I'm a builder of tools and a builder of teams. Software is a sufficiently long lever to move the earth, and I work very hard to treat both that lever and its creators and maintainers with the appropriate level of caution and respect.
I'm the point person for everything to do with cloud infrastructure and a lot of things to do with backend development and maintenance. I've helped us migrate to a distributed and container-based architecture, implemented industry standards in CI/CD, and am leading several efforts to refactor the tech-debt-laden code that's inevitable in any early stage startup, as well as setting up processes to keep us moving forward on all of these without me having to nag anybody.
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
I was the technical lead for the frontline operations (Hops (silent H)) team, which is in charge of delivering data between their applications, processing it for valuable metrics, and troubleshooting when things go wrong. My chief duties were writing automations and web infrastructure to get this done and managing the various services they were writing to do that. Alongside that, I was both training up the engineering skills of the rest of the team and setting things up to make their software dev learning experience as seamless and frustration-free as possible.
I was part of the core product team, building new features in Ruby on Rails (among other languages and frameworks) to help people discover new books they wanted to read. Alongside those features, I deployed two independently-developed tools that boosted developer productivity and helped to release the site's partner dashboard, allowing friction-free submission and management of e-books for deals and featured slots.
After graduation, I switched to their infrastructure team, where I worked on automations and cloud architecture using AWS, Ansible, and other things that start with A. I pioneered the company's use of spot instances for batch processing and autoscaling for applications with heavily variable loads, cutting their cloud services bill by over $27,000 a month.
The Industrial Resolution
5 Year Program
Back-end Web Development
Automations and Infrastructure
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