Innovative, hands-on, technology driven leader with a record of leading design and development of high scale internet systems and products, including big data analytics. Experience in both building teams and products from scratch as well as taking over and improving existing ones. Experience in improving development processes and procedures to increase efficiency. Brings unique skills of understanding
Innovative, hands-on, technology driven leader with a record of leading design and development of high scale internet systems and products, including big data analytics. Experience in both building teams and products from scratch as well as taking over and improving existing ones. Experience in improving development processes and procedures to increase efficiency. Brings unique skills of understanding business needs, translating those into technology requirements, solutions, and development plans, and also managing teams to successfully execute those plans. Strong organizational, analytical, and communication skills and ability to work effectively with groups from different countries and cultures.
member @ From November 2014 to Present (1 year 2 months) SVP Engineering @ The Nativo platform is an end-to-end native advertising solution for publishers enabling them to easily activate, deploy and manage native ad placements across all their media properties.
For marketers, the Nativo platform enables the distribution of branded content cross-publication and cross-device with scale, control, and relevancy. Nativo provides the widest reach, greatest automation, and deepest insights of any native ad solution. From October 2013 to Present (2 years 3 months) Greater Los Angeles AreaVP of Engineering, TV @ Report to the company's CTO and manage a staff of 70+ employees including software engineers, quality assurance professionals, program/product managers, and UI/UX designers. Staff spread across 4 different sites including US, Israel, and India. Collaborate with the VP of Product Marketing in defining the company's roadmap for the TV and video business line, overseeing a budget of $7M. Work with internal business stakeholders including marketing, sales, and IT ensuring R&D deliverables are aligned with the business goal of the year. Encourage technology excellency.
• Improved and adapted software development process to meet business goals, including shifting teams to an Agile-based development process.
• Guided technical groups in redesigning the company's product offering. Advised and directed to use proven open-source technologies (Hadoop/HBase, Solr cloud, Zookeeper, ActiveMQ, JQuery etc.). From December 2011 to March 2013 (1 year 4 months) Dallas/Fort Worth AreaDirector of Engineering @ Managed a staff of up to 35 software engineers and QA professionals. Responsible for the entire back-end ad serving platform of the company including servers spanning across multiple data centers across the globe: the ad serving servers were capable of handling billions of calls/hits a day while receiving tens of millions of data updates per day. Oversaw data processing and analytics system capable of processing billions of transactions a day and provided both near real time data and deep analysis for customers. Implemented large scale technologies to support this including: Large Couch Base clusters, Greenplum (EMC, Big Data MPP), and other proprietary solutions. Set the yearly roadmap (as part of R&D management) and guaranteed group deliverables were on track. Coordinated with other directors and project managers to prioritize resources and deliverables.
• Built a strong managerial layer helping drive the team forward with minimal dependency on the director.
• Planned and drove technology innovation and excellency.
Worked directly with Eyeblaster's business development group and Beta partners (gaming companies) to ensure the success of the project. From November 2005 to May 2006 (7 months) IsraelSoftware Engineer @ Designed and built software based simulators (systemC based) for DSPs developed in the company. Built a full IDE (Eclipse based) for DSPs by integrating simulators, compiler tools and by creating DSP specific debugging tools.
Working closely with teams in the Israeli site and in the US. From August 2002 to October 2005 (3 years 3 months) IsraelSoftware Engineer @ Designed, developed & maintained the company's java based server application and client interface of the UMS. From March 2000 to July 2002 (2 years 5 months) IsraelLieutenant @ Officer in an elite intelligence technology unit, managing over the years various groups.
Part of "Haman Talpiot" project From 1995 to 1999 (4 years)
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