My Work History


Urban Airship

Senior Software Engineer

Sep 2014 - Aug 2016
  • Java
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Android Pay and Apple Wallet API

Sabbatical

Tinkerer Extraordinaire

Oct 2013 - Sep 2014
  • Building WoW emulator in Erlang
  • General improvement of software engineering skills
  • Learned Erlang and OTP
  • Learned MaNGOS architecture
  • Begun learning MultiWii architecture
  • SICP and algorithms work

Mobafire.com

Senior Software Engineer

Oct 2012 - Oct 2013
  • Feature developer
  • Mysql development
  • Backend architecture development to improve code scalability and maintenance
  • Developed and maintained multiple sites under the MF brand
  • Worked remotely with minimal supervision

Booksadvanced.com

Creator and Developer

Sept 2011 - Oct 2012
  • iPad app developed in JavaScript
  • Sole Developer from creation to release

Zynga

Senior Software Engineer

Mar 2010 - Sept 2011
  • Development lead for multiple major features in Mafia Wars
  • Led teams of 4-8 for the last 9 months I was there
  • Led tools development for Mafia Wars 2
  • Advanced from associate to senior engineer in 3 quarters

GameBrahma

Lead Developer and Co-Creator

Feb 2009 - March 2010
  • A video game e-commerce site built from scratch using PHP and an open-source CMS
  • Now defunct

US Navy Naval Air Systems Command

Software Engineer

June 2009 - March 2010
  • Developed embedded applications using C and the VXWorks OS

Virginia Tech

Graduate Research Assistant

2007 - 2008
  • Research Focus: Synthesis and characterization of wide band-gap semiconducting nanoparticles


My Education


M.S. Electrical Engineering Virginia Tech

GPA - 3.8

2008
  • Graduated early and with honors

B.S. Electrical Engineering UCSB

GPA - 3.4

2005
  • Co-Founder and Vice-President of the UCSB IEEE student chapter