I am generalist skilled in both technical and soft skills. I've been a developer, SysAdmin, DBA, Network Engineer, Product Owner, Project Manager, Leader and Coach. I always seek to implement simple, elegant, scalable solutions to complex problems. I strive to know what motivates and engages developers on my teams to make sure they put their heart into
I am generalist skilled in both technical and soft skills. I've been a developer, SysAdmin, DBA, Network Engineer, Product Owner, Project Manager, Leader and Coach. I always seek to implement simple, elegant, scalable solutions to complex problems. I strive to know what motivates and engages developers on my teams to make sure they put their heart into what they are building. I find great pleasure in being able to guide and coach others in how to be their best and most effective.
Creator of Basecoat PHP framework:
Director of Engineering @ Build out a team of Java and front end developers to create the best system for managing freelancers and on demand workforce.
No recruiters. From May 2015 to Present (6 months) New York, NYDirector of Engineering, Web Platform and Applications @ Responsible for the implementation of technology strategy and broader coordination and communication between technical, product teams and business units for Enterprise, Footage, Offset and Bigstock web sites. From March 2014 to Present (1 year 8 months) Greater New York City AreaEngineering Lead @ Assist in defining the technical and architectural direction of new business web properties including: Premier (PHP/Perl), Footage (PHP/Perl), Bigstockphoto (PHP), Offset (Node.js) and Skillfeed (Ruby).
Assist in defining technical direction for company wide efforts including migration to Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), integrating new technologies, and scaling infrastructure.
Development Manager for all PHP development. Tech Lead and developer for large accounts group.
Represent Shutterstock at technology events where company is a sponsor. Judge at Photo Hack Day 4, and provided support for API integration by hackers. From January 2013 to Present (2 years 10 months) Tech Lead Large Accounts @ Manage large accounts development to provide an enhanced, customize experience for enterprise level accounts.
Architect and manage the development of centralized libraries to assist in the migration to a Service Oriented Architecture.
Engineering Lead for Large Accounts, Bigstock, Footage and New Business groups.
Manage staff of 8 developers (3 remote) across 4 web properties. From August 2012 to Present (3 years 3 months) Tech Lead Bigstock @ Manage software development and integration for Bigstockphoto.com acquisition. Migrated site from PHP4 to PHP5, switched to a custom Front Controller based framework. Managed the conversion of Bigstock to a multi-lingual, multi-currency site. Implemented extensive SEO improvements.
Migrated to new data center. Twice.
Managed the migration of Shutterstock footage site to a PHP/Perl/SOA hybrid implementation.
Open sourced framework used on Bigstock and Footage site.
https://github.com/shutterstock/basecoat From November 2009 to August 2012 (2 years 10 months) Consultant @ Created and manage Facebook application for Someecards. Facebook application has an installed base of over 2.5 million users.
Provide advice and assistance on architecture and scalabilty for someecards.com. From 2009 to 2012 (3 years) Systems Architect @ Managed skunk works group to experiment with social media sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Bebo.
Managed social media development for all online properties. Developed over 40 Facebook applications for sites including Wired, Epicurious, Ars Technica, Style, Glamour, Hotel Chatter, Jaunted, New Yorker, and Concierge.
Created applications for online portals like Google and Yahoo.
Assisted in the migration of Wired.com to use Wordpress for blog content.
Manage the migration of online sites from Movable Type to Wordpress.
Manage setup, configuration and maintenance of automated testing lab. From July 2007 to November 2009 (2 years 5 months) Systems Specialist @ Developed centralized PHP class libraries, interfaces and frameworks based on MVC design patterns. Designed centralized PHP/MySQL based offer management framework supporting multiple themes and form layouts for branded websites.
Over 10,000 completed applications per day for products like Car Loans, Credit Cards, Debt Consolidation and many others.
Automated fraud detection and analysis of incoming lead generation data.
Created a plug-in architecture for submitting data to buyers in their custom formats (i.e. XML, delimited, etc), and submission schemes (POST, FTP, SOAP, etc.).
Responsible for setting company coding and interface standards. Work with programmers and creative group to design templates to speed development and flexibility of web sites.
Websites developed under framework: https://secure.myautoloancentral.com, https://secure.mycashcentral.com, https://secure.imaginegoldcardapplication.com, http://onlinecreditnotice.com, https://byinvitationonly.net, https://secure.pre-approvedcards.com From November 2005 to July 2007 (1 year 9 months) Systems Architect @ Sole technology person for boutique recruiting and consulting company catering to technology specialists for placement at Wall Street financial companies.
Designed, developed and managed system for processing and tracking candidate resumes. Included integration into email system.
Responsible for setup and management of computer, servers, routers, firewalls and email systems. Provide tech support for staff. From November 1999 to November 2005 (6 years 1 month) New York, NYUnix Administrator @ Systems Administrator for over 25 AIX based Unix servers in a 24/7/365 environment. Responsibilities included performance tuning, capacity planning, failover, disaster recovery, software and hardware upgrades, account administration & security, DNS, web hosting services, and shell scripting.
Designed and implemented a web based trouble ticket and change management system used by over 100 developers and system administrators to track problems and change requests.
Member of original Intranet design, administration and implementation team. Responsible for server setup and maintenance, Intranet structure, style guidelines and adherence to standards.
Developed various in house cross platform applications with support for web access including Help Desk, Scheduling, Project Management, Contracts, and Inventory Management. From June 1995 to November 1999 (4 years 6 months) New York, NY
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