Senior Software Engineer II
(September 2021 - Present)
Software Engineering Manager
(March 2019 - August 2021)
Prominent leader for the front-of-house software teams at Goodleap focused on
building and mentoring high-trust, high-velocity teams. I built out the founding
engineering team and drove the organization's scale from startup to a now
multi-billion-dollar, green-energy financing enterprise.
Envisioned and architected the primary front-of-house web app that became the
public interface for all loanpal's consumer finance customers and internal
Appointed and mentored 3 subordinate leaders that built out individual
high-performing agile teams that consist of frontend, backend, IOS, and Android
Built influence in peer engineering, product, project, support, sales, and
Established Loanpal's initial team structures, onboarding plans, and
Led hiring efforts for the founding core team starting at #5; I mentored many of
these engineers into prominent, high impact, roles
Modified team structures and delegated responsibilities as the organizational
Senior Software Engineer
(August 2018 - March 2019)
Founding engineer on a greenfield consumer-finance product that transformed a
local mortgage company into a 12 billion dollar loan-originating enterprise. I led
the front-end engineering for core services that included loan origination, credit
report parsing, finance transfers, loan traunching, and automated underwriting
Advocated the initial code-quality standards while building the initial minimum
viable product that is now scaled to hundreds of thousands of clients.
Influenced and predicted product needs while advocating technical requirements
for the foundation of our future scale.
Introduced the first set of dev tooling, automated testing, and CI/CD pipelines.
Adopted and led the initial version of Agile methodology, leading to our first
high-velocity engineering team
Collaborated with business stakeholders to deliver quality products by writing
that was easy to read, maintain, and scale.
(Sept 2016 - August 2018)
technologies such as React, Node, GraphQL, a forked open-source CMS, and MongoDB. I
worked alongside dermatologists and marketing teams to plan and develop new features
that assisted users with skin and wellness concerns by combining tech and
Collaborated with peer engineers and senior mentors to produce highly reliable
apps with a focus on SEO.
Engineered across the full engineering stack, including database and API design.
Invented a novel solution for an Isomorphic frontend before today's frameworks;
focused on time-to-paint for our prioritized low-bandwidth markets (rural India,
Reduced run-time costs by 85% by migrating from monolithic APIs hosted
on EC2 to a 100% Serverless platform.
Maintained operational excellence by quickly responding to and mitigating
customer-impacting bugs in production
2012 - 2016
Computer Science @ California State University - Sacramento
Successful indie video game projects and top rewards at multiple hackathons
1993 - 2012
Mississippi Gulf Coast