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About Me

I thrive when automating solutions for managing and tracking voluminous user generated information.
I derive satisfaction from making my coworker's lives easier through tooling.

Planning and testing processes and building reliable infrastructure is part of a rewarding routine for me.
I react immediately with steady hands to a production outage.

I have more than 13 years of experience programming: APIs for web and devices, CMS tools, data scraping scripts and cleaning tasks, click tracking architectures... you name it.

AWS by day, gcloud by night.

My objective is to build and support world class software.

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^ I'd love to do more of this 🤓

Skills

languages

Bash
60%
Elixir
55%
Golang
45%
node
95%
php
95%
python
90%
scala
30%

TOOLS

apt-get, microdnf, yum
95%
AWS EC2,ECS
80%
Docker
85%
Jenkins
90%
Kafka
70%
Mongo
80%
SQL (All Flavors)
86%

PROFICIENCIES

Programming
90%%
Systems Administration
75%
Data Science
65%
Frontend
35%

CONCEPTS

Data Science

Architected data pipeline structures and programming tools for various input channels. Data shapes of those channels include: pixel tracking for both general marketing and attributed advertising clickstreams, mobile app location data, or on demand from historical sources.

Programming

Been programming since 13. Written websites and APIs (in SOAP before REST). I value security, testability, and readability in my code. Knowing several languages makes learning new ones easier, so I adopt of right tool right job philosophy.

Systems Administration

Managed linux servers in a physical data center previously, now using aws-cli and console (or google compute gcloud at home). Configured monitoring using AWS tools for systems health assessment and billing purposes. Experience on first level response team.

Timeline

DevOps, Architect Hallmark Labs, Santa Monica

Stand up resources with Cloudformation and puppet, build Docker base images, create testable deployment pipelines
Coded multiple platform microservices in Elixir (such as the member store and the authentication microservice)
Planned and implemented Kafka messaging architecture and schemata
Rapidly deployed a prototype node API and testbed which was promoted for monetization
Add features and fix bugs in legacy SVOD system hmnow.com

Oct 2016-Present

2016

Senior Internet Engineer Interlinx/RollMob, West Hollywood

Deployed pop up video ad player built in JWPlayer.
Improved log parsing tools.
Stood up proxy service for reporting.

May-Oct 2016

2014

Senior Javascript Developer, Creative Channel Services

Lead developer on team creating data collection tool.
Managed mLab mongoDB deployed on heroku.
Wrote features and implement bug fixes in node backend API.
Wrote, tested, and ran member record migration with DB into LDAP + MySQL for Cyberscholar.

June 2014-May 2016

2009

Information Resolution

Business Owner managing freelance contracts.
Solved all kinds of fun, fullfilling problems.
These are two of those good people I met during this time:Virtual Pitchfest, Putnam Media

2009-2014

Hit Web Design

Built new web portals using code generation for MVC php frameworks.
Customized CMS tools including Joomla and phpFox.

2009

2007

Php Programmer Netvolution.com, Downtown LA

Refactored components of the shared backend php library.
Implemented web 2.0 front end designs.
Deploy, integrate, and support eccomerce and content management systems.
Upgrade code from php4 to php5.

2007-2009

2006

Linfield College, MicMinnville Oregon

B.A. Computer Science

Honors Thesis on The Nature of Information

2002-2006

2003

West Eugene Wetlands

Created and launched West Eugene Wetlands website. Developed PoC Microsoft Access SEEDS database for tracking Oregon native seeds.

2002-2004

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