The below include career highlights from past companies. They also include insights and learnings and other take-aways that cannot be gleaned from my resume.
Note, the companies are listed in reverse-chronological order from date of employment.
We went from 50M to 125M in revenue in three years, while transitioning from a predominantly in-person experience to a fully-online learning experience on our own platform.
We did all this while transforming a classic monolithic Ruby on Rails app to an enterprise-grade, services-oriented architecture (SOA) with robust eventing, lambdas, and hyper performant services.
IPO: September 21, 2021 at $1.4B EV (NYSE:NRDY)
Sears Home Services
As head of engineering, I recruited and hired our engineering organization; growing from just myself to 30 souls in twelve months.
I was also responsible for creating the first few production services, software development lifecycle, continuous integration and deployment, along with AWS hosting with physical backbone connecting us to Sear’s data centers.
I spear-headed the cloud-based console experience that powers all of Xbox One barring only a few services. From the home screen, to pinned favorites, to the online store; Xbox consumers interact: it’s all powered by these services.
I brought together the Console, Editorial, and Services teams to move Xbox away from firmware-baked experiences to ones powered by cloud services, allowing us to move away from 6 month iterations, to less than 2 weeks to change nearly any experience on Xbox One.
To this day, those services continue to power Xbox series and even some of the PC experiences for games.
I launched AmazonTote, a pilot program in Seattle, in a matter of months. As its product manager, I worked with UX design, engineering, operations & logistics to create the customer experience, “hacked” our existing systems to meet our needs, and even ensure physical tote bags were designed, printed and shipped to us; all in under three months. Even on launch day, I rented and drove a truck to ensure our first customers’ orders were delivered on time.
I was one of the original senior software engineers involved with AmazonFresh while it was still a pilot-program in the greater Seattle area. I was responsible for creating or modifying more than 80% of our bespoke warehouse management system (WMS). More than just writing code, we spent a considerable amount of time at our fulfillment center, working alongside folks to understand how the software we wrote impacted them, and therefore could be improved upon. I received 5 patents during my tenure on the program.
I was the brain-child of a new generation of software to help analyze all flight regimes of Boeing airplanes to support long-standing regulatory requirements of airlines.
The software was a radical departure from command-line tools to a comprehensive application that allowed airline engineers to do massive computational studies of airplane configuration, runway and atmospheric conditions.