Glen Takahashi

GLEN TAKAHASHI

Engineering Manager @ TrialSpark.

GLEN TAKAHASHI

Engineering Manager

TrialSpark

Updated 24 June 2019

Employment

  • Nov 2019
    Engineering Manager
    New York, NY
  • Oct 2014 - Aug 2018
    Forward Deployed Engineer
    New York, NY
    • Managed six engineers through their time at Palantir, helping them to navigate the organization, understand the business and its priorities, and to build a growth path to advance their skills
    • Tech lead of three deployments, one of which is the largest government deployment where I lead a team of 12 engineers to build an application designed around displaying large amounts of complex data in an intuitive but comprehensive UI
    • Built a new cross BD-PD team of three engineers to develop new technologies in the field including a tool for identifying bottlenecks in enterprise pipeline environments and a system for integrating data provenance of internal and external systems
    • Worked as lead technical counterpart in multiple successful customer outreach engagements in the US and EU
    • Contributed to development of plugin APIs for the top down analysis and object explorer tools. Built the initial suite of plugins for each of these applications
    • Created a new set of Spark tutorials and working guides to reduce misconceptions and improve performance for both internal engineers building on top of Spark and external customers using our pipeline tools
  • Jun 2014 - Oct 2014
    Forward Deployed Engineer Intern
    New York, NY
    • Built an integrated web app for writing and editing richly linked reports using a structured review process
  • Jan 2012 - Nov 2014
    System Administrator & Developer
    Los Angeles, CA
    • Created a website using asynchronous search to provide users with articles compiled from multiple databases
  • Jun 2013 - Sept 2013
    Software Engineering Intern
    Palo Alto, CA
    • Researched and benchmarked new distributed computing systems Spark and Hadoop to integrate into a new analytical tool for the platform
  • June 2012 - Sept 2012
    Software Engineering Intern
    San Jose, CA
    • Designed and programmed an internal tool with wxPython to facilitate compiling and building Adobe Acrobat in different environments

Education

Programming Languages

  • Java

  • Typescript

  • CSS/Sass

  • Python

Platforms

  • React

  • Redux

  • Dropwizard

Technologies

  • Spark

  • YARN/Hadoop

  • Linux

  • Cassandra

  • PostgreSQL

  • Elasticsearch

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Macbook Pro 15 in.

editor

vim

shell

zsh

multiplexer

tmux

configs
browser

chrome

passwords

1Password

finances

YNAB 4

Personal

podcasts

Freakonomics, Planet Money, 99% Invisible, NPR, Motley Fool Answers

books

The Design of Everyday Things, Thinking Fast and Slow

periodicals

The Economist, Wall Street Journal, New York Times