"What's your deal, man?"
Since you asked, imaginary Pablo.
Like my dog, I'm a mix. Unlike my dog, I broadly know what I'm a mix of:
- My father is second-generation American, prior family from Germany ("Meier!") 🇺🇸
- My mother is Guatemalan 🇬🇹
I'm an American citizen, and was born and raised here.
I'm 36, living in San Francisco. I went to Brown University and got a BS in Computer Science and a BA in Music (which was not really a music degree; it was more "sound technology for sound design + digital installation art"). I speak fluent Spanish (never monolingual). I'm a middle child with an older brother and a younger sister.
For money, I've mostly worked as a software developer and engineering manager.
I'm a licensed hypnotherapist, though I don't and have never had a practice. I just think it's neat 🌀
I trained to be a dance fitness instructor. I taught a few classes, but had a falling out with the studio owner. This was years ago and have lost the moves as an instructor, but will tear out the floor in any Zumba class. 🕺
I love hard video games, but don't play them very much. I'm learning the accordion 🪗
|Company||Duration||Team(s)||Stack(s)||City||Company size at join||Pablo's Grade|
|Adobe||2010—2012||Flash Player and Runtime||C++ (deployed on 1bn devices lol), Java||SF||idk, thousands||A-, cool place actually|
|2012—2013||Google Cloud; API Dashboard||Java||Mountain View||idk, tens of thousands||D-, extremely bad gig|
|Sup||April 2014—December 2014||Sup||Java (Android apps), Node, Mongo||Philly (remote), NYC later||Founding engineer||A, brought me back to life|
|Reonomy||Feb 2015—August 2016||Reonomy||Java, Angular, Node, Python||NYC||~14||B-, a bit nuts but very grateful|
|ClassPass||August 2016—October 2017||ClassPass||Java, Python||NYC||250||C-, oh the dysfunction|
|Lyft||November 2017—May 2019||Passenger Experience||Python, Dynamo||NYC||First 10 in NYC office, company at ~2000||B. A bit too FAANG-like but pretty good people.|
|Ramp||May 2019—Present||A lot lol||Python, Elixir||NYC—Remote||Founding Engineer||A++. Top-shelf, best gig of my career.|
|Washington DC area||1986-2005||Raised here!|
|San Francisco, CA||2010-2013||First jobs out of college!|
|Austin, Texas||Two months in 2013||Was depressed, desperate, and nearly quit tech.|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||2013-2014||Threw myself into a life tornado in light of ☝️, chased a dream.|
|New York, NY||2015-2021||Job took me here, stayed.|
|San Francisco, CA||2022-Present||Ill-fated relationship choices.|