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Senior engineer and leader with 10 years experience specializing in developer/internal tooling for the Java ecosystem.

Professional Experience

Target, Remote

June 2021 - present

Member of a small team maintaining 30+ microservices and hundreds of batch jobs that pipe targeted and/or personalized marketing messaging to various platforms (email, SMS, push) on a large scale. Microservices are Java with Spring Boot and batch jobs use Scala with Spark. Database technologies include Cassandra, PostgreSQL, and Hive.

Joe Biden for President, Remote

June 2020 - November 2020

  • enabled the 50k+ volunteers nationwide and 20k+ in battleground states to send millions of text messages per day

  • constrained by integration tools with 1rps rate limit, still managed to handle 7rps spikes in a system built with Ratpack, Groovy, Redis, Caffeine, Dropwizard, and more

  • transformed 5+ GB CSV files from vendors into s3 and spectrum tables

  • created slack bots to integrate with texting program security

  • performed website QA especially a11y and i18n

  • improved build performance and security with CodeKit, npm, and Gradle

Gradle, Remote EU & Remote US

Developer Advocate

  • wrote Java and Groovy-based POCs for Gradle and Gradle Enterprise features using both the Groovy and Kotlin Gradle DSLs

  • maintained the infrastructure for various documentation projects using Asciidoc, Jekyll, Gradle, GitHub Pages, TeamCity, IntelliJ Idea, and more

  • acted as an intermediary between the millions of Gradle developers and Gradle’s engineering teams including basic support, providing references to the relevant documentation, and escalating as needed

  • Promoted Gradle as a thought leader in Developer Productivity

Developer Advocacy Team Lead, May 2019 to May 2020

  • set long-term strategy with upper-level management

  • led collaborative projects with engineering, marketing, and sales

  • managed the event and content strategy for advocacy topics

  • reviewed content and code for Developer Advocacy and other teams

Zenjob, Berlin, Germany

Senior Engineer, June 2017 - September 2018

  • maintained a Grails-based internal admin dashboard to monitor millions of transactions per day

  • added static analysis and code coverage tooling into the build pipeline increasing stability and reducing bugs in the codebase

  • architected and implemented backend APIs

  • led the project and completed a majority of the work for a Grails 3.0.17 to 3.3.6 migration. This included updates to the relevant dependencies and build tools.

  • was responsible for various leadership tasks related to

    • hiring and recruiting

    • improving development processes

    • mentoring working students

    • training developers new to Groovy, Grails, and Gradle


Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark

Fulbright U.S. Student Program, August 2016 - May 2017

  • Master’s level courses on security, distributed systems, static analysis, compiler design, entrepreneurship, and more

  • completed a research project involving static analysis for the Groovy programming language


97 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know

  • Builds Don’t Have To Be Slow and Unreliable

  • Only Build the Parts That Change and Reuse the Rest

  • Open Source Projects Aren’t Magic

Honors & Awards

  • Participant of PANDA Women Leadership Contest 2018

  • 2016-2017 Fulbright US Student Program in Denmark

Community Work

  • Owner of the Groovy Community Slack

  • Crew/Committee member for various developer conferences

  • Open Source Contributions to Codenarc rules, Spring REST Docs examples, Groovy docs, Gradle docs, guides, and various plugins

  • 2020 Digital Director, 2021-2022 At-Large Director of a state-wide political organization