Hugo Haas

whugoh@hugoh.net

Oakland, CA, USA

Objective

To design and implement awesome consumer-facing products in an exciting and fast-paced environment.

Summary

I have re-architected some of the world's leading Web sites, developed by hundreds of engineers, and used by hundreds of millions of users every month.
I have participated in the definition of aspects of the technical and products strategies of one of the largest Web companies in the world.
I have written code running on tens of thousands of servers, serving hundreds of thousands of requests per second.
I have participated in the design of Web technologies widely used around the Internet.
I have written Web standards and a book, and have given technical presentations to large audiences around the world.

I have proven over and over again that I am a valuable technologist and a leader who can tackle hard problems.

Experience

2016-present

Salesforce

San Francisco, CA, USA

Salesforce is the world's #1 CRM company.

Compute Infrastructure Architect (2016-present)

2013-2015

Yahoo

San Francisco, CA, USA

Yahoo is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining.

Distinguished Architect, Flickr (2013-present)

  • Technical leadership for Flickr, including laying out the strategy and quarterly roadmap
  • Architect for the Flickr 4.0 release, viewed as the best cloud-based photo storage and sharing service
  • Led efforts to provide large improvements in system reliability and user experience performance
  • Hands-on engineer, prototyping and contributing to production code

2012-2013

PayPal, Inc.

San Jose, CA, USA

PayPal is a global e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet.

Chief Architect, Application Platform (2012-present)

  • Leading the evolution of the PayPal software-oriented architecture: design principles, technologies (synchronous RESTful and asynchronous message-based interfaces), design methodology (domain modeling), business alignment (capability modeling)
  • Redesign of PayPal's external developer platform
  • Working on integrating the development, build, discover and run-time tools, processes, and infrastructure
  • Focusing on increasing agility and efficiency in software development

2006-2012

Yahoo! Inc.

Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Yahoo! is the world's largest global online network of integrated services with more than 700 million users worldwide.

Distinguished Architect, Flickr (2011-present)

  • Software architecture and development for the world's largest photo sharing site, Flickr.
  • Focus on Flickr core infrastructure, integration with partners and third parties (Apple, Bing, etc.), as well as serving performance (from markup to code generation and infrastructure aspects) for all of Yahoo!.
  • One of about 20 Distinguished Architects at Yahoo!.

Chief Architect, Media (2008-2011)

  • Architect for the Yahoo! Media group (Yahoo! front page, News, Sports, Finance, Movies, Music, …) with more than 700 engineers worldwide. Leading a team of 20 architects.
  • Led the re-architecture of all the sites end-to-end, going from 150+ code bases globally down to 1 modern stack, leveraging in particular Hadoop, NoSQL, and cloud-based systems.
  • Chaired the company's engineering standards group, defining technology standards and development practices for the company.
  • Member of the senior program committee for the company's technical conference in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Web Services Architect (2006-2008)

  • Wrote and evangelized best practices and tools for Web services development (both REST and SOAP).
  • Architected and implemented an internal security mechanism for Web services calls, integrated with the company's infrastructure.
  • Implemented the public authentication mechanisms for Yahoo! sites (BBAuth, OAuth, etc.)

1999-2006

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Cambridge, MA, USA & Paris, France

W3C is the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web, founded and headed by Tim Berners-Lee.

Web Services Activity Lead (2001-2006)

Webmaster and System Administrator (1999-2000)

  • Administered Unix servers (Linux, Solaris). Maintained and organized the first Web site created (tens of thousands of documents)
  • Developed services and tools, including the W3C Link Checker

1998-1999

3Com

Hemel Hempstead, England

3Com is a digital electronics manufacturer best known for its computer network infrastructure products.

Software Engineer (1998-1999)

  • Developed systems to test Ethernet switches for protocol and design specification compliance

Skills & Technologies

Education

Projects, Publications & Awards

References available upon request.