Thomas J Chandler

thomasjchandler@gmail.com
A senior level engineer with a decade of experience building and improving web based applications, as well as providing technical and personal leadership.
Lead Software Engineer Ticketleap July 2016 - Present typescript, angular2, python, less, flask, sql, ansible, aws, docker

As a Lead Software Engineer at Ticketleap I was responsible for developing features for Port, a preorder platform with an embeddable interface and a 2 tier microservice backend. In addition I managed 2 reports, providing mentorship and architectural guidance on their projects.

  • Implemented reproducible deployment scripts for Ticketleap's legacy platform to reduce downtime caused by releases.
  • Performed weekly catch ups and biannual reviews for my reports.
  • Created an extensible component for integration with analytics platforms, such as Google, Twitter and Facebook.
  • Implemented a demonstration mode of our buyer experience so sellers could preview it before committing to giving us their financial information.
  • Led implementation of configurable, condition and action based rule system to allow sellers to offer discounts based on various inputs.
Software Engineer Zodiac January 2016 - July 2016 angular, react, javascript, css, python

At Zodiac I was primarily responsible for development and maintenance of the customer-facing dashboard for predictive CLV data.

  • Prototyped customer dashboard in React.
  • Implemented redesign of existing Angular site as well as company blog.
  • Created UI for custom metadata feature that allowed users to:
    • Upload datasets, check on ingestion progress, and see the state of previously processed datasets.
    • Compare custom segments of their customer base.
    • Build queries to allow for exporting of custom segments.
  • Integrated platform with ExactTarget to allow use of custom audiences for campaign targeting.
Lead Backend Engineer Brief Technology July 2015 - January 2016 python, flask, sql, vagrant, ansible

As Lead Backend Engineer at Brief Technology I prototyped the data api backend for a point of care veterinary software system.

  • Built a Python Flask application.
  • Designed and implemented a preliminary database schema to store veterinary medical data.
  • Automated provisioning of development environment with Vagrant and bash scripts.
  • Created a Jenkins CI image with Vagrant and Ansible.
  • Worked alongside veterinary professionals to develop requirements.
Engineering Director - Product Monetate January 2015 – July 2015 python, django, git, javascript, angular, html, css, google-­closure, sql

In January of 2015, I moved to the Data Activation team in Monetate's product engineering department. My management work expanded to deal with agile processes, managing the team's relationship with the product owner, and representing the team at department meetings.

  • Performed regular 1-­on­-1s and triannual reviews of a team of 4 engineers.
  • Developed features and improvements for a Data Import and Evaluation Tool.
  • Helped develop and manage a new agile process.
  • Groomed early stage feature requirements to ensure they were ready for the team.
  • Wrote queue management features for bulk data uploads.
  • Implemented REST API for SFTP User Management.
  • Built a dynamic searching and filtering UI to allow clients to explore their data.
  • Gave a presentation on Monetate's Javascript technology and how it works within the browser life cycle to a technical audience at Monetate's yearly client summit.
Engineering Director - Delivery Monetate October 2013 – December 2014 javascript, html, css, google­-closure, git, python

After proving myself as a Technical Lead, I was given management responsibilities for a team of JavaScript Engineers. While maintaining my day to day engineering responsibilities, I also provided technical and personal leadership.

  • Performed regular 1-­on-­1s and triannual reviews of 4-­7 engineers.
  • Provided technical guidance and support to the entire engineering team.
  • Hosted group learning sessions to explore functional programming through katas in Haskell and Clojure.
  • Provided architectural guidance and code for a UI tool to simplify client site integrations.
JavaScript Engineer/Technical Lead Monetate August 2012 – October 2013 javascript, html, css, google­-closure, git, python

As a member of Monetate's delivery engineering team, I was responsible for integrating client sites into our platform as well as working with client service professionals to develop custom features. These integrations and features were third-party scripts that had to be performant, cross­-browser and reliable.

  • Creating actions to manipulate and/or insert elements or functionality into clients' sites.
  • Assisted with client calls to provide technical support and explanations to clients.
  • Refactored a common product display component to improve maintainability and allow for extensibility.
In July of 2013, in recognition of technical leadership I had begun to demonstrate, I was officially promoted to Technical Lead.
  • Provided technical expertise in solving unorthodox problems that tend to arise when doing third-­party JavaScript development.
  • Assisted in the design and development of larger scale common components.
  • Was the primary technical voice of Monetate for a number of clients.
  • Led code review sessions 2 days a week.
Software Engineer The Vanguard Group June 2008 – August 2012 java, spring, javascript, jquery, yui, jsp, sql, html, css, xml

Member of a small team of developers responsible for CrewNet, the primary information and workflow portal for Vanguard's 14,000+ employees. I was also a key member of the team that created Vanguard's extranet.

  • Designed and developed Gatekeeper: A feature toggle system allowing us to enable, disable and target access to features at runtime.
  • Developed a single page application to enable crew to register political activities with our compliance systems.
  • Managed integrations with other corporate systems, such as benefits and payroll.
  • Implemented user registration and login workflow for our extranet.
  • Refactored and modernized large amounts of legacy JavaScript.
  • Presented to various teams throughout the company about my team's continuous delivery initiatives.
  • Invited by Vanguard's CIO to help plan Vanguard's inaugural innovation challenge.
    • Produced a series of video advertisements to increase awareness and participation in the event.
    • The event led to the sponsorship of major, company wide, IT initiatives.

Education

B.S. Information Technology Rochester Institute of Technology 2004 - 2008