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The best way to contact me about my resume is via LinkedIn. Email or voicemail is fine too, but both are more likely to get lost in the shuffle if I'm not able to reply immediately.
Latest NewsI've been at Atlassian for a bit over a year now (as of Jun. 2019), and am really liking it here. I am unlikely to be interested in new opportunities at this time.
Please note the followingPlease do not contact me about positions outside of the Bay Area unless you are willing to have me work 100% remotely; I cannot relocate. Positions that involve a moderate amount of travel (up to around two weeks per quarter) would be a plus, but I am not open to positions involving a much more extensive amount of travel.
Please do not contact me about consulting or jobs related to prior employers. I am not, and will not under any circumstances be, open to discussing any position relating to my prior employer's products or customers.
Highlights:16 years of Software Engineering, primarily with Java enterprise and back-end web applications
- Extensive experience with
- infrastructure, back-end and business-tier development in Java applications,
- performance tuning and debugging performance problems in Java applications,
- running Linux as user, developer and administrator.
- Other highlights
- Good at making commodity storage hardware perform well under large database workloads,
- Academic and some startup experience working with file systems, low-level storage, and kernel/VFS.
- familiarity with server and storage hardware, including some purchasing/benchmarking/tuning experience.
Jun 2018— Principal Software Developer
Back-end developer on the Confluence Cloud (Mountain View) team.
Technologies used: Java, PostgreSQL, Docker, maven, Bamboo
Software Engineer Mar 2016—Jan 2018
Technologies used: Java, Groovy, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, RabbitMQ, REST, SQL, Cassandra
Oct 2014 — Dec 2015
I'm being intentionally vague about the specific project not because it's secret, but because when I listed it people zeroed in on that expertise when it's not something I feel expert in; I'm not opposed to working on it again, but it's not something I want to get contacted about it from keyword searches. Feel free to ask.
Technologies used: Java, distributed databases, containers
Mar 2006 — OctMar 2014
Guidewire builds software for the global property/casualty insurance industry. Their core systems for claims, policy, and billing are deployed at 100+ companies, including some of the world's largest insurance carriers.
2012 — 2014: Suite Performance team
2006 — 2011: Product/Platform teamsImplemented proximity-search and integration to outside geocoding services. Maintained the feature through 3 major release cycles. Improved performance by 10x across releases.
See PDF for older experience
EDUCATIONUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
M.S. in Computer Science
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Nathan K. Edel, Deepa Tuteja, Ethan L. Miller, and Scott A. Brandt, " MRAMFS: A Compressing File System for Non-Volatile RAM," Proceedings of the 12th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS 2004), Volendam, Netherlands, Oct. 2004
Nathan K. Edel, Ethan L. Miller, Karl S. Brandt, and Scott A. Brandt, "Measuring the Compressibility of Metadata and Small Files for Disk/NVRAM Hybrid Storage Systems," Proceedings of the 2004 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS'04), San Jose, CA, Jul. 2004
Technologies/APIs: Servlets/JSP, Linux kernel APIs (VFS especially), XML/DOM, REST/SOAP/WSDL/web services, email network protocols (MIME, SMTP, IMAP, POP3), some familiarity with other J2EE technologies
Development Tools: IntelliJ IDEA, perforce, Jira, gcc/gdb, cvs, git, svn, Bugzilla, some familiarity with Eclipse
Operating Systems: Linux (20 years+ from SLS & kernel 0.99), Windows (end-user)
Databases:some familiarity with Oracle, JDBC, Perl DBI, mysql, and MS SQL Server
Storage: SCSI/SAS/SATA, RAID, LVM, NAS/NFS/SMB, iSCSI, SAN/Fiber channel, some familiarity with FCoE and with cluster file systems including Ceph and HDFS