I’m a technical people leader with a passion for building teams that make awesome things.
Currently leading the Engineering and QA teams consisting of 13 people working across three teams on website, online insurance product, and API development.
Worked as a Software Development Manager on Elastic File System (EFS), AWS's massively scalable elastic network block storage solution. Lead an internal team of software and system engineers focused on operational excellence within the EFS group. Built tools and processes to maintain the highly available, highly durable storage system for a global customer-base.
As a manager in the product engineering side part of the organization, I worked closely with Product and Design peers to build features and engineer the next generation of the InVision platform. I supported the org's rapid growth by hiring new engineers and managers, and leveling up members of my team.
I worked on the digital content side of the NPR network, focusing on member stations and their content creation tools. In this position I coordinated with station support, product focused people, and others from NPR Digital to deliver tools and features that brought stations into the NPR network and gave them the ability to publish their own content and measure their audience engagement.
Managed the team of software developers and testers maintaining the namesake eCommerce platform and business partner platforms in the industry. Grew the team into 12 engineers through hiring, training opportunities, team building and skill development. Interfaced with product, agile, and customer care teams to ship new products, platform redesigns, and new partners. Managed a team of data analysts and rolled out a business intelligence tool with smart reporting and analytics used to guide product decisions and understand sale trends. Trained members on SQL, scripting, and coordinated with vendors on rollouts and product training.
Software engineering on the flagship eCommerce platform as well as partner sites and products in the travel insurance industry, while still supporting a legacy platform. Worked closely as an architect on many new initiatives including the development of an early MVC framework, and a framework for defining insurance products and rules using a custom DSL and rule-running engine.
Various IT gigs in schools and educational settings centered around network administration, server maintenance, and web development.
Primarily responsible for the development, deployment, and training of data collection and reporting systems for K-12 environments. Built charting and data analysis tools for educators to assess student achievement, surface areas of intervention, and track longitudinal standards-based scores. Also worked as a consultant for school districts in ETL-related tasks for yearly submission of students' standards-based scores to the Department of Education.
Worked as a system administrator for the two main offices and three satellite offices (schools), maintaining network equipment, servers, and client deployments. Played an active role in two building projects for magnet schools, building and supporting the network infrastructure which included video distribution, wireless networks, and desktop/laptop deployment of 500+ clients. Built internal web-based tools for tracking issues and time-tracking for consulting work done in school districts.