Bachelor of Science @
University of Southern California
I swipe right for science.
As Director of Data Science at HomeAway, I get access to a lot of juicy data: text such as customer reviews and property descriptions, financial data such as payment transactions, time-series data such as property bookings and event data such as ABn testing. I also get to collaborate with a large staff
I swipe right for science.
As Director of Data Science at HomeAway, I get access to a lot of juicy data: text such as customer reviews and property descriptions, financial data such as payment transactions, time-series data such as property bookings and event data such as ABn testing. I also get to collaborate with a large staff of engaged software developers, business analysts, and IT engineers. Harnessed together, magic sometimes happens.
I created this role out of a passion for a deeper understanding of our business and a vision to strengthen the Data Science discipline at HomeAway. What started as a loose series of "Science Club" lunch-and-learn sessions has grown into a formal role and organization as our projects have made measurable impact on the company's operations.
I try to bring a dynamic and engaging public speaking style to the floor, and can discuss money, geek, experience, tech and data in many settings. I am a seasoned engineer and leader with a passion for visualizing data and information in an approachable, but not always actionable, fashion (sometimes there's just beauty in the data).
I am interested in metrics-informed goals, but appreciate that sometimes a "gut-feel" is needed to get things kicked off.
I want to see my team succeed, as a unit and as individuals.
I love talking about visualization, statistics, data and photography. I love brainstorming new ideas, especially ones that merge my interests.
My only known superpower is that I almost never fall down.
Director, Data Science @ Strengthening Data Science muscle through project-based leadership. Partnering with disparate product lines to answer questions quicker, and find new questions faster. Competitive intelligence, fraud detection, unstructured data mining. Bayesian and frequentist multi-variate test analysis. Evangelizing data-informed decision making. Big fan of natural language processing, machine learning and defensible statistical inference. Experiments with weird ideas ("hey, how about an Ising model of a E-Commerce market place?"). Leads 80+ volunteer "science club", all trying to swipe right for science.
Fortunate to partner with the UT McCombs School of Business, providing guidance and data for the Business Analytics program participant capstone projects. Acts as an external ambassador through public speaking at various events. From July 2014 to Present (1 year 6 months) Austin, Texas AreaDirector of Engineering @ I look after the team responsible for the Orders and Payments Platform services. The team consists of Engineers and Architects of all levels and areas in "the stack" (UX/UI, web-tier, service layer, ...).
I work closely with many individuals across the company as the services handle much of HomeAway's revenue. From September 2013 to Present (2 years 4 months) Austin, Texas AreaMember, Board of Directors @ Skillpoint Alliance builds partnerships between industry, education, and the community to provide a more qualified workforce for Central Texas. I am a member of the Board of Directors and actively involved in STEM outreach programs From February 2012 to Present (3 years 11 months) Senior Manager, Software Engineering @ Lead development and enhancement of PCI Compliant "payment island". Architected and implemented payment gateway router which sends transactions from clients to any one of several payment gateways (e.g. Cybersource, Payflow Pro, Yapstone, and Trident).
Established HomeAway Inventions Program, which is responsible for identifying, cataloging and protecting intellectual property. Sole- or Co-Inventor on several pre-patent inventions.
Technical member of global payment processor negotiation team, responsible for technical evaluation and diligence for HomeAway's successful selection of a global payment processor. From September 2011 to September 2013 (2 years 1 month) Senior Software Engineer @ Team Lead delivering Unified Payments Services, PCI and SOX compliance, and migrating vertical payment flows to common service-based API From June 2010 to September 2011 (1 year 4 months) Austin, Texas AreaPrincipal Software Engineer @ Implemented two-factor authentication system (via hardware token) for PayPal and eBay. From March 2007 to June 2010 (3 years 4 months) Engineering Manager, Software Development @ Lead development of the content management system for PayPal's marketing department From March 2008 to July 2009 (1 year 5 months) Principle Software Engineer @ Implemented 2nd Factor Authentication for PayPal and eBay users (using physical tokens). Scrummaster for next-gen (now current gen) view-layer technology From March 2007 to February 2008 (1 year) Software Engineer @ Managed Corporate Card Expense Reporting service for large, multi-national financial institutions
Implemented central directory server for Verified by Visa From November 2000 to March 2007 (6 years 5 months) Software Engineer @ Developed reference standard Directory Server for Verified by Visa(tm) implementation of the Three D Secure payment protocol.
Lead testing and qualification efforts for Verified by Visa(tm) certifications
Team lead for Enterprise business card expense reporting used by clients of Visa's corporate card system From 2001 to 2007 (6 years) Software Engineer @ Responsible for the VISA reference implementation of the Verified by Visa "Directory Server", a key part of the 3D Secure system.
Developed commercial card expense reporting systems, with a focus on multi-national reporting. From 2001 to 2007 (6 years) Software Engineer @ Introduced Java to the development process. Wrote monitor applications to ensure highly-available services From February 1998 to November 2000 (2 years 10 months) Software Engineer @ Embedded application development for INFOSEC radio system, incorporating voice & data cryptography processing on NSA CYPRIS micro-processor chipset.
Held National Security Agency (NSA) SECRET Level Clearance (1991-1993)
Developed cellphone base station CDMA signaling controllers From June 1990 to February 1998 (7 years 9 months)
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering @ University of Southern California From 1988 to 1990 Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics @ Carroll College From 1985 to 1988 Brent Schneeman is skilled in: Agile Methodologies, Software Development, Scrum, Java, E-commerce, Enterprise Software, REST, Payment Industry, Scalability, JSP, Strategic Planning, Servlets, JDBC, Web Applications, Web Services
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