Over the past 15 years, I have had the opportunity to work at multiple levels of IT including development, infrastructure, architecture and management. I am highly skilled at seeing connections between technologies and putting them together in ways that solve very complex problems. I pride myself for my ability to develop the long-term vision and to create simple, intuitive solutions that deliver on real business needs. I am deeply interested in architecting and building highly scaleable web-based solutions built upon cloud and hybrid-cloud infrastructures.
I also make some mean Korean BBQ.
My areas of interest and expertise include:
Cloud Services (both IaaS and PaaS) - Amazon Web Services, OpenShift, PagodaBox, AppFog, Heroku
Content Management Platforms - Drupal, WordPress, Ghost, SharePoint
Enterprise Search - Google Search Appliance, ElasticSearch
Frameworks - Laravel, .NET MVC
Solution architecture, design, implementation and lifecycle management for both infrastructure and development.
Individual contributor working within the Infrastructure & Operations - Design, Plan & Build team. I work with multiple departments and teams to help design and build critical solutions for the company. These projects range from simple solution upgrades to more complex, large-scale critical implementations.
Perform high-level business analysis to review requirements and define process flows Develop functional design documents detailing requirements Define technical specifications for custom development and systems integrations Provide best practices and identify 3rd Party solution alternatives Help with documentation, training and handoff efforts Help with project coordination and technical implementation efforts Assist other teams with critical, time sensitive issues as needed
Enterprise-wide monitoring solution. Based on Dell Foglight, with integrations with IT Ticketing systems, network monitoring, 3rd party RSS feeds and custom built interface for colleagues throughout the enterprise My Esri - Customer Account Portal. Helped architect and implement AWS infrastructure components across various services including EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, ELB, Elasticache, SQS, SNS, VPC among others.
Development Manager and product owner of Esri's internal collaboration tools. The primary focus of these tools are on enabling Esri and its 80+ international distributors to collaborate in real-time from anywhere across the globe. In charge of building out a globally available, geographically dispersed, highly available and redundant SharePoint environment. When finished, the environment became a global intranet that included file sharing, social capabilities, reporting and enterprise-wide search. While under new management, this continues to enable the company to consolidate multiple stores of data into a centralized location of operational data. Was also in charge of managing the technical development and maintenance of enterprise-wide internal and external search (FAST and GSA), blogs and forums.
Led a team of top-tier developers in the management and development of enterprise-wide applications and solutions. I was responsible for technical oversight and development of many of Esri's top 10 most trafficked websites and critical internal applications and services. This included working with SME's, departmental stakeholders and others in converting their business requirements to technical requirements, producing solution designs, implementation roadmaps and project management of developer resources in concert with other active projects. Was very hands on and assisted development staff as needed.
Solutions included custom ColdFusion and PHP applications, open source and COTS solutions including Drupal, WordPress, VBulletin and enterprise-level solutions including Google Search Appliance and MS FAST Search.
Esri Forums, Esri Blogs, Enterprise-wide search (both internally and externally facing), Esri Support Site, Esri Global Account System (Single-sign-on), Internal Single-sign-on, ArcGIS 9.3 Product Web Help, ArcGIS Resource Centers, Internal support search tools and shared developer code libraries.
Ultimately got my degree in ECON/MIS. Along the way though, I studied a broad range of topics including computer science, management, economics, trade and globalization, and information systems.
My sophomore year I was the president of the UCR chapter of the Association for Computer Machinery, which had replaced the Computer Science Undergraduate Association
Brother of the Delta Sigma Pi Professional Fraternity
Worked for the University's Transportation & Parking Services department and revolutionized the parking permit purchase and ticket payment processes by building a custom e-commerce solution. Lines went from 300+ people long at the beginning of the quarter, to almost non-existent.
Activities and Societies: President Association for Computer Machinery, Delta Sigma Pi Professional Fraternity