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Will Barrett
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Versatile engineering leader with 15+ years delivering high-value software solutions. Expertise in AI/ML, data, platform, leadership, and strategy. Trusted partner for technology organizations.

Versatile engineering leader with 15+ years delivering high-value software solutions. Expertise in AI/ML, data, platform, leadership, and strategy. Trusted partner for technology organizations.

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Bio

Results-oriented engineering leader with a track record of delivering business value through high-quality software solutions. Trusted by organizations like Change.org, Entelo, and Tranzito to lead multi-million dollar initiatives. Passionate about solving complex challenges and driving operational excellence.


Specialties:

  • AI workflow design and implementation
  • ML process development and optimization
  • Data strategy, architecture, and governance
  • Platform architecture and scalability
  • Software development lifecycle optimization
  • Fractional CTO services and technology strategy
  • Technical due diligence and software audits
  • Engineering team leadership and coaching

Select Accomplishments:

  • As CTO of Tranzito, created the hardware and software foundation for the City of Los Angeles's $30MM next-generation bus stop program, incorporating digital and e-paper screens, intelligent remote power and lighting control, and a custom geospatial management and maintenance platform.
  • At Change.org, part of a three-person team that rebuilt the email infrastructure from scratch, saving approximately $4MM annually. Also created a system integrated with Rails migrations to allow zero-downtime migration of large MySQL tables, drastically increasing stability, uptime, and flexibility.
  • Implemented intelligent WebRTC routing and assignment systems for Sqwiggle and Speak to dynamically assign and negotiate audio/video connections to optimal geographically dispersed servers, drastically decreasing call latency for most users.
  • At Entelo, led a significant refactoring of the developer platform, reducing AWS spending by $500K/year over two months, a 50% cost savings.
  • Developed the initial software-as-a-service functionality for Preset and built the MVP for Rentalutions (later rebranded to Avail and acquired by Realtor.com).
  • Committer and PMC member for Apache Superset, a popular open-source business intelligence project.
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Work History
The Apache Software Foundation
Superset PMC Member
Tranzito
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Head of Engineering
  • Principal Software Engineer
Preset
Staff Software Engineer
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Industry Specialties
Computer Software, Information Technology, Technology, Software Development
Functional Specialties
Software Development, Engineering Software

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