Hi, I'm Brad! I'm a software developer living in Seattle and working at Amazon. I've been a software developer since I graduated from Northwestern University (which is confusingly in Illinois) in 2012. I've been at Amazon since September 2016 working on the Amazon Channels team. Before that, I worked for 4 years working at Microsoft on the Windows Performance team.
I love software problems of all kinds, and I'm at home working anywhere in the stack. At Amazon, my time has primarily been spent working with distributed systems. In the Amazon world, that means web services which interact via HTTP and store their data in NoSQL backends.
On the other end of the spectrum, my time at Microsoft was spent fixing issues across the Windows codebase that issues that impact an individual client.To give a sense of how broad that charter was, code I wrote ships today in the Xbox One hypervisor, the NT kernel, the HoloLens video capture pipeline, and the Windows Performance Analyzer just list a few components.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending my free time skiing, hiking, traveling, watching movies, and working on my ray tracer.