Profile

I'm a product-oriented engineer who has worked on a variety of technologies including large-scale distributed systems, mobile, and web frontend. I pride myself on being independent, learning quickly, and having a good sense of product and design. If I'm not working with technology, you'll find me travelling, learning foreign languages (ahora estoy estudiando EspaƱol), playing music with piano, guitar and Ableton, and doing Muay Thai.

Skills

  • Scala
  • Java
  • Ruby
  • Python
  • SQL
  • Hive
  • Hadoop
  • Scalding
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Play
  • Finagle
  • Tornado
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Backbone.js
  • React.js
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • MongoDB
  • ElasticSearch
  • redis
  • memcached

Work

Senior Software Engineer (Tech Lead) New York, NY - 2013 to Present
  • Contributed to a large portion of the Foursquare app including:
  • Analyzed and supported product and business decisions via large-scale data analysis techniques
  • Worked up from individual contribution to tech lead server engineers, balancing individual member growth with business and product needs
[Scala, MongoDB, Hadoop, Scalding, Hive, Finagle, memcached, ElasticSearch, ZooKeeper, Kafka, Kestrel, Python, JavaScript]
Technology Consultant Remote - 2013 to Present
  • Specced out and implemented a variety of products for customers including:
    • Cloud device software prototype for an advertising startup leading to the securing of a large seed round
    • An internal job board for a non-profit organization
[Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Heroku, HAML, SASS, Backbone.js]
Platform Engineer (Intern) San Francisco, CA - 2012
  • Worked on scaling out Inkling's digital publishing platform
  • Improved caching algorithms and re-architected project management tool with performance gains up to a magnitude
[Python, Tornado, redis, Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ]
Full Stack Engineer (Intern) San Francisco, CA - 2012
  • Re-built payment services to avoid expensive PCI-Compliance requirements
  • Took on large refactoring tasks to increase maintainability and testability
  • Won Hackday Award for developing internationalization support capabilities
[Rails, CoffeeScript, jQuery, Backbone.js, HAML, SASS, MySQL]
Software Consultant (Intern) New York, NY - 2011
  • Worked with external stakeholders from product specs to inception, including:
    • Million-dollar funding platform for New York Department of Education:
      • Project received internal award for "Best Application of the Year"
    • Built a browser helper object for AMD video tools
[C#, C++, ASP.NET MVC, JavaScript, jQuery]
Software Developer (Intern) Waterloo, ON - 2010
  • Built infrastructure tools for Sybase IQ product and team.
  • Built an automated installer test framework as a side-project
[Java, bash, perl]

Education

University of Waterloo
BASc. Computer Engineering (2014)
  • Member of Muay Thai and Music Club
  • Resident at Velocity Startup Incubator
Nanyang Technology University
Computer Engineering Exchange (2013)
  • Member of Muay Thai and Judo Club