Hands on leader, developer, architect specializing in the design and delivery of distributed systems in lean, agile environments with an emphasis in continuous improvement across people, process and engineering.
I'm currently a Principal Engineer at Amazon, within the North America Consumer organization leading our global listings strategy that enables bulk and non-bulk listing experiences for our WW Selling Partners via apps, devices and APIs.
At Amazon, I start with our customers and work backwards to deliver simple and intuitive experiences via web, mobile, devices and APIs that enable our WW Selling Partners to contribute to earth's largest selection on Amazon Online Stores and devices. I've led and/or contributed to various toolchains on Amazon Seller Central and Amazon MWS including Complete Your Drafts, several customer-facing and back-end features, enhancements for the MWS Feed and Report APIs and dozens of other distributed systems projects constrained by scale, latency, and throughput requirements including streaming, microservices, and various AWS capabilities.
Prior to Amazon, I was VP and Distinguished Engineer at Neudesic, responsible for leading 8 practice areas within the Development Platform Group. I owned the Engineering Excellence program for over 400 field engineers and started the company's IoT practice. I was also responsible for the architecture, design and delivery of dozens of large and complex projects ranging from enterprise to start-ups across intelligent systems, gaming, hospitality, retail and financial services and wrote the the first Neuron ESB Adapter for Microsoft Azure Service Bus.
I'm a passionate community advocate and former 9x Microsoft MVP (2006-2015). Presentations include talks at Channel9, MSDN AzureConf, Visual Studio Live! and am the co-author of AppFabric Cookbook, whitepapers, and frequent contributions to industry journals like CODE Magazine.
Full bio and more about me on my blog: http://bit.ly/rickggaribay