Dirk Gadsden

I lead software engineering in San Francisco:
I improve teams through mentoring, architecting systems, reviewing code, writing code, and all the other everyday bits of engineering leadership.

Outside of work I enjoy long runs, cooking, and listening to many, many episodes of bad movie podcasts.

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Work

  • Brandless

    2017–Present

    Technical lead & first engineer; responsible for application architecture, mentoring engineers, and technical direction of e-commerce site; helped design and iterate on interview process; deployed CI system; developed systems for deployment automation and metrics collection.

  • Everlane

    2015–2017

    Built back-end systems and front-end experiences for e-commerce platform. Optimized performance through Ruby VM profiling and application tracing. Improved global performance by maturing system topology.

  • TallyVoting

    2015

    Technical co-founder of a now-defunct voting technology start-up.

  • Fetchnotes

    2014

    Built new back-end (Node.js) for personal note-taking start-up. Implemented JavaScript & Objective-C client libraries to support other teams.

  • Fuzzco

    2009-2012

    Turned designs into code and built event management & payment processing systems for client sites; implemented the project management and time tracking application Goes to Work.