Zendesk (San Francisco, CA)

2016 - Present

Software Engineer

2016 - Present

Improving Zendesk’s customer billing experience every day:
  • Writing new (and improving old) production Ruby/Rails & Ember.js code (and tests)
  • Improving team and project processes:
    • Optimizing our continuous-integration (Travis & Jenkins) configurations
    • Implementing Rubocop & Reek static-analysis tools
    • Adding and improving instrumentation to monitor our code performance and alerting
  • Ruby contributor! Proposed and wrote the initial implementation of String#casecmp?

Shuddle, Inc. (San Francisco, CA)

2015 - 2016

Software Engineer

2015 - 2016

Lead developer for several features of Shuddle’s monolithic Ruby on Rails API:
  • Contributed production code (and tests) daily via Ruby on Rails, RSpec, Postgres, Redis, Git, Github and various third-party APIs.
  • Improved collective code quality by participating in code reviews on all Github pull requests.
  • Reduced similar-record database insertion times by 95% (over standard ActiveRecord) by implementing a bulk-record insertion feature.

2006 - 2015

Senior Electrical Engineer II, Platform Integration (w/ DoD SECRET Clearance)

2010 - 2015

Integrated Product Team Lead for the GPS-based Position, Navigation, and Timing Service program:
  • Customer/company POC for all procurement, production, and sell-off activities for multiple Engineering Development Model deliveries (approx. $43M in revenue).
  • Utilized Earned Value Management to analyze cost & schedule performance, to forecast program performance, manage risk & opportunity, and plan & maintain an Integrated Master Schedule.
  • Eight consecutive annual performance rankings in the top quartile of labor grade.

Senior Electrical Engineer I, Platform Integration

2008 - 2010

Control Account Manager for Zumwalt Class Destroyer program:
  • Oversaw the planning, execution, and reporting of $50M in revenue and multiple hardware deliverables.
  • Completed multiple successful internal and customer audits, and quarterly compliance reviews.

Electrical Engineer II, Naval Platform E3

2006 - 2008

Electromagnetic Interference/Compliance Lead for several government contracts:
  • Developed tools in Excel and Mathcad to automate the analysis and sell-off of EMI/EMC/Lightning/EMP requirements (eg., MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-464.)
  • Assigned a “High Potential” designation by performing in the top 2% of salary grade.

Skills Inventory

Programming Skills

Daily: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Ember.js, RSpec, MiniTest, MySQL, Git, Github, Docker, Travis CI

Occasionally: React, Redux, Test::Unit, Capybara, Selenium, PostgreSQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Heroku

Previously: PostGIS, Cucumber, Elasticsearch, Excel VBA

Management Skills

Earned Value Management, Integrated Master Plan & Schedule Development, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project, Statement of Work Creation, Basis of Estimate Creation, Six Sigma Process Improvement

Online Learning


  • Treehouse Build a Simple Ruby on Rails Application


    Build a Simple Ruby on Rails Application

  • Treehouse Ruby Foundations


    Ruby Foundations

  • Treehouse JavaScript Foundations


    JavaScript Foundations

  • Treehouse HTML




  • Codecademy Ruby Skill


  • Codecademy JavaScript Skill





University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)

Master of Science in Engineering Applied Electromagnetics


Bachelor of Science in Engineering Electrical Engineering (w/ Physics minor)

Cum Laude

Key Coursework: Electromagnetics I & II; Electromagnetic Theory; Numerical Electromagnetics; Antenna Theory & Design; Radiowave Propagation and Link Design; Advanced Solid State Microwave Circuits; Digital Communications, Digital Signal Processing and Analysis