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Adam Christian - Engineering Leader

adam.christian@gmail.com | github.com/admc | medium.com/@admc

Management

  • Hiring, team building, organization and budget planning
  • Software development process definition, execution and optimization
  • Engineering management, mentorship and career growth
  • Company strategy and product vision
  • Evangelism, conference speaking, community development

Technologies

  • Modern Web: Webpack, Gulp, React.js, Material-UI, Flux, Express, Less
  • Core Technologies: Unix, Postgres, RethinkDB, AWS, Node.js, Python
  • Software Delivery: Test Automation, Continuous Integration, Configuration Management

EXPERIENCE

Executive Director of Technology, SinnerSchrader. Sept 2015 – Current

  • Responsible for the engineering efforts across multiple project teams.
  • Functioning as a "Standort Leiter", to manage operations of the office.
  • Work with technical directors to hire and manage developers at the Munich location.
  • Influence development process and best practices.
  • Motivate and the support the team, productivity, efficiency and happiness.

VP of Engineering, Betable. July 2015 – August 2016

  • Doubled the Engineering organization to 30 across 4 teams.
  • Lead the team to succesfully execute on 3 quarters of product delivery.
  • Built 2016 hiring and organizational growth plan.
  • Established a sattelite office in Edmonton, Canada.
  • Migrated engineering to cross functional scrum teams.
  • Moved the organinization to modern pull request and review process.
  • Implemented an engineering and support SLA.
  • Mentored new engineering managers, and put them through formal training.

VP of Engineering, Sauce Labs. January 2013 – July 2015

  • Built an engineernig organization to ~55 across 5 teams to support and scale our infrastructure.
  • Streamlining development processes, inter org communication.
  • Project planning and headcount/resource allocation.
  • Participant in board meetings and high level strategic decision making.
  • Working with sales and marketing to meet quarterly revenue goals.
  • Interfacing directly with top tier customers.
  • Making technical decisions about our tools and software.
  • Coordinating the evangelism and developer advocacy effort.
  • Delivering innovative and polished products.

Director of Engineering, Web, Sauce Labs. February 2012 – January 2013

  • Building a roadmap for front-end development, hiring a team of engineers to make it a reality.
  • Continuing to improve the Sauce Labs user experience and product messaging.
  • Contributing to decision making in regards to the direction of our products and focus on the software tools and development markets.
  • Playing technical point when it comes to integrations and partnerships.

Senior Software Engineer, Sauce Labs. March 2010 – February 2012

  • Building intuitive web based applications to help users setup and utilize the Sauce OnDemand cloud testing service.
  • Managed the development of the Open Source test creation IDE, Sauce/Selenium Builder: http://code.google.com/p/se-builder
  • Managed Sauce Labs partnerships and the development and refinement of the Sauce Labs REST API for developer integration
  • Started a NodeJS client library for driving WebDriver: https://github.com/admc/wd
  • Multiple releases of the Windmill Testing Framework (including a re-tooled UI): http://github.com/windmill/windmill

Senior Engineer, Automation Team Lead, Slide Inc. July 2008 – March 2010

  • Lead the company wide effort to adopt test automation into Slide QA.
  • Built an automated testing system using Windmill, Mozmill, Testmill, Hudson, and VMWare
  • Ran automated tests against different staging environments and branches, and result reporting.
  • Lead a team of up to 8 QA Engineers of both in house and outsourced resources writing automated test cases.

During my time at Slide I also worked on FunSpace doing JavaScript and Python development, and SuperPocus doing Flash and Flex development.

Software Engineer, Rearden Commerce. Jan 08 – July 08

  • Client side development of universal widgets for the Rearden Personal Assistant.
  • Maintaining JavaScript organization, coding standards, Framework usage and performance.
  • Cross browser compatibility, bug fixing, active involvement in client side architecture and planning.

QA Engineer, Open Source Applications Foundation. Feb 07 – Jan 08

  • Know the internals and insure the quality of all front end functionality in the Chandler Server.
  • Interface with developers, release managers and QA in order to ensure smooth releases.
  • Develop JSON/Python and JavaScript tests to automate release cycles.
  • Maintain Chandler Server instances for automated testing, and QA Sessions.
  • Windmill — co-founder, developer — http://www.getwindmill.com (founded at OSAF by myself and Mikeal Rogers)

QA Contractor, Open Source Applications Foundation. May 06 – Feb 07

  • Python tool development for automated testing using JSON-RPC, CMP.
  • Contributions to the Selenium Core (Web Testing Framework) enhancing AJAX testing functionality.
  • Contributions to the Broadsword testing Framework. (testrunner, stress testing)

EDUCATION

  • Washington State University, Pullman, Washington — B.A Computer Science
  • Washington State University, Pullman, Washington — B.A Business Administration

PERSONAL

I am a NAUI certified SCUBA diver, avid mountaineer, skier and sailor. I spent most of my life exploring the Northwest National Forests and Puget Sound. I've spent the last 5 years studying linguistics, specifically the German language and speaking at conferences about language learning techniques. I really enjoy traveling and exploring new places, constantly learning, and building out development projects on the side to keep my skills sharp and up-to date.