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 (jetzt lerne ich Deutsch), playing music with piano, guitar and Ableton, and doing Muay Thai.


Technical Product Manager & Senior Software Engineer (Data Platform) Berlin, DE - 2017 to present
  • As a Technical Product Manager:
    • Designed the roadmap, KPIs, and quarterly goals for the data platform team
    • Conducted cross-team interviews across the org to identify data platform needs
    • Worked across teams and created presentations to improve SoundCloud's processes around the consumption, processing, and storage of data
  • As an Engineer:
    • Evaluated, implemented, and maintained build/buy/open-source technology choices in data infrastructure
    • Shipped features ranging from web frontend, server features and batch processing to new infrastructure
    • Took leadership training and served as a mentor for junior engineers and an intern
[Scala, Ruby, TypeScript, Spark, Hadoop, Google Cloud, Docker, Kubernetes, Airflow, React/Redux, MySQL, Cassandra, Chef]
Senior Software Engineer (Tech Lead) New York, NY - 2013 to 2016
  • Contributed to a large portion of the Foursquare app including:
    • Core local venue search, geolocation, and ranking
    • Large-scale distributed services and APIs
    • Android & web client features
  • Analyzed and supported product and business decisions via large-scale data analysis techniques
  • Worked up from individual contribution to tech lead for server engineers, balancing individual team 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 San Francisco, CA - 2012
[Python, Tornado, redis, Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ]
Full Stack Engineer San Francisco, CA - 2012
  • Shipped features and large refactors on the PagerDuty web app
  • Won Hackday Award for developing internationalization support capabilities
[Ruby on Rails, CoffeeScript, jQuery, Backbone.js, HAML, SASS, MySQL]
Software Consultant New York, NY - 2011
  • Scoped, negotiated, and developed a million-dollar funding platform for the New York Department of Education
  • Received internal award for "Best Application of the Year"
[C#, C++, ASP.NET MVC, JavaScript, jQuery]


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