Location: Seattle area
Remote: Yes, or onsite in Seattle area, or both
Willing to relocate: No
Technologies: Rust, Java, Python, SQL, Linux, Git, AWS, PostgreSQL, Redis
Email: [email protected]
I’m an experienced backend engineer who’s worked on distributed systems at large scale in both industry and academia, including at AWS and the University of Washington Database Group. I’m mostly language-agnostic but have recently developed an affinity for Rust and would enjoy an opportunity to use it at work. I enjoy mining the academic literature for algorithms and data structures that could be useful in industry: a couple examples are my projects https://github.com/senderista/sorted-vec and https://github.com/senderista/hashtable-benchmarks, which implement and benchmark little-known but promising papers from 1979 (Munro’s 2-level rotated array) and 1973 (Knuth’s bidirectional linear probing) respectively. Particular academic areas of interest include streaming and sketching algorithms, hash tables, and succinct data structures. I also have considerable experience in DevOps/cloud deployment, including both on AWS and inside AWS itself. Here are docs for an Ansible-based cloud deployment tool I wrote for the University of Washington’s Myria distributed OLAP database: http://myria.cs.washington.edu/docs/myria-ec2.
I am particularly interested in technically challenging projects which tangibly improve the lives of their users, and in working environments which foster learning, collaboration, empathy, and inclusion. I would appreciate the opportunity to work remotely at least 1-2 days/week.