Director of Infrastructure
Jan 2022 - May 2022
Directed SRE team responsible for managing the combined Creative Market and Dribbble infrastructures.
Planned and led strategic roadmap initiatives to continuously modernize infrastructure through IaC and containerization best practices.
Managed the DevOps and Shops engineering teams. Led the launch of a blog re-platforming project, coordinating across multiple departments and outside vendors.
Partnered with other engineering leaders and department heads to redefine engineering processes, leading to safer, more efficient workflows.
Acted as Hiring Manager for multiple hiring pipelines to scale the existing engineering and DevOps teams.
Senior Operations Engineer
Aug 2013 - Feb 2021
Led design & deployment of AWS cloud infrastructure and migration from on-premise environment. Created application CI and deployment pipelines.
Built and maintained internal go-based microservices. Developed and maintained font rendering and image manipulation services.
At FirstGiving.com I worked with a team building a suite of tools used for processing donations for 501(c)(3) Non Profit Organizations.
The applications included RESTful web API’s for searching over 2 million organizations and performing donation transaction processing,
an embeddable button widget with a popup donation window, a Facebook donation application, and backend reporting and analytics tools.
My work included backend and frontend feature implementation, 3rd party partner support, documentation, and long term application maintenance.
I was also charged with all of the application deployment and server management tasks. As the primary engineer in charge of AWS-based server infrastructure,
I designed and managed the server deployments and developed the application deployment tools and procedures.
Senior Application Developer
2008 - 2010
My 2+ year role as a senior engineer for minted.com began shortly prior to launch. Over the several following years,
the site grew into a successful high-end online stationery business.
During my time here I contributed many significant key features as well as overall site improvements.
The work ranged from defining core API and site architecture components and implementing core e-commerce and social platform features,
to server configuration, monitoring, deployment, and administration. Some of the feature work included:
- Promotional engine capabilities
- Cart and checkout features
- Product format & feature implementation
- Product customization abilities
- Delivery estimator tool
- 3rd party API integrations with Twitter, Facebook, Cybersource, Serena, Amazon
Lead Web Developer
2002 - 2005
Designed, built, and maintained multiple web applications for transportation logistics companies. Implemented technical solutions based on non-technical business user needs. Worked with partner companies to provide connectivity between web portal and AS/400 systems via EDI and FTP transports.
Developed online intranet toolset and document imaging and archiving systems used to facilitate transportation logistics. Integrated third-party backend network tools using C and Perl with custom-built web interfaces.