Mark Eschbach


Software Engineering Leadership

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Mark Eschbach

Technical Leadership Servant Leadership, People First, Agile
Ply multi-discipline technical expertise and leadership experience to make better organizations and systems via practical solutions. Values honesty, transparency, and integrity.

Work Experience

Director of Platform Engineering, WhiteSpace, 2020 - 2022
Responsible for setting Platform Engineering roadmap, developing lines of business, building out teams within the organization, and ensuring a sufficiently deep well of TechOps knowledge to fulfill clients needs.
Clouds:  AWS, Docker, Kubernetes
Services:  Golang, Java, Python
Languages:  Terraform, Golang, Python
Tooling:  Golang, Python
Storage:  ElasticSearch
Another Pair of Hands, Anthem, 2020
Brought in as pinch-hitting labor to complete a project.
Services:  NodeJS
Browser:  React
Languages:  TypeScript
Tooling:  GraphQL
Storage:  Postgres
Head of Engineering, Emerlyn, 2019
Modernized engineering practices by applying agile methodologies reducing time to feature delivery, migration from on-prem to cloud, and increased reliability via incident management framework. Oversaw security compliance (SOC).
Clouds:  AWS, vSphere, Docker, Kubernetes
Browser:  AngularJS
Languages:  Terraform, Golang, Java
Tooling:  Grafana, Salt, Vault
Storage:  Influx, Postgres, MS SQL
Director of Site Reliability Engineering, Virta Health, 2018 - 2019
Established and grew SRE unit from scratch in a consultancy model. Roadmap & implementation of incident response procedures to increase systemic reliability. Oversaw computation platform, including security compliance (HiTrust, HIPAA, SOC 2 Type 2).
Clouds:  AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, GCP
Services:  NodeJS, Python
Browser:  React
Languages:  Terraform, Golang, Python
Tooling:  NodeJS
Storage:  ElasticSearch, Influx, Postgres
Entire DevOps Department, Rhumbix, 2016 - 2018
Built out underlying computational platform, Continuous Delivery framework, and Infrastructure as Code using a DevOps approach. Supported SOC 2 Type 2 compliance and auditing.
Clouds:  AWS, ECS, Docker
Services:  Python, NodeJS, Ruby
Browser:  React
Mobile:  Swift, Objective-C, Java, Android, React Native
Languages:  Terraform, Python, Ruby, Swift, Objective-C, Java
Tooling:  Packer
Storage:  Vault, Consul, Postgres, Firebase
Lead of Mobile Vertical, SkySlope, 2015
On-shored mobile stack and grew unit. Oversaw migration towards Cloud Native deployment and creation of Android application.
Clouds:  AWS, BeanStalk
Services:  JavaScript, C#
Browser:  AngularJS 1
Mobile:  Objective-C, Java, iOS, Android, Cordova
Languages:  C#, JavaScript, Objective-C, Java
Storage:  MS SQL Server, MongoDB
Staff Engineer, CoreLogic, 2013 - 2014
Improved business logic engine framework reducing time to implementation by 80% and increased runtime performance by 20%.
Services:  Java
Browser:  jQuery
Languages:  Java, JavaScript
Storage:  MS SQL Server, MySQL
Advanced Code Monkey, StreamSend, 2012 - 2013
Worked with multiple agile methodologies, learning strengths and weakness of each. Optimized support processes and improved feature toggle performance by over 90%.
Services:  Ruby, Scala
Browser:  jQuery
Languages:  Ruby, JavaScript, C, Scala, Java
Storage:  MySQL
Lead UI Engineer, LexisNexis, 2011 - 2012
Overseeing implementation of custom Web 2.0 UI framework and custom business logic engine used throughout the system.
Services:  Java
Browser:  jQuery
Languages:  Java, JavaScript
Storage:  Oracle, MS SQL
Lead UI Engineer, Eyefinity, 2011
Lead team implement user interface tier for lens and frame ordering system throughout the United Kingdom.
Services:  Java
Browser:  jQuery, Backbone
Languages:  Java, JavaScript
Storage:  MySQL

Volunteer Experience

Woodbadge, Golden Empire Council, BSA
An advanced leadership course through the lens of Scouting, covering program specific topics such as history and traditions to more general topics such as phases of group leadership and project management.
Paddle Craft Safety, Golden Empire Council, BSA
Practical course for taking groups out on paddle treks, ranging from planning through to rescue and safety.
Assistant Scout Master, Troop 139, Davis, Golden Empire Council, BSA
As a servant leader I support & mentor youth leadership to provide weekly meeting programs, regular community service activities, and monthly adventures for up to 90 youth. As a technical practitioner during COVID-19 I helped the organization continue to provide virtual, remote, and distance activities.
Den Leader and Pack Leadership, Secretary, Pack 75, Davis, Golden Empire Council, BSA
Lead up to 10 kids from 1st grade (Tigers) through 6th (Webelos 2) grade on various age appropriate adventures as well as their parents. At the Pack level I was active in the organization and execution of events of up to 150 participants, as well as the business side of running the pack.
Member at Large, Yolano District, Golden Empire Council, BSA
Participating in regional level planning, execution, and support of units within the local Scouting district.

Related Coursework

Systems Analysis
Computer Information Science Security
Introduction to Object Oriented Programming using Java
Introduction to Object Oriented Programming using C++
Introduction to Algorithms
Cisco Certified Networking Associate
ROP C++ Programming
Teachers Assistant for C++ Programming
Teachers Assistant for Cisco Certified Networking Associate
ROP Drafting