Anthony Taormina

Software Engineer

Austin, TX

I am a full-stack software engineer with a background in mobile apps, security, and big data. I have been involved in all parts of the product development lifecycle, from planning and rapid prototyping to deploying and maintaining production systems. I want to empower the consumers of my products in valuable and innovative ways.

Work Experience

  • Taormina Innovations LLC

    CEO & Founder|Jun, 2018Current

    Independent Software Shop

    • Danger World - https://danger.world
    • Print2Press - https://www.print2press.com
  • Bazaarvoice

    Senior Software Engineer|Nov, 2016Jun, 2018

    • Data engineer in 2016 and 2017 for Personalization. Worked on novel algorithms and testing frameworks for ordering recommended products for increased customer engagement.
    • Data engineer in 2018 for Advertising. Rearchitected the team's big data stack to produce our deliverables far more quickly and reliably, resulting in an almost 50% cost savings.
  • RetailMeNot Inc.

    Senior Software Engineer|Jan, 2014Oct, 2016

    • Back-end engineer in 2016. Productionized new systems and helped build a new data ingestion pipeline. Worked closely with the data science team to productionize their algorithms and write my own algorithms for producing content.
    • Team lead in 2016. Managed the product-facing work of a team of 10 engineers while supporting my Product Manager. Successfully delivered all initiatives while the team continued to speed up.
    • Android engineer in 2014 and 2015. Spearheaded major features, monitored releases and hotfixes, and mentored others.
    • Collaborated with Product and Design in order to create and build toward the future vision of the RetailMeNot app.
    • Mentored two interns with no prior Android knowledge who successfully completed an app ready for the Play Store by the end of the summer.
    • Singlehandedly shipped the RetailMeNot Amazon Fire Phone app.
  • Whaleshark Media

    Software Engineering Intern|May, 2012Jul, 2012

    • Picked up Android while helping create the original RetailMeNot Android app.
    • Penetration tested retailmenot.com, successfully finding and repairing security vulnerabilities.
  • College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology

    Teaching Assistant|Aug, 2011Dec, 2011

    • CS 1301 – Introduction to Computer Science
    • Python

Education

  • Georgia Institute of Technology

    Bachelor's of Science - Computer Science|Aug, 2010Dec, 2013

    Systems & Architectures and Information Internetworks threads

  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

    May, 2013Jul, 2013

Projects

  • Eagle Scout Project

    Ran a local book drive and collected over two thousand children's books that were donated through the local health department's free clinic program, with each child bringing home a free book after each visit.

Skills

    • Java
    • Android
    • Python
    • bash
    • git
    • vim
    • databases
    • C
    • backend hosting
    • data visualizations
    • rapid prototyping
    • websites
    • product planning
    • penetration testing
    • Swift
    • Ruby
    • Scala
    • iOS
    • Flask
    • Rack
    • Flutter