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Software engineering work (development and product management/ownership) for network-enabled applications, with particular attention to usability and collaborative decision-making. I like products that change the way people think and act.
Amazon Web Services, Seattle, Washington
Senior Front End Engineer, Project Jupyter, October 2021 – present
Front-end work on the open source software offered by Project Jupyter, which is used in products in the Amazon SageMaker family. Balanced the needs of the SageMaker business with the requests of Jupyter users in the community. JupyterLab Council in 2022.
Developed the cell toolbar for JupyterLab and the Jupyter Scheduler extension for Jupyter Server and JupyterLab. In both cases, coordinated contributions from within AWS with the needs of open source developers at other organizations worldwide.
Member of the JupyterLab Council, the Jupyter Security Working Group, and the Jupyter Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Standing Committee. Actively participated in Jupyter governance meetings to transition to an elected council form of governance. Assisted with the 2022 Jupyter Executive Council election and with the planning of JupyterCon 2023.
Salesforce.com, San Francisco, California
Software Engineering LMTS, Tableau, April 2020 – October 2021
Continuing work at Tableau as a harmonized subsidiary of Salesforce.com. Delivering improvements to Tableau Catalog, making it available in more places and with more functionality. Driving improvement in operational processes to keep our services running smoothly in production.
Tableau Software, Seattle, Washington
Senior Software Engineer, September 2014 – March 2020
Web development, including server components, for Tableau's Formatting and Storytelling features. Primary developer for web authoring features for Workbook Formatting. Product Manager for the Development Productivity Program team in November–December 2016. Developing customer-facing features for Tableau Catalog, a new feature, since February 2018. Scrum master for each of these teams.
Amazon.com, Inc., Seattle, Washington
Software Development Engineer, Kindle Content Store, April 2010 – September 2014
Software Development Engineer, Email Platform, May 2006 – April 2010
Worked on the systems responsible for targeting, composing, and sending all e-mail that Amazon sends to its customers. Maintained widely-used e-mail templates, expanded e-mail system scope to include China as a new marketplace, and developed middleware to accommodate mobile phone e-mail services in Japan.
CombineNet, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Product Engineer, May 2004 – May 2006
Worked with a team of engineers and researchers to develop web-based procurement applications for bid collection and scenario-based optimization. Improved the company's application framework, based on Apache mod_perl and MySQL. Worked closely with project managers, fellow engineers, and software testers to ensure quality throughout the software engineering process.
Project Engineer, January 2003 – May 2004
Developed customized solutions that extended CombineNet's core framework to meet our clients' needs. Developed databases, new features, and interface improvements that would eventually be brought back into the framework for use in all other client-facing projects.