Kevin Gillett

Kevin Gillett

Life is short, work someplace Amazing like AmazonAWS Palo Alto -- General Manager, Amazon Zocalo

Location
San Francisco Bay Area
Industry
Computer Software

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Kevin Gillett's Overview

Current
  • General Manager, Amazon Zocalo at Amazon
  • Head of Engineering, Amazon Zocalo at Amazon
Past
Education
Connections

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Kevin Gillett's Summary

Building, operating, and growing Amazon Zocalo being built out of Palo Alto.

I am specifically looking for a full stack Principal and Senior Engineers with experience building on top of AWS. Senior Engineers specializing in AngularJS, iOS, and Android. I am also looking for an Senior Engineering Manager with AWS experience. If you or someone you know is interested, let me know.

Technical, eloquent, driven, curious entrepreneur. Expertise in software, data, web applications, web services, telephony, mobile, and online marketing.

Specialties: Software Technologist, Relationship Builder, Problem Solver, Cloud Computing, Internet, Web Development, Java, PHP, JSP, XML, SQL, Web Applications, Web services, MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, Tomcat, Spring, Apache, IIS, .NET, C/C++, Product Management, Legacy Migration to Industry Standards, Enterprise Application Development, and Communication.

Kevin Gillett's Experience

General Manager, Amazon Zocalo

Amazon

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AMZN; Internet industry

September 2014Present (1 month) Palo Alto, CA

Founding member of Zocalo team and general manager.

I am hiring key senior technical and leadership positions. Contact me if interested.

Head of Engineering, Amazon Zocalo

Amazon

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AMZN; Internet industry

June 2012Present (2 years 4 months) Palo Alto, CA

I am specifically looking for a full stack Principal and Senior Engineers with experience building on top of AWS. Senior Engineers specializing in AngularJS, iOS, and Android. I am also looking for an Senior Engineering Manager with AWS experience. If you or someone you know is interested, let me know.

Founding member of Zocalo team and engineering product owner. Hired the entire engineering team starting from zero. Acting principal engineer.

http://aws.amazon.com/zocalo/

VP of Engineering

SendMe, Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Online Media industry

November 2010June 2012 (1 year 8 months)

Tactical engineering lead (30 person team) with direct responsibility for development team (15 person team).

Reshapped team through recruiting, recruiting, and more recruiting.

Implemented Atlassian suite and agile practices: Jira, Greenhopper, Fisheye, Bamboo, and Confluence.

All mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures successful by technical measures and are exceeding business expectations: Thumbplay, Snackable Media, Media Breakaway, and Mbuzzy. The key reason? Data!

Multiple distinct codes bases consisting of Java, LAMP, Android, IPhone, Web, WAP, Coldfusion, MySql, PostGres, and MS SQL Server.

Moved away from standard data center hosting to the AWS cloud, taking us from four data centers to a single presence in AWS controlled entirely through Dev-Ops methodologies.

In less than two years, my team has accomplished some of the largest and most complicated development tasks in SendMe’s history. Through our efforts to consolidate systems and hosting, we have saved the company nearly $2,000,000 USD in yearly overhead, while increasing performance and stability of the core platform.

Founder and Board Member

Blog Traffic Exchange, Inc.

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry

January 2009February 2012 (3 years 2 months)

The Blog Traffic Exchange is an Amazon cloud based service based on the SEO concepts behind various blog related posts plugins. Using proprietary chaos and relevancy algorithms in conjunction with the Sphinx open source full text index engine, the Blog Traffic Exchange exists to increase your blog traffic by exchanging readers with other members.

Director Tools and Technologies (TNT)

Ribbit

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Telecommunications industry

February 2009November 2010 (1 year 10 months)

Software, Internet, online marketing, mobile, and telephony expert with customer-facing roles in product evangelism, developer APIs, and business development.

Developer ombudsman.

Built and lead a world class 12 person team.

Developed reference applications
http://votewithvoice.com
http://sendtexter.com
http://thecallwall.com

Founder, President, CEO

Buildify, Inc

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry

June 2008November 2009 (1 year 6 months)

Provide award winning world class blogging services including but not limited to blog hosting, maintenance, SEO, content, editing, design, and social media optimization.

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Computer Software industry

August 2002January 2009 (6 years 6 months)

-->CTO
-->Director of Engineering
-->Chief Architect
-->Lead Programmer
-->Director of IT
-->Business Development
-->Technical Sales

Director of Marketing Analytics, Editor-in-Chief Prosper Blog

Prosper Marketplace

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Financial Services industry

March 2007April 2008 (1 year 2 months)

--> Director of Marketing Analytics
--> Director/Engineer Data API
--> Editor-in-Chief of the Prosper Blog (http://blog.prosper.com)

* Won Performancing Corperate Blog of the Year 2007

Director Software Engineering

Tello Corporation

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Telecommunications industry

20062006 (less than a year)

As consultant acted as Director of Software Engineering.

Senior Member of Technical Staff

Oracle

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; ORCL; Information Technology and Services industry

May 1997August 2002 (5 years 4 months)

Software Developer Extraordinaire for Change Manager and Internet File System.

Software Developer

I-Net, Inc.

May 1996August 1996 (4 months)

Developed data transfer model and display of real-time launch data for JGOAL. Project won multiple monetary awards for innovative technology from NASA. Published in NASA Tech Briefs: http://www.nasatech.com/Briefs/Sept99/KSC11949.html

Kevin Gillett's Skills & Expertise

  1. Java
  2. PHP
  3. SQL
  4. MySQL
  5. Oracle
  6. PostgreSQL
  7. SQL Server
  8. Spring
  9. JIRA
  10. Bamboo
  11. .NET
  12. Android
  13. Objective-C
  14. Scalability
  15. Cloud Computing
  16. SaaS
  17. Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  18. Mobile Applications
  19. Git
  20. Eclipse
  21. Subversion
  22. Microsoft SQL Server
  23. Software Engineering
  24. Web Services
  25. XML
  26. Software Development
  27. Perl
  28. Web Applications
  29. Tomcat
  30. Product Management
  31. SEO
  32. Mobile Devices
  33. Apache
  34. Agile Methodologies
  35. Databases
  36. Distributed Systems

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Kevin Gillett's Education

Princeton University

BSE, Computer Science

19951999

The Bolles School

High School

19931995

Activities and Societies: Basketball

Kevin Gillett's Additional Information

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Interests:

Internet, Software, Technology, Golf, Basketball, Volleyball, Fishing, New Cars, Gadgets, and Wine.

Groups and Associations:

Elks

Honors and Awards:

Editor-in-Chief of 2007 Performance Corporate Blog of the Year, Who’s Who in Business, 2004-2005

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