A brief history of 22 years in the tech industry, in reverse chronological order.
Oracle acquired Nebula, Inc (see below) in April of 2014. At that time I managed a 6 person UX team of two designers, three developers, and one dev-ops/QA. Oracle was just a few months into creating an entirely new cloud product (now called Oracle Cloud Infrastructure) but had no UX team. I brought in my team and within eight months we delivered a fully functioning self-service web application covering all launch features.
Within two years I more than doubled the size of the UX team and hired or promoted managers to handle further growth. A complete list of responsibilities and accomplishments are included in my CV.
Nebula was the third company I helped build with founders Chris Kemp and Devin Carlen. My team built and delivered every surface of user interaction in the product including the out-of-box experience, setup, installation, configuration, end-user self-service management, administration, and support.
The initial version of Nebula’s self-service UI was built on top of Horizon, OpenStack’s default web management interface. As the Project Technical Lead for Horizon I drove a series of features that enabled 3rd party customization of Horizon’s functionality which also enabled Nebula to provide a custom user interface based on Horizon. However, Nebula was unable to meaningfully differentiate on user experience with Horizon which lead to the creation of Lighthouse, Nebula’s proprietary UI.
When I joined AWS, the EC2 management console had just launched with such success that leadership moved to requiring every new AWS feature ship with UI support. This was an enormous scaling challenge, particularly trying to ensure a seamless user experience across feature areas owned by a variety of teams. By working across teams and organizations, the AWS Console Team was able to deliver a development toolkit that enabled teams with light (or no) design support to build user interfaces adhering to the AWS style guide and design system.
11/07–11/08 (Software Development Lead)
04/04–04/06 (Lead Software Engineer)
10/97–06/02 (Software Development Engineer)