Work History

I work currently at Target as a Senior Release, Runtime, and Reliability Engineer. I spend my days architecting and constructing the Target Application Platform. In my current role I am responsible for the deployment and operation of the hybrid cloud environment, tens of thousands of workloads from thousands of developers. I help enable teams to migrate towards modern engineering principles by providing cloud ready and cloud native solutions in highly distributed environments. I write most services in Java/Kotlin with Ratpack to deliver scalable, non-blocking, services (and microservices) on our infrastructure platform. I design and implement Spinnaker components, Kubernetes API compliant infrastructure back ends, as well as custom solutions.

Previously I worked with Guest Reliability engineering building enterprise-ready systems to automate operations workload like building GREASE, root cause analysis to enable bug fixes, and consulting teams on how to build more reliable systems. Spending the remainder of my time on the innovation lab researching autonomous diagnostic chat, transparent observability, and seamless inventory tracking systems.

I also work as a developer advocate, encouraging usage of GoLang, Python, and cloud-ready architecture principles. I volunteer to plan our annual internal conference, biannual internal hackathon, and serve on the Target Open Source Committee encouraging FOSS usage and contribution at Target as well as serve as an editor of the Target tech blog. I host weekly “Tech Lunch“ where I schedule ~52 internal speakers a year (one per week) to create innovative, inclusive, and interconnected engineering communities.

I spend my time at ABILITY helping construct CI/CD pipelines for their PHP applications and working as an engineer on their "All-Payer" platform. Working on making 837(I/P) and 835 claims data more available to providers for deeper insights into their reimbursement patterns. My final project was designing their PHP5 to PHP7 migration plan which included a completed CI pipeline to ensure as the migration happened regression was prevented as much as possible.

At Tenstreet I was their Site Reliability Engineer encouraging the usage of modern tool chains, constructing a monitoring installation, and helping convert to a completely virtual infrastructure strategy via KVM and Docker.

I started my career here as a PC Technician I. During my time at NHS I helped enable the transition of their network from Netgear to Juniper, copper interconnects to fiber, and helped multiple users restore data from crashed machines. During my time as a developer there I built data driven web applications to improve the experience of employees & enable visualization of data. I also got my start in data mining here working to enable better payment of claims.