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  • Four years experience developing Ruby on Rails applications at scale, including a payment gateway that processed over 3 billion transactions in a year. Well-versed in RSpec unit and integration tests to drive TDD.
  • Two years experience building and testing JVM applications ranging from Scala micro-services to Java monoliths.
  • Five years experience writing SQL, creating migrations, and maintaining applications that run on PostgreSQL, including write-heavy applications that required partitioning.
  • Three years experience developing applications on service-based architecture, including containerized deployments using Docker.
  • Four years experience working in an Agile environment. Familiar with running stand-ups, retros, and sprint/iteration planning meetings.
  • Additional production experience with Python, Go, JavaScript, React, Git, Amazon Web Services, Jenkins, HTML, CSS, Agile Methodologies, Continuous Integration, Linux.


Software Engineer
LendUp (San Francisco, CA)
Jan 2018 – Oct 2018

  • Worked on a Java Play application that issued small dollar loans to underbanked Americans.
  • Significantly reduced compliance risk by extracting a dangerous codepath into an auditable Scala service.
  • Created critical tools for on-call engineers, such as infrastructure charts, Librato and Grafana dashboard metrics, and managing Confluence run books.
  • Performed operational on-call duties, including managing outages and writing post mortems.

Software Engineer
Braintree (San Francisco, CA)
Oct 2015 – Sept 2017

  • Worked on a highly available Ruby on Rails payment processing gateway that processed over 3 trillion transactions in 2016.
  • Saved merchants hundreds of thousands of dollars by creating a Ruby on Rails service for merchants to dispute credit card chargebacks.
  • Drafted and maintained the new team member on-boarding documentation for Team Disputes; six new team members have been on-boarded this way.
  • Responsibilities included production operations, deployments, and on-call rotation participation.

Software Developer
Fiksu (Boston, MA)
Jun 2014 – Aug 2015

  • Worked on a Ruby on Rails application that received traffic from 1.6M+ monthly active users.
  • Co-led a front-end rewrite in React/JavaScript that improved page load times by 50%.
  • Reduced CI build times by 70% via limiting calls to the database and containerizing builds with Docker.
  • Migrated, encrypted, and validated 3M+ records to securely store sensitive data.

Web Developer
Gravity Switch (Northampton, MA)
Aug 2013 – Jun 2014

  • Worked at a web consultancy that built several products for customers including a HIPAA-compliant video streaming platform in PHP and college websites using CRMs such as Drupal.
  • Reduced contract-to-delivery time by building a project template that eliminated repeated work.


  • Quasars (Summer 2018 – Present): Designed, developed, and deployed a social link-sharing Ruby on Rails application for Astrophysics.
  • Lead-SCM (Winter 2016 – Spring 2017): Created an experimental distributed version control system (DVCS) in Go to better understand the internal workings of Git.


autodidact | ˌôdōˈdīdakt |

a self-taught person.