I'm a creator and a streamliner. I'm at my best when I'm making something new and fresh that saves people either time or money, often both. My greatest creations are ones people don't have to think about at all, even if they couldn't do without them.
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
I'm the technical lead for the frontline operations (Hops (silent H)) team, which is in charge of delivering data between our applications, processing it for valuable metrics, and troubleshooting when things go wrong. My chief duties are writing automations and web infrastructure to get this done and managing the various services we're writing to do that. Alongside that, I'm 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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