Dan Healy

Staff Backend Engineer

Portland, Ore. & Remote

Engineer with a product mindset, driven by the mission.
Architect archetype: technical + organizational leadership.
Emphasis on mentorship & growing teams.
Ruby developer since 2007. Open to Elixir, Go, Python, GDScript.



2021 - Present
Staff Software Engineer

  • Technical lead for e-commerce catalog team, guided 8 ICs to independently deliver projects using a complex tech stack including Ruby on Rails API, Sidekiq, React, Node.js, GraphQL, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Heroku, AWS.
  • Led strategic planning for integrating catalog domain features through merger with LeafLogix Point-of-Sale, balancing complex catalog data source of truth business rules through the combined systems.
  • Collaborated with Product team counterparts and internal stakeholders to align feature roadmaps with a long-term architectural strategy across many teams. Project to support multiple product photos demonstrated collaboration across ETL, catalog, back office and consumer menu teams.
  • Conducted over 70 interviews with IC & EM candidates. Collaborated with Sr. Management to rollout a new, bias-reducing interview stage, training dozens of engineers in its use.
  • Mentored, coached, and code paired with dozens of engineers across the company. Excelled in communication with a diverse team, fostering trust and safety.


2019 - 2021
Senior Software Engineer II

  • Developed code architecture for Point-of-Sale catalog ETL system with 20+ integrations such as Cova, using Ruby. The system powers real-time menus for thousands of retail locations & billions in GMV.
  • Implementation & continuous improvement of the data model for the industry's most comprehensive product catalog, using Rails, React, PostgreSQL & MongoDB - 10m+ menu products & 200k+ curated idealized catalog products.
  • Automated catalog connection system using Elasticsearch relevancy matching.
  • Standardized Rails API & Dry-RB code patterns used in several services.
  • Independently developed essential internal tooling using Ruby, Rails, and MongoDB for the catalog and ordering systems, enabling efficient support & triage.
  • Proactively addressed urgent escalations, including system outages and Rails/MongoDB/PostgreSQL performance issues.


Senior API Developer

  • Created interview assessment workflow integration with Bamboo HR's ATS using AngularJS 1.7 & Rails API.
  • Improved performance and stability of assessment search by creating an Elasticsearch bulk reindexing task.


2010 - 2018
SF & Remote
Software Developer

  • Reported directly to the non-technical CEO, facilitating product development.
  • Shipped an Apple TV app using RubyMotion and Apple's TVML, working closely with the design team.
  • Created a Rails API for event data, used by the mobile & TV apps and external customers including Myspace.
  • Added Rails ETL integrations for ~25 event/ticketing sources (REST APIs & web scraping), including StubHub.
  • Designed a data pipeline using Sidekiq, AWS SQS and DynamoDB for long-term storage of real-time ticket pricing. As of mid-2018, the database contained 3 billion pricing records.
  • Full-stack Rails & Javascript consumer-facing integrations with ~10 third-party services including Spotify. Social integrations for artists & venues for cross promotion. Responsive redesigns, SEO, and admin tooling.


FPGA & Firmware Engineer

Software Intern

UC Santa Cruz


B.S. Computer Engineering