Employment

Engineering Manager, Performance, Etsy

2012 – present, Brooklyn, New York

Software Engineer, Etsy

20112012, Brooklyn, New York
  • Performance and Core infrastructure

Lead Developer, Jolt Online Gaming

20102011, Dublin, Ireland
  • Social game development with ActionScript and Python.

Consultant

20092010, Dublin, Ireland

Freelance software development consulting. Projects include:

Partner / Senior Engineer, Radical Designs

20052009, San Francisco, California

Radical Designs is a full service web development group focused exclusively on the needs of non-profit and grassroots social change organizations. I joined as the fourth employee and helped grow to an eight person team, delivering quality service to under-resourced clients while maintaining sustainable business practices. I have extensive practice in doing more with less.

As Senior Engineer,

  • I created a new offering in custom web application development with Ruby on Rails, allowing us to build more sophisticated applications on shorter timelines.
  • I introduced agile methods — continuous integration, test driven development, pair programming, and variable scope contracts — resulting in increased product quality, development team productivity, and client satisfaction.
  • I initiated a massive refactoring of the flagship legacy PHP CMS application, applying design patterns for reuse and decreased complexity.
  • I interviewed, hired, and mentored new developers.

As Partner,

  • I helped plan and implement our incorporation, creating governance structures for sustainability and longevity.
  • I participated in all decision making, including business and technology strategy.
  • I was involved in all aspects of our business — responding to proposals, project planning and management, building and managing client relationships, application development, and systems administration.

Programmer, The League of Young Voters

2004, San Francisco, California
  • Created a social network for supporting young people in electoral activism. Wrote front end interfaces using mod_perl with template toolkit and created object persistence library for redland rdf store.

Software Engineer, Raytheon

20012002, Marlborough, Massachusetts
  • Tested air traffic control and satellite communication systems.
  • Received training in Java programming, software development methodologies, and responding to requests for proposal

Education

Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA USA

  • BSc, Computer Science / Psychology, with honors, 2001
  • Secondary emphasis in Spanish

Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

  • Fall 1999, courses in Literature, History, and Biopsychology

Work Authorization

  • USA
  • Ireland – Stamp 4 (Entitled to work without a work permit)

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