CareerPlug LLC

Engineering Manager • December, 2021 — Present

  • Managed eight full-stack engineers across two high-performing teams responsible for creating growth features on the flagship product platform.
  • Increased project completion rate by 30% by creating a supportive environment for experimentation, failure, and learning.
  • Aligned engineering teams with business objectives by setting clear goals, milestones, and OKRs, ensuring their timely completion.
  • Mentored engineers, coaching them on best practices, scalable architectures, design principles, and career goals. Grew team from 3 to 8 engineers.
  • Collaborated with external product departments to ensure seamless product development, delivery, and support.
  • Investigated possible growth opportunities for improving applicant flow per job; identified ML solution with forecasted 100% increase.
  • Architected data pipeline MVP and oversaw developer adoption by 35%.

CareerPlug LLC

Senior Software Engineer • April, 2019 — Dec, 2021

  • Full stack engineer on a rapidly expanding single-tiered engineering team providing development, guidance, and support across the product platform.
  • Designed and developed extendable Webhooks architecture.
  • Designed and developed API layer for 3rd party integrations.
  • Designed and developed communication center for email and text messaging (frontend and backend using MailGun).
  • Led test profiling initiative identifying bottlenecks with test suite with recommendations and plan for improvement.
  • Helped recruit and mentor CareerPlug engineers.

PandaStrike, Remote

Senior Software Engineer / Tech Lead • April, 2013 — April, 2019

  • Team lead and a team member for multinational clients providing technical leadership, development, and support.
  • Converted monolithic Ruby on Rails application to an API based platform with a modern Javascript frontend for a distributed digital message board company.
  • Led external development team for client engagement; responsible for all facets of project (User Generated Content project).
  • Reduced page load time by 60% by converting existing code to use bulk read/writes from datastore and cache.
  • Integrated third party APIs into existing client platform, including Google ML Recommendation Engine and Visa Checkout.
  • Increased user conversion by 30% by integrating third party APIs.
  • Improved marketing analytics through creative coding approach without sacrificing customer experience.
  • Developed scalable and stable distributed architecture for processing user submitted content (text, images, video).
  • Helped recruit and mentor Panda Strike engineers. Managed complete software development lifecycle for various multi-disciplinary projects.

Forkfly, Portland, OR / Remote

Vice President of Engineering • July, 2010 — February, 2013

  • Replaced outgoing CTO and transformed engineering effort from a single developer into a team, with continuous integration, test automation, issue tracking, and version control.
  • Helped recruit, hire, and mentor technical staff and managed external contractors.
  • Oversaw product development from ideation to feature release.
  • Architected a reusable API for a new service based platform that included new mobile applications for both Android and iOS platforms, as well as new website.
  • Created product strategy and road map; worked with executive team, mapping business goals to development goals.


San Diego State University

Bachelor of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering • 1999


Team leadership

I have several years of experience guiding and directing software development teams. Adept at creating a positive culture of growth and experimentation, through coaching and mentoring.

Engineering management

Experienced at planning, organizing, directing, and controlling resources and technical projects.


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