Ken Kinder - Resume
[At a Glance]
- Second employee hired in successful startup (Juju) [Python, AWS]
- Built much of a CRM still in use today (Rackspace) [Python]
- Built hobby/lifestyle business from ground up (Mailbox Mover) [Python, AppEngine, PiCloud]
- Extensive history designing, developing, and maintaining cloud-based web apps
- Full-time Python hacker, part-time everything else hacker
- Ground-up product development experience
- August of 2005 - Present: Juju (juju.com) - Software Engineer
- Second employee after the founders. On a 3-person team, I developed, deployed, and maintained web crawling software, queue management software, a Lucene/Solr job listing index, automated email delivery, and a production web appserver. All of this required significant parallelization.
- February 2004 - July 2005: Zoto (defunct) - Software Engineer
- Zoto was an image hosting service. As the first employee, I developed a Twisted backend to distribute images across commodity hardware, and serve high-level data about those images to frontend code.
- February 2002 - February 2004: Rackspace (rackspace.com) - Core Developer
- Worked on a team to develop a CRM/ticketing system still in use today. Designed and developed several line-of-business products. Proposed, developed, and oversaw an internal reform of how user requirements were handled by developers.
- March 2000 - September 2001: Par Avance (paravance.com) - Engineer
- Wrote custom ERP/CRM software for small to medium-sized businesses.
- September 1999 - May 2000: MessageMedia (acquired by Google) - Intern
- Wrote one-off database import/export scripts. Automated the process.
- Single-handedly envisioned and created MailboxMover.com, using Google App Engine and PiCloud. I then went on to sell the intellectual property behind the product to a consulting company.
- Wrote two small Android apps. GPS Share has over 50,000 downloads and a 4.5 star rating.
- Published in Linux Journal, 2005: “Event-Driven Programming with Twisted and Python”; upcoming article on Sublime Text summer of 2013.
- Many various Open Source contributions. Some freelance experience.