Opticsplanet, aka Ecentria, Chicago, IL. 5/2013 - 4/2017
E-commerce and technology company
As manager responsible for 2 cross-functional teams, 11-14 people, including quality of features and code, scheduling and meeting deadlines, hiring and firing, annual reviews and budgeting.
Interviewed hundreds of candidates, hired and onboarded 15 over 3+ years.
Strong believer in empowering teams by promoting individual career growth, transparency of work, and team collaboration.
Promoted agile lean and kanban methodologies, defined and evolved roles and guidelines, and acted as Scrum Master on both teams.
Collaborated with business and management on direction, architecture, scheduling, delivery, and maintenance of project work.
Continued reviewing all code by my teams as well as writing code for various side projects, such as prototyping technical solutions, customizing atlassian products, and enabling visualization of work.
, Chicago, IL. 3/2010 - 5/2012
Digital Advertising Agency providing Marketing, Strategy, Branding, Creative, Technical, Analytics.
- As senior developer worked with clients and internal teams to architect, build, deploy, and maintain code for websites.
Supported desktop, mobile (iPhone, Android), and tablets (iPad).
- Led CM in implementing Test and Target framework from Adobe (Omniture). Improved use of Adobe Sitecatalyst in several areas.
- Clients worked with include United Airlines, USAA, TE Connectivity, Nissan/Infinity, Auto Trader, Moen, and Budweiser.
, Chicago, IL. 2/2009 - 10/2009
Web 2.0 company providing leading-edge software, design, marketing, and venture funding solutions
, Sunnyvale, CA. 8/2003 - 4/2006 (3 years)
Joined Yahoo search engineering team when it had 30 people, which grew to 600+ during my tenure
due to yahoo switching from using google search results to using yahoo search results.
- My Web 2.0 - Was the lead front-end engineer
on myweb2, an online social and
tagging based bookmark system.
Sold team and management on new features and improvements, managed other front-end engineers, coordinated with designers, product managers,
and backend engineers. Worked in PHP/Apache/FreeBSD, cvs, and twiki
- Video Search - Designed and wrote the front-end code.
- YTester - Designed, wrote,
and maintained an automated testing system for web search and related
verticals, written in perl. Taught YTester in Bangalore, India.
, San Francisco, CA. 4/2002 - 9/2002 (5 months)
Anti-spam email startup company. Designed, wrote,
tested and maintained the client code for
Vipul's Razor 2.0
, San Francisco, CA. 7/1998 - 9/2001 (3+ years)
Email hosting startup company. Was 56th employee hired, raised $42 million in 1998 before IPO.
Company peaked at over 1,000 people during my tenure.
- Platform Architect -
Collaborated on platform for hosted services, including
100,000+ virtual domains, 10 million users, email
(pop/imap/smtp/webmail), calendar, addressbook, and directory
- Locator - Designed, wrote, and QA tested a
'Locator' server using LDAP/GDS.
- Brightmail - Integrated
Brightmail's virus and spam checking
libraries + tools into CP architecture.
- SSL/Security - Served as architect,
programmer, tester, and liaison to Verisign in implementing an
automatic SSL certificate issuing system.
, Santa Clara, CA. 7/1995-6/1998 (3 years)
Began as a Graduate Rotation Engineer, a
leadership program for recent university graduates
Ported C code
to work in a proprietary Windows
95/98/NT4 NDIS kernel mode driver for ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) network card.
- Maintained a Demo Room and lab -
demonstrations to internal and external audiences.
Responsible for selecting, ordering, and configuring network
components (switches, routers, analyzers), and PCs
- Web site Administrator - Created two
websites, one written in perl/linux, second used Frontpage, Word,
Powerpoint on NT.
, 1992 - 1993 (1.5 years)
- Raleigh NC, 1993 - As a LAN architect, prototyped IEEE standard 802.5 Source Routing with NC State.
- Manassas, VA, 1992 - Simulated a Token-Ring network on I-Logix's Statemate.
, 1999 - present
- Bureau of Trade (2012) - As software architect, Designed and built a
JSON API server in node using mongo db backend, deployed on heroku, to house all product and curated data.
Built admin website for API using twitter bootstrap. Built a simple mobile web app, serving static html/css/js using backbone.js
framework, where browser fetches data from JSON API server.
Various Web Clients - Improved web presence, from global interactive ad agencies to small local organizations.
Adapted to needs - architecting solutions, hiring and interviewing teams, documenting procedures, writing code, and fixing bugs.
MP3Find.pm (2002) - Designed and wrote
Apache+Mod_Perl utility for creating MP3 playlists over the Internet
which can be used for Audio CD burning software and other various MP3
Event Producer - Promoted, coordinated and administered 15+ non-profit events,
the biggest of which generated $20,000 gross, with over 1,000 attendees.