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Latest NewsI've left Roblox, early on and am actively looking for a new opportunities.
Please note the followingAt least for the immediate (Spring 2018) job search, I am not interested in making a transition to a non-JVM platform unless there is something very specific about my background (e.g. my storage or server-side performance-tuning work) that suits the position and the team would be very understanding of an extended ramp-up time on a new language/stack. I realize that some teams/managers are of the opinion that "any good engineer should be ready to learn any platform" if that's the primary interest in my background, please move along.
Please do not contact me about positions outside of the Bay Area unless you are willing to have me work 100% remotely; I am not open to relocating. Positions that involve a moderate amount of travel (up to around around two weeks per quarter) would be a plus, but I am also not open to positions involving an extensive/greater amount of travel.
Please do not contact me about consulting or jobs related to my present or prior employers. I am not under any circumstances be open to discussing any position relating to my prior employer's products or customers.
Highlights:15 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.
Senior Software Engineer
Jan 2018 — Mar 2018
Backend Software Engineer on the Web Core team.
Other details omitted as they involved a Microsoft tech stack that was new to me and that I'm not eager to work with again.
Technologies used: a non-Java platform, REST, SQL, Redis, some AWS services
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.
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