Software Development Engineer
2015 - Present (over 4 years)
Amazon Global Fulfillment Services (formerly Marketplace Fulfillment Technology) - building the next-generation logistics platform to enable scalable, worldwide fulfillment...more capabilities for Amazon's third-party sellers, at the best possible prices.
I'm interested in solving frustrations and disrupting markets. I also care a lot about customer-focused companies. My work involves creating and managing solutions to solve problems in everyday life. I like solving problems with data; data is the key to ending user frustration once and for all!
I designed, implemented, and launched a number of features to support third-party sellers using Seller Central to sell on Amazon Marketplace; from supporting 2D (Aztec) barcode generation, to piloting sellers on newly launched promotions and programs, to enabling customization fields for sellers on shipping documents. I've worked in a lot of areas in the logistics space - as a designer, developer, and a team lead (sometimes, all at the same time!).
I designed, managed, and built prototypes for a startup I created to solve a problem in the lack of data for grocery stores when consumers like myself went out to shop for groceries.
I spent 6 weeks deep-diving into HTML/CSS, launching my "new" (as of 2015) one-page website, which looks and feels like a monumental upgrade versus the old, clunky one.
I enjoy working with small (5-10), agile-focused teams (overall company size: 101-500) with big growth and potential for big data analytics feedback to change the state of a broken industry. Growth, culture, & self-improvement are paramount; takes themselves seriously and laid back outside of work.
If money were not an issue, what would you be doing right now?
Investing in new and emerging technologies to discover new horizons and improve / solve common frustrations for humanity.
What words of advice would you give your younger self?
Stop worrying about money, power, and the idea of "being successful". That will come with time - focus first on iterating and improving yourself to become the best version possible, habitually and persistently until it is second-nature.
Which founders or startups do you most admire?
Jeff Bezos - one of the last remaining founders/CEOs that has kept their post at the helm of an influential / impactful company since before the 2000s.
What's the best way for people to get in touch with you?
Personal website or professional network (LinkedIn preferred).
What words of wisdom do you live by?
Pain is a permanent attachment to a temporary entity.
What was the most impactful class you took in school?
High school class on "The Scientific Meaning of It All"
What's your super power?
Diving into and understanding all of the innate complexities of a problem from the lowest root possible - and being able to teach and convey that complexity to all (tech/non-tech) stakeholders affected.