  • Principal
    2009 - 2013
    Roomnoise Consulting · New York, NY

    Consulting firm with roles involving systems architecture, full site development, and team management.

    Some of the clients and projects I was a part of:

    • Viacom/MTV Networks: Senior developer on the platform blog dev team. Head of the Rhapsody music integration project. Managed the RateMyProfessors.com migration project
    • The Webby Awards: Independent evaluation of code + potential vendors for the website redesign.
    • The Rauch Foundation: Developed the site 'Build A Better Burb', a design competition calling for entries that will help reshape the Long Island landscape.
    • The Cools: Developed the first phase of their User affinity index, creating algorithms around lifestyle questions and incorporated machine learning to form better associations and tagging mechanisms.
    • Jackass: Managed full development of the Jackassworld.com website site. Supported the premieres of Jackassworld 2 / Jackassworld 3.
    • WillowTree: Helped develop the back-end processing for a large-scale medical claims group.
  • Senior Architect
    2008 - 2009
    Substantial · New York, NY / Seattle, WA

    Technical architecture on various projects centered around social networking, facebook applications, and large-scale web development. Clients including:

    • Burda Style: Coordinated the handoff, maintenance, and takeover for the Burda publishing community sewing site. Solved many scaling and operations issues due to rapid user growth.
  • Senior Software Developer
    2004 - 2008
    MTV Networks · New York, NY

    Part of the core Urge development team. Built the first phase of MTV's digital asset rights and reporting system across all global regions. Managed multiple data integration projects.

  • Senior Software Developer
    1999 - 2004
    Horizon Health · Orlando, FL

    Managed front end application development for medical and behavioral patient record processing. Scaled out to over 10 million patients across 20 states.

    Developed and maintained their high-volume claims processing engine for all regions and providers. Contributed to a 50% gain in performance and a 70% gain in accuracy of processed records.

Selected Skills

    Languages:
  • JavaScript, Python, Ruby, Swift, Objective-C, Java, PHP, SQL.
    Data Stores:
  • MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, Sybase.
    Frameworks:
  • NodeJS, React, Django, AngularJS, Backbone, Rails, Django, Spring MVC.
    Tools:
  • AWS, Kubernetes, Elasticsearch, Ansible, Docker, Jenkins, Git, Wordpress.

Education