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Vox Media

Principal Engineer, Video
March 2017 - December 2017

Principal Engineer
April 2016 - March 2017

Systems Engineering Director
October 2014 - April 2016

Sr. Engineer
May 2011 - June 2012
May 2013 - October 2014

Technologies: Ruby/Rails, Javascript, Python, Bash, Golang, CSS/SCSS/SASS, MySQL/Postgres, Elasticsearch/Solr, Redis/Resque, Memcache, Varnish/VCL, Docker, Kubernetes, Vagrant, Jenkins, Chef, Splunk, StatsD/Graphite, AWS/GCP/Heroku.


June 2012 - May 2013

Designed and developed a web-based fitness tracking application for the rock climbing community. Prioritized features, built interactive wireframes, conducted user research and customer interviews. Developed a social media and blog presence - driving traffic to mailing list and improving SEO. Managed infrastructure, operations, and deployment. Developed features, notably:

Technologies: Ruby/Rails, HTML, CSS/SASS, Javascript, AWS/Heroku.

frog design

Associate Director of Technology
January 2011 - May 2011

Lead software development efforts for frog clients. Managed members of the Austin technology team; addressing personnel, resource utilization, and career development issues. Served as a primary technical point of contact for business development efforts such as proposals, pre-sales meetings, project estimation/scoping activities, and resource allocation.

Technologies: MS Office (sigh).


Software Engineer, Wiki Server
March 2008 - October 2010

A member of the Wiki Server group, part of Mac OS X Server. Built a highly scalable web publishing system used by Apple’s small business, enterprise, and education customers worldwide. Developed product features and submitted OS builds. Presented architecture and feature concepts to executives, and demoed to developers at WWDC. Wrote internal and external facing documentation. Reviewed and participated in support discussion boards and mailing lists.

Technologies: Python, Ruby on Rails, XSLT, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Make.

Software Engineer, MobileMe
August 2007 - March 2008

Built a web based version of the Address Book desktop application for the MobileMe launch. Worked with the visual design team to identify edge cases and clarify the design language. Triaged bugs daily and performed weekly BRB meetings. Developed or improved portions of SproutCore (MobileMe’s underlying JavaScript framework) that were either non-existent or missing functionality.

Technologies: JavaScript, HTML, CSS.

frog design

Senior Design Technologist
June 2006 - August 2007

Technology lead in frog’s first few mobile development programs (Celltop for Alltel Wireless, and HGUI for Bell Mobility). Attended pre-sales meetings and assisted with proposals. Provided project estimates. Worked with client developers and business parters to assist integration. Wrote technical documentation deliverables. Performed mobile handset testing and debugging. Worked with frog’s first QA hire to write test cases.

Technologies: Brew/TrigML, .Net, Silverlight, HTML, JavaScript.


August 2004 - June 2006

Built a number of custom web applications for Handwire clients, in addition to sub-contract work for frog (AMD, Blockbuster). Highlights include massive JavaScript performance improvements for, a highly interactive DHTML UI for a healthcare application, and a complex signage management tool for MD Anderson Cancer Hospital. Was the sole developer on many projects and was responsible for organizing and managing development tasks.

Technologies: JavaScript, .NET, Ruby, PHP, and ColdFusion.