The New Yorker
Director of Technology
April 2013 to November 2013
New York, NY
Chief Technology Officer
Greater New York City Area
Advisor and interim Head of Product
Head of Optimization
December 2013 to May 2015
San Francisco Bay Area
Obama for America
Deputy Director of Frontend Web Development
June 2011 to December 2012
Blue State Digital
December 2008 to May 2011
Vice President Of Engineering
January 2017 to September 2019
Greater New York City Area
Hillary for America
Deputy Chief Technology Officer
May 2015 to November 2016
Greater New York City Area
What company does Kyle Rush work for?
Kyle Rush works for The New Yorker
What is Kyle Rush's role at The New Yorker?
Kyle Rush is Director of Technology
What industry does Kyle Rush work in?
Kyle Rush works in the Internet industry.
Director of Technology @ The New Yorker From April 2013 to November 2013 (8 months) New York, NYChief Technology Officer @ Maisonette Leading the digital product and engineering teams at Maisonette. Greater New York City AreaAdvisor and interim Head of Product @ HelloBonjour Advising and helping to get this pre-seed, B2B SaaS startup off the ground. New YorkHead of Optimization @ Optimizely I lead optimization efforts throughout the company including the marketing website and product. We used Optimizely to improve Optimizely. My small marketing engineering team refactored optimizely.com making it static and hosted on Google App Engine. We ran experiments that improved our return on ad spending by $1 million a year. We integrated Optimizely with several partners like Heap and Salesforce (B2B sales workflow) to drive a deeper understanding of the results of our experiments. From December 2013 to May 2015 (1 year 6 months) San Francisco Bay AreaDeputy Director of Frontend Web Development @ Obama for America Managed the online fundraising platforms that brought in $690 million during the course of the campaign. This included architecting and building a new donation platform for the Digital team that raised $250 million in 6 months. Also worked as the product and technical lead for Quick Donate (one-click donations) which brought in $115 million over its lifetime. Our web performance efforts reduced page load time by 60% which resulted in a 14% increase in conversion rate. We ran over 500 a/b tests that improved the overall donation rate by 49% and the email acquisition rate by 161%. From June 2011 to December 2012 (1 year 7 months) Chicago, ILWeb Developer @ Blue State Digital Digital strategy and web development for clients ranging from the Human Rights Campaign, Freedom to Marry, Communication Workers of America, People for Bikes, and the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee. From December 2008 to May 2011 (2 years 6 months) Vice President Of Engineering @ Casper I lead software engineering, IT, and security at Casper. Our 75 person Technology team is mostly located in NYC, but we have team members in our Berlin, LA, and SF offices. We build a lot of the software that powers the Casper business: our open source Ruby on Rails e-commerce platform, a multi-content fulfillment and logistics network, integrations with our retail partners (Amazon, Target, etc.), the point of sale iOS app that we use in our retail stores, the content management system behind casper.com, a data warehouse with a visual interface for self-service data analysis, and the CRM that is the backbone to our customer service, marketing acquisition, and retail lead management.We have a service oriented architecture hosted on AWS. Most of our backend applications are Ruby with a bit of Python and Elixir. On the frontend we make heavy use of React and Redux for our server rendered, static frontends. From January 2017 to September 2019 (2 years 9 months) Greater New York City AreaDeputy Chief Technology Officer @ Hillary for America I started as the first engineer in April 2015 and helped build a Tech team of about 80 in a year-and-a-half. Our team built the fundraising frontend for hundreds of millions of dollar in donation and millions of transactions. We built digital products to help millions of volunteers across the country. We architected and built the content management system behind hillaryclinton.com that had a near real-time TTL for content changes while also scaling traffic. We managed a large Vertica database with data for millions of constituents. We built an amazing mobile app that kept voters and volunteers engaged with the campaign. And we did so much more!We built all of this in a micro-service architecture environment hosted on AWS. We had over 90 services in production. We primarily used Python, Ruby, React, NuclearJS. We took advantage of Lambdas to simplify the backend and keep most of our frontends static. From May 2015 to November 2016 (1 year 7 months) Greater New York City Area
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