Eli A. Taylor

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Cypher LLC

August, 2017 - Present Director of Development & Engineering Leesburg (remote)

Cosmo
Bringing order to Cyber Operations

A cyber threat intelligence platform built with the cyber planner in mind.
  • Wrote all parsers for transforming emails and various log formats into appropriate STIX2 objects
  • Built customizable log ingestion system with basic runtime threat analysis to score and store relevant meta data as Stix2 objects while preserving context and source maps.
  • Used Stix2 ANTLR4 grammar for pattern matching log data with existing Indicators of Compromise (IoC)
  • Used ZAP Security Scanner to pen test company domains with attack IDs in request headers. Then wrote generic IoC Patterns based on signatures seen in logs during pen test.
  • Wrote Opinions API to allow analysts to score IoCs by 'vulnerability' and 'severity' scales separately.
  • Built atop OpenCTI interface to follow streamlined workflow to control ingestion, triage alerts and fine tune ML engine analysis

Started: 2021-03-01

Launched/Lasted: 2023-12-31

Technologies: ReactJS, GraphQL, ElasticSearch, Redis, RabbitMQ, Minio, Docker, Google Cloud Platform, Python, NodeJS, Antlr4

Industries: Cyber Security

Team: E.A.Taylor: Front-End, Back-End. Ray Allen: Product Development. Joseph Anderson: Business Development.

Companies/Brands: Cypher LLC

WBAT
WBAT

  • Used React Native, Redux and AsyncStorage to create offline-first native applications for iOS and Android with persistent storage and network detection for gracefully handling session restores and database synchronization.
  • Preserved backward compatibility while adding and improving all features of the app including Messaging, Safety Notifications, document sharing and downloads, file uploads.
  • Built synchronous test suite for end-to-end API testing as any user.
  • Used ReactJS with Google Chart API to build a variety of analytical charts on flight data with user controls for drilling on data and changing graph types.

Started: 2020-04-01

Launched/Lasted: 2022-08-01

Technologies: React Native, Redux, ReactJS, Google Chart API

Industries: Safety, Analytics

Team: E.A.Taylor: Front-End, Back-End, API. Joseph Anderson: Cypher CEO. Arend van der Veen: Back-end.

Companies/Brands: Cypher LLC, UTRS

FLC
Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer

Promoting, Educating, and Facilitating Knowledge Transfer
  • Programmatically migrated a custom Solr server into Drupal for easier content management
  • Wrote duplicate reducer to compare nodes by measuring the similarity of common fields across sources. Used Levenshtein Distance algorithm and took action based on threshold configurations.
  • Rebuilt new Solr indexes with Drupal's Search API to respect CMS revisions and publish settings
  • Built front-end Full-Text search tools for the global site Search and FLCBusiness and showing facet counts
  • Built custom in-page editorial tools available by Drupal roles and node access hooks
  • Integrated CAS Authentication System for unified login portal between FLC sites
  • Rebuilt custom theme with Bootstrap to improve overall site responsiveness, scalability, and ARIA compliance
  • Wrote automated crawling importers for all NASA labs and various 3 parties technology sources
  • Upgraded Google Map integration to automatically update Map results alongside listed search results

Started: 2017-08-01

Launched/Lasted: 2020-01-01

Technologies: Apache Solr, PHP, Drupal 7, mySQL, Google Maps API, Sass, Bootstrap

Industries: Technology, Marketing, Events, Analytics

Team: E.A.Taylor: Front-End, Back-End, API. Joseph Anderson: Cypher CEO. Denise Wainer: UTRS Director of Communications. Will Dyson: UTRS System Administrator, Release

Companies/Brands: Federal Labs Consortium, Cypher LLC, UTRS

Flexible Assembly Systems

December, 2017 - December, 2023 Application & API Engineer San Diego (remote)

Flexible Vision
A SASS platform for TensorFlow annotations and iterative training

Automate quality assurance with image detection
  • Created several custom Node-Red modules for configuring onprem cameras and communicating with Cloud API.
  • Added API endpoints to Flask API for manipulating images using any OpenCV method
  • Wrote ExpressJS server as proxy service to up / download photos through Minio (AWS S3) and other storage services
  • Created Drop-n-Drop photo library manager for organizing training data from remote and local photos
  • Customized Tree component for infinite nesting of tag hierarchies within a photo.
  • Built client side analysis methods for easier review of tags across all photos, showing totals and average region sizes
  • Customized drawing component for creating, dragging, and resizing tags with 0 - 400% magnification
  • Structured dataset to provide tag categories, notes, and names, aside from types
  • Wrote client-side demo builder to double as a unit testing for reloading randomized training tags customizing parameters

Started: 2018-05-01

Launched/Lasted: 2023-12-31

Technologies: Node.js, Express.js, ReactJS, AWS S3, Docker, Minio, TensorFlow, Kubernetes, Google Cloud Platform, Node-Red, Python, Flask, OpenCV

Industries: Technology, Analytics, Robotics, Manufacturing

Team: E.A.Taylor: Front-End & API. Sam Silverberg: Back-End. Alec Goeckel: Back-End. Aaron Silverberg: Product Development.

Companies/Brands: Flexible Assembly Systems, Refined Motion Engineering

Refined Motion

Assembly line automation

HVFIR Project: Torque and Ohm Resistance Validator

  • Built Angular / Node-Red interface to tell direct operator to each fastener, in their proper order, & indicate when in-position to trigger the tool, and whether results were a pass or fail
  • Wrote strict data validation on torque and resistance values in order to allow operator to proceed or readjust fastener.
  • Wrote MySQL queries to get required settings for each step of the assembly process
  • Wrote MySQL queries to record results of each attempt to fasten

Assembly line job builder and progress monitoring

  • Built offline-first interface to configure assembly-line jobs and control tools & machinery over WebSockets and LocalStorage
  • Deployed Node-Red backend on Raspberry PI connected to station Windows computer
  • Built client-side performance tracker averaging the time to assemble one project in a job
  • Created custom node-red modules for smoother synchronization with Fanuc robots
  • Wrote Station Service request tool to allow operators to order more parts or tool servicing
  • This project expanded on the HVFIR project above by allowing management to configure and validate jobs manually without needing the MySQL database

Started: 2017-12-01

Launched/Lasted: 2018-04-01

Technologies: Node-Red, Node.js, JavaScript, HTML5, ReactJS, Express.js, Bootstrap, WebSockets

Industries: Technology, Robotics, Manufacturing

Team: E.A.Taylor: Front-End, Back-End. Aaron Silverberg: Vice President. Saiman Shetty: Project Management

Companies/Brands: Tesla Motors, Flexible Assembly Systems, Refined Motion Engineering

Track Authority Music

January, 2020 - April, 2023 Chief Architect San Francisco (remote)

PickupMVP
Play & reward yourself, your community, & all athletes in any sport.

A web and mobile application to find, create, promote and win rewards from live sports matches. Available in the App Store & Google Play

Built front-end, backend, and AI for PickupMVP.com

  • Trained a neural net model for detecting balls, Players, and goals in video recordings of 4 different sports
  • Wrote all business logic for Object Tracking and isolating the clip's subject athlete and ball
  • Wrote abstractions for Track Authority Music (TAM) to support Groups within Groups while inheriting publish and privacy settings from parent group
  • Added customized Checkout process to require Release of Liability agreement
  • Extended e-commerce system to allow draft orders and entrance fee payments of upcoming matches
  • Enhanced TAM permissions matrix to allow connecting music playlists from other groups as background music for upcoming match.
  • Built Flutter WebView wrapper to publish as mobile app in App Store and Google Play
  • Built predictions review and feedback interface to allow additional tagging and fine tuning
  • Configured all server architecture to store clips on a mounted disk outside the runtime VM

Started: 2022-04-01

Launched/Lasted: 2023-04-01

Technologies: ReactJS, Material-UI, Drupal 9, mySQL, Apache, Youtube API, Flutter, Python, Darknet, Google Cloud Platform

Industries: Music, Sports, Events

Team: E.A.Taylor: Design, Front-End, Back-End, Business Development

Companies/Brands: TaylorMadeTraffic, Track Authority Music

Track Authority Music
Rewarding Musical Tastes

Crowdsourced Communal Playlists. Rewarding Musical Tastes.

Built all aspects of ReactJS responsive web app with Redux and Material-UI

  • Built single codebase to compile different applications with unique branding, themes and functionality. For examples, see
  • Wrote abstract form builder to render any layout and set of field components.
  • Wrote Cypress.io Test Suite using TypeScript and NodeJS to generate unique end-to-end tests for each brand, each with 3 device sizes. Also wrote FFMpeg script to crop and repurpose Cypress recordings as HowTo / demo videos.
  • Designed and copywrote entire application, icons and logo, sometimes in California, sometimes abroad

Built all aspects API and CMS from a decoupled Drupal 8 architecture with mySQL

  • API built with PHP around Drupal 9 and Symfony, leveraging the Cache API and dependency injection for services, query factory, and entity normalizers.
  • Built CRUD routing paths dynamically from registered Entities and entity bundles
  • Built end-to-end functional testing suite to test all endpoints over CURL requests
  • Integrated Cloud9 Gateway alongside Commerce Funds to process transactions and keep records of users 'wallet' value
  • Wrote OAuth2 Authentication system to issue short and long term access token from the Password Grant via HTTP and encrypted OTP links
  • Wrote Email Blast tools for Group owners to send OTP links to existing and new users safely and securely.

Started: 2020-01-01

Launched/Lasted: 2021-01-01

Technologies: ReactJS, Material-UI, Drupal 8, mySQL, Apache, Youtube API, WebVTT

Industries: Music, Events, Gaming

Team: E.A.Taylor: Design, Front-End, Back-End, Business Development

Companies/Brands: TaylorMadeTraffic, Track Authority Music

Blingby LLC

November, 2015 - April, 2016 Drupal Engineer Houston (remote)

Blingby
Live the Experience

Blingby lets users 'live the experience' of their favorite music videos and movie trailers. Blingby LLC tags top-voted YouTube videos with purchase links so products, hotels, and artists are shown in-sync as the video plays.
  • Configured and hooked Drupal Views to query content internally and from Amazon for album artwork as well as YouTube for matching videos.
  • Rebuilt Drupal templates for a more responsive experience across devices with CSS3
  • Developed google-map interface and query logic to re-order of ad / affiliates' links based on the user's location and affiliates’ geographic settings.
  • Built several administrative tools for configuring home page settings, photo carousels, and reviewing data-integrity from error logs and Drupal’s url_alias table.

Started: 2015-11-01

Launched/Lasted: 2016-04-01

Technologies: Drupal 7, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, YouTube API, Google Maps API, AJAX, Apache

Industries: Travel, Music, Fashion, Marketing

Team: E.A.Taylor: Front-End, Back-End. Robert Stanicic: Business Development

Companies/Brands: Blingby LLC

tripchi

March, 2014 - October, 2015 Senior Full Stack Engineer Denver (remote)

tripchi - Auto Importer & Taxonomy Builder
HTML Scraper & Importer with Automated Taxonomy Builder

Tags map many-to-many and are used by the global search box, Types map 1-to-many and are used by the main drawer menu's selectable filters.
  • Developed scraper tool for importing Airport data from HTML, JSON, and RSS feeds.
  • Automated and improved categorization - despite an insufficient taxonomy - by learning from the full text of previous imports.
  • Built batch processing tool to review and update importer decisions by tagging content to effect Tag weights to a primary Type.

Started: 2014-10-01

Launched/Lasted: 2015-10-01

Technologies: Drupal 7, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, Apache

Industries: Travel, Language, Analytics

Team: E.A.Taylor: Front-End, Back-End

Companies/Brands: tripchi

tripchi - Native Mobile App
Native Android Mobile Application

A content manager and mobile app to guide users through airports and find flight, safety, and consumer information; as well as share rides to common destinations to and from the airport
  • Built a fluid interface, fully responsive from 320 to 1024+ pixels wide, without a page refresh, with HTML5 and CSS3
  • Scripted all API integrations with JavaScript / jQuery, parsing HTML and JSON from the Drupal server and across domains and third-party web services.
  • Deployed the mobile application through Cordova and Node.js plugins to quickly configure, compress, and compile the Android APK.

Started: 2014-03-01

Launched/Lasted: 2015-10-01

Technologies: Cordova, Phonegap, Node.js, JavaScript, jQuery Mobile, Google Maps API, Facebook Graph API, Google Anayltics API

Industries: Travel

Team: E.A.Taylor: Front-End, Back-End. Roberto Galan: Design. Chandra Jacobs: Project Management & Business Development

Companies/Brands: tripchi

tripchi - CMS & API
Content Management System and API

Your passport to explore the airport. Discover restaurants, shopping, deals, unlock airport secrets & more.​
  • Built OAuth2, token secured CMS & API with Drupal 7
  • Hooked Drupal Views to set default filters based users' profiles, location, next flight information.
  • Integrated FlightStats API at runtime while adding or editing flight information.
  • Optimized site and API with CRON jobs to update flight status and real time airport details from FlightStats API

Started: 2014-03-01

Launched/Lasted: 2014-10-01

Technologies: Drupal 7, PHP, MySQL, Facebook Graph API, JavaScript, Apache

Industries: Travel

Team: E.A.Taylor: Front-End, Back-End. Roberto Galan: Design. Chandra Jacobs: Project Management & Business Development

Companies/Brands: tripchi

ID Interactive

July, 2013 - December, 2013 Senior Web Developer Bogotá

Oreo Navidad

ID interactive builds marketing platforms for a long list of great clients with creative projects and campaigns. This was just one of the projects I got to build while working there. View more projects I built with ID Interactive here: http://taylormadetraffic.com/companies?qtfilter=ID%20Interactive
  • Built responsive interface, pixel perfect to design specs, with elegant client-side form validation using HTML5, CSS3 and pure JavaScript.
  • Wrote barcode queries and prize distribution algorithm to evenly distribute 285 prizes, without predefined winners, across the 60 day campaign, against 20 million codes printed on Oreo packages throughout Colombia. Supported business rules such as Captcha when a user searched more than 12 times in a day.
  • Included several backend tracking tools for reviewing code attempts and wins, as well as an automated QA tester to simulate varying degrees of traffic, code searches, and minimum probabilities.

Started: 2013-11-01

Launched/Lasted: 2013-12-01

Technologies: PHP, mySQL, JavaScript

Industries: Gaming

Team: Cristopher Allen Lara: Design. E.A.Taylor: Front-End, Back-End. Oscar Gil: Project Management. Sharon Lewis: Account Manager. Jimmy Rodriguez: QA. John Parra: QA

Companies/Brands: Oreo, ID Interactive

ID Dashboard

The tool automates monthly reports for clients, by aggregating data from all active marketing channels or installed tracking tools, such as Twitter, Facebook Insights, Google Analytics, and YouTube.
  • Built fluid interface of drag-and-droppable graphs for Project Managers to create monthly performance reports of client campaigns.
  • Built API to customize each graph with comments, unique headers, colors, sizes, and display orders before generating shareable URLs to produce reports across accounts or without login.
  • Built site permissions matrix for view, write, and delete privileges limited per user, client, brand, and project.
  • Modularized graph components to build and refresh off a normalized JSON structure, produced on-load and via AJAX, further allowing data drilling on all metrics and dimensions.

Started: 2013-07-01

Launched/Lasted: 2013-12-01

Technologies: PHP, CodeIgniter, mySQL, AJAX, JavaScript, Google Visualization API, Facebook Graph API, YouTube API, Twitter API, Laraval, CSS3, HTML5

Industries: Analytics

Team: E.A.Taylor: Design, Front-End, Back-End. Juan Ruiz: Business Development. Claudia Huertas: Business Development. Alejandra Farfan: Project Management. David Duran: Project Management. John Parra: QA. Mauricio Zambrano: UX. Catalina Molina: UX

Companies/Brands: ID Interactive

Healthline Networks

May, 2009 - July, 2012 UI Engineer San Francisco

Healthline Navigator

A Contextual Enrichment Tool of Rich-Media Health Information and Ads.
  • Built cross-domain script tag used to inject contextual ads, content, and SEO hyper-links onto any web page from 79 kilobytes of pure JavaScript.
  • Supported up to 60 requests per second including tracking pixels and over 50,000 SQL inserts batched daily through an asynchronous SQL loader. (Clients included healthline.com, sharecare.com, health.yahoo.net, and others)
  • Built a client-side keyword scanner to select terms from common semantic rules or other ad-tags running simultaneously; allowing contextual advertising services without a backend processor.
  • Automated appropriate ad placement via DOM scanner to measure element's dimensions, amount of text, and tag structure when explicit placement rules were not found in the Healthline Dashboard described below.

Started: 2009-05-01

Launched/Lasted: 2012-07-01

Technologies: Java, Spring, Oracle, JavaScript

Industries: Health, Marketing

Team: E.A.Taylor: Design, Front-End, Back-End. AJ Chen: Back-End. Steve Jackson: Back-End

Companies/Brands: Healthline Networks

Healthline Dashboard

Dashboard is an all-in-one Content-Management-System, Reporting, and Ad Configuration tool. It controls where, when, and why to inject ads or content in webpages. It also allows reviewing Navigator, healthSTAT, and the internal crawler's performance across various installations.
  • Built this Dashboard to provide the crawler additional controls for prioritizing areas of the page to parse, skip, and flag for injection or inter-linking; with Java / Spring and Oracle/SQL.
  • Built tool to rebuild any webpage within a proxy environment on Healthline servers in order to install, test, and demonstrate Navigation functionality on any URL.
  • Optimized crawler’s queue to more efficiently check for content changes, ignoring irrelevant differences in the DOM source.
  • Improved backend healthSTAT crawler’s keyword selections with configurations per domain to prioritize URL segments vs. DOM Body vs. DOM meta data, based on target site’s semantic standards.

Started: 2009-05-01

Launched/Lasted: 2012-07-01

Technologies: Java, Spring, Oracle, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery Mobile

Industries: Health, Analytics, Marketing

Team: E.A.Taylor: Design, Front-End, Back-End

Companies/Brands: Healthline Networks

Healthline computeQA

Automated Quality Assurance & Monitoring Through Interactive, Intelligent Browser-Based Crawling.
  • Built this Google Chrome Extension and browser-based Crawler to automate QA of web pages after all ads and third party javascripts have completely loaded, with pure JavaScript and SQLite.
  • Mapped entire websites while comparing keywords / categorization choices by each different Healthline API, as well as competing ad tags.
  • Automated .jpg screen captures of every page crawled, with options to first render watermarks and set colored borders around each area of that page where Navigator might inject ads, content, or hyper-links.

    Started: 2009-05-01

    Launched/Lasted: 2012-07-01

    Technologies: WebSQL-lite, JavaScript, Google Chrome Extension, jQuery Mobile, LocalStorage

    Industries: Analytics

    Team: E.A.Taylor: Design, Front-End, Back-End

    Companies/Brands: Healthline Networks

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