New comment by senderista in "Ask HN: Who wants to be hired? (February 2020)"

Location: Seattle area

Remote: Yes, or onsite in Seattle area, or both

Willing to relocate: No

Technologies: Rust, Java, Python, SQL, Linux, Git, AWS, PostgreSQL, Redis





I’m an experienced backend engineer who’s worked on distributed systems at large scale in both industry and academia, including at AWS and the University of Washington Database Group. I’m mostly language-agnostic but have recently developed an affinity for Rust and would enjoy an opportunity to use it at work. I enjoy mining the academic literature for algorithms and data structures that could be useful in industry: a couple examples are my projects and, which implement and benchmark little-known but promising papers from 1979 (Munro’s 2-level rotated array) and 1973 (Knuth’s bidirectional linear probing) respectively. Particular academic areas of interest include streaming and sketching algorithms, hash tables, and succinct data structures. I also have considerable experience in DevOps/cloud deployment, including both on AWS and inside AWS itself. Here are docs for an Ansible-based cloud deployment tool I wrote for the University of Washington’s Myria distributed OLAP database:

I am particularly interested in technically challenging projects which tangibly improve the lives of their users, and in working environments which foster learning, collaboration, empathy, and inclusion. I would appreciate the opportunity to work remotely at least 1-2 days/week.