Stephen McMillen

Employment & Internships

Blue Apron December 2015 - present

Staff Software Engineer
  • Completed a 3 year migration to internally managed hosting from 3rd party platforms.
  • Maintained and modernized our CI/CD pipeline, handling changes in our secret handling, dynamic scaling and configuration, and required validations.
  • Directly managed peak team of 6 engineers, including reviews, feedback, and coaching.
  • Led project to expand the delivery schedule to highlight product changes, lifting revenue by $10+ million/year, amid uncertain product offering schedules.
  • Directly mentored engineers to better designs. Ultimately unifying similar, but separate, systems to ease maintenance and support future expansion.
  • Developed working groups to review major changes. Facilitating our transition to an SOA, our API design strategy, and provides a go-to team for questions at all experience levels.
  • Develop controls and processes for PCI and SOX compliance with finance, legal, internal audit, and external audit, supporting our IPO and $800+ million in card processing.
  • Managed team to launch customizable wine orders, scaling to 30% of orders being customized.
  • ETL powering pricing and availability of medications.
  • Improvements to relevance with search results for critical drugs.
  • Integration with third party for email sending and management of users for marketing.
  • Coordination with stakeholders to determine requirements.

Vimeo August 2013August 2015

Senior Application Engineer, API + Content Discovery
  • Preparation of a recommendation engine for production use.
  • Rebuilt the Python library for the API, decreasing support requests by 90+%.
  • Feature planning with mobile and smart TV application teams.

NBC Universal – Syfy January 2012August 2013

Syfy Interactive Application Engineer
  • Development of real-time social streams to connect talent and viewers during broadcasts.
  • Creation of a build toolchain for use across our supported sites.

NBC Universal – Bravo January 2009December 2011 Freelance Application Developer


New York University September 2006 – June 2010; May – June 2012

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre; Double Major in Economics