Bryon Keck

Scottsdale, AZ 85257 • (520) 220-1171
hi@brk.devwww.linkedin.com/in/bryonkeck

Member of the Technical Staff, Site Reliability Engineer

Multiple award-winning, innovative and detail-oriented site reliability engineer and team lead dedicated bringing observability to trillions of transactions per minute. Leverages technical, analytical and problem-solving skills to fuel competitive advantage and revenue growth, while also having the ability to develop towards ambitious performance through creation of an inclusive and innovative team culture

Key Qualifications

Software: Javascript, Node.js, ECMAScript 2017, Linux, Bash command line, PHP, Android, Java, MySQL
Packages: Angular, Kraken.js, Express.js, React, Webpack, Babel, Highcharts, LESS, SASS, Riak, Qpid, Web Sockets, Open Stack
Technology: Observability, REST, Responsive Design, OAuth, Mobile, TDD, Indexing, Document Storage, JSON, ORM, MVC, AJAX

Professional Experience

Site Reliability Engineer, Embedding (MTS1)February 2020 to Present
PayPal – Scottsdale, AZ

Member of a small tiger team dedicated to re-designing the PayPal Command Center observability and alerting into key Service Level Indicators. Responsible for understanding pertinent SLIs and how to represent them into actionable visualizations using a new observability platform. Worked directly with customers to understand effectiveness of new visualizations, reducing Mean Time to Detect live site issues by approximately five minutes.

Selected Contributions:

  • Reduced Mean Time to Detect by five minutes
  • Brought more effective alerting and observability to the Command Center
  • Directly responsible for identifying key incidents, allowing mitigation before large TPV impacts
Architect, Front End (MTS1)June 2014 to February 2020
PayPal – Scottsdale, AZ

Integral part of a team that was responsible for designing, and engineering a user-facing web application; designed to provide realtime processing, statistics and alerts based on merchant performance and profit loss. Reviewed designs, facilitated priorities, oversaw code reviews and release cycles. Maintained and up kept a reliable and easily understood codebase. Design and optimize displays representing merchant API calls and responses, across all of PayPal at minute, API, and response code level granularity. Combined different data types such as conversion rate information to help identify and display patterns in TPV loss.

Selected Contributions:

  • Led team focused on bringing customers best experience possible to debug merchant impacting issues.
  • Provided company-wide Javascript support and assisted in organizing multiple Javascript community events.
  • Was promoted to Architect after 3 years of continually exceeding management’s expectations.
Web DeveloperMarch 2013 to June 2014
Biz Anytime (now SquadPod) – Tucson, AZ

Designed and architected a new product in the digital, remote-workforce collaboration space.

Senior Engineer October 2006 to March 2013
Brink Media – Tucson, AZ

Managed a team of developers in day-to-day operations. Implemented MVC methodologies in the front end using Backbone.js.

Selected Contributions:

  • Was directly responsible for interfacing with corporate clients such as the National Guard, PayPal, the MPAA, SuperChannel CA, and Rapiscan, which work exceeded clients’ expectations.

Educational Background

Associate of Applied Science / Computer Programming/Analytics (2009) - Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ
Honors: Webby Award Honoree 2013 • CIW Site Development Associate 2012 • Addy Tucson Gold & Best of Show 2011 • Addy Tucson Silver (2) 2011 • PSAid.org First place 2010 • Webby Award Honoree 2010 • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout 2007