Gabriel Chaney

Leader & Software Engineer


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Gabe has over a decade of software engineering experience in enterprises, startups, leading teams, shipping code, acquisitions, and co-founding. This journey has shaped him to lead teams to build human-first products. Gabe has a strong focus on mentorship, product delivery, and architecture.

employment

Co-founder, CTO, Package Portal Inc. 2019-06 — Present

FirebaseReact Native Hasura GraphQLPostgreSQLNodeJS PythonPush notificationsSentry Github ActionsAWS API Gateway AWS SNSReactJSTerraform Smart contracts

Package Portal provides Web3 cryptocurrency incentives for user feedback. Co-founding was achieving one of my long-term goals.

  • Recruited small team of founding engineers
  • Set the tone for architecture and API and pub/sub governance
  • Learned native app development from the ground up and shipped app to App Store and Google Play for the first time
  • Coordinated with contracted UX designers to create and implement logo, branding, and design system
  • Lead the defining of OKR's each quarter
  • Established pipeline of engineering contractors for building integration tests and internal libraries
  • Set-up company IT infrastructure: GSuite, Rippling, Slack, authentication, and cloud hosting

Lead Engineer, Philips 2020-01 — 2021-06

.NET CoreC# Azure Service BusTwilioSQL Server Azure DevOpsTerraform

Philips is a multinational health care company. Our grouped continued supporting the Medumo patient instruction product.

  • Guided team through updating our legacy systems to scale with increased number of patients
  • Built strong working relationships with new hires continuing to leverage my mentoring skills but with more of a product and vision focus
  • Promoted product vision for a new API that managed SMS sending and consent as a potential internal SaaS product including a mention in a Twilio blog post
  • Drove cross-functional collaboration for a potential new cardiology business opportunity within the Philips product ecosystem

Senior Software Engineer, Medumo 2018-03 — 2019-12

.NET CoreC# Azure Service BusTwilioSQL Server Azure DevOpsTerraform

Medumo was a health tech company focused on helped healthcare organizations send instructions to patients using SMS, email, snail mail, etc. Acquired by Philips in 2019.

  • Drove microservice development across the team through patterns and technology from message bus for communication to Terraform modules for re-useable infrastructure creation
  • Filled gaps in process from branching strategies (e.g. gitflow) to documentation (e.g. repo readme's, plantUML) to improved CI/CD definitions (e.g. pipeline yaml over UI)
  • Refactored the core patient enrollment script-like procedure into a resuable, testable library
  • Built HIPAA-compliant integrations with the medical record systems including Epic with multiple hospitals receiving millions of messages from these hospitals
  • Guided a newer engineer through designing and excuting a message broadcast tool that became one of our most popular tools with clients
  • Mentored an amazing group of newer engineers using paired programming, code reviews, and a weekly Design Day meeting

Software Engineer, HomeLight 2018-01 — 2018-03

HomeLight automates connecting real estate agents with home sellers. This was a transitional period for me leaving my first acquisition experience. I arrived right after a Series A round and realized that I wanted another early-stage startup experience to practice all I had learned.


Engineering Manager, RetailMeNot 2016-08 — 2017-12

ScrumRuby on Rails HerokuPostgreSQLRabbitMQ RedisNewRelicMicroservices SentryPapertrailSwift BitriseReact NativePhoenix/Elixir

RetailMeNot provides multiple ways to save consumers on retail purchases using gift cards, coupon codes, etc. I had the privilege of empowering a growing number of engineers in a new office through many technical and cultural changes. I also helped lead the team to ship APIs and products critical in the first year of acquisition.

  • Played a pivotal role in doubling the total team size in the first year of acquisition
  • Designed and shipped an alpha and private beta of a new mobile product
  • Created plan to deliver first Phoenix/Elixir API and drove plan to completion
  • Organized the team to decide on tech for a mobile app which resulted in a working prototype of a React Native Android app in a week
  • Counseled a lead engineer through rallying a team to tackle some significant scaling issues
  • Guided team through acquisition changes

Senior Software Engineer, RetailMeNot 2016-04 — 2016-08

ScrumRuby on Rails HerokuPostgreSQLRabbitMQ RedisNewRelicMicroservices SentryPapertrail

This was a transitional post-acquisition position as the company calibrated to the existing team and the business direction.

  • Organized engineering group into 3 teams
  • Led teams to adopt a Scrum-like process with great success
  • Delivered initial UI that denoted acquisition
  • Worked with teams in Austin to develop initial post-acquisition roadmap

Lead Engineer, Giftcard Zen 2014-04 — 2016-04

Ruby on Rails Angular.jsHerokuPostgreSQL RabbitMQRedisNewRelic MicroservicesSentryPapertrail

Giftcard Zen was a pre-owned gift card marketplace. Acquired by RetailMeNot in 2016.

  • Built the foundation for the continuous integration and delivery pipeline
  • Shepherded architecture from monoliths towards microservices
  • Drove use of pub/sub including initiating an in-house developed open source project foundational in our architecture
  • Helped develop a scaleable interview process to build the core team
  • Developed and presented technical documentation for the RetailMeNot acquisition due-diligence team including their CTO

Software Engineer, InfernoRed Technology 2014-04 — 2013-06

C#ASP.NET MVC Entity Framework Code-FirstVisual Studio

InfernoRed is a software consutlant shop. I helped a new consulting firm build and improve software for their clients. I played a key role in answering client performance questions about their SaaS web application as well as contributed to web and mobile applications.

  • Built a heavily customized load test suite for testing a multi-tenant app
  • Presented performance analysis and recommendations to the client VP and leads
  • Contributed to development efforts on a Windows Store app

Software Engineer, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) 2011-02 — 2013-06

C#Visual Studio Backbone.jsASP.NET MVCSQL Server Service Oriented ArchitectureDistributed transactions Publish / subscribe

NCARB develops education and services for the architectural registration boards of the 54 US states and territories.

  • Built JavaScript and CSS infrastructure for the new flagship web application
  • Facilitated collaboration between between third-party UX team and the development team
  • Promoted the use of Backbone.js to the development team
  • Recommend a better solution for the new evaluation report which resulted in a different feature roadmap
  • Completed classes taught by Eric Evans (Domain-Driven Design author) and Udi Dahan (NServiceBus author), respectively
  • Obtained my Scrum certification

education

BS E, Computer Systems Engineering, Arizona State University