Adam Gschwender

Software engineer in New York, NY 10016 with over 15 years of web development experience seeking management role

Experience

Maple

2014-Present

Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

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.

Maker's Row

2013-2014

Senior Software Engineer in Brooklyn, NY

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.

Warby Parker

2013

Principal Software Engineer in New York, NY

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.

McCann Erickson

2011-2013

Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

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.

Interactive One

2009-2011

Senior Developer in New York, NY

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.

The New York Times

2008-2009

Software Engineer in New York, NY

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.

Community Connect

2002-2008

Senior Developer in New York, NY

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.

JobDirect.com

1999-2001

Senior Developer in Stamford, CT

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.

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