Technical Intern, Platform Technologies @ New York Times Digital
Software engineer with a passion for startups and entrepreneurship. I think technology and the Internet are powerful forces of positive change. I like things that help people, and help people become great. I am extremely curious and passionate about the future of technology, and I'm a motivated learner with an appetite for the next generation of software
Software engineer with a passion for startups and entrepreneurship. I think technology and the Internet are powerful forces of positive change. I like things that help people, and help people become great. I am extremely curious and passionate about the future of technology, and I'm a motivated learner with an appetite for the next generation of software development.
Software Engineer @ From September 2015 to Present (3 months) Software Engineer @ - Helped build the flagship product for the top payment processor in the nation. Our Node.js app and supporting backend services processed 50% of all credit-card swipes in the US.
- Contributed to framework for presenting complex aggregated insights in a simple manner to small business owners.
- Re-architected backend service libraries with well-defined APIs to allow for more modular development of various application features.
- Helped train team in modern development workflows and practices around software engineering.
Technologies used: Node.js, Coffeescript, PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch. From August 2014 to August 2015 (1 year 1 month) Software Engineer @ Propeller set out to change the way simple mobile applications are built.
- Designed and implemented a JSON-based declarative app description language, that was rendered into a native mobile UI.
- Our apps supported dynamically-loaded content (like AJAX), forms, and real-time reactive elements powered by a WebSocket API.
- Built and scaled our Rails backend API powering an example implementation on our platform delivering native versions of Shopify stores.
- Kept our shops in sync by receiving and processing thousands of Shopify webhook requests per day.
- Helped build the native iOS rendering engine, written mostly in RubyMotion.
Technologies used: Ruby/Rails, Heroku, PostgreSQL, Puma, WebSockets, Celluloid, Sidekiq, RabbitMQ/Bunny, RubyMotion.
Propeller was acquired by Palantir in July of 2014. From July 2013 to July 2014 (1 year 1 month) San Francisco Bay AreaSoftware Engineer @ Rails Engineer on the Web Team. In addition to rotations on the Support team, as well as general work on the Rails application, I worked on several projects in small cross-functional teams:
- Led a rotating cross-functional Support Engineering team responsible for fixing issues, freeing up feature teams to focus on new development.
- Activity Streams: Implemented and helped guide the Activity Streams API for partners, including publishing, permission systems, OAuth key management, and Open Graph Object integration.
- OAuth2: I worked with Product, external developers, and internal users to produce a more standards-adherent implementation. Worked closely with developers working on Yammer Embed to ensure a smooth user and developer experience.
- Premium Groups: I was responsible for implementing features for this wide-ranging and important Yammer feature.
- Growth Team: Sole backend engineer for Yammer's first cross-functional team dedicated to growth hacking. We ran 13 different experiments focusing on boosting user retention, engagement, and vitality metrics.
Yammer was acquired by Microsoft in July of 2012. From December 2010 to November 2012 (2 years) Software Engineer @ Built a Rails 3/MongoDB app and API for a data exploration and analysis product. Began a three-month internship in June 2009, deferred degree to join the company full-time in September 2009. From June 2009 to December 2010 (1 year 7 months) Cluster System Administrator @ Working with a team of system administrators to maintain the Stony Brook Galaxy and Seawulf computing clusters. From January 2008 to May 2009 (1 year 5 months) Technical Intern, Platform Technologies @ Designed and coded a production web application as part of a four-person team. The system used MySQL for storage and a RESTful API written in PHP, which powered a user-facing submission form and an internal queue management screen. Wrote a detailed reflection on the NYTimes Open Blog. From June 2008 to August 2008 (3 months)
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