Experienced and innovative Technical Director with over 25 years of hands-on development, including with large multinational investment banks as well as small- and mid-sized technical firms. Able to leverage both technical and soft skills to provide clean, efficient solutions while providing vision and leadership to product teams, which has been useful in a variety of additional roles including Product Owner and Scrum Master.
Lately I have been focusing on developer experience improvements, like implementing a blue/green deployment pattern to simplify and de-risk release activity. I also ideated and am championing an internal innovation effort focused on providing AI-as-a-Service to tech organizations within the enterprise. The goal is to democratize access to tools like on-prem LLMs and feature embedding capabilities via a subscription model.
I am experimenting with some side projects that also center around DX and AI. This has led me to discover some exciting platforms like Pulumi and Nitric while tinkering with OpenAI APIs, as well as interesting case-study projects like MetaGPT and SuperAGI.
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2022 - Present
Director of Technology
Q2 Strategies, LLC
Manage and mentor Scrum team for application suite supporting the Office of the CIO at a multinational Fortune 500 financial institution. Interface with executive leaders, product ownership, and peer dependency teams. Provide both senior leadership and hands-on development contributions in every sprint, including Angular, Q2DM API development, SQL Server, CI/CD DevOps, and Tableau.
2013 - 2022
Senior Vice President; System Architect
Bank of America
Ideated and led development of an enterprise change management initiative, resulting in an $8M savings. Mentored cross-functional teams in best practices in cloud native/12 factor applications.
2010 - 2013
Lead Software Engineer
Advantor Systems Corporation
Lead UI developer of a real-time alarm monitoring and access control security suite for clients such as the U.S. military and large corporations. Integrated hardware such as biometric fingerprint readers, signature capture devices, and digital cameras. Developed and implemented corporate coding standards as well as leveraging industry-standard frameworks.
2006 - 2010
Web Development Lead / Information Security Manager
Amerinational Management Services
Managed full software life cycle of rich internet applications through disciplined coding practices. Developed components to interface with a variety of third-party APIs, including e-commerce payment applications. Established and maintained compliance with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards).
1999 - 2004
University of Central Florida
BS, Information Technology
Scaled Agile (SAFe)
CI/CD and DevOps
User Journey Design
Java / Spring Boot