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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 nearly 3 years (will be three as of Jun. 2021), and am really liking it here. I have transitioned to a management role, and aside from really liking my team and what I'm doing, I'm still unsure whether this is a long term change or if I'd prefer my next role to be back to working as an individual contributor. Add in COVID, and I am not open to other opportunities nor am I likely to be in the near future.
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 my current or prior employers. I am not, and will never under any circumstances be, open to discussing any position relating directly to my employer's products or customers.
Highlights:17 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,
- internal tooling, and infrastructure for CI/CD/performance test
- 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.
Team lead for Confluence Cloud Developer Experience team. Manager in acting capacity starting in Jan 2020; formally moved to the position in May 2020. Grew team from two engineer to nine engineers.
Jun 2018–Jan 2020 Principal Software Developer
Back-end developer on Confluence Cloud Backbone 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 I'm not an expert at it and don't want it to show up in 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.
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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