Work Experience

Previous Opportunities

April 2022 - Present
Voltron Data
Senior DevOps Engineer

* Configure and maintain the internal Data Science platform

* Develop and test integrations between GitHub Actions and Kubernetes clusters, with a focus on self-hosted runners in Windows and Linux nodes

* Integrate Lacework as a security platform with the container strategy of Voltron Data

* Build CI/CD pipelines to reduce Docker images build times

October 2020 - March 2022
Solutions Engineer

* Develop, test and support the AWS CloudFormation template offerings of RStudio, providing updates and adding functionality to the deployment of the enterprise products.

* Advise customers in long-term relationships as a Technical Account Manager about best practices regarding environment management, architecture implementations, and RStudio product management.

* Assist more than 150 clients in the deployment of RStudio enterprise products both in on-premises and cloud environments. The work has been focused on enabling Kubernetes and Python functionality.

* Write pulumi stacks to replicate customer environments for troubleshooting purposes.

* Create support articles, blog posts, and demos about technologies at the intersection of data science and cloud infrastructure such as GitHub Actions, High Availability deployments, and {targets} pipelines.

* Develop and maintain 5 R packages related to infrastructure management and scientific communication.

May 2020 - July 2020
Data Science Education Intern

* Established the glosario project in collaboration with The Carpentries, an open-source glossary of terms used in data science that is available online in 14 languages and also as a library in both R and Python.

* Collaborated with a team of professors from Carnegie-Mellon University, University of St.Thomas, and the University of California on the planning and implementation of a project about error identification by data science students and data science professionals. The objective of this study was to see how does ability to catch errors varies by level of experience as well as familiarity with the data and type of analysis.

Dec 2019 - Mar 2020
Jumping Rivers
Data Scientist

* Automatized the process of creating Virtual Machines for training purposes using Packer, Ansible, Docker Compose, and GitLab CI.

* Deployed data science infrastructure such as RStudio Enterprise products and JupyterHub in Amazon Web Services using Terraform.

* Developed 2 R packages and web applications for Systems Administration

Mar 2018 - Aug 2018
Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics
Information System Consultant

* Developed an open-source web application to visualize expenses from the Government of Puerto Rico.

* Produced reports with RMarkdown for the PR Violent Death Reporting system reducing report-generation time from 6 hours to 15 minutes.

* Implemented a database migration from on-premise MS SQL Server to a cloud CouchDB instance deployed in Amazon Web Services.

* Maintained and completed a React application used for data collection purposes that ensured data quality through the UX.

* Wrote documentation of the data infrastructure for technical and non-technical stakeholders.

May 2016 - July 2016
National Ecological Observatory Network
Eco-Informatics Intern

* Developed an open source application to visualize the spatial distribution and temporal patterns of animals in the continental United States.

* Researched the use of scientific visualization techniques to make data insights more accessible to non-scientific users.


Degrees Obtained

Sep 2018 - Jun 2019
University of British Columbia
Master of Data Science

* Courses in Statistical Inference, Regression Analysis, Bayesian Statistics, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing (NLP)

* Collaborated with Dr. Greg Wilson and RStudio as part of my final project applying graph embeddings to understand which workflows users follow on the GitHub platform when versioning their code.

* Recipient of the Master of Data Science International Scholarship

Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
University of Puerto Rico
Bachelor of Science

* Courses in Probability, Numerical Linear Algebra, Quantitative Ecology, Demography, and Ecology of Infectious Diseases

* Research Projects on Bat Mobility on Urban Spaces, Malaria Spatial Distribution and Modelling, and Deep Learning Species Classification