Kevin Dougherty

Kevin Dougherty

Director of Software Development & Operations Engineer

Experienced hands-on executive with record of leading innovative design and development of scalable web services

Project Leader

I have experience organizing teams that build elegant websites and services.

Architect

I specialize in building platforms that scale.

Problem Solver

I enjoy solving complex problems faced by projects and organizations.

  • PHP
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • Ruby (Rails)
  • C
  • C++
  • Perl
  • Java
  • GNU / Linux
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Heroku
  • MySQL
  • Nginx
  • HAProxy
  • Redis
  • RabbitMQ
  • HBase
  • Chef
  • Git
Experience
Software Consultant (Independent)
Aug 2013 - Present | San Diego, CA
Providing independent software consulting services including systems architecture, strategic infrastructure advice and cloud-based engineering.
Director of Engineering, OkCupid Labs
Jan 2012 - Aug 2013 (1 year 8 months) | San Francisco, CA
OkCupid Labs built products that connect people, including Kiss.com and Singlesnet.com. It was part startup, part incubator and part idea lab. The labs was backed by Match.com and IAC/InterActiveCorp. OkCupid Labs acquired Singlesnet.com on August 9th, 2012.
  • Grew and managed team of 12 highly-skilled frontend, backend and operations engineers
  • Contributed to product vision and feature planning
  • Led architecture design and development efforts building a new, highly-scalable Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) platform for the online dating site Singlesnet.com (and Kiss.com)
  • Led DevOps infrastructure design, implementation and cloud deployment on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Oversaw migration of 11M member accounts ensuring uninterrupted service for our customers
  • Built and delivered features (new and iterative) at all levels of the app
  • Developed app and service release procedures and conventions
  • Championed continuous integration (CI) and deployment (CD) to staging environments and managed deployments to production
Director of Software Development, Match.com
Mar 2010 - Jan 2012 (1 year 10 months) | Dallas, TX
Online dating giant Match.com acquired our company (Singlesnet.com) in 2010 and continued to run it as a separate entity under the Match.com umbrella until mid-2014.
  • Led and managed all development for Singlesnet.com
  • Managed a distributed (virtual) team of 10+ engineers and designers
  • Co-managed operations efforts
  • Created automated revenue and customer engagement reports and metrics, detailing business health
  • Developed framework for implementing and optimizing customer acquisition landing pages with A/B testing support
  • Led site-wide user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) reboot
  • Developed anti-fraud strategies and reporting
  • Spearheaded security and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Level 2 (PCI DSS) compliance efforts protecting sensitive customer data
Chief Information Officer (CIO), The Hive
Mar 2007 - Mar 2010 (3 years) | Boston, MA
The Hive built technology used by Singlesnet.com and other remote team members in a virtual work environment.
  • Remote-managed a large deployment of Linux servers (300+) in our Massachusetts-based data center
  • Developed server health monitoring systems, alert and problem escalation procedures
  • Collaborated in the development of an in-house VoIP-based instant messaging platform (somewhat similar to today‚Äôs Google Hangouts); This tool was used by our entire company
  • Deeply involved in development and operations; consulted on projects throughout the organization
Co-Founder & Chief Information Officer (CIO), Singlesnet.com
Mar 2002 - Mar 2010 (8 years) | Boston, MA
Singlesnet.com was a popular online dating service and website. Singlesnet.com was sold to Match.com in March, 2010.
  • Co-founded business and helped grow it to a thriving user-base of 27M+ members; 550K+ unique daily active users (DAU)
  • Achieved most-visited online dating site in the US status in 2008 (Hitwise)
  • Served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) from 2002-2010
  • Developed a large number of the front and back-end systems powering the business
  • Developed fast bulk email generation and delivery system; included feedback loop monitoring, bounce handling, click-through and conversion monitoring
  • Developed REST-based API with access controls for member account creation
  • Created subscription-based payment processing system supporting multiple payment methods and processing gateways (credit card, e-check / ACH and PayPal); Responsible for handling ~$40M annual revenue
  • Instrumental in facilitating the acquisition of Singlesnet by Match.com in 2010
Chief Systems Architect & Founding Member, Digital ID World
Feb 2002 - Feb 2005 (3 years) | Denver, CO
Digital ID World was the official digital identity industry conference, magazine, news and informational website. Digital ID World was sold to International Data Group (IDG) in February, 2008.
  • Founding member
  • Developed website, registration and supporting systems, including payment processing
  • Organized and helped manage conference logistics
  • Managed wireless access points, GNU/Linux servers, traffic shaping, firewalling for conference attendees and exhibitors
  • Digital ID World operated as a joint venture in 2005 and was ultimately acquired by IDG in 2008
Founding Contributor, Ping Identity Corporation
Feb 2002 - Aug 2003 (1 year 6 months) | Denver, CO
Provider of online identity management solutions
  • Built and maintained key IT systems, including web servers, email and DNS
Education
University of Colorado at Boulder
B.S. in Computer Science, 2001
Interests

Avid runner, including 17+ half and full marathons; I love to surf and hike