Configuration… Hardcode it!

November 21, 2013

If you’ve read other Wealthfront engineering blog posts (Continuous Deployment: API Compatibility Verification, Move cash faster, Pushing a Feature On My First Day), you’re aware that continous integration and deployment forms the core of our development process. Many consequences of a continuous integration and deployment process such as ours are obvious – high confidence test… Read more

How To Find a Great Engineering Culture

November 19, 2013

Earlier this year I decided to return to startups after five amazing years at LinkedIn. Finding a company with an engineering-driven culture was one of my highest priorities. My challenge was developing a framework to determine if a prospective employer had what I was looking for. Over the years I have observed that successful company… Read more

DevOps at Wealthfront

November 12, 2013

A DevOps engineer starting a new position fully expects to be handed over keys to a custom model helicopter (aka company’s infrastructure) and encouraged to take a daring flight on day one. No two helicopters are quite the same, and flying a different model is not quite as intuitive as riding a new custom bike…. Read more

Worlds Collide

November 08, 2013

Before I ever became interested in finance or big data, I was working on software for real-time, concurrent embedded systems. I was the main contributor for the Soft Walls project, a 9/11-inspired project where we were designing aircraft control algorithms to prevent pilots from entering no-fly zones. I was later a contributor to the Ptolemy… Read more