Summary

With experience in both technical and nontechnical roles - and an international perspective - I aim to empower development teams and digital artists build, ship, and scale faster - and more reliably - through automation, effective systems design, and cloud technologies.

Employment
HBK Engineering
Chicago, Illinois (Remote)
Lead DevOps Engineer
Sep 2015 to Current

Lead devops and cloud infrastructure for a small team working on cloud-based GIS tools within one of the largest utility engineering firms in the country, including:

  •  Building our AWS cloud from the scratch utilizing Terraform and CloudFormation; reducing costs and empowering developers to quickly deploy their own services backed by AWS
  • Refactoring our codebase from a single on-premises server into one composing of dozens of scalable, resilient microservices; increasing reliability from multiple extended downtimes per month to virtually none
  • Implemented a CI/CD and testing workflow for our services using CircleCI; increasing developer productivity from one deploy per month to multiple deploys per day
StudentRND
Seattle, Washington (Remote)
Partnerships Director
Aug 2013 to Aug 2015
Built a technology-driven sales team at a top-tier technology education nonprofit.
  • Managed and trained a team of 30 volunteers to peruse local sponsorship for events in their city; increasing revenue
  • Recruited sponsors and pursued strategic alliances with other organizations; expanding our footprint and program offerings
  • Built custom tools to manage these processes; unlocking the power of automation and decreasing staff cost
DomiKnow
Des Moines, Iowa
Web Development Intern
Summer 2012

Built websites for local businesses using HTML, PHP, JavaScript, and an in-house CMS.

  • Redesigned a local restraunt's website; increasing their online presence and customer base
  • Built tools to automate social media campaigns; expanding the reach of our messages
  • Collaborated to explore new ways of reaching customers;  empowering future company growth
Little Springs Design
Lawrence, Kansas
UX Intern
Summer 2009

Worked on improving mobile user experiences.

  • Organized and rewrote important requirements and specification documentation; helping developers design more consistent user experiences
  • Participating in design, brainstorming, and feedback processes with clients; leading to much improved mobile user experiences for their customers
  • Explored new user interaction tools and paradigms; setting the stage for new research in the field
Education
Iowa State University; DePaul University
Philosophy + Global Asian Studies 2012-2016
Hong Kong Baptist University
Study Abroad
Economics + Communication
University of Virginia
Semester at Sea - Northern Europe
Business + Social Entrepreneurship
Certifications
AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Associate)
2017

Skills Snapshot
Technical
Terraform
Docker
CircleCI
Ansible
Jenkins
MongoDB
Redis
Go
Kibana/ES
Node.js
Serverless
Git
AWS CloudFormation
AWS Lambda
AWS ECS
AWS EC2
Nontechnical
Sales Pipelines
Agile Development
Technical Writing
Lean Methodology
Project Management
Entrepreneurship
Product Development
Community Development