Thursday, September 25, 2008

Available

Feature50 is winding down now that CEO Ben Galbraith has accepted a job offer elsewhere.  So, I'm interested in exploring my options, specifically, opportunities to build out the technology for a start-up working in concert with a strong business CEO. I've done this twice now.

Technical ability

I am a senior developer specializing in back-end technologies.  At Mozy, where I was employee #2, I wrote a distributed file repository that stores petabytes of data, an amount comparable to Amazon's S3.  I have 8 years of experience with PostgreSQL. I know how to design for scale, and how to find and remove bottlenecks.  I am not afraid of diving into a new code base; I took over as maintainer of the Spyce web framework and the FormAlchemy toolkit, and I have contributed features or patches to SQLAlchemy, Pylons, and Jython, among others.  

Soft skills

I enjoy building and working with a team.  At Feature50 I am responsible for technical interviews, and personally recruited five of our first eight developers.  At Mozy, I recruited three of the first five.  I designed a customized version of Review Board -- a code review tool -- for Feature50 and MediaBank, and contributed several patches back to the project.  I am active in the Python community and spoke at the last three PyCon conferences.  I have spoken at OSCON and I am speaking at PostgreSQL Conference West in October.

The bottom line

I'm looking to work on a challenging project -- that is, not Yet Another CRUD App -- with a small team. I am currently based in Utah; I am willing to work remotely or relocate.  Contact me at jonathan at utahpython dot org.

2 comments:

Ryan McGuire said...

Good luck!

fumanchu said...

I'm sure my company would love to have you on board. Shoot 'em a resume.