Experience

Mailchimp - Atlanta, GA - 2016-Present

Software Engineering Manager

  • Manage staff of seven reports while leading separate team cross-functional team of up to 25 members
  • Drove change management strategy to convert big deployments to CI/CD, including needs assessment, strategic communication plan development, and post-conversion support
  • Responsible for delivery managing major in-app features such as conversion of forms to single opt in, connection of 12 ecommerce platforms to Mailchimp, GDPR compliance, redesign of front door, and creation of mc.js
  • Developed inclusion initiatives for Engineering department, such as design patterns book club and external training to improve culture of reviewing pull requests
  • Authored resources to expedite new manager onboarding process, including documentation around common management strategies (1:1 techniques and performance management)

Pindrop - Atlanta, GA - 2015-2016

Software Development Manager

  • Supervised six engineers including mentoring, performance evaluation, and monitoring of project contribution from initiation to delivery
  • Developed cross-team engineering evaluation program to identify pain points/create initiatives for improvements and continue to monitor solution implementation
  • Managed remote contractor team of four engineers and three in-house engineers for install and upgrade project which reduced upgrade time from six hours to one hour
  • Led cross-functional initiative between Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Product teams to determine inter-team contracts and improve communication to ensure efficient outcomes
  • Created new hire orientation program featuring buddy system and goal evaluation milestones

Tapjoy - Atlanta, GA - 2012-2015

Engineering Manager

  • Managed three direct reports and led up to seven employees across two sub teams
  • Performed Scrummaster duties including sprint planning/standups/retrospectives/postmortems
  • Led planning efforts for yearly key objectives and determined a dependency matrix for feature development
  • Developed key parts of custom backbone.js Admin Management Dashboard
  • Coordinated timelines with remote contractor team
  • Created hyper-performant compound ad unit system using CoffeeScript
  • Developed angular.js glossary site to help onboard new employees
  • Authored one-off scripts to correct database errors
  • Maintained inherited Ember.js app used by sales team to demonstrate potential advertising reach

Remark Media - Atlanta, GA - 2010-Present

PHP Developer

  • Authored several portions of Sharecare.com website using Zend Framework, MongoDB, and JavaScript including Question and Answers, User profiles, and site’s homepage
  • Implemented custom JavaScript rotator with corresponding Admin Management Console for use on homepage
  • Load tested and optimized load times and throughput with Apache Benchmark and XDebug
  • Created several MapReduce and data migration scripts for MongoDB
  • Helped implement API in Lithium framework for social media platform
  • Implemented frontend to API functionality using Backbone.js and Require.js

Threespot Media - Washington, DC - 2007-2010

Sr. Software Engineer / Technical Lead

  • Supervised development team when serving as Technical Lead on American Civil Liberties Union, Peace Corps, and Humane Society website redesigns
  • Served as Tech Team representative on Threespot Process Team, an inter-departmental committee focused on increasing company efficiency and team building
  • Led technical design and development of 10+ PHP websites and applications with project scopes that included custom CMS, museum curation webapp, multi-site company wiki, and social networking webapp
  • Developed additional functionality for existing webapp in Ruby on Rails built around Harvest API that allowed for budget tracking not available in Harvest’s native application
  • Taught cross-training classes to members of technology and design team (topics included PHP, jQuery, and Ardunio microcontroller)
  • Completed six-week Python/Django class

Education

The University of Georgia - Athens, GA - 1996-1999

BA, Computer Science

  • Activities and Societies: Music Director at WUOG ,the campus radio station. Co-founded Universirty of Georgia Model Rocket Club.