Director Of Platform Engineering

— Grew platform engineering at Mobimeo from from 3 to 23 engineers, diversifying a single team into five: Infrastructure, Data Engineering, Site Reliability, InfoSec, and Developer Productivity, while mentoring engineers into tech lead and chapter lead positions.

— Simultaneously built a consolidated self-service cloud platform that saw more than 50 microservice migrations and rollouts in the first 3 months. 

— Decreased outages due to misconfiguration by more than 80%, by incentivizing quality and reliability in our systems, infrastructure testing, deployment automation, and education.

— Reducing operational costs consistently by at least 25% at the start of each quarter with regular cloud inventory audits and reviews. 

— At the Financial Conduct Authority, lead a team to architect and deploy data processing infrastructure in AWS - EMR, Redshift Data Warehouse, Spark, Aurora, PostgreSQL - ingesting up to 40 terabytes of financial data per day.

 — With BuzzFeed, built and supported web scale infrastructure and data pipelines that peaked at 450,000 requests per second and billions of impressions daily using Fastly and MySQL 

Experience: 11 years

Yearly salary: $220,000

Hourly rate: $100

Nationality: 🇺🇸 United States

Residency: 🇩🇪 Germany


Period Title Company
2019 - Engineering Lead Mobimeo
2018 - 2019 Lead Site Reliability Engineer Yara Digital Farming
2014 - 2017 Senior Site Reliability Engineer BuzzFeed
2012 - 2014 Senior Devops Engineer 2u, Inc
2011 - 2012 Linux System Administrator National September 11 Memorial and Museum
2017 - 2019 Infrastructure and Operations Lead Aluna Social
2017 - 2019 Cloud Systems Developer Lead Cloudreach