ABOUT ME

  • ~ An advocate for results driven development, I direct productive groups who deliver high quality work on tight deadlines.
  • ~ A team builder & technical leader, I manage development of high-traffic web applications.
  • ~ I am passionate about working with creative individuals in collaborative environments, establishing dynamic processes that lead to innovative products.

"Thanks for all your help along the way, the project would NEVER have launched without you joining us when you did."  ––J.B., Principal Software Engineer

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Discovered and Hired Each Of These Characters

RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Highlights, 2013-2015

  • ~ Led the development & release of an entire rewrite of the company's main CRM app, with the team converting the code from Java to Ruby on Rails, simultaneous with a database overhaul from DB2 to an entirely new schema in MySQL
  • ~ Managed the migration of over 650,000 customers at regular intervals over a year and a half, each milestone marking an increase in customer data complexity and performance requirements
  • ~ Led a defect-reduction effort that marked a improvment from over 300 issues to a backlog of 34, with quality per release steadily improving
  • ~ Led the implementation of team-based Performance testing for Application Scaling and future Feature Development
  • ~ Instituted a Continuous Delivery Pipeline, reducing deployment overhead from 6 developers over 2 days down to 1 developer in 2 hours
  • ~ Personally recruited and hired twenty Ruby on Rails developers in a twenty four months, 25% of whom were women engineers and 30% a member of at least one group considered under-represented in the industry
  • ~ Created an Apprenticeship program designed to grow high-potential candidates into permanent employees
  • ~ Organized Developer Outreach programs including Meetups in Boston & New York City, built relationships with several Coding Academies in both cities, developed Conference talks & speakers as well as public coding events

"I want to give a ton of credit to the team for really focusing in on quality, defect prevention and maintenance. Looking at the incoming rate over the last 9 months tells a great story."  ––Senior Engineering Executive
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Team Defects Trends

PREVIOUS EMPLOYERS

  • ~ Constant Contact
  • ~ America's Test Kitchen/Cook's Illustrated
  • ~ BzzAgent
  • ~ Pearson Early Learning
  • ~ L.L. Bean
  • ~ Inc.com
  • ~ Smithsonian Institution
  • ~ National Academy of Sciences
  • ~ United States Coast Guard
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Presenting at Live Coding Event - Ruby Conf, San Diego CA

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE

  • ~ Experienced technical leadership is a scare commodity.
  • ~ Results begin with the right team and environment; culture doesn't happen on accident.
  • ~ My teams are known for their loyalty and enthusiasm; many developers have worked for me at multiple companies.
  • ~ I have discovered several high-potential junior developers. Maintaining a balance of experience keeps everyone growing & challenged

"Thank you for putting together this team, we make great things"  ––J.J., Principal Software Engineer

  • Pair Programming Night - Launch Academy, Boston MA

  • Pair Programming Night - Launch Academy, Boston MA

  • Pair Programming Night - Launch Academy, Boston MA

  • Pair Programming Night - Launch Academy, Boston MA

  • Prepping for Live Coding Event - Ruby Conf, San Diego CA

  • After Live Coding Event - Ruby Conf, San Diego CA

  • Dog Driven Development, Tribeca, NYC

  • Team 5k, Salem MA

  • Team 5k, Salem MA