The Home Depot, Inc. - Atlanta, Georgia

Staff Software Engineer • April, 2018 — Present

Tax Commons • April, 2018 — Present

Technology: Java 11, Spring Boot, Micronaut, Concourse CI/CD, CloudFoundry, Docker, Kubernetes, Google PubSub, Google Compute Engine, Linux

Leading the design, development, evolution, and support of a sales tax service used by all major selling systems within Home Depot.

  • Build scalable APIs deployed to Pivotal Cloud Foundry to handle the processing of over $8.5 billion worth of sales, rental, and use tax from multiple selling channels
  • Ensure resiliency of our applications by proactively monitoring applications with New Relic APM and Wavefront metrics generated directly from our APIs
  • Increase frequency of deployments to Production by building CI/CD pipelines that pass all Finance IT standards for change control
  • Enable the SAP S4/Hana teams to calculate Use Tax using the Tax Commons vendor by wrapping a vendor's application in a Docker container and deploying it to Google Cloud Compute Engine
  • Work with the Tax Commons vendor to build and test their applications in a Docker environment and on Google Kubernetes Engine

Pivotal Labs Engagement, November 2018 — February 2019
Worked with Pivotal Labs to reinforce Agile methodologies among our balanced team of 8 engineers, product, and user experience.

Senior Software Engineer • October 2014 — April 2018

Tax Commons Bridge • July 2017 — April 2018

Technology: Java 8, Spring Boot, Jenkins, CloudFoundry

Developed a facade for an existing legacy Tax system that allows the Installed Sales group to charge customers tax on installations of items available on homedepot.com. This has lifted the hd.com sales by over $100m in 2018. This work was the precursor to the current Tax Commons product at Home Depot

Locksmith • July 2017

Technology: Golang, CloudFoundry, Python

Worked with a team composed of CloudFoundry administrators, IT Change Administators and internal audit, and the software engineering community within The Home Depot to understand and develop software that tied deployment events on PCF to a Change Record in Service Now. This enabled software engineers to push code while maintaining compliance with The Home Depot's IT controls.

Password Reset • December 2016 — July 2017

Technology: Java 8, Spring Boot, Angular 1.4, CloudFoundry

Team lead for a small group working on Password Reset application

  • Handles password resets for all store, distribution center, and corporate associates and contractors.
  • Offload almost 100,000 calls to the IT Helpdesk per year, saving the company over $4m per year in costs to both helpdesk and associates.
  • Cut customer-facing support time for minutes to seconds in the event a password needs to be reset.

Knowledge Depot • October 2014 — December 2016

Technology: Java 8, JBossAS, Apache httpd, Linux

Led the implementation of Saba Cloud learning management system. This system is used by every associate in Home Depot to take required web-based training, such as Lift Truck safety or Data Privacy training.

  • Designed custom server cluster that would meet Home Depot's needs
  • Installed Saba software on cluster
  • Worked with Oracle DBA to tune a RAC system to work with the Saba software
  • worked with Store Networking to build a prefetch system that populated 2200 Squid caches with learning content nightly.


Kennesaw State University

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science • 2004 — 2007


Finance IT Golden Shovel (Group)

The Home Depot • 2019

Team produced a 'Mini Con' based on several IT Transformation and Agile topics and presented to Finance IT in an effort to help educate others on the merits of agile software development.

Finance IT Golden Shovel

The Home Depot • 2019

Worked with a vendor to modernize their TLS infrastructure to provide increased security between our data center and their cloud

Best in Technology Award

The Home Depot • 2018

Best in Delivering the 'Orange Promise' to our customers by enabling homedepot.com to bundle sales and installation of certain products

Game of Code Winner

The Home Depot • 2016

Won the 'Game of Code' for delivering a homedepot.com concept integration for the Rental line of business