Tech Talent Tuesday is a monthly series where we introduce you to one of the talented members of the product team at Spokeo. We’re an extremely close-knit group and pride ourselves on the great culture we’ve built. Hope you enjoy getting to know our tech minds!
Title: Principal Software Developer; joined Spokeo as a Senior Software Developer
Tell us about your job. What do you do? My focus is on maintaining and improving the performance of the Spokeo website. We have a ton of rich data that we want to make available to users, and performance is key to fast and reliable access — for both people and search engines. There’s a lot of variety in my job, from optimizing small pieces of code to developing massive-scale caching systems.
Life before Spokeo: I started off in San Diego at EMN8 (now Tillster), developing tools to customize self-service kiosks for restaurants. Then before Spokeo, I spent several years leading a small dev team in YP’s Technology Operations group in Glendale.
Most interesting Spokeo Project: We needed to cache on a large scale, and off-the-shelf solutions didn’t quite meet our requirements, so we built our own web page cache that now exceeds 10 terabytes of storage, and we’re just getting started!
Words of advice: Growth in software development is built on a pile of failures. From failing unit tests to website outages, they’re all just opportunities to learn, especially when you’re part of a good team.