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ryan at geek portfolio dot com

408-655-0755 - San Jose, CA


In One Sentence

I use my extensive systems design and development experience to make the things I create and maintain more efficient and easier to use.

Technological Alphabet Soup

Lots Of: AWS, Python, Terraform, YAML, k8s, bazel, Linux, git, bash, vim, Unicode, cloud

Also Some: regex, Lambda, JSON, HTTP, XSS, CSRF, OSX, NoSQL, make, C/C++, Perforce (P4), Perl, AuthN/AuthZ, gRPC, Jira, pip/conda, Cassandra, Redis, hardware, RFC, xkcd

Existing Skills: System Architecture, Build and Deployment Systems, Cloud Infrastructure, Process Optimization, Mentoring, Effective Communication, System Administration

Areas of Interest: Machine learning, computer vision, deep learning / CNN, parallel processing, prime numbers

Professional Experience

Aurora Innovation, Mountain View, CA

Staff Software Engineer, 2019 - Present

Espressive, Santa Clara, CA

DevOps Lead, 2017 - 2019

Grand Rounds, San Francisco, CA

Senior Infrastructure Engineering Lead, 2015 - 2017

Polyvore, Mountain View, CA

Senior Software Engineer, Data & Product Catalog Teams, 2012 - 2015, Redwood City, CA

Senior Software Engineer / Site Operations Lead, 2010 to 2012

Comcast Interactive Media (CIM) - Plaxo, Mountain View, CA

Web Engineer, 2006 to 2010

Self-Employed, Clarksville, MD

Freelance Web Programmer, 2003 to 2007

Fisher Theatrical, LLC, Hanover, MD

Web Programmer, 2004

U.S. Foodservice, Columbia, MD

Various Positions, 1999 to 2006

Achievements / Education

Udacity - Self-Driving Car Nanodegree, One term completed

StackOverflow Top 15%

Errata for 3e and Reviewer for 4e of AI: A Modern Approach

World-Record Holder (former, 2018) digits of ϕ (Phi, aka Golden Ratio)

Geek Cred

AWS Educate - Cloud Career Pathways:

Howard Community College - Classes for core requirements

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

Major: Computer Science, no degree conferred