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Duo Security October 2018 - April 2019

Principal Engineer

Technologies: Python, MySQL, Elasticsearch, Kafka, Spark, AWS EMR, Ansible.

Vox Media May 2011 - December 2017

Principal Engineer, Video

Principal Engineer

Systems Engineering Director

Sr. Engineer

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.

SenderHQ 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.

Apple August 2007 - October 2010

Software Engineer, Wiki Server

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

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 June 2006 - August 2007

Senior Design Technologist

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.

Handwire 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.