David Torres

Product Engineer

David is hands-on, having written code for 25+ years. His passion is converting ideas into code that produce an immensely valuable product for the user or outcome for a business. He has worked with huge companies on multi-million, multi-year projects, creating enterprise applications, data services, and consumer products. He loves to code, whether it’s C#, Python or JavaScript, and he loves to solve problems, manipulate data, and create great interfaces. He also enjoys mentoring, teaching the next generation of developers in what he has learned through 25+ years of leading teams, encouraging them with what has worked.

Key Skills

Azure PaaS
C#
Big Data
T-SQL
Gremlin
Patterns & Practices

Experience

Principal Product Architect | Executive

Feedme Inc, Anthem, AZ

Feedme® is a revolutionary tech startup that delivers a user's news, information, media, and social content a mobile Superfeed™ app. Feedme® was released as a tech preview to iOS and Android app stores in August 2019. As principal product architect and development lead, David was responsible for the following:

  • Conceived and constructed prototype within three months to secured $1.5M in bootstrap funding.
  • Led multi-national virtual product development and testing team as Dev Lead and Scrum Master.
  • Designed and developed the cloud platform using a microservices architecture and leveraging numerous Azure PaaS capabilities including: Cosmos DB, Function Apps, Event Grid, Cognitive Services, Stream Analytics, SignalR, Redis, Traffic Manager Storage Queues/Table/Blobs, API Management, etc.
  • Led development of the hybrid mobile app using NativeScript-Vue.js and Google Firebase services.
  • Secured product release approvals from partners: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
  • Secured $2M in first round public funding with successful tech preview launch.
  • Served as a corporate executive and officer.

Apr. 2018 - Current

Principal Digital Strategist | Executive

Liftable Media Inc., Anthem, AZ

Liftable Media produces quality digital content promoting truth in publishing, putting the readers' interests first, and driving positive culture change. David’s specific accomplishments included:

  • Led technology department across development, infrastructure and technology support.
  • Developed comprehensive analytics solutions using Google and Facebook analytics, Google Cloud Platform PaaS capabilities including: BigQuery, BigTable, Firestore, App Engine, and Data Studio.
  • Migrated all infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform IaaS capabilities; implemented numerous SaaS productivity tools.
  • Ensured technology systems provided uninterrupted business operations across LMI's digital properties and e-commerce sites.
  • Served as executive and corporate officer.

Jan. 2017 - Dec. 2019

Global Practice Lead | Sr. Executive

Accenture/Avanade, Phoenix, AZ

Avanade is a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft, formed in 2000, and is one of the most successful large corporate joint ventures ever. A brief list of accomplishments includes the following:

  • Created data and advanced analytics advisory service offerings which helped to grow a $250 million annual revenue consulting practice.
  • Facilitated global capability development for 4300 professionals in Azure DaaS and PowerBI.
  • Established first near-shore delivery center for Avanade in Monterrey, Mexico focused on Data Engineering and Advanced Analytics
  • Responsible for engagement estimation, client presentation, and delivery of all data and advanced analytics engagements over $15 million.
  • Led West US App Development practice of over 500 consulting professionals between 2010 and 2013.
  • Served hands-on for numerous multi-year client engagements in M&A, ERP implementation, advanced analytics, enterprise architecture, data governance and management, and SaaS product development.

Mar. 2001 - Dec. 2016

Client Engagements

20 Year Mission

“I’ve spent over 2 decades advising companies, building businesses and launching start-ups across the globe.

My mission is always to help organizations realize that their human, intellectual and technical capital and capabilities should be treated with the same care as cash equivalent assets.”

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