Acted as technical lead for hub operations, a role that includes system design, visual design and implementation of the order fulfillment applications. Built the maple.com website, mobile web and Android applications. Built a server provisioning system and integrated a continuous integration server. Defined application requirements and involved in UX design. Performed code reviews. Aided fellow engineers in application design. Assisted in hiring engineers.
Introduced dev ops processes to engineering team. Built a provisioning system to ensure that software and configurations are consistent across all development environments, to aid in software rollouts and to ease team growth. Integrated Jenkins into the development workflow to allow push button deploys to staging and production, and continuous integration into the development environment. Rebuilt the messaging platform to resolve performance failures. Defined technical interviewing process.
Acted as principal engineer on the site conversion team, which was primarily responsible for redesigning and optimizing the checkout flow. Wrote credit card processing application to interact with Merchant e-Solutions. Automated setup of developer workstations and environments, including database migration and deployment. Performed code reviews and conducted interviews.
Identified and corrected inefficiencies in development processes. Developed a copy editing application, which provides non-developers with the ability to modify a website's copy without requiring developer support. Built tools for easily generating site screenshots for stakeholder review. Acted as technical lead on all web-based projects.
Developed an ORM library for mapping objects to queries while still maintaining control of the queries. Developed a search application using Elasticsearch and Python's Disco, a MapReduce framework. Applied Google's SEO best practices to various areas of the sites. Identified and fixed several security vulnerabilities.
Developed search-related applications for nytimes.com. Implemented the New York Times site search and vertical searches using Google's Custom Search Engine. Created conceptualization and categorization services for extracting semantic information.
Acted as the technical lead on dating products, which generated several million in revenue per year. Mentored junior engineers. Developed a transaction (billing) application to interface with various payment gateways. Developed the Blackplanet.com music site.
Managed a team of five engineers responsible for maintaining JobDirect.com. Responsible for all development rollouts. Built the recruiter and e-commerce portions of the website.