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Kevin Gillett

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

Location
San Francisco Bay Area
Industry
Computer Software
Current
  1. Amazon
Previous
  1. SendMe, Inc.,
  2. Blog Traffic Exchange, Inc.,
  3. Ribbit
Education
  1. Princeton University
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Amazon

Amazon

General Manager, Amazon Zocalo

– Present

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Background

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.

Experience

General Manager, Amazon Zocalo

Amazon
– Present (2 months)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
– Present (2 years 5 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.
(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.
(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
(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
(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.

CTO

Panoramic Software, Inc.
(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
(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
(less than a year)

As consultant acted as Director of Software Engineering.

Senior Member of Technical Staff

Oracle
(5 years 4 months)

Software Developer Extraordinaire for Change Manager and Internet File System.

Software Developer

I-Net, Inc.
(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

Skills

  • Java
  • PHP
  • SQL
  • MySQL
  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQL Server
  • Spring
  • JIRA
  • Bamboo
  • .NET
  • Android
  • Objective-C
  • Scalability
  • Cloud Computing
  • SaaS
  • Amazon Web Services...
  • Mobile Applications
  • Git
  • Eclipse
  • Subversion
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Software Engineering
  • Web Services
  • XML
  • Software Development
  • Perl
  • Web Applications
  • Tomcat
  • Product Management
  • SEO
  • Mobile Devices
  • Apache
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Databases
  • Distributed Systems
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Education

The Bolles School

High School

Activities and Societies: Basketball

Organizations

Elks

Honors & Awards

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

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