As a member of the Internal Dev team, I build and maintain several custom tools to support the growth of the company from within, with a special focus on tools for our accounting department and growing sales team.
On the Talent team, I worked on the Careers (hiring company facing) and Jobs (job seeker facing) products.
In 2021, I was brought onto the Collectives team shortly after the product's initial public launch in order to provide some senior technical expertise and guidance to the team. The product was initially launched very rapidly and intentionally incurred quite a bit of technical debt in order to get to market quickly with minimal changes to the existing Q&A platform. During my time on the team, we rapidly launched many features that were new to the popular Q&A platform in order to experiment with new content types and ways to interact with the community while working to minimize new technical debt and paydown the initial debt load.
I served as Tech Lead on the team for most of that period and eventually helped organize and run the department-wide Tech Leads council. In that role, I worked with Product Ownership, Design, and other stakeholders in order to elicit and refine requirements, determine technical feasibility and alternatives, and provide high-level effort estimations. I was often the primary subject matter expert on the Collectives product and served as mentor for onboarding new team members and an entire second development team.
I work primarily in a main stack of C#, ASP.NET, and MSSQL Server, with supporting technologies like Angular, TypeScript, React, and Redis. I integrated with a lot of third-party tools and APIs like Salesforce, Looker, BambooHR, Active Directory, BrainTree, and several internal and customer systems to keep all our business systems synchronized and running smoothly.
In Oct 2023, my position was eliminated as part of a company-wide reduction in force/layoff.