Michael Tuszynski

VALUE-DRIVEN LEADER OF ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS.

Expertise.


SDLC
Cloud Architecture
​Strategic Planning
Budget Management
Code Review
Project Management
Revenue Growth
Product Development
Process Improvement
Edge Technology
Data Analytics
DevOps

Education.


Saint Joseph’s University
Philadelphia PA
BS, Management and Information Systems

Accomplished and passionate engineering and technology leader offering expertise in SDLC, cloud technologies and mobile application platforms.

Managed product development initiatives. Successfully built and lead cross-functional teams of top-caliber engineers.

Craft, communicate and execute strategies for achieving KPIs. Proven track record of conceiving, implementing, and driving initiatives from conception to production with demonstrated impact on business metrics.

Coach managers and technical leads. Set clear expectations and create a positive work environment. Delivers on time and under budget. Lives organizational values and drives cultural value across teams.

Work Experience.


Amazon Web Services, San Francisco, CA
Senior Solutions Architect
2017 - Present
  • Helping a wide variety of AWS customers build infrastructure strategy and applications at scale. Experienced technologist with technical breadth and depth coupled with strong interpersonal skills. Works directly with some of the most cutting-edge customers both small and large to enable innovation through continuous deployment, big data processing, real-time analytics, and machine learning competencies. Demonstrates best practices around advanced cloud solutions. Strategic architect to a wide variety of cutting edge companies. Speaker certified and have given public talks at the AWS Loft in San Francisco.
  • Completed 6 certifications within 5 months.
  • Designed and implemented solutions in serverless and containerized environments
  • Responsive and attentive to customer needs to ensure customer success
  • Mentored new solutions architects through the onboarding process
  • Created demos and POCs used in client settings
  • Streamlined operational workflows and improved solution architecture workflow
  • Maintains strong working relationships with both executive leadership and engineering staff

Fandor, San Francisco, CA
Chief Technology Officer
2014 - 2017
  • Expertly develop strategies for the expansion of a pre-IPO startup engineering team, building containerized, distributed architecture using Kubernetes, and own engineering, product, and technical operations groups.
  • Execute vision & strategy to assist in growing the firm’s top KPIs through rapid software engineering including 100% user growth
  • Provide leadership to an agile team of engineers building a world-class video streaming and management platform, growing the team from 3 to 20 while retaining engineers for 20 months on average, and expanded teams to 2 remote offices
  • Manage a budget exceeding ​$4MM​.
  • Assist internal staff to grow and maintain a healthy engineering culture of mutual trust and respect, developed a strategy for growing a pre-IPO startup engineering optimization, and managed recruitment and hiring processes.
  • Oversee all software releases and code quality, and engage in performance tuning and analysis of web applications.
  • Implement rigorous performance management process for engineers
  • Architected the development workflow for maximum agility while maintaining code quality.
  • Developed a hybrid mobile strategy for the company’s iOS and Android stacks, and transitioned software stack to a microservice architecture.
  • Built the AVOD business from scratch growing impressions on the platform ​200% month over month over the last four months, beginning a new revenue stream for the company estimated to bring in ​$500K in 2017 and between $3MM​ and ​$8MM​ in following years
  • Built out a robust infrastructure capable of handling exponential user growth while maintaining the current cost structure in addition to designing architectures for distributed systems.
  • Full software lifecycle full stack front and back-end systems alongside 6 client application powered by a customized API
  • Accomplishments
    • Increased Time Watched for all videos through decreased load times via quantitative analysis
    • Ensured 99.98% uptime of platform and API
    • Migrated backend stack from Ruby on Rails monolith to Kubernetes
    • Introduced Slack and cut internal email traffic by 75% while increasing overall communication & culture

PointRoll Inc., San Francisco, CA
Manager, Product Improvement Engineering
2013 - 2014
  • Served as subject matter expert in all aspects of ad serving for west coast sales and operations
  • Lead research and development initiatives for innovation-focused group
  • Managed team of application and reporting solutions engineers
  • Responsible for case management of top-tier ad issue escalations
  • Designed and build Proof-of-Concept for server-side ad targeting solution
  • Participated in IAB working groups on video and cookie-less tracking initiatives

Flashtalking Inc., San Francisco, CA
US Director of Technology
2012 - 2013
  • Led combined team of creative developers, technical implementation engineers, and web services engineers
  • Planned, developed and implemented Atlassian JIRA on-demand SaaS for workflow and case management across both US, UK and DE offices
  • Responsible for complex technical campaign executions
  • Led certification efforts for Flashtalking's entrance into the Network Advertising Initiative, focusing on privacy and compliance issues
  • Prioritized, developed and implemented live campaign issues
  • Implemented version control (Git) for UK development team
  • Served as a subject matter expert in all aspects of ad serving environment
  • Coordinated / supported all IT initiatives in San Francisco office

PointRoll Inc,, Conshohocken, PA
Director, Technical Services
2006 - 2011
  • Built and directed four independent development teams to support industry-leading rich media ad server platform
  • Directed cross-functional teams hands-on daily
  • Led team of web services engineers supporting custom functionality for rich media executions
  • Marshaled staff resources in daily operation of client-side issue resolution
  • Collaborated cross-functionally with operational groups including production engineers, creative designers, product managers, account managers, and executive management on technical practices and procedures
  • Mentored engineers in best practices for client and server-side development
  • Served as a communication liaison between business/operational groups and engineering practice
  • Designed and implemented front-end technology training for internal staff members
  • Interfaced with advertising agencies and web publishing clients ensuring swift resolution to ad issues
  • Served as a subject matter expert in all aspects of ad serving environment

Early Career Summary
Gartmore Global Investments, Conshohocken, PA Web Developer
Towers Watson, Philadelphia, PA Systems Monitoring Team Lead