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  • Full Sail University icon

    Full Sail University

    Educationβ—¦Winter Park, Florida, United States

    https://www.fullsail.edu/

    • Academic Programs Advisor (Web, Software, and Mobile Development) Pro Bono

      March 2016 - April 2024 (8 years 1 month)

      Winter Park, Florida, United Statesβ—¦Remote

      Description

      πŸ” Curriculum Alignment

      • Diligently reviewed and advised on course content, ensuring it's in sync with current industry standards and expectations, preparing students for real-world challenges.

      🌐 Industry Acumen

      • Kept abreast with cutting-edge business, market, and industry trends, translating them into actionable insights for curriculum relevance and advancement.

      πŸ’‘ Strategic Consultation

      • Offered "wise counsel" on pivotal issues, leveraging an unbiased perspective to foster innovative solutions and nurture new educational ideas.

      πŸ”— Networking & Governance

      • Established a vibrant social networking platform to fortify relationships between directors, the institution, and the broader industry.
      • Championed the creation of a robust governance framework, setting the stage for Full Sail's sustainable growth and continuous evolution in the educational landscape.

      πŸ“Š Performance Oversight

      • Monitored academic and business performances, challenging the management and directors to elevate standards and achieve excellence.

      Proud to play a part in shaping the future of web and software development education at Full Sail University. Committed to ensuring students are industry-ready and equipped with contemporary knowledge.

      Skills

      • Global Operations

  • Scarf logo

    Scarf

    Computer Softwareβ—¦Oakland, California, United States

    https://about.scarf.sh/

    • Director of Engineering Full-Time

      November 2022 - March 2024 (1 year 4 months)

      Austin, Texas, United Statesβ—¦Remote

      Description

      πŸš€ Multifaceted Leadership

      • Embraced the dynamic startup environment by taking on multifunctional roles leading Engineering, Design, and Product.
      • Orchestrated the growth and mentorship of the Engineering, Product, and Design teams, ensuring cross-functional harmony and productivity.

      πŸ‘₯ Strategic Alignment

      • Reported directly to the CEO as a vital conduit between executive vision and team execution.
      • Constantly balanced the scales between business objectives and user needs, advocating for holistic solutions that serve both realms.

      πŸ“š Knowledge Infrastructure

      • Initiated and embedded foundational guidelines for company-wide documentation, fostering an environment of knowledge transparency and seamless information sharing.

      Proud to have been at the helm of engineering at Scarf, synergizing multiple disciplines and driving a cohesive vision forward. Always aiming for a harmonized balance between user-centricity and business growth

      Technologies

      • React

      • TypeScript

      • Haskell

      • PostgreSQL

      • Docker

      • Kubernetes

      • AWS

      • Terraform

      • GitHub Actions

      • Cypress

      • Figma

      Skills

      • Global Operations

      • Strategy

      • Strategic Planning

      • Software as a Service (SaaS)

      • Team Leadership

      • Project Management

      • Leadership Development

      • Solution Architecture

      • Creative Strategy

      • Enterprise Architecture

      • Leadership

      • Management

      • Mentoring

      • Big Data

      • Hosting

      Media

      • β€Œ
        Scarf Successfully Completes Type 1 SOC 2 Examination

        Scarf Reports on Security Standards Established by The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for its Scarf Platform. We are thrilled to announce that we have successfully completed a Type 1 System and Organization Controls 2 (SOC 2) examination for our Scarf Platform service as of January 31, 2024.

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      • β€Œ
        Scarf 2023 - Our Year in Numbers

        We look back at the amazing year that was 2023 and recap the metrics that were part of our journey last year. We are so grateful for your continued support and we can't wait to show you what we have in store for 2024!

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      • β€Œ
        Scarf Documentation

        Welcome to Scarf's documentation, your one-stop guide for understanding and leveraging our platform's powerful tools to track usage metrics for your open-source software projects. Scarf provides open-source software maintainers with deep insights about their project's usage. With best-in-class open-source usage analytics and tracking capabilities, Scarf uncovers how and where your software is beingutilized, which companies are relying on it, and much more. This data helps maintainers.

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      • β€Œ
        Scarf makes their core tech open source

        Scarf Gateway is our core tech that allows our users and customers to distribute all of their software artifacts - anywhere on the internet - from a single endpoint. You can think of it like a powerful link shortener that also integrates with package managers, container runtimes, and more.

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      • β€Œ
        Scarf is officially a verified external service provider for The Apache Software Foundation.

        Scarf is officially a verified external service provider for The Apache Software Foundation. ASF projects can now use Scarf for insights into the usage of their software and be assured they are compliant with foundation guidelines and data policies.

        As part of our commitment to contribute to the great #opensource work being done within the foundation, we'll also be providing our services to any ASF project free of charge.

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    • Director of Engineering Contract

      August 2022 - November 2022 (3 months)

      Austin, Texas, United Statesβ—¦Remote

      Description

      Building the next generation of tools for effective, observable, and equitable software distribution. Empowering open-source developers to build better quality software in any industry.

      Technologies

      • React

      • TypeScript

      • JavaScript

      Skills

      • Global Operations

      • Strategy

      • Strategic Planning

      • Software as a Service (SaaS)

      • Team Leadership

      • Project Management

      • Leadership Development

      • Solution Architecture

      • Creative Strategy

      • Enterprise Architecture

      • Leadership

      • Management

      • Mentoring

      Media

      • β€Œ
        Council Post: How Open-Source Distribution Data Can Help To Make The Software Supply Chain More Secure

        The core of a potential solution is better data. ... Open-Source Distribution Data Can Help To Make The Software Supply Chain More Secure...

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      • β€Œ
        Open Source Analytics With Scarf - Avi Press, Scarf and Open Source Insights

        Avi Press, CEO of Scarf, gives good answers to hard questions from Doc Searls and Jonathan Bennett about how to run analytics and gain insights on open source software use in privacy-respecting ways.

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  • Veterans of War Aid Foundation (VOWAID)

    Non-profitβ—¦Los Angeles, California, United States

    https://www.vowaid.org/

    • Chief Technology Officer (CTO) & Lead Software Engineer Freelance

      August 2019 - March 2024 (4 years 7 months)

      United Statesβ—¦Remote

      Description

      🌟 Mission-Driven Leadership

      • At VOWAID, our primary goal is to stand by American combat veterans. I am privileged to helm the tech department, ensuring that we utilize the best of today's technologies to deliver assistance where it's most needed and champion the cause of our heroes.

      🌐 Global Operations & Strategy

      • Oversee global operations, ensuring our reach is expansive and impactful. This involves aligning our tech resources with the broader mission, ensuring we're operationally sound and strategically poised to make a difference.

      πŸ”’ Security Oversight

      • Given the delicate nature of our operations and the gravity of our mission, security is paramount. I lead initiatives spanning security operations, executive protection, and personal security to ensure the safety of our team and the integrity of our mission.

      🎯 User Experience & Creative Strategy

      • To truly make a mark, our outreach must be technologically efficient and user-centric. I oversee initiatives to enhance user experience, ensuring our benefactors and beneficiaries find our platform intuitive and impactful.

      πŸ‘₯ Team Leadership & Management

      • A mission as grand as ours is a collective effort. My role entails guiding the tech roadmap and leading a dedicated team, ensuring we're always motivated, aligned, and ready to tackle challenges head-on.

      Proud to be part of an organization that goes beyond just advocacy, directly aiding those who've sacrificed for our nation. The Veterans of War Aid Foundation is more than an organization; it's a commitment to stand by our heroes.

      Technologies

      • React

      • TypeScript

      • JavaScript

      • Node.js

      • Express

      • PostgreSQL

      • Sketch

      • Asana

      Skills

      • Global Operations

      • Strategy

      • Strategic Planning

      • Security Operations

      • Executive Protection

      • Personal Security

      • Close Protection

      • Team Leadership

      • User Experience

      • Creative Strategy

      • Leadership

      • Management

      Media

      • β€Œ
        Veterans of War Aid Foundation

        The Veterans of War Aid Foundation (VOWAID) delivers targeted assistance to American Heroes in need.

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    • Principal Software Engineer Freelance

      August 2019 - March 2024 (4 years 7 months)

      United Statesβ—¦Remote

      Technologies

      • React

      • TypeScript

      • JavaScript

      • Node.js

      • Express

      • PostgreSQL

      • Sketch

      • Asana

  • Bright HealthCare logo

    Bright HealthCare

    Healthcareβ—¦Austin, Texas, United States

    https://brighthealthcare.com/

    • Director of Engineering Full-Time

      January 2021 - August 2022 (1 year 7 months)

      Austin, Texas, United Statesβ—¦Remote

      Description

      πŸ’‘ Leadership at Scale

      • At the forefront of leading multiple dynamic engineering teams, I drive the vision and strategy that shape the technological trajectory at Bright Health.

      🀝 Cross-Functional Collaboration

      • As a pivotal touchpoint between Product and Project Managers, I ensure a seamless transition from ideation to execution. Projects align perfectly with our product and project aspirations by streamlining communication and fostering collaboration.

      ⌚ Project Execution & Oversight

      • Maintaining an eye on timelines and deliverables, I ensure that projects meet deadlines and embody the quality and innovation synonymous with Bright Health.

      πŸ›  Process & Technical Mastery

      • In addition to leadership, my role involves laying down robust engineering processes, troubleshooting technical bottlenecks, and continuously mentoring our growing team. It's a commitment to elevate our technical prowess and drive efficiency.

      🌟 Mentoring & Growth

      • An organization's strength lies in its people. I'm deeply invested in the continuous professional growth of our engineers, providing them with guidance, mentoring, and opportunities to reach their full potential.

      Bright Health is more than just a healthcare provider; it's a beacon of innovation in the health domain. Proud to be at the helm of engineering endeavors that make healthcare brighter for all.

      Technologies

      • React

      • TypeScript

      • JavaScript

      • Node.js

      • Express

      • PostgreSQL

      • Sketch

      Skills

      • Global Operations

  • Apple

    Technologyβ—¦Cupertino, California, United States

    https://www.apple.com/

    • Principal Front-End Engineer Contract

      June 2020 - January 2021 (7 months)

      Cupertino, California, United Statesβ—¦Remote

      Description

      πŸ” Re-imagining Big Data

      • Spearheaded a groundbreaking transformation of a platform central to Apple’s big data analytics. This SaaS solution is not just another analytics tool; it's a vital instrument that maps disk usage across Apple's diverse hardware spectrum, paving the way for data-driven improvements.

      πŸ–₯ Actionable Insights at Scale

      • Beyond mere monitoring, this platform provides actionable recommendations. It is pivotal in Apple's asset management, rack space allocation, load distribution, and ensuring hardware efficiency. Instrumental in smooth product launches, its insights have proven invaluable during hallmark events like the WWDC.

      πŸ’‘ Driving Innovation

      • championed an innovative approach to evolve our existing system. We could incrementally replace and upgrade components by seamlessly integrating React into our Sencha application. Please take a look at my thoughts on this integration.

      πŸš€ Mentoring & Knowledge Sharing

      • Building software is as much about people as it is about code. I had the privilege of mentoring a robust engineering team, instilling the methodologies to phase out legacy segments without disrupting functionality. Through this journey, we heightened user experience and enriched the platform's capabilities, making data insights more pronounced and actionable.

      At the intersection of design and technology, I'm proud to drive innovations that reinforce Apple's commitment to intuitive and efficient solutions.

      Technologies

      • React

      • TypeScript

      • JavaScript

      • Sencha

      • ExtJS

      • styled-components

      Skills

      • Global Operations

      Media

      • β€Œ
        React in ExtJS

        Create a simple React library usable within a Sencha Ext JS application.

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  • Cox Automotive

    Automotiveβ—¦Exton, Pennsylvania, United States

    https://www.coxautoinc.com/

    • Sr. Software Engineering Manager & Lead Front-End Engineer Full-Time

      January 2019 - January 2021 (2 years)

      Exton, Pennsylvania, United Statesβ—¦Remote

      Description

      πŸš€ Leadership & Growth

      • Pioneered and expanded the first-ever front-end team at Cox Automotive, subsequently transforming it into a foundational organization.
      • Spearheaded the engineering efforts across 5 core Cox Automotive products while playing an instrumental role in launching 2 novel products.
      • Orchestrated the inception and promotion of a unified Design System, bridging diverse products across the company landscape.

      🎨 Advocacy & Design

      • Championed the Design System, fostering understanding, contribution, and adoption across the engineering echelons - from interns to principal engineers. This advocacy bolstered both the efficiency and effectiveness of all engineering endeavors.
      • Served as a primary touchpoint for front-end, UX, and design guidance, advising executive stakeholders and boards within and outside the company.

      🌏 External Collaboration

      • Seamlessly managed an enduring partnership with an India-based external vendor, ensuring smooth workload distribution and fostering a collaborative relationship.
      • Proud to have played a pivotal role in driving front-end excellence at Cox Automotive, leveraging the synergy of design and technology to deliver unparalleled value.

      Technologies

      • React

      • TypeScript

      • JavaScript

      • styled-components

      • Bootstrap

      • Node.js

      • Express.js

      • PostgreSQL

      • Sketch

      • Jira

      Skills

      • Global Operations

  • Circle Financial

    Financial Services & Cryptocurrencyβ—¦Boston, Massasschusetts, United States

    https://www.circle.com/

    • Software Engineering Consultant Contract

      September 2018 - May 2019 (8 months)

      Boston, Massasschusetts, United Statesβ—¦Remote

      Technologies

      • React

      • TypeScript

      • JavaScript

      • styled-components

      • Node.js

      • Express.js

      • Python

      • PostgreSQL

      • Sketch

      Skills

      • Global Operations

  • Fjord

    Technologyβ—¦Austin, Texas, United States

    https://www.fjordnet.com/

    • Front-End Engineering Manager & Lead Software Engineer Full-Time

      September 2017 - January 2019 (1 year 4 months)

      Austin, Texas, United Statesβ—¦On-Site

      Description

      Fjord is a global design and innovation consultancy. We use the power of design to create services people love.

      A craftsperson obsessed with bringing the pixel perfect detail of a visual design to life on hybrid mobile and web interfaces. We are looking for this individual to design and implement hybrid applications that will work gracefully on both iOS and Android platforms. You will be self-directed, experienced in Agile delivery and capable of a two-way creative coding approach alongside a designer.

      Pair programming and pair design is the philosophy so cross disciplinary understanding is essential. Working with evolving requirements and offering communication on functional suggestions to design.

      Technologies

      • React

      • TypeScript

      • JavaScript

      • styled-components

      • Node.js

      • Express.js

      • C#

      • .NET

      • PostgreSQL

      • Sketch

      • InVision

      • Jira

      Skills

      • Global Operations

    • Lead Front-End Engineer Full-Time

      June 2017 - September 2017 (3 months)

      Austin, Texas, United Statesβ—¦On-Site

      Technologies

      • React

      • TypeScript

      • JavaScript

      • styled-components

      • Node.js

      • Express.js

      • C#

      • .NET

      • PostgreSQL

      • Sketch

      • InVision

      • Jira

      Skills

      • Global Operations

  • The University of Texas at Austin logo

    The University of Texas at Austin

    Educationβ—¦Austin, Texas, United States

    https://www.utexas.edu/

    • Educator Contract

      September 2015 - October 2016 (1 year 1 month)

      Austin, Texas, United Statesβ—¦On-Site

      Description

      The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin is a competitive, 24-week full stack development program that trains students to become web developers. Offered on campus, TCBUT supports student success through graduation and job placement. Teaching a vast array of technologies and methodologies. Additionally students are introduced to concepts such as Test-driven Development, ORM's, Patterns & Algorithms, OOP, and more.

      Technologies

      • HTML5

      • CSS3

      • Bootstrap

      • JavaScript

      • React

      • React Native

      • AJAX

      • jQuery

      • styled-components

      • Bootstrap

      • Firebase

      • Node.js

      • Express.js

      • Python

      • PHP

      • Laravel

      • C#

      • .NET

      • PostgreSQL

      • MongoDB

      Skills

      • Global Operations

  • IBM

    Technologyβ—¦Austin, Texas, United States

    https://www.ibm.com/

    • NPS Developer Lead & Product Manager Full-Time

      April 2016 - June 2017 (1 year 2 months)

      Austin, Texas, United Statesβ—¦Remote

      Description

      Currently developing a service to better measure client impact for hundreds of products throughout IBM. Utilizing Node.js, Express, React, Redux, semantic HTML5, and SCSS to build a survey service that will be implemented on all products, a dashboard for displaying the data collected in a meaningful manor, and an API for processing and handling the data and requests.

      Additionally

      • Recruiting and work with developers from throughout IBM to work towards designing and developing a Net Promoter Score.
      • Working with teams across various business units.
      • Working with the CTO of IBM Design and delivering outcomes to the GM of IBM Design.
      • Guiding and working with the team toward the end result of building a solution that can be seen and digested from the lowest developer all the way up to the CEO and Chairman.
      • On-boarding and training new and junior developers on NPS and team practices and how to reach major milestones

      Technologies

      • React

      • TypeScript

      • JavaScript

      • styled-components

      • Carbon Design System

      • Node.js

      • Express.js

      • PostgreSQL

      • SQLite

      • CouchDB

      • Docker

      • InVision

      • Sketch

      • Jira

      Skills

      • Global Operations

    • Full Stack Web Developer Full-Time

      June 2015 - June 2017 (2 years)

      Austin, Texas, United Statesβ—¦Remote

      Description

      Creating irresistible experiences for the users of IBM software. Creating user-centric designs to empower the user with the most intuitive experience. Senior Front-End Developer for emerging product team. Lead developer and team lead for cross- organizational development project to organize the Safer Planet organization. Modern standards and tooling initiative developer and lead for the Safer Planet Organization and the IBM Design Front-End Developer program. Utilizing a vast variety of technologies and tools to create the best possible experience for the user.

      Technologies

      • HTML5

      • CSS3

      • React

      • JavaScript

      • Angular

      • Ember

      • CoffeeScript

      • D3.js

      • SCSS

      • styled-components

      • Carbon Design System

      • Bootstrap

      • Backbone.js

      • EJS

      • Node.js

      • Express.js

      • PostgreSQL

      • CloudantDB

      • SQLite

      • DB2

      • MongoDB

      • Docker

      • InVision

      • Sketch

      • Jira

      Skills

      • Global Operations

  • Portlight icon

    Portlight

    E-Commerce & Dropshippingβ—¦Winter Park, Florida, United States

    • Head Of User Experience Full-Time

      June 2013 - May 2015 (1 year 11 months)

      Winter Park, Florida, United Statesβ—¦Remote

      Description

      Design and develop a custom e-commerce platform. Through the use of NodeJS, Express, EJS, MySQL , JavaScript, CSS3, Sass, and HTML5 we were able to construct a truly unique experience. My responsibilities were for the look and feel as well as the development of the front-end of the website. Working directly with the Senior Web Developer and CEO to build the best experience for our customers. In my time at Portlight we have managed to hire an additional 7 developers growing the first web development team for Portlight.

      Technologies

      • JavaScript

      • EJS

      • Node.js

      • Express.js

      • PostgreSQL

      • Python

      • Adobe Illustrator

      Skills

      • Global Operations

  • PTE Golf logo

    PTE Golf

    Custom Printingβ—¦Winter Park, Florida, United States

    https://www.ptegolf.com/

    • Graphic Designer / Web Developer Full-Time

      January 2012 - June 2013 (1 year 5 months)

      Winter Park, Florida, United Statesβ—¦Remote

      Description

      Create client logo's for placement of a variety of products offered. Photograph new products and edit photographs for use through PTE documentation to include magazines, brochures, catalogs, letters, and emails. Construct HTML e-mail for both mass and targeted client e-mail marketing campaigns. Website alterations and updates as they were required.

      Technologies

      • JavaScript

      • PHP

      • MySQL

      • WordPress

      • Adobe Illustrator

      • Adobe Photoshop

      • Adobe InDesign

      Skills

      • Global Operations

  • United States Marine Corps

    Militaryβ—¦Quantico, Virginia, United States

    https://www.marines.mil/

    • [E4] Corporal of Marines - [6499 & 6073] - OEF/OIF Veteran Reserve

      November 2011 - December 2014 (3 years 1 month)

      Raleigh, North Carolina, United Statesβ—¦Remote

      Skills

      • Global Operations

      • Marksmanship Expert

    • [E4] Corporal of Marines - [6499 & 6073] Chief Maintenance Supervisor and QA Representative Active Duty

      February 2007 - November 2011 (4 years 9 months)

      Ginowan, Okinawa, Japanβ—¦Deployment

      Description

      Team Leadership

      • Lead and trained over 150 personnel ranging across 12 divisions in maintenance and inspection procedures resulting in 0 discrepancies during ensuing inspections.
      • Developed and managed maintenance procedures resulting in a record high maintenance turnover rate, repairing over 400 discrepancies in less than 1 month.
      • Counseled 8 – 15 technicians on a monthly basis as to their performance and any disciplinary actions required for negative behavior.

      Critical Thinking

      • Developed and implemented new maintenance procedures leading to annual savings of over $1.5 M. Leadership Development
      • Taught, supervised, and managed 30 team leaders over 2 years, each of whom have in turn successfully managed and led technicians in a new occupational specialty.

      Operations Management

      • Analyzed, coordinated, implemented, and verified all maintenance operations on a daily basis for over 15 technicians on over 300 pieces of equipment. Certifications
      • Universal EPA CFC/HCFC Certification
      • Oxy Acetylene Brazing, SMAW, and GTAW Welding Certification

      Skills

      • Global Operations

      • Electronics

      • Refrigeration

      • Diesel Engine Mechanics and Repair

      • Gasoline Engine Mechanics and Repair

      • Jet Engine Mechanics and Repair

      • Welding

      • Hydraulics

      • Corrosion Treatment

      • Aircraft Painting

      • Paint Booth Operations

      • Marksmanship Expert