My professional skills and experience.
I’m one of those incredibly lucky people that love what they do for a living. It comes naturally and every single day I love the challenge of finding solutions for difficult problems. I’m an experienced software engineer with a focus on web development and my long-term career goal is to be a senior architect. Additionally, I’m a life-long learner and hope I strive to learn something new every day. This is my journey so far, where life has taken me and the knowledge I’ve acquired along the way.
My journey so far.
Oct 2007 - Feb 2009
Direct Capital Corporation
Senior Technical Services SpecialistAfter a brief internship in the IT department at Direct Capital I was offered a full time position, eventually moving to a senior position on the team. This is where I got to dip my toes in the world of software development. Never content with the status quo, I automated many aspects of my job with custom software.
Feb 2009 - Feb 2014
Direct Capital Corporation
Senior Software EngineerA few years later, I was presented with an opportunity to take my software development skills to the next level by moving from the IT department to the Software Engineering department at Direct Capital. I expanded my skills by taking on a number of small projects before ultimately designing and leading the development of Direct Capital's flagship software product, LendEdge.
Jan 2012 - Feb 2014
Principal Software EngineerLendEdge was a huge success and eventually led to the acquisition of Direct Capital by CIT Bank. It was around that time that I decided I was ready for the next level in my career and accepted a position at B2W Software. After working on a couple of small projects I was selected to lead a team in building B2W Inform, which was the company's first SaaS product.
Sep 2016 - ...
Principal Software EngineerWith the launch of another large project under my belt, I again decided it was time to move on to the next challenge. Emerson Ecologics, my current employer, is reinventing itself as a technology company, with amibtious plans to build a state-of-the-art platform to support an entire ecosystem of apps, products and services. It's going to be an incredible journey and I'm excited to be part of it.
I’ve had the opportunity to work with some pretty awesome people over the years and every one of them has helped shape me into the person I am today. Below you’ll find some of the people I’ve worked with in the past who were kind enough to speak about my work ethics and accomplishments.
Technical Services Manager
“Mark’s willingness to take on any project, regardless of the challenge, and his ability to execute thereon made him a star player on our team. His eagerness to improve himself, the department, and the company as a whole, I have rarely if ever seen matched in my decade of experience. He brings vision and positive energy to any task, big or small, always looking ahead for opportunities to innovate or drive efficiency. He consistently accounts for future growth or change, allowing for flexibility and unexpected eventualities when developing solutions. Mark is truly an indispensable asset, and I consider myself beyond lucky to have been his manager.”
Senior Software Engineer
“Mark is one of those extremely rare developers who has an incredible wealth of knowledge yet super humble about it. In the last year I have learned more from him than I have from anyone but he did it in such a way that I felt as though I was discovering all on my own. Although his passion is front-end he has an acute knowledge of back-end development and is able to switch between each discipline without skipping a beat. From mentoring, to architecture/design, to down and dirty coding this kid can seemingly do it all and has. It was an absolute joy working with Mark and I hope someday to do so again.”
VP Software Engineering
“Mark worked on my team, operating as a full-stack developer, and built some of the best-damn software I’ve had the pleasure of delivering in my career. He really knows the technical details needed to build the right solution, but also knows how to apply this to build a well-architected, quality product. He’s a consummate learner and mentor, keeping up-to-date on the latest software trends, and applying them to advance his and the team’s knowledge. His breadth is also quite striking, so when I stay full-stack I mean from the edge of the web client, including UX design, all the way to detailed DB design and implementation. Mark is driven, excels under pressure, and is a genuinely nice guy to work with, always.”