Looking for a Full Stack Developer/Architect? I have a decade of experience using Python to build tools such as web applications, short read genome assemblers, medical insurance billing frameworks, and performance regression testing systems. I have a strong grounding in relational stores (Postgres) and familiarity with the pros and cons of NoSQL options. I've deployed solutions on AWS and put considerable thought into architecting scalable and flexible solutions (PaaS, virtualization, Docker, etc.). I've built side projects with Angular and am comfortable working with Javascript (the direction its heading in as indicated by ES6 is promising). I'm currently exploring Rust in my free time and think its type system is pretty damn cool. Shoot me an email if you are looking for someone that groks problems quickly and can rapidly iterate to a solution.

Education

Undergraduate

University Of California San Diego

September 2003 - June 2007

Computer Science, B.S. and Molecular Biology, B.S.

Employment

Engineer

Counsyl

November 2011 - July 2012

Developed an automated health insurance billing system in Python, efficiently addressing problems usually solved with raw manpower. Accurately estimates reimbursements so patients can be optimally billed.

Bioinformatics Analyst

UCSF Chiu Lab VDDC

December 2008 - December 2009

Investigated emerging viral pathogens in acute and chronic human disease utilizing two metagenomics-based technologies. The first is ultra high-throughput sequencing and the second is the 'Virochip', a pan-viral microarray that is capable of detecting both known and novel viruses in clinical specimens.

Technical Marketing

Riverbed Technologies

August 2008 - August 2009

Investigated and reported on performance with various applications. Worked with partners to create joint solutions and briefs. Analyzed the competitive landscape.

Engineer

Riverbed Technologies

August 2007 - August 2008

Proposed, designed, and created a framework in Python to measure performance and identify regressions by comparing numerous metrics between builds.

Research Associate

UCSD Biological Sciences

September 2005 - June 2007

Developed and used a novel method for studying circadian rhythms in Neurospora Crassa. Allowed for automated live recording of data rather than error prone periodic observations.