Julian Tai

Full-Stack Engineer and Entrepreneur

Skills

  • Frontend - React, Ember, jQuery, Bootstrap, HTML, Javascript, CSS
  • Backend - Ruby, Javascript, Python, Rails, ExpressJS, Flask, SQL, NoSQL, Heroku, AWS, Microservices

Experience

Kespry - Business Growth Engineer - Menlo Park, CAMay 2018

  • Designed and developed a SaaS trial to reduce number of necessary offsite demos
  • Negotiated 90% off list price with New Relic
  • Revamped company bookings tracking within our ETL pipeline
  • Responsible for determining strategic engineering projects to enable sales org success

Kespry - Lead Software Engineer - Menlo Park, CAJune 2017 - May 2018

  • Led a team of four developers to build a 3D insurance adjustment app which generated $500k+ ARR with 2 top insurance carriers at launch.
  • Proactively improved product experience during beta
  • Cultural ambassador - organized events and retreats for department

Kespry - Software Engineer - Menlo Park, CAAugust 2016 - May 2017

  • Collaborated on web app overhaul and rearchitecture
  • Initiated major documentation process to improve developer experience and onboarding
  • Created and enabled a process with technical support that reduced MTTR from weeks to days

Clickbooq - Software Engineer - Walnut Creek, CAJuly 2014 - October 2015

  • Designed and developed a site builder platform and migrated existing flash users to it
  • Designed the AWS stack
  • Reached out to new prospects and current customers to understand evolving needs

1 Mainstream (Acquired by Cisco) - Software Engineer - Cupertino, CAJune 2013 - June 2014

  • Designed and developed video streaming apps for the Samsung SmartTV and Xbox One
  • Collaborated and maintained a Rails API/CMS platform to support the various client apps

End Level Media - Freelance Developer - BerkeleyMay 2011 - Dec 2012

LeetBoss - Electronics E-commerce - Cofounder - Hong Kong September 2009 - October 2010

Education

  • Product School March 2017 - May 2017
  • Web Application Programming at Dev Bootcamp Feb 2013 - May 2013
  • Computer Science at Laney College Sep 2011 - Dec 2012
  • Economics at UC Santa Cruz Jun 2009

Hobbies

  • #vanlife, startups, teaching, travel hacking, financial independence, Quora