Full-stack Ruby on Rails web application engineer. Focused on application architecting or refactoring, as well as implementing devops. Development experience in the finance, healthcare, legal, and marketing technology industries. Principal and managerial experience, with particular interest in working with entrepreneurial, small, senior level teams. Open to contract engagements.

Status

Available

Contact

206-451-7216
1760 Susan Place, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Experience

CTO and Principal Engineer

Ruby on Rails 7, PostgreSQL, Digital Ocean
Responsible for leading design, development and management of this online auction marketplace for boat charter experiences. Currently in beta.
April 2021 - Present

Principal Engineer

Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Heroku, Redis, APIs, Microservices, Salesforce integration, Twilio, Chargebee
Led remote global development team, utilizing a Ruby on Rails stack powering a SASS B2B site delivering on over 1 million requests per days, and supporting a computing infrastructure that scrapes and processes over 2 million business reviews daily. Also responsible for designing and engineering related applications for clients.
April 2018 - April 2021

Senior Lead Engineer

Ruby on Rails, Terraform, Ansible, PostgreSQL
Re-engineered single-tenant SasS Ruby on Rails application to a multi-tenant, fully-automated with continuous integration on AWS using Ansible. Reduced operating costs by 85%. Also implemented VPC and redundancy with databases, providing point-in-time recovery.
April 2017 - April 2018

Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer

Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Redis
Senior engineer on multiple Ruby on Rails applications, responsible for new feature integrations and automated deployment.
June 2016 - January 2017

Founder, CEO and CTO

Ruby on Rails, Microservices, APIs, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, Redis
Founded this investment advisory firm, providing automated investment management for individuals. Provided lead engineering expertise in designing underlying algorithms and decision-making engines that compose and directly manage individual portfolios with highly tailored investment combinations.
September 2010 - Present

Founder, Lead Engineer

Komodopost Ltd.
Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Redis
Founded and engineered this postal company, provided mail-forwarding to customers in Singapore for products purchased in the U.S.A.
September 2006 - December 2009

Founder and CEO

DebtTraders Group Inc.
Founded this broker-dealer and built it into the largest independent dealer in junk bonds globally, with operations in New York, Chicago, London and Hong Kong.
September 1999 - December 2006

Education

University of New Hampshire, Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, 1989

Open Source Projects

Bio - Simple, clean personal resume site.
Scout Hike -  App for managing a Scout Unit hike event, with a set goal and time period.
Scout Popcorn - Multi-Scout Unit or single Unit application for managing and for promoting involvement in a Scout popcorn fundraiser.