Hello, I'm Gio.

I am a Senior Software Engineer at Orchard. I love solving big problems!



Senior Software Engineer (Developer Experience), February 2020 - Present

  • As the single member of the DevX team, I scoped, designed, and completed several company-spanning projects including updating Python from 3.7 to 3.10, implementing Datadog logging and metrics, and building ARM-native Docker images in 20+ repositories.
  • Maintained a suite of internal tools including test runners powered by an EC2 Autoscale Group, a Typescript-based wrapper around docker-compose that engineers use for local development, a library of CircleCI Orbs, a Superset instance to help identify test flakes, and Github/Slack bots running in Elastic Container Service.
  • Served as a point-of-contact for any technical issues engineers had with their development environments, CI pipelines, and automated tests, as well as Data Engineering- and Infrastructure-related issues as those teams were let go or left.
  • Assisted engineers as they migrated an application from bespoke architecture over to Cloud66, Orchard's standard production environment. This involved getting the application to run in a Kubernetes environment and merging their own secret store with our own.
  • Created a test framework in Cypress and facilitated the migration of our flaky Protractor tests onto it.
  • After a potential breach in CircleCI, I tracked down and rotated 175 secrets from projects across the organization. I owned the completion of this project, bringing our exposure to this breach down to 0.


Software Engineer (Product), February 2020 - Present

  • Built a wide-reaching Salesforce integration on top of Heroku Connect that empowered our Real Estate Agents to conduct their business entirely in Salesforce and Field Service Lightning.
  • Isolated and abstracted Orchard's mission-critical Docusign integration into a single microservice capable of autofilling contracts, receiving webhooks, and triggering events in our real estate backend.
  • Proctored more than 80 technical interviews for all engineering levels. Also created an interview for a new programming-heavy IT position and codified Orchard's first interviewer level-up process.


Software Engineer, July 2017 - February 2020

Developed software powering remote Datto backup appliances, web management portals, and Datto's private storage cloud. Participated in several small, high-velocity task forces that converted Datto's fleet of 75,000 devices to an image-based upgrade strategy and build a scalable storage backend for Datto's Cloud Continuity backup agent.


Azure Machine Learning Development Intern, Summer 2016

Working as a member of a small development team under AzureML, optimized a polling-based communication system in AzureML's backend using notifications through Azure ServiceBus.


Text Adventure

A text-based game engine written in Typescript. Runs in-browser and in your terminal!

Which Exchange

Guess which StackExchange site each question comes from! HackNJIT 2015 project.

Reddit Backgrounds

Scrape multiple subreddits for high resolution wallpapers. HackRPI 2015 project.

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