Work Experience

Take a look at my resume.

  • Ramsey Solutions

    Director of Software Engineering, RamseyTrusted Protections March 2021 - Present
    • Hands-on technology leader over scalable engineering organization of 15 team members.
    • Own delivery across four cross-functional squads building consumer-facing applications. Use agile methodology (kanban) to continuously ship iterations (CI/CD) and improve upon processes.
    • Direct reports range from entry to senior-level software engineers, test engineers, tech leads and engineering managers. High-touch mentorship to direct reports to help grow both technical & interpersonal skills.
    • Collaborate with tech peers to set standards and produce solutions that span across different areas.
    • Serve in business unit leadership team using EOS Model. Participate in weekly L10 meetings, quarterly, and annual strategy planning sessions.
    • Collaborate with stakeholders across different disciplines: product, data, marketing, creative and business leaders. Cast vision for how technology fits in the greater strategic direction of the company.
    • Empower teams to embrace OKR Framework to translate long-term strategic milestones into achievable goals.
    Associate Director of Software Engineering, Frontman March 2019 - March 2021
    • Player-coach software engineering manager who actively contributed to code-bases, conducted code reviews, and provided technical guidance. Owned delivery across 2 cross-functional squads.
    • Crafted career growth plans in 6-month and annual reviews. Conducted weekly 1:1’s to help advance work in flight, and to keep team members accountable to career development milestones.
    • Enforced and contributed to company software engineering standards.
    • Introduced modern web software engineering languages and frameworks to deliver business solutions while keeping employee satisfaction high.
    • Conducted team-wide book studies on software engineering best practices, documentation, team collaboration, etc.
    • Was part of a new, start-up like business-unit within organization. Served in the leadership team for this business-unit, and worked with marketing and product counterparts to produce integrated consumer-facing products.
    • Scaled engineering team from two to eight engineers over 18 months to support 3X revenue growth. Participated in hiring decisions and created custom onboarding plans for new engineers joining the team.
  • Trazi Ventures

    Engineering Manager May 2017 - March 2019
    • I was the first technical hire build a consumer-facing app in the public data space.
    • Collaborated with technical co-founder to scale product to handle 7-digit monthly signups, translating into 8-digit annual revenue.
    • Attracted, recruited and hired top-talent for the technical team to further scale product.
    • Created and enforced engineering standards to ensure code consistency.
    • Actively contributed to code-base, ran code-reviews and provided technical guidance to software engineers.
    • Conducted 1:1’s and reviews to create career growth plans for direct reports.
    • Tech stack: REST APIs and SPAs using AWS, Laravel, Node.js, React, MySQL, MongoDB.
  • Pluralsight

    Lead UI Engineer Dec 2016 - May 2017
    • The lead of the UI efforts for my engineering team
    • Created and maintained Single Page Applications
    • Integrated apps with enterprise systems (domain-driven design)
    Course Engineer Apr 2015 - Dec 2016
    • Focused on brand
    • Wrote tests to make users' code run proprietary courses platform
    • Produced and presented content for courses on technologies such as React & Angular (v.2+)
    • Spoke at conferences sharing insight into the software development industry

Other Accomplishments

What I do during my spare time.

  • Orlando Devs, Inc.

    President 2016 - March 2018

    Nonprofit focused on improving the quality of life of Software Professionals in Central Florida. The organization accompanies a community of over 3,000 members who actively engage both in person and online.

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  • OrlandoJS

    Co-organizer 2015 - March 2018

    Tech meetup in Orlando that covers all things JavaScript and meets on a monthly basis.

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College education is important! (Maybe I should finish it some day)

  • University of Central Florida (2013-2015)

    Bachelor's in Computer Science (Incomplete)

  • Valencia Community College (2010-2013)

    Associate of Arts

Want to see some of my work in action?

Watch my talks, or read articles I have written for various publications.

Sergio Cruz

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