I am a problem solver that enjoys working on the guts of an application. I have been primarly focused on Ruby development and Ruby on Rails applications for over 10 years. I enjoy new challenges and look forward to new opportunities.

Education

Graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a concentration in Software Engineering. GPA: 3.67

Languages

  • Ruby - 11 years
  • C / C++ - 11 years
  • Java - 10 years
  • Elixir - 3 years
  • Kotlin - 2 years
  • Python - 3 years

Frameworks

  • Ruby on Rails - 10 years
  • Sinatra - 5 years
  • Django - 3 years
  • Spring - 2 years
  • Phoenix - 2 years

Ops Stuff

  • Docker ~ 5 years
  • Kubernetes ~ 2 years

Experience

Search Nurture

Software Engineer: June 2019 - Present https://searchnurture.com

  • Aggregated all data from Amazon’s advertising API for marketers to present graphs and progress to customers.
  • Automated keyword and campaign bulk support to improve marketer’s use of time.
  • Automated deployment of api service and database migrations.

Vorstella

Software Engineer: April 2018 - June 2019

  • Reduced running costs by utilizing Elasticsearch instead of Google Big Table by approximately 400%. (Over utilization of Big Table)
  • Refactored the data processing pipeline to consume less memory which allowed us to utilize our CPU and memory allocation more effectively.
  • Managed and scaled the data processing pipeline to handle 1,000/s of messages a second.

Clearbit

Software Engineer: October 2017 - April 2018

https://clearbit.com

  • Utilized microservices to separate business logic for future maintainability and stability.
  • Worked with the data science team in getting data into AWS Athena so that they could see how data was changing and finding discrepancies between data sources.
  • Refactored our company news microserver to increase throughput by 4x.

Envoy

Platform Engineer: March 2015 - October 2017

https://envoy.com

  • Implemented a Rails application to handle thousands of iPads to connect to and allowed us to continue to host on Heroku and keep infrastructure costs low.
  • During development we switched to using Docker and Docker Compose for local development to create deterministic test runs. This provided our team a universal way to run and test code.
  • Implemented the authorization, authentication, and identity system into a separate system to handle SAML logins and SCIM employee directories.

KISSmetrics

Senior Software Engineer: August 2013 - March 2015

https://kissmetrics.com

  • Refactoring a large monolithic application into a service oriented application
  • Implementing and maintaining the API at KISSmetrics
  • Maintaining the Android SDK and Reader app
  • Dealt with large complex systems and numerous data stores
  • Developed modular railtie and engines to be mounted
  • Unified out API requests and maintained a consistent return. Ensured the values followed a specific format and obeyed backwards compatibility.
  • Began the process of upgrading from Ruby 1.8.6 to Ruby 2.0. Many gems were no longer receiving security updates and this gave us a path to keeping customer data safer.
  • Core infrastructure was a Sinatra application that needed to be split apart into modularized services that would allow teams to ship faster and in parallel.

ZippyKid (now Pressable)

Senior Software Engineer: March 2012 - August 2013

  • Ruby on Rails control panel
  • Maintain MyZippyKid control panel
  • Used Pivotal Tracker to augment our Agile development
  • Wrote tests to ensure stability
  • Interfaced with Dynect and DNSMadeEasy for DNS records
  • Interfaced with Chargify as a payment system
  • Used Beanstalkd as a messaging queue

Enfocus Solutions

Software Engineer: October 2011 - March 2012

  • Used Ruby on Rails
  • Implemented complex data model (30+ models)
  • Learned how to test with RSpec and Capybara
  • Start up company in San Antonio

CityVoice

Software Engineer: March 2011 – June 2011

  • Used javascript
  • Worked on front-end designs
  • Learned how to use Git effectively
  • Start up company in San Antonio

iTEC at UTSA

Software Engineer: August 2009 - October 2011

  • Installed physical server in data center
  • Installed / maintained Ubuntu server
  • Designed site interface
  • Implemented in PHP (CodeIgniter) then transitioned to Ruby on Rails
  • Built a security audit system for the site

Libraries Written

Personal Achievements

  • Eagle Scout recipient, Boy Scouts of America, earned in 2007
  • Rebuilt and maintain a 1972 BMW 2002 model as my daily driver
  • Built my standing desk from scratch

Free Time Activities

I enjoy playing with LibGDX and other various game platforms to gain knowledge while having fun doing it.

I also toy with Elixir projects in my spare time.

I like working with my hands and building things in my garage. Any where from cutting boards, welding, tearing motors apart, or just soldering electronics I really enjoy doing.