14+ years of engineering experience building infrastructure, products, teams, and companies. Looking for a technical leadership role with wide-ranging accountability, ownership and agency. Waterloo SWE Grad and Y Combinator alumni. Forbes 30U30.
Leadership: Situational leadership, coaching, hiring (end-to-end), vision and strategy (eg OKRs and mission alignment).
Infrastructure: Ruby/Rails, NodeJS/Deno, Hack, Python/Django, C#/.NET, C++, Postgres, NoSQL.
March 2019 - September 2022
Raised $14m (Seed & Series A) and grew the company to
Directly hired, onboarded and managed a core product team of 18, consisting of 2 engineering teams, as well as design and quality leads. The team is fully remote across the US, Canada and LatAm.
Managed the product roadmap from top to bottom: customer on-sites, weekly oncall support, roadmap planning, scoping and sequencing, code review and feature development. I was also the company's data scientist and lead on all things security (eg SOC2).
Built over 50% of the product, including: an offline-enabled React Native app with RFID & Bluetooth scale peripheral integrations, accounting and inventory integrations with 10+ third-party systems, real-time environmental data monitoring and visualization, a wide range of sales and accounting tools/reports/forecasts, as well as over 30 in-product workflows and approvals integrated with state compliance systems.
August 2014 - March 2019
Supported Internet.org and Mobile Financial Services, expanding internet awareness and financial inclusion in emerging markets through partnerships with local telcos, fintechs, and traditional banks.
As a tech lead on Internet.org, I directly contributed to the highest-ROI Growth initiatives at the company (eg Free Facebook and Free Messenger), expanding Facebook's addressable market by millions of MAUs each quarter.
As a manager on Mobile Financial Services, I led a team of 13 engineers to onboard over 300k weekly transacting people in the Philippines and Peru onto digital (mobile money) wallets. My team and I enabled a brand new payments stack in Facebook Messenger, including digital topup, bill payment, P2P payments, KYC, and cash-in/cash-out flows, as well as several geo-specific products and promotions.
January 2013 - December 2013
2x intern on the Core Systems and Places teams, focused on distributed systems and internal tooling.
Worked on augmenting Facebook's internal branch of ZooKeeper (used for distributed system co-ordination). Increased cluster read throughput 15x, with minimal impact on write throughput.
Designed, developed and evangelized an internal tool for rapid development and testing of DataSwarm pipelines, reducing development & test time down from weeks to hours.
May 2012 - August 2012
Worked on PagerDuty's foundational real-time messaging infrastructure, allowing alerts to be routed to various channels (email, SMS, phone) with escalating levels of urgency.
In my final 2 weeks, I prototyped and demoed the initial version of what would become the PagerDuty mobile app.
Graduated May 2014
4-time participant in the Velocity startup incubator program.