Experience

Pindrop - Atlanta, GA - 2015-Present

Software Development Manager

  • Responsible for mentoring, performance evaluation, and monitoring of contribution to projects from initiation through delivery for six direct reports
  • Created new hire orientation program featuring buddy system and goal evaluation milestones
  • 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 developers and three in-house developers for install and upgrade project, reducing processing times 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

Tapjoy - Atlanta, GA - 2012-2015

Engineering Manager

  • Permanent manager for three direct reports and responsible for performance of up to seven employees across two sub-teams as Team Lead
  • Ran sprint board and coordinated planning efforts for annual key objectives
  • Developed integral components of custom backbone.js Admin Management Dashboard
  • Coordinated timelines with remote contractor team of five software engineers
  • Co-created hyper-performant compound ad unit system using CoffeeScript
  • Created angular.js glossary site to onboard new employees
  • Authored one-off scripts to correct database errors
  • Maintained inherited Ember.js app sales tool to monitor potential ad reach based on demographic segmentation

Remark Media - Atlanta, GA - 2010-Present

PHP Developer

  • Developed several portions of Sharecare.com using Zend Framework, MongoDB, and JavaScript
  • Developed custom JavaScript rotator with corresponding Admin Management Console
  • Load tested and optimized load times and throughput with Apache Benchmark and XDebug
  • Created several MapReduce and data migration scripts for MongoDB
  • Co-created RESTful API in Lithium framework for social media platform
  • Implemented frontend to API communication using Backbone.js and Require.js

Threespot Media - Washington, DC - 2007-2010

Sr. Software Engineer / Technical Lead

  • Led technical design and development of 10+ PHP websites and applications with project scope including custom CMS, museum curation web application, multi-site company wiki, and social networking app
  • Developed new functionality for existing webapp in Ruby on Rails built around Harvest API that allowed for additional budget tracking
  • Initiated adoption of Drupal as mid-tier CMS solution to improve development turnaround
  • Supervised development team when serving as Technical Lead on American Civil Liberties Union and Humane Society website redesigns
  • Taught cross-training classes to members of technology and design team on engineering topics including PHP, jQuery, and Ardunio microcontrollers
  • Completed six-week Python/Django class
  • Served as Tech Team representative on Threespot Process Team, inter-departmental committee focused on increasing company efficiency and team building

Freelance Web Developer - 2001-Present

  • Designed and created websites for non-profits and small businesses
  • Created animated JavaScript graphs for use in real-time analytics
  • Refactored front end API interface to use Backbone.js along with Require.js
  • Web development projects included creation of PHP administration console and feedback tracking for targeted
  • mailings, establishment of alumni database with Google Map interface, and refactorization of JavaScript code

Intelli7 - Washington, DC - 2005-2006

Web Developer

  • Led front end efforts for administration console of network monitoring application
  • Designed and implemented web applications using object-oriented PHP following MVC design pattern using Code Igniter and SMARTY templating engine
  • Worked with Flash developer to create RESTful API

American University - Washington, DC - 2003-2005

Web Master

  • Designed and implemented events calendar using ColdFusion/Access
  • Designed and developed hardware and software inventory tracking program using PHP/MySQL
  • Redesigned six and maintained approximately 12 departmental web sites
  • Supervised two student employees and provided technical support to faculty and staff of 40

Digital Insight - Athens, GA - 1999-2002

Team Leader/ Web Developer

  • Managed staff of five web authors and developed more than 25 online banking websites using ASP, HTML, Javascript, and CSS
  • Authored Java-based toolkit to automate template building process, reducing build time by up to 20%
  • Taught Adobe Photoshop class to eight members of technical team in areas including art production from PSD, image formats, and image optimization

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.

Skills

  • Programming: Ruby, CoffeeScript, Rspec, Karma, Jasmine, node, grunt, gulp. PHP, HTML, MySQL, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Backbone.js, Require.js, Angular.js, Ember.js, R, Python, Django, Arduino, Processing
  • Version Control: Git, Subversion, Mercurial
  • Content Management Syatems: Drupal, Wordpress, Silverstripe, Movable Type
  • Platforms: Windows, Mac OSX, Unix, Linux
  • Software: : Photoshop, Sublime Text, vim, Notepad++, Komodo Edit

Activities and Interests

  • Photography
  • DIY electronics
  • homebrewing beer
  • coffee
  • music
  • computers