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Zachary Goldberg

Zachary Goldberg

Los Angeles, CA, United States
Member since March 16, 2016
A former engineering lead at Google and Entrepreneur in Residence at Tencent, Zachary is a seasoned entrepreneur and engineer, with experience as the founder, CEO, and CTO of several different companies. He's proficient at most "startup" stacks, including cloud infrastructure and Ops (AWS, Puppet, etc.), back-end stacks (Python, Erlang), mobile (Android and iOS), and some front-end work.
Zachary is now available for hire
  • Communication, 20 years
  • Python, 10 years
  • Linux, 9 years
  • Product Management, 8 years
  • Android, 7 years
  • Django, 6 years
  • Nginx, 5 years
  • Erlang, 2 years
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Preferred Environment
Linux, Emacs
The most amazing...
...thing I’ve built was Cerebro. It’s a tool that I wrote to automate cloud deployments and is currently focused on AWS.
  • Chief Technology Officer
    2016 - PRESENT
    • Managed and was responsible for the company's strategy for using technological resources.
    • Migrated the project to React Native.
    • Implemented Kanban and lean flows.
    Technologies: Node.js, MongoDB, Docker, React
  • "Consultant CTO" | Engineer
    2016 - PRESENT
    • Optimized their cloud infrastructure.
    • Built a HTML5 app version of their product.
    • Worked with React and HTML5.
    • Maintained and fostered client relationships and performed consultancy management.
    Technologies: AWS, React
  • Engineering Consultant
    2015 - PRESENT
    MW Delivery
    • Updated and rebuilt Android and iOS apps.
    • Migrated a production web app to a new platform.
    • Revamped a web platform by adding many new features.
    • Did technical consulting and advising for the company, including IT-related tasks (mail migration, DNS migrations, and so on).
    Technologies: PHP, Android, iOS
  • Engineer | Engineering Manager
    2016 - 2016
    • Managed a technical project with a client and an outsourced developer.
    • Built a demo app to win a deal with a client.
    • Managed the remote developer.
    • Built a WeChat API.
    Technologies: PHP, Linux
  • Co-founder | CTO
    2014 - 2015
    Sticks and Brains
    • Built the Erlang back-end for a mobile messaging app.
    • Developed the Android client for the messaging app.
    • Experimented and developed new features based on BLE, Bluetooth Low Energy technology.
    • Updated and maintained the iOS app.
    Technologies: Android, iOS, Erlang, eJabbered, XMPP
  • Entrepreneur in Residence
    2014 - 2014
    • Developed internal processes for analyzing customer data.
    • Created new product features.
    • Developed and iterated a product road map.
    • Planned product international expansion and exposure plans.
    • Worked with senior management and VPs for product planning.
    • Implemented A/B testing.
    Technologies: Data Analytics
  • Co-founder | CEO | CTO
    2012 - 2013
    • Carefully selected and interviewed a team of approximately 15 people.
    • Developed an initial Android app and web framework.
    • Built an internal tool for testing company's software on hundreds of embedded devices.
    • Managed the teams.
    • Built and promoted company culture.
    Technologies: Android, iOS, Python/Django, Bash Scripting, AWS
  • Lead Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) | Associate Product Manager
    2010 - 2012
    • Led the SRE and DevOps team for a product with eight figures a year in revenue.
    • Worked as a PM in advertising and cloud.
    • Developed internal product dashboards in Google code base.
    • Coordinated multiple teams across the country.
    • Worked with sales and marketing to plan new product launches.
    Technologies: Google Related Technologies
  • Lead Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)
    2008 - 2010
    Invite Media
    • Developed, as an early engineer, a demand-side platform for the real-time bidding of display advertising.
    • Contributed to the build of infrastructure automation and operations.
    • Was involved with the server memory and performance profiling.
    • Developed the operational alerting management.
    • Implemented load balancing and worked on the global-scaling of the infrastructure.
    Technologies: Python Django, Redis, AMQP, AWS
  • The Six Commandments of Good Code: Write Code that Stands the Test of Time (Publication)
    How do you define good code? Is it 100% test coverage, or is it backwards compatibility with decade-old hardware? We may not be able to reach an end to this debate yet, but good software always seems to conform to a few certain qualities of code. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Zachary Goldberg walks us through six simple ideas that can help you make better, more maintainable software.
  • Languages
    Python, Erlang, PHP, Java, Objective-C, C, Bash, JavaScript, Perl, Haskell
  • Frameworks
    Django, Hadoop
  • Tools
    Nginx, Emacs, Xcode, Android NDK, Android Studio
  • Platforms
    Android, Linux, Ubuntu, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Mailgun, iOS, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Docker
  • Other
    ejabberd, Bluetooth Low Energy/BlueZ stack, Wifi, Scalability, Load Balancing, HAProxy, Elastic Load Balancing, DNS, Product Ownership, Product Management, Communication, Bluetooth, WiFi Direct, Packaging
  • Paradigms
    Functional Programming, Concurrent Programming
  • Libraries/APIs
    React, Facebook API, Twilio API
  • Storage
    MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Mnesia
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering
    2006 - 2010
    University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA, USA
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