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Thomas H.

Palo Alto, CA, USA
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Professional Experience

Senior Software Engineer, Airbnb

January, 2020 - Current

  • Full-stack engineer on experiences host management team
Software Engineer, BitGo

September, 2017 - November, 2019

  • Interviewed 40+ candidates, led team of 7 engineers, managed backlog and coordinated with PMs.
  • Mentored new engineers on development process, testing pratices and writing secure code.
  • Designed and implemented accounting system to store customer balances via cryptographic proof
  • Reduced API latency by adding indices, parallelizing queries and reducing npm dependencies.
  • Migrated stack to Kubernetes with optimized Docker images, Helm, and AWS ECR.
  • Created 25+ new API endpoints, reviewed addition of 50+ endpoints, including both HTTP and gRPC.
Software Engineer, Google

June, 2016 - August, 2017

  • Increased click-to-call impressions by 0.5% by reducing restrictions on co-triggering.
  • Modified ads serving system, frontend and telephony infrastructure for experimental formats.
  • Upgraded end-to-end tests, cleaned up experimental flags and optimized code for better maintainability.
Software Engineering Intern, Google

May, 2015 - August, 2015

? Designed graph algorithms to propagate knowledge from known fraudsters to related users.
? Added new signals for training in a realtime fraud detection system.

Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University

January, 2010 - January, 2015

Computer Science

Software Engineering Intern, Google

May, 2014 - August, 2014

? Automated collection of meta-data about NoSQL databases in use by various different services.
? Created front-ends in Angular which visualized the data efficiently.
? Worked with a testing platform and other systems to find dead code.

Software Developer, Lingotek

June, 2013 - November, 2013

? Integrated proprietary translation management platform with Drupal's open-source ecosystem.
? Within two months became the expert in compatability issues between the Lingotek and other modules.
? While attending DrupalCon Prague 2013 added highly requested business-critical feature overnight.

Volunteer Service as Full-time Missionary, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

June, 2011 - June, 2013

? Wrote custom software which greatly increased efficiency and communication of volunteers.
? Effectively managed communication between 200+ volunteers and the president of the organization.
? Obtained professional fluency in Spanish while teaching and interacting with members of the community.

Software Developer, Family Search Department - LDS Church

November, 2010 - June, 2011

? Created internal portal with centralized login, calendar, task management and custom integration with their employee management system.
? Demonstrated ability to work efficiently with little supervision while still accomplishing milestones.

Technical Lead, Utah High School Film Festival

November, 2009 - June, 2011

? Wrote software to receive and transcode HD videos produced by students from around the state.
? Created backend which received data at rates exceeding 100 Mb/s, prepared videos for online viewing, and packaged the videos into an ISO for easy burning to DVD.

Web Developer, Brigham Young University

September, 2010 - April, 2011

? Maintained site including employment system used by 20+ professors and hundreds of students.
? Migrated data and modules from Drupal 5 to Drupal 7, using latest best practices.

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