VP / Director of Engineering

Summary


I am an accomplished technology leader experienced in leading teams and taking products from ideation to execution while focusing on profitability and growth. I am passionate about technology and code quality with expertise in software architecture and scale.

Skills


  • Team leadership
  • Strategic product development
  • Technology strategy and roadmap
  • Process and productivity improvement
  • Project management
  • Software architecture
  • Object oriented programming
  • Distributed systems
  • CI/CD pipelines
  • Docker

Experience


VP / Director of Engineering
Tibrio, New York City

Oct 2016- Feb 2019

Tibrio connects advertisers with targeted, first-party audiences that are ripe for monetization. Through its proprietary technology and various web properties, Tibrio acquires over 100k new users every day, sells 1+ million leads each day, and sends 2+ billion emails per year.

I was recruited into Tibrio to build and grow the engineering operations for the company. I hired a team of 6 and managed development following an agile development process. I work alongside the CPO to scope and prioritize our product and technology roadmap.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Established a culture of product-focused engineering
  • Instituted code review and QA processes and implemented a CI/CD pipeline
  • Reduced AWS monthly costs by 52%
  • Launched a re-imagined concept for one of our sites, increasing monthly revenue by $50k
  • Minimized email delivery costs by building a proprietary email marketing solution responsible for ~5M emails per day.
  • Collaborate with the rest of the executive team to determine project scope and identify meaningful KPIs and ensure those KPIs are met.

Technologies:

  • PHP
  • Python
  • Node.js
  • AWS
  • Docker
  • RabbitMQ
  • MySQL
  • Redis
  • Elasticsearch

Director of Engineering
Zeeto.io, San Diego, CA

Jul 2015- Oct 2016

Zeeto is an ad network that uses questions to discover data and then uses the answers to target ads.

Reporting directly to the CTO, I manage a growing engineering team and am responsible for the complete development lifecycle of our groundbreaking registration marketing SaaS platform. I work closely with the Devops, Business Intelligence, Data Science, and Optimization teams to lead product-focused engineering efforts. I oversee all infrastructure and code architecture decisions to ensure our various applications are scalable and resilient.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Act as chief architect in the development of our proprietary lead routing platform
  • Own the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Enforce code reviews, ensuring that code meets quality standards and is thoroughly tested
  • Work closely with the product team to deliver quality products while following an agile-based workflow

Technologies:

  • PHP (Symfony)
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL
  • AWS
  • Docker
  • RabbitMQ
  • MySQL
  • Redis
  • Jenkins CI
  • Java / Spring Boot

Senior Software Engineer
Zeeto.io, San Diego, CA

Oct 2011- Jul 2015

Zeeto is an ad network that uses questions to discover data and then uses the answers to target ads.

I joined Zeeto as the second technical hire and was responsible for the redevelopment of our core data monetization platform.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Introduced unit/functional testing and TDD methodologies to the business
  • Built CI/CD pipelines and automated deployments to our various environments
  • Worked on architecture and development of our internal data monetization and lead generation plaform

Technologies:

  • PHP (Symfony)
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL
  • AWS
  • Docker
  • RabbitMQ
  • MySQL
  • Redis
  • Jenkins CI

Software Developer
Applus+ RTD, Bakersfield, CA

May 2010- Oct 2011

Applus+ RTD is an international company specialized in non destructive testing and Inspections.

I worked on a small team to administer on-site servers and to build software projects for clients.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Combine large amounts of geospatial data to build reports that tracked the inspection of oilfield pipelines.
  • Administer a network of windows and linux servers to host over a dozen client-facing websites.
  • Work with management (internal and 3rd party) to gather requirements and plan out software projects tailored specifically to the client’s needs.

Technologies:

  • PHP
  • Linux
  • Apache
  • IIS
  • MySQL / MSSQL
  • VMWare ESXi