Summary

Developer advocate and software engineer with five years of experience developing software applications and tooling as well as running web services in production.

Experience

Developer Advocate, March 2020 to present
Honeycomb.io (remote)

  • Developed technical and marketing content for the company blog (see the posts I authored↗️)
  • Maintained the blog editorial pipeline and calendar, coordinating with authors within and outside of the company
  • Managed the company Twitter account, both directly and using automation tools
  • Advised prospective and current Honeycomb customers during virtual office hours
  • Presented technical content on a variety of topics including observability, site reliability, devops, and release engineering at a number of virtual events (see my speaking portfolio↗️)
  • Provided detailed user feedback to support product decision-making
  • Worked cross-functionally to support engineering, product, design, customer success, and sales teams

DevOps Engineer, June 2018 to March 2020
true[X], Los Angeles, CA

  • Safely upgraded Chef version on backend systems via gradual upgrade of 42 Chef cookbooks and AMI rollout across 14 production apps
  • Organized and expanded technical onboarding documentation, incorporating company-internal git etiquette guidelines
  • Updated and expanded documentation on DevOps processes and capabilities, most notably for New App requests
  • Developed terraform plan Jenkins jobs to simplify and document infrastructure changes and PRs
  • Created Chef configurations for new Rails, Node, and Flask apps
  • Pruned team’s Chef ecosystem of dead code and unused dependencies

Site Reliability Engineer, August 2017 to January 2018
Grindr, West Hollywood, CA

  • Worked with SRE team to reduce downtime and cost, and to improve and migrate to new infrastructure
  • Developed rpm package build orchestration tool in Ruby to enable CI/CD for CentOS 7 packages: github.com/grindrlabs/revolution
  • Mentored junior colleagues, teaching team collaboration skills such as Git workflows

Software Engineer, September 2015 to August 2017
The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA

  • Designed and implemented Java translation tool using a custom ANTLR4 grammar to parse ~200,000 lines of legacy code in a proprietary language
  • Developed test suite to validate grammar changes as well as a script to measure translation progress against the legacy codebase
  • Built custom listener and templates to compile parsed input into C++
  • Developed and iterated onboarding documentation. 2016 summer interns were pushing code within two weeks
  • Lead transition to Atlassian tool suite for improved project management, documentation, and code sharing
  • Presented progress and value-add for three levels of management in June and July 2016
  • Taught two sessions of PySOAP: A Hands-On Tutorial course for a total of 18 analysts in March and April 2016
  • Acted as interim Software Lead from June to October 2016, which included leading a 2-day design sprint involving 20 power users organized into teams for API design feedback
  • Migrated codebase and issues to Atlassian tool suite for improved project management, developer documentation, and code sharing

Software Engineer Intern, June 2015 to August 2015
The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA

  • Implemented proof-of-concept pretty printer tool in Java using custom ANTLR4 grammar to parse ModSim III legacy code
  • Developed Python scripts to reformat launch mission database files, integrating existing VBA macros into a more automated process
  • Reduced 25-step process down to 6 steps, minimizing potential for user error in the case of last-minute critical data updates before a launch window

QA Automation Intern, December 2014 to March 2015
XYPRO Technology, Simi Valley, CA

  • Developed automated tests for security dashboard web application
  • Expanded and refactored UI and API test suite in Ruby using Watir-Webdriver
  • Researched and documented unique test cases for HP Enterprise NonStop server software

Education

Computer Science coursework, June 2014 to June 2016
Oregon State University E-campus
GPA: 3.83

Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics, June 2012
University of California, Santa Barbara
GPA: 3.48