About Me

I’m a technology lead that has been building and managing software for the web for nearly 20 years.  During that time, I’ve held a number of titles – developer, consultant. architect, etc. – but have been focused on building and managing web experiences.  A few recent career highlights:

  • I am currently managing teams of software developers and systems engineers.  My teams focus mainly on building interactive experiences for employers and recruiters using Dice.com and maintaining the infrastructure and reliability of the overall Dice experience.
  • I built and managed a team that migrated the entire infrastructure of Dice.com (a site that sees roughly two million unique visitors per month to a cloud based (in our case, Amazon Web Services) environment.  This was an 18th month, $1.5 million project that reduced the operational cost of Dice.com by nearly one half while fostering a new environment for product innovation.  Along the way. we built skills on the team with a mix of systems engineers, software artisans and a lot of elbow grease.  In the end, we completed the project, delivered on budget goals and did so without hiring a single proclaimed or certified AWS expert.
  • I lead efforts to both migrate and automate cloud environments for our Dice International (now defunct) and Workdigital properties that have been folded into Dice.com and search platforms. Along the way, I introduced the organization to deploying infrastructure as code using tools such as Terraform and Puppet.
  • I was lead for a number of years with Dice.com / DHI in managing and implementing technology solutions as both an individual contributor and team lead.  In that role, I improved the stability and reliability of web and search applications – automating and implementing observability on complex systems.
  • I’ve written a few things along the way, including the publication of a book filled with recipes and tips for implementing Vagrant into development workflows.
  • I’ve also recorded some online training and short technology tips for O’Reilly Media.
  • A few years ago, I was a technology lead on an academic study focused on the use of computational science in learning.  That experience changed how I approach learning and mentoring in the workplace.

Outside of a life as a technologist, I’ve also been elected as a church council president, occasionally play a tuba, and spend quite a bit of time being a personal Uber service for an active family.