Software Engineer

  • email me at a.l.drake713@gmail.com
  • tweet me at @al_draco

Primary Skills/Tools

    Languages
  • Python
  • JavaScript
    Frameworks
  • Apache Spark
  • Apache Storm
  • AWS/Kinesis
    Tools
  • Git
  • AWS
  • Travis

Experience

Parse.ly

http://parse.ly

Software Engineer 2017-current

Python, JavaScript, Redis, Elasticsearch, Spark, Storm, AWS

Parse.ly is an analytics company, focused on measuring web attention. We measure over 65 billion (with a 'b') events each month.

  • Shipped new features, bugfixes, and maintenance for core products
  • Reorganized code and built developer tools to empower our team to work faster
  • Built functionality that allows savings of thousands of dollars a year by better utilizing resources

Success Engineer 2015-2017

Python, JavaScript, Spark

Success Engineers bridge the gap between customers and code. Communication and debugging skills are useful to assist customers with their integrations with our product, as well as connecting the business and engineering teams within the company.

  • Prototyped internal customer usage data tools to predict and prevent churn; successfully advocated for usage data's place in our workflow
  • Managed technical aspects of customer relationships, including: data discrepancy analysis, custom integration support, answering technical questions in sales/customer calls, debugging
  • Built and scripted internal tools to streamline repetitive internal tasks and save time
  • Assisted onboarding new team members

Self

homepage

Freelance/Contract 2015

Wordpress, HTML/CSS/JS, Angular

While learning to code, I took on a few smaller projects for others.

East Brookfield ChurchWinter '15

http://eastbrookfieldccvt.com

The church needed a simple website for service times and directions. I focused on making the page load quickly (Vermont's cellular data coverage is not great) and a clean, simple design to focus on the content.

AC JonesSummer '15

Amanda Jones, a country singer, needed a basic website to get her started on her career. I used Facebook's API to give her an easy-to-manage Event list, and built a simple media player and Wordpress integration.

(She has since signed with a label, and her online presence is now run through a music management company -- major congrats, Amanda!)

Community & Open Source

Logu

Logu is a tool that uploads historical log data with Graphite, which is more commonly used as a realtime system. Bulk uploads aren't directly supported in popular client libraries like statsd, so I wrote a tool to make that easier.