I’m an experienced technology leader, web developer, illustrator and motion graphic designer. I am passionate about product development, people, teams, developer happiness, data visualization and mentoring people.
I like to build for the web and make things beautiful as well as functional.
Led efforts to modernize the web application stack moving from a rails app to a reactJS front end with go based micro services.
Launched two new verticals with renters and health insurance products.
Streamlined the agile process in use and implemented a new design system that could be used by any engineering team within the company.
Lead the engineering efforts around supporting customers after they have purchased something.
Responsible for returns, cancellations, refunds, delivery updates and changes and all of the web applications utilized by the Wayfair Support Organization to provide telephone, email and chat support to Wayfair customers.
Launched a brand new node.js based chat system that will allow for much more flexibility for routing and handling chat instances with customers. The first production node.js infrastructure for Wayfair
Transitioned Glympse application stack from a .NET monolith over to a distributed, cloud native, micro services based set of applications.
Refocused engineering on delivering higher quality software on a more predictable basis.
Implemented the Desired Outcomes Framework as well as Dual Track Agile to bring increased focus and velocity to the engineering organization.
Worked to simplify the AWS infrastructure to improve performance as well as reduce the monthly spend.
Supported the engineering efforts for the AWS Mobile Hub product and the AWS Device Farm product.
Streamlined the build and deployment process to be able to deliver updated mobile SDKs in sync with product releases from across the AWS portfolio of services.
Supported the engineering efforts to build out enterprise capabilities for ZenDesk, Microsoft Dynamics, Workday and SAP in the AWS Mobile Hub and Mobile SDKs.
Launched full support for voice-to-text and text-to-voice APIs and SDKs to coincide with the AWS re:INVENT launches of voice and Alexa support in 2016
Oversaw all of the User Interface engineering across all of the HP Helion Cloud products, as well as the Developer Experience efforts: SDKs, CLIs, IDE integrations, Developer Portal and Cloud Services Marketplace.
Areas of focus included leading development teams working with customers and the community on the OpenStack Horizon Dashboard Project. and the HPE NFV Cloud.
Provided technical leadership for the rewrite of the the Horizon codebase in AngularJS.
Project Technical lead for the OpenStack Searchlight project.
Led the development efforts for HP’s CloudSuite management application stack.
Led multiple cross functional teams responsible for building out scalable, highly distributed web applications to enable Rackspace staff to deliver “Fanatical Support” to customers. Bootstrapped a Product Management team, six engineering teams, a user experience team, a dev ops team and a developer evangelist team. Utilizing cutting edge technologies like MongoDB, Elasticsearch and AngularJS, these teams rebuilt our support tools from scratch.
Was asked by senior leadership to step in and assist the then nascent Rackspace Developer Relations Group. Immediately saw to the creation of actionable metrics to ensure everyone understood what success looked like before starting to scale the team.. By focusing on key hires in the industry, I assembled a top-notch team of SDK authors, Evangelists, and API Documentation specialists and grew the DRG from 3 to 28 in nine months. Oversaw the design and initial build of developer. rackspace.com Led the release of SDKs and starter kits for the Rackspace Open Cloud in Python, Ruby, .NET, Node, Java and PHP. Oversaw the budget and travel of the evangelists speaking at conferences around the world
Oversaw the technical architecture for all of Yahoo’s Open Social initiatives. Ensured stakeholders were updated, managed global release cycles and maintained zero downtime updates with no breaking API changes downstream.
Led the creation of code, documentation, UI assets and style guides to support the relaunch of Yahoo Finance. Upon completion, Yahoo had one code base, supporting 24 languages, globally deployed across 8 data centers and generating 4+ billion page views per day on average.
Oversaw the front end engineering efforts in the creation of brand new, services based media properties such as Yahoo Shine and Yahoo Tech.
Worked as part of a special Yahoo Media Engineering skunk works development team assigned to build out features and packages across the media properties that fell outside of the capabilities of the existing teams. Examples included a global blogging platform for Yahoo users, free, real-time stock quotes on Yahoo Finance and the first version of what would become Yahoo Fantasy Sports
A selection of my motion graphic works including personal branding as well as typography experiments.