Managed local and offshore Engineering, QA, Support and IT teams responsible for Invite Manager's core product, Ticket Management System. Helped to facilitate the ongoing...more transition from legacy Symfony PHP systems to Node and Angular. Worked directly with Product team to organize requirements and timelines for project execution. Introduced scrum with semi-autonomous pods delivering multiple projects simultaneously.
Successfully organized the transition from an outsourced development team to an in-house engineering team. Directed a rewrite of the company's core platform and mobile products...more into a highly scalable platform. In addition to team management, actively contributed to the Python/Django codebase and steered infrastructure decisions at AWS. Was also responsible for project management and helping to define product direction.
Built and managed the mobile engineering team at OpenX. Using a "start-in" concept, crafted a growing, multi-faceted group of teams to rapidly bring the company to market...more parity in mobile ad-tech and ultimately towards true market leadership in this space. Was responsible for providing technical, personnel and project leadership to the mobile engineering team as well as integrating and promoting mobile technology throughout the engineering organization.
Managed technology for Postcard on the Run's multiple products including the Postcard on the Run mobile app (iPhone, Android and Windows), as well as several Ruby on Rails...more based APIs and customer-facing portals. Responsible for assembling a LA-based development staff and managing outsourced contractors throughout the USA and abroad.
Senior Director of Engineering
2010 - 2011 (over 1 year)
Managed engineering efforts for Quepasa's Distributed Social Media (DSM) product, a Social Media Contest Platform built with on Zend Framework. Worked to architect and manage...more the migration from a mainly manual contest building process to a scalable, automated system capable of supporting volume sales. Responsible for establishing a Los Angeles based engineering team and setting up a local office. Additionally worked with development and design staff in Quepasa's Mexico office.
Among the first 2 employees hired at company. Co-developed the user, administrative and partner portals for ReachLocal.com, now a successful public company that runs highly...more tuned, geo-targeted advertising products on the web. Listed on company patent as inventor.
Managed team of 8 Developers. Architected new systems and defined overall technology direction for Agency and Partner Web Portals, Administrative Portals and reporting systems. Worked directly with CTO and Product Managers.
Designed, implemented and maintained a number of major automated and self serve reporting systems for the Ad Serving environment (24/7 RealMedia) as well as many workflow...more systems, template tools and more. Maintained code in different versioning systems and created documentation for technical specifications, proposals and maintenance. Work has been completed in Linux and Windows environments with skills such as PHP, Perl, .net, C#, mySQL and Shell Scripting.
iOS and Android app for locating kosher restaurants
Founder and Lead Engineer, Python/Django, PhoneGap/Cordova, Ionic Framework · Kosher Near Me is the International Kosher App that lets you easily… · More search a radius for local Kosher Establishments throughout the world. By default it automatically detects your location by GPS. You can also search within a location such as a postal code, a city or a place (like an airport or a landmark).
Has hundreds of thousands of downloads.
Ongoing project. I did some of the in-app work but mostly work on the API and Marketing for this.
I have been a part of and developed many new engineering teams. I had the pleasure of being the first hire at ReachLocal and am listed on the patent for the technology as an inventor. My speciality is in mentoring and growing engineering teams and I thrive in environments where I can straddle the line between tech and product.