Software Technical Lead
321 Pleasant St.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
+1 310 980 2841
Software Tech Lead / Mentor
Coding Standards Advocate
Crafting Sustainable Software Solutions with Cross-Functional Collaboration
Professional Experience
Software Tech Lead III
Santa Cruz, CA
July 2023 - Present
Experienced Software Tech Lead with a focus on mentoring and recruiting talent, establishing coding standards, and maintaining high test coverage for clean and bug-free daily deployments. Leading the architectural development of new software products while collaborating with cross-functional teams to balance productivity and maintenance, ensuring sustainable outcomes within available resources.
Full Stack Developer
Santa Cruz, CA
August 2021 - August 2023
As a Full Stack Developer at 2ndNature, I actively contribute to the development and maintenance of the software ecosystem, encompassing the front-end web application, back-end API, and DevOps. I collaborate directly with the product team to shape feature specifications, address UX and UI challenges, and streamline user workflows.
Software Engineer
Advaita Society Hanuman Fellowship
Watsonville, CA
June 2007 - Present
As a web developer, I played a crucial role in developing and maintaining the Mount Madonna Center, Mount Madonna Institute, and Temple websites using Craft CMS for content management. I also created custom plugins for content integration and internal systems like program registration. I spearheaded the development and management of an online visitor reservation system, including an iOS app for on-site staff to manage 2,000 temple visitors per week. Additionally, I built the Mount Madonna Media Library using Ruby on Rails and AWS for storage, providing students with access to class resources, including streaming audio and video. I also designed an operations app for scheduling Center work areas, staff, and administrative groups, initially using CakePHP and later transitioning to Ruby on Rails.
Software Engineer
Salt Spring Centre of Yoga
Saltspring Island, BC, Canada
March 2012 - Present
I led the development of a comprehensive web-based application using Ruby on Rails, jQuery, AJAX, and SASS. This software tool replaced multiple outdated systems and databases, unifying online registration, contact databases, room assignments, administrative task delegation, detailed reporting, and systems management into a single, streamlined, and centralized platform for our organization.
Web Developer
Edge Design CA
Gilroy, CA
May 2015 - January 2023
Collaborated with graphic designers and information architects to develop customized websites for nearly a dozen clients, tailoring each project to meet specific client goals. Leveraged Craft CMS for content management and harnessed AWS services to deliver fast and responsive websites and applications.
Software Engineer
ACKme Networks
Los Gatos, CA
May 2011 - May 2015
Teamed up with a graphic designer to develop a feature-rich company website, featuring a product database, online store, news articles, knowledge base, and an employee backend with granular access control. Designed a user-friendly content management system that empowers employees and partners to easily modify site content and behavior.
Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA
2000 - 2001
Music Composition
UCSB, College of Creative Studies
Santa Barbara, CA
1998 - 1999