Lots of professional experience with popular python data science and web libraries, relational database design, task automation, data pipeline orchestration, big data on Spark, and everything Amazon Web Services. University background in geospatial data processing, analysis, and visualization.
Life-long learner with a growth mindset, positive attitude, and passion for the outdoors.
Data engineer on the CloudAI team.
Functioned as lead data engineer during an internal migration to a new data platform (described below), which involves consulting with internal teams to train users and develop new platform features based on their feedback.
Founder and chairman of the Data Engineering Guild, which consisted of about 15 data engineers and scientists who met biweekly to get feedback, discuss data platform architecture, share lessons learned, and spread best practices.
Modernized the data infrastructure at Tendril; architected and built a data platform using Apache Airflow and Spark that is used company-wide for batch data processing.
Contributed the infrastructure-as-code, as well as the custom Airflow operators and tools that functioned as the standard interface to Spark-based models and applications.
I worked in various roles as a Korean Language Analyst, which involved 63 weeks of intensive Korean language courses at the Defense Language Institute, and being stationed abroad at Osan AB in South Korea and state-side at Fort Meade, MD. My work experience in the Air Force isn't totally relevant to my career as a software engineer, but it is something that I did, and it's a part of my life.
Managed squadron-level training program (130+ personnel); developed education policy leading to 20% increase in unit language proficiency scores as measured by DLPT V.
Led 12-person international team tasked with safety of intelligence aircraft by conducting target radio frequency searches.
Operated radios to find, identify, transcribe, and translate time-sensitive target military communications.
I grew up in Western PA, where I delivered newspapers as a kid and played bass in band called Garage Sale. I spent six years in the Air Force working as a Korean translator, used the G.I. bill to study rocks and math at Penn State, applied myself to get into working in software, then moved to Colorado for the mountains.
I like to spend a lot of time outdoors (hiking, biking, camping, and SCUBA). I brew beer, play soccer, noodle on acoustic guitar, speak Korean fluently, and run a popular board game Meetup in Longmont, CO. I have too many computers, bicycles, snowboards, guitars, dictionaries, and board games.