Senior Software Engineer

South San Francisco Bay Area

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University of Michigan - 2009

Linguistics B.A.

Primary Skills

  • Ruby on Rails, HAML/SASS, TDD, XP, Agile, Git
  • Javascript, Node.js, Express.js, Angular.js, Jasmine
  • AWS, Devops, Networking, Rackspace, Linode, Chef, Puppet, Nagios, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB
  • Bash, Python, Django, PHP, CakePHP, Java SE, Linux, Unix

Employment History

Wasya Co - November 2012 (ongoing) is a contracting body, accepting small- and medium-sized software/web-development tasks from local clients. Please take a look at the description of projects. Some of the clients and tasks have been:

BJJCollective - Ongoing (1 year) is a grappling arts technique database (and an online RPG). We provide the largest and most accurately categorized database of detailed instruction for the grappling martial arts: judo, jiu jitsu, wrestling, and MMA. We also provide a fantasy-style online RPG that motivates real-life exercise and skill learning with quest completion. The role-playing game links real-world training gyms to connect the grappling community and encourage you to keep fit, exercise, and increase your discipline by means of continuous self-improvement.

At bjjcollective, I am responsible for

Technologies used: Chef, AWS, Ruby on Rails, Angular.js, MySQL, and MongoDB.

Serro LLC - February 2014 (1 year)

The (successfully delivered) goal was to create a custom in-house project management tool that would answer Serro's internal management and accounting requirements.

Nexenta Systems - November 2013 (2 years)

The project goal was to automate deployment of various Unix-based operating systems, and install and configure services on those systems.

International Technological University - August 2013 (1/2 a year)

ITU is a young, modern higher education institution in San Jose, CA. It is the only university that offers PhD in this city. The university has a custom-built course management system ( that is in need of continuous development and improvement.

Goji Access - June 2013

Goji is an application that allows a door to be locked and unlocked via phone.

TechVOX - March 2013 (1/2 a year)

The SignVOX application is a print shop management system: it allows for easier management of printing hardware, customers, print jobs, accounting, and everything else that a print shop needs. The codebase is in Ruby 1.8.7 on Rails 2.

Agency work - May 2010 (2 years)

In the beginning of 2010's, when I come to the Bay Area from Chicago, I was involved with several major clients through an agency. The most notable projects I had the honour of working on during that time have been:


Visa has a number of customer-facing web applications. This project centered on Visa Business Network, a Q\&A site and a community for small business owners.


The project, Chrome Scheduler, creates a playlist of olympic games to watch on a laptop or tablet, based on athletes, kind of sports, and event types.


The website is a part of the Target shopping network.

"Give with Target" is a public-good project by Target, through which it donated a million dollars to Canadian charities.


Audi has a number of web resources for customers in the U.S. One of the applications did lead generation, allowing potential buyers to be linked to Audi sales representatives.

Another application provided a preview of customizations that are possible before purchasing a new car.

Old Navy

The product was a promotional Facebook application, a weekly raffle/contest through which Old Navy gave out prizes and gift cards.

Cruisewise was a web application that offered discounted cruise packages, and plenty of ways to customize your cruise trip. (As of 2014, the project has been merged into

Mediatec Publishing Inc. - June 2009 (2 years)

Mediatec Publishing Inc. maintains the following resources:,,, These resources are online and print magazines, as well as an annual conference event. The target audience is corporate learning professionals, such as Chief Learning Officers and talent aquisition managers.

NACLO - September 2008 (1 year)

NACLO is North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad. It is a project run by students and faculty of several universities - among which is the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

SHEI magazine - September 2008 (1 year)

Shei is a student fashion magazine.