Career Profile

Director, Lead, Principal Architect ยท Manager, adviser, and code contributor to eBay, Rent.com, DreamWorks, Campus Explorer, and LA startups.

  • Built Stamps.com website and fulfillment pipeline through successful IPO
  • Built Rent.com Oracle data warehouse through $415m acquisition by eBay
  • Led Rent.com systems team through successful acquisition by PRIMEDIA (now RentPath)
  • Built Blackline Systems automation infrastructure through successful IPO

Experiences

Director, Lead, Principal Architect

Jan 2017 - Present
talarczyk.co

Manager, adviser, and individual contributor to The Walt Disney Studios, eBay, DreamWorks, BlackLine Systems, Rent.com, Campus Explorer, LA startups, and AWS Consulting Partners.

Lead Systems Engineer

May 2014 - January 2017 (2 years 9 months)
BlackLine Systems

Architect Chef infrastructure to enable rapid deployment of financial close suite to Fortune 500 clients. Build and maintain Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana clusters including Shield and Watcher plugins. Develop Hashicorp Packer templates, Vagrant boxes, and Terraform environments for development teams. Consult on as-needed basis for Oracle-on-AWS. Train team members in Chef, Git, and Vagrant workflows as well as general "infrastructure as code" principles, primarily in Ruby. Provide general Linux infrastructure support.

Director of Systems Infrastructure

July 2012 - March 2014 (1 year 9 months)
Rent.com, a RentPath Company

Managed production SA and desktop IT teams through acquisition from eBay by RentPath (formerly PRIMEDIA,) whose parent company TPG manages assets of $49 billion. Oversaw operational transition from eBay to RentPath networks. Drove disaster recovery buildout to geographically diverse data centers.

Principal Systems Architect

July 2008 - June 2012 (4 years)
Rent.com, an eBay Company

Built and maintained internal private network on Cisco, Citrix, and HP hardware, supporting Oracle, NetApp, and Hitachi storage environments. Deployed Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controllers, enabling Layer 7 content switching to facilitate opt-in beta for responsive web site re-design.

Cofounder & Chief Architect

January 2006 - February 2007 (1 year 2 months)
Campus Explorer

Architected and launched search engine for colleges using MySQL and Catalyst MVC with Template Toolkit and jQuery UI. Participated in early recruiting efforts, strategy, and funding, including initial legal formation and incentive structuring.

Director of Database Operations / Sr. Oracle DBA

June 2001 - January 2006 (4 years 8 months)
Rent.com, an eBay company

Built data warehouse according to Kimball methodologies. Designed complete reporting system back-to-front with Oracle PL/SQL, Perl and HTML::Mason. Administered Oracle and Veritas clusters. Hired and managed team of six over five years. Rent.com was sold to eBay in 2005 for $415 million.

Senior Web Developer

June 1999 - June 2001 (2 years 1 month)
Stamps.com

Built Tell-a-Friend referral feature, data feeds for online store product fulfillment, web log analysis and reporting interface, and basic Oracle backup and recovery scripts.

Web Developer

November 1998 - June 1999 (8 months)
Dreamworks SKG

Built web-based ticket system in Perl and BerkeleyDB for use by feature animation support team to respond to artist production issues.

Systems Administrator

June 1996 - November 1998 (2 years 6 months)
Digital Domain

Provided server and desktop support to digital artists on heterogeneous network of IRIX servers, workstations, switches, routers, and NFS storage. Built web-based reporting system for monitoring render queue efficiency.

Skills & Proficiency

Ruby, Perl, Python, Bash, Go, Git

Ubuntu, Red Hat, macOS, ESXi, KVM, Docker

Ansible, Chef, Terraform, Consul, Nomad, Vault

AWS, EC2, S3, VPC, ELB, Kinesis, Lambda, Route53

Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Oracle, MySQL

Datadog, Prometheus, Grafana, Sensu, Monit

Citrix NetScaler, Cisco IOS, HP ProCurve, NetApp

JIRA, Confluence, HipChat, BitBucket, Gitlab, Slack