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 Director of Product Engineering at OpenSlate (recently acquired by DoubleVerify). Also the co-creator of Loop's List, a series of books and online activities to help teach coding concepts.

Experience

  • Director of Product Engineering
    December 2019 - Present
    OpenSlate · New York, NY

    Led the development effort to plan, prototype, build, and scale product offerings. Responsible for hiring, goal-setting, and leading the team to delivery these initiatives.

  • Senior Architect
    December 2017 - December 2019
    OpenSlate · New York, NY

    Senior backend architect working on expanding the OpenSlate platform. Responsible for large data aggregation and API development of billions of pieces of social and video content.

  • Co-Creator
    2019 - Present
    Loop's List · New York, NY

    Loop's List is a series of books and online activities to teach kids of all ages programming concepts.

  • Technical Lead
    2013 - 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, website, API, publishing workflow, and iOS application. Pivot point between the CEO, consultant firms, project managers, engineers, designers, and product.
    • Set the foundation for a centralized API leveraging distributed services, data replication, caching, search, and rapid deployment practices.
    • 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.
  • Co-Founder and CTO
    2011 - 2013
    Location Star · New York, NY

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

  • 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.
    • Jackass: Managed full development of the Jackassworld.com website site. Supported the premieres of Jackassworld 2 / Jackassworld 3.
  • 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:
  • PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, Sybase.
    Frameworks:
  • NodeJS, React, Django, AngularJS, Spark, Rails, Spring MVC.
    Tools:
  • AWS, Kubernetes, Elasticsearch, Ansible, Docker, Airflow, Jenkins, Git.

Education