Hi, I'm Aaron👋

I'm a passionate software engineer that loves designing efficient and elegant architecture. I'm currently working at DigitalOcean on their Spaces product that helps companies scale by storing and serving large amounts of data. I've worked at a variety of tech companies including X, the moonshot factory (Alphabet/Google) and ServiceNow.
San Diego, California
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My Interests:

I'm a software engineer who specializes in backend development and architecture. Performance and reliability all matter to me when building products and systems. I love keeping up with new trends and innovation in the cloud computing, ML/AI and web3 spaces and figuring out how to incorporate them into the workflows and products I'm building. Outside of work, I enjoy robotics -- at UC San Diego I was part of Yonder Dynamics, an undergraduate robotics team competing in the University Rover Challenge. I helped develop our rover's functionality and movement. Some quick highlights:
  • M.S. & B.S. in Computer Science from UC San Diego
  • Avid learner
  • Thinkering with new languages and projects


The skills, tools, and technologies that I specialize in:
  • Go iconGolang
  • Rust iconRust
  • Temporal
  • CockroachDB iconCockroachDB
  • MySQL iconMySQL
  • Grafana iconGrafana
  • Prometheus iconPrometheus
  • Envoy iconEnvoy
  • React iconReact
  • Next.js iconNext.js
  • Kubernetes iconKubernetes
  • Docker IconDocker
  • HAProxy IconHAProxy
  • gRPC IcongRPC
  • Chef io IconChef
  • Elastic IconElasticsearch


  • Sept 2022 - Present


    I worked on the Container Registry product for roughly two months before being moved to the Object Storage team. I improved product performance and reliability by upgrading our infrastructure to be more resilient to load balancer downtime and maintenance as well as integrating other services such as Temporal, CockroachDB, and Prometheus.

  • June 2021 - Sept 2021


    I worked on the Kubernetes containers team, focusing on the Container Registry product. I improved the internal admin dashboard and added more gRPCs as well as updating the internal database functionality.

  • June 2020 - Sept 2020
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    The Everyday Robot Project

    I prototyped a VR application for the Oculus VR headset. This prototype helped visualize future features that other engineers could use in their workflow for replaying robot logs.

  • June 2019 - Sept 2019
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    I developed an automated performance tool on the platform to measure product performance and it also helped improve the workflow for over 100 engineers. I also worked part time from Fall 2019 to Summer 2020.

  • June 2018 - Sept 2018
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    I developed a Java performance test measuring the efficiency of the company's product on industry grade servers. This also was used to explain to clients such as LinkedIn and Intel the improved speeds and savings with the company's product.


Some of the noteworthy projects I have built:



This is a tool to automate private Discord servers. Owners can create subscriptions and customers just sign up to get access to that server.

  • Rust
  • Golang
  • Stripe
  • Kubernetes
  • MySQL
  • Redis
  • Next.js
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CSE223B - Blockchain Project

This is a research paper I co-authored about exploring the performance differences between Avalanche and Solana. We also built a file storage system on top of Solana to test our ideas and identify bottlenecks.

  • Rust
  • Golang
  • Blockchain
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This is an app focused on tracking crypto wallet transactions. Users can plot and analyze their crypto transactions to see yields and profits over time.

  • Next.js
  • React
  • Web3
  • Metamask
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CSE151B - Deep Learning

This is a research paper stemming from a class competition given an Argoverse dataset. My partner and I developed a CNN LSTM neural network based on the GRIP++ paper and modified it or better performance.

  • Python
  • Machine Learning
  • AI
  • Neural Networks
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This is a phone app that allows you to read and download manga and is inspired by the android only app, Tachiyomi. I built this to support both android and iOS users and learn about coding apps.

  • React
  • React Native
  • Android
  • iOS
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Get in touch

What's next? Feel free to reach out to me if you're looking for a developer, have a query, or simply just want to connect. You may also find me on these platforms!