James Nowell

Principal Software Engineer
More than 10 years of experience in distributed systems and team leadership
United States of America 5.0 (1 review) Active 2 months ago


$300 / month

For mentees seeking a continuous development plan, we will create long and short term goals.

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I'm an experienced Software Team Lead with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. I enjoy tough challenges, and particularly enjoy difficult streaming computation problems. I spent a large portion of my career working in data engineering, from ingestion and storage to high performance event processing and complex analytics. This background has given me a unique perspective on overall system architecture design that enables both teams and individuals to deliver high value software.

I have a passion for helping teams run more efficiently with less stress. Project management and planning are skills I've cultivated to create more stable, happy teams. In addition, I've been mentoring, training, and helping engineers develop for close to 10 years.

I enjoy advising startups with tough technical challenges, helping them build, clarify, and refine their roadmap.

I have the most experience in these:
* Kafka
* Spark
* Akka
* Cassandra/DynamoDB
* Kubernetes
* Solr/ElasticSearch

* Scala
* Python
* Java
* Go

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5 out of 5 stars

Standard Plan · 
3 months

It's easy to oversell yourself on a site like this, but James does not. He is a phenomenal talent, bringing deep technical knowledge to bear on all matters of design, deployment, software architecture, best practice, and code style. The Big Data ecosystem is a jungle. James is here with a map and a machete.

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