As a Senior Engineering Manager at SEIU from 2009-2014, I helped the organization–a complex bureaucracy operating in a highly-regulated environment–transform its approach to technology. Beginning as a data engineer, I ultimately assumed managerial roles in procurement and technology strategy. After building trust and fellow tech-transformation champions among organization leadership, I conducted a build vs buy process which resulted in the creation of a cross-functional internal team of five, who delivered a custom financial and membership data system (the core software system for our org). The software we developed was later adopted by SEIU locals in other parts of the country. Afterwards, I maintained good working relationships with key figures at SEIU, allowing me to pursue collaborations with the org throughout my time at Harvard and MIT, which included delivering funded work as a research manager for MIT’s CoLab.
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