Erik Webb

Experienced Engineering Lead at Google, Facebook, and High-Growth Startup

Driven by the opportunity to mentor and empower engineers to build high-quality software with a strong sense of both ownership and autonomy. Thorough experience with scaling and accelerating teams through effective technical oversight, lightweight process improvements, and growing people as both individuals and engineers.


Technical experience focused primarily on large-scaled, cloud-based applications from backend web to core infrastructure and everything in between. Able to act as technical lead…

Erik Webb

Work

Experience

  • Google

    Google

    Software Engineering Manager, Fitbit Cloud Infrastructure

    Aug 2021 - Oct 2023

    Our mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

    • Drive Fitbit’s infrastructure integration with Google systems. Lead a global team of Cloud engineers supporting our business-critical production GCP environment while maintaining team performance, well-being, and professional and personal development.
  • YouTube

    YouTube

    Scalability & Performance Lead, YouTube TV Partner Engineering Scalability & Performance Lead, YouTube TV Partner Engineering

    Apr 2020 - Aug 2021

    • Leading a team of 5 FTEs and 10+ software development contractors developing internal tools to improve the reliability and scalability of YouTube TV and YouTube Originals operations.
    • Heavily focused on improving internal technical proficiency and eliminating tech debt wherever possible. Modernized entire organization's internal access management architecture, developed reusable Python libraries, and reduced noise from alerting systems
  • Google

    Google

    Strategic Cloud Engineer

    Mar 2018 - Oct 2019

    • Customer-facing tech lead for multiple large customers migrating to Google Cloud. Drive adoption for customers in multi-year, high-spend commitments through Google Cloud architecture solutions matched to their unique technical requirements, focusing on op
    • Leading 18 month migration of fitness tracking company's infrastructure from legacy, physical datacenter to Google Cloud (mostly Compute Engine). Largely focused on 500+ TB, 200+ node MySQL cluster with accompanying Memcached cluster with realtime invalid
    • Custom development of Google Cloud Storage access management system for social media company written in Python to map Hadoop-based access model into Google Cloud IAM permissions.
    • Architected custom MySQL failover solution for fintech company to significantly reduce downtime for planned and unplanned outages, proposing both automated and low-touch implementation options.
  • Meta

    Meta

    Production Engineering Manager

    May 2016 - Jan 2018

    • Supported a team of 8 engineers ensuring the operational success of Tupperware, Facebook's internal container-based deployment platform. Lead internal incident (SEV) review process. Double team size within one year. Organize multiple user forum events, sh
    • Acted as technical lead of team developing external APIs, command-line tools and automation. Create team roadmaps, provide ongoing project support, and mentor partner team engineers as well as a new manager. Individual development of multiple Python proje
    • Bootstraped 2 new teams through recruiting efforts and onboarding plans. Work with partner managers to ensure sufficient Production Engineering support.
  • Acquia

    Acquia

    Director, Cloud Engineering

    Jan 2015 - Jun 2016

    Leader in content management systems, named fastest growing private company in US multiple years. Joined as a Series A startup with ~50 employees, left as a Director-level lead post-Series E with 600+ employees.

    • Serve as Agile product owner and manager for 3 engineering teams, consisting of 15+ engineers worldwide, spanning HQ in Boston, US remote, APAC, and an offshore team in Hungary, building the Acquia Cloud hosting platform. Boosted team velocity by 150% wit
    • Inherited monolithic, traditional architecture aligned with conventional Operations team built for 24x7, worldwide coverage. Established cross-functional platform team to continue feature development, while still improving platform quality and release cad
  • Acquia

    Acquia

    Technical Team Lead, Professional Services

    Apr 2010 - Dec 2014

    • Manage a team of 10+ architects and consultants, including Jr.-level Management, distributed throughout the East Coast. Tripled team size within one year, leading technical interview process and new hire forecasting through massive growth period.
    • Develop and lead Infrastructure and Performance practice, including creating packaged offerings and providing mentorship to other consultants and pre-sales. Accountable for consulting engagements while ensuring NPS satisfaction rating of >97%
    • Provide extensive community exposure to Acquia and Drupal through 25+ online webinars and presentations at conferences and group meetups.

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