Work History

I have included a brief overview of my work history and my Resume and a PDF Resume.

Summary

CTO of multiple subscription-based startups launching products in the Fintech space. Product focuses include: investing, wealth management, investment opportunity pipelines, strategy optimization and tuning, targeted stock and option trades using machine learning for algorithmic investing, building custom technical indicators, real-time investment opportunity notification systems.

A Quantitative Systems Architect with deep understanding of trends and expertise in core, complex technologies. Over 10 years of experience in software architecture, design and implementation of large distributed, real-time systems across a variety of environments. Focused on executing aggressive timelines that add value to businesses and their products by leveraging technology, process and best practices.

  • An Inventor of U.S. Patent 9,342,299 for “Deployment optimization for activation of scaled applications in a multi­tenant platform-as-a-service (PaaS) system”.
  • Responsible for startup product technical vision, strategy and roadmap.
  • Architected and trading with distributed real-time systems: news event pipeline, intraday and compression pricing engine, multiple notification and delivery systems, and a mass screener tracking system.
  • Creator of investment technologies: backtesting engine, forward testing engine, price prediction playbook, option price calculator, spread profitability analysis, and an algorithmic genetic engine.
  • Third-party integrations: Finviz, Yahoo Finance, Google Finance, TD Ameritrade, and the SEC.
  • Product development, architecture and continual alignment to maximize sales.
  • Building technology to increase customer acquisition and retention.
  • Manage technology team and cultivating a culture of success.
  • Extensive experience building high performance distributed systems at scale through services and message queues.
  • Strong leadership qualities with experience in Agile project and resource planning, requirements gathering and prioritization, client interaction, due-diligence, cost analysis and estimations.

Levvel

Principal Consultant (2015 - Present)

  • Leading and mentoring Levvel teams delivering solutions to clients by leveraging expertise in enterprise architecture, techniques, and practices.
  • Evangelizing that DevOps helps reduces time to build and deploy
  • Responsible for executing on projects anywhere in the stack with a focused on turnkey solutions.
  • Working with clients to ensure projects, requirements, timelines, and deliverables add business value.
  • Establishing thought leadership through best practices, implementation, risk mitigation, deployment, adoption, mentorship, training, and success.

Environments and Technologies: Python, Django, Redis, RabbitMQ, AMQP, message queueing, caching, Docker, Elastic, nginx, haproxy, performance, AWS, VPC, EC2, RDS

Tools Used: GitHub, Agile Methodology (Scrum), Trello, DevOps, CI/CD (Jenkins/Travis), vim, Virtualbox

eNewsPulse

Founder and Chief Technical Officer (2014 - 2015)

Created, launched and grew eNewsPulse a business-to-consumer subscription product for notifying customers of investment opportunities in real-time over email. Within 3 months after launch, my product made a customer over $30,000 in a single day on one trade.

  • News-based investment opportunities not found by fundamental and technical analysis
  • ‘Pulses’ pre-segmented into industry specific markets to build watch lists
  • Qualified news delivered in real-time to multiple platforms, 24/7
  • Identify after-hours trading strategies changing the way you use the news

Environments and Technologies: Python, Django, Redis Clusters, RabbitMQ, message queueing, caching, Docker, nginx, haproxy, distributed real-time processing, AWS, VPC, EC2, RDS

Tools Used: GitHub, Agile Methodology (Scrum), Trello, DevOps, vim, Virtualbox

Red Hat

Senior Consultant (2010 - 2014)

  • Engaging and proven trusted advisor for large companies like: PayPal and Canadian Pacific Railroad.
  • Utilized as a Forward Deployed Engineer helping drive product adoption.
  • Led and mentored teams delivering solutions to clients by leveraging expertise in enterprise architecture, techniques, and practices.
  • Architect on the ITCM platform and services for US railroads as part of the Positive Train Control (PTC) Federal initiative. Designed, implemented, tested, developed, and launched ITCM instances focused on 99.999% high availability uptime with the goal of human safety as a mission objective. The backbone for ITCM utilizes clustered Red Hat MRG-M (AMQP). Architected and led deployments at CP across software, hardware, management and railroad teams to design, launch, test, support, and deploy the datacenter and physical assets across their rail fleet. Designed, built and managed a testbed of over 100 VMs for ITCM testing automation. Following and enhancing the Behavior Driven Development approach for multi-rail extensibility through adoption and application integration.
  • Cloud architect focused on adoption of Red Hat’s OpenShift on premise cloud platform at PayPal and eBay.
  • Designed, architected and deployed OpenShift instances for hosting PayPal applications spanning non-production and production datacenter environments.
  • Responsible for migration and onboarding of multiple web technology teams (JBoss, Node.js and Python) to OpenShift application containers.
  • Built, migrated and deployed PayPal production applications and services for Black Friday sales campaigns.
  • Establishing OpenShift clustered ActiveMQ high availability for messaging and control systems.
  • Led product webinars, public forums and featured in youtube marketing videos for OpenShift.
  • August 2013 - Received Red Hat Services Star Award.

Environment: Ruby, Rails, Python, Node.js, MRG-M, ActiveMQ, AMQP, RabbitMQ, message queueing, OpenShift, OpenStack, AWS, EC2, Mongo, Spring Batch, Spring Integration

Tools Used: GitHub, Agile Methodology (Scrum), Jira Greenhopper, Redmine, Trello, Pivotal, Jenkins, Hudson, Cucumber (BDD), unittest (TDD), CI/CD, vim, Virtualbox, Office, MS Project, Sharepoint

Sony Online Entertainment

Software Engineer (2008 - 2010)

Worked as a Software Engineer on the Systems Engineering Team (SysEng) at Sony Online Entertainment which is now known as Daybreak Game Company.

Credited and recognized in some of these SOE games: Moby Game Credits

  • Software engineering for the Platform team developing, enhancing, and supporting the accounting, ecommerce, fulfillment, game sessions, in-game chat, web teams, subscription, billing, payments, Playstation integration platform, PayPal, Facebook, Chase Paymentech, and other external payment and fulfillment platforms.
  • Worked to build any other features required for supporting more than 12 game teams using our platform to charge customers for recurring monthly subscriptions to play any SOE PC game.

Environment: C/C++, Visual Studio .Net Development, deployment on multiple Linux distributions, Massive Multiplayer Games, real-time processing, high availability, transactional SOAP services, Perforce, Bandit, Monolith, PCI-compliance, valgrind, gdb, vim, Oracle databases, static environments

Tools Used: Visual Studio .Net, SOAP UI, Rally, Agile Methodology (Scrum), Dev tracker (bug tracking)

4D Neuroimaging

Software Engineer (2006 - 2008)

  • Software engineering for a Biotech company in San Diego.
  • Worked on C/C++ applications focused on non-invasive magnetic imaging of the human brain called MEG. This included DSP, data storage, computing, and working with medical personnel to create solutions around human medical brain scans.

Environment: C/C++, Mac OS X (intel chipset), Linux, Solaris, X Windows, bash and shell scripting

Tools Used: FDA verification and validation including documentation, testing, deployment, and field testing for passing FDA audits, valgrind, subversion, gdb

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