Consulting software engineer with two decades of experience in industry.  Has significant experience designing and building storage devices and storage systems across a wide range of products and services, as an embedded firmware and software developer using C, Python, SQL, and more recently JavaScript and CSS.  Also a subject matter expert in regard to HDD and SSD storage devices.

Formal Education

  • Graduate Professional Certificate in Software Engineering
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

Career Highlights

  • Certified Scrum Master and Certified Agile Practitioner and Facilitator
  • As principal engineer for all OEM disks consumed by AWS (Amazon Web Services)—inclusive of HDD and SSD, SATA, and NVMe (NVM Express)—made final technical determinations for storage device technical fitness for all vendors, rack types, and drives
  • Highly familiar with building on and using many cloud services including awscli, quicksight, s3, ec2, ebs, and CloudWatch
  • Has modeled power consumption of servers, racks, and disks and driven behavioral changes to reduce power, cooling, and temperatures in the cloud core and edge
  • At Seagate, led major firmware projects across the global portfolio of client and enterprise HDDs
  • Has engaged with academic researchers on storage systems and acted as storage device expert within the storage hardware ecosystem and at industry conferences
  • Extensive SAS and SATA experience, including interface system design, validation of new hardware, and debugging
  • Familiar with data compression algorithms and system implications and has developed compression hardware-firmware architectures
  • Named inventor on a dozen issued U.S. patents, including for novel storage systems and optimization methods
  • Has designed mixed-signal electronic ballasts for fluorescent lamps
  • Early in his career, designed hardware and firmware for SATA 1.0
  • Experienced with Zoned Block Devices (ZBD) and Flexible Magnetic Recording