Andrew Grumet, Ph.D.
San Francisco



Technical Program Manager
January, 2014 - present
San Francisco, CA

Technical Program Manager at Google, driving best practices in internal tools and testing.

May, 2013 - January, 2014
San Francisco, CA

DevOps consultant to the Music group at Samsung, specializing in monitoring and real time metrics.


CTO and Co-Founder
October, 2012 - January, 2014
Bravo Your City!
Berkeley, CA

Bravo Your City is an early stage startup building a global, collaborative publishing platform for local stories.

VP Architecture
2005 - 2012
Mevio, Inc.
San Francisco, CA

Hands-on manager leading the software development and technical operations teams building a broadband advertising and entertainment platform. Responsibilities range from hiring to team management to software development.

Regular daily experience with: javascript, php, mysql, infobright, memcache, subversion, git, puppet, gearman, bash.

Owner and Consultant
February, 2002 - October, 2005
Andrew Grumet, LLC
Somerville, MA

Sole proprietor consulting business, providing software services to large and small clients, including:

  1. The Development Gateway Foundation, enhanced and maintained a web-based multi-language economic development portal.
  2. MIT Sloan School of Management, developed and maintained an educational intranet used daily by more than 1,000 members of the MIT community. Shepherded the system through three major system upgrades, performing numerous code merges between the system and its underlying open source platform.
  3. Warner Bros., provided technical infrastructure for podcast promotion of the House of Wax movie. Hosted the House of Wax RSS feed and provided a custom-skinned podcast receiver (desktop software) built on Juice.
  4. Elsa Dorfman, portrait photographer.

Technical project lead
November, 1999 - February, 2002
ArsDigita Corporation
Cambridge, MA

Led web projects backed by the ArsDigita Community System (ACS). Leadership responsibilities included: pitching new clients, business requirements definition, SQL data modeling, system design, and technical supervision of a 3-4 person team through initial implementation, iteration and testing, public launch, and ongoing maintenance and upgrades.

Major projects:

  1. The Development Gateway a multilingual web-based knowledge sharing system that we built for the World Bank Group. Implemented in Oracle SQL and AOLserver Tcl (ACS v4.1), the Development Gateway supports community building within topic areas by providing: content management tools that designated guides use to moderate, highlight and organize content; collaborative tools such as content submission, commenting, bulletin boards, and email alerts that enable users to work together.
  2. HP Image Services, a web-based system that we built for Hewlett-Packard to support collaborative document production (non-public site). Implemented in Oracle SQL and AOLserver Tcl (ACS v3.0), HP Image Services provides outsourced file storage, document production workflow, and order generation and tracking for organizations that produce printed documents.


Fall and Spring, 2004
OpenACS Board


PhD Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT.

SM Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT.

BS Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University.


Knowledge domains
  • Amazon AWS
  • System architecture and scaling
  • Web application development
  • Web video and ad management systems
  • MP3 and ID3 internals
  • Data modeling
  • Cross-platform desktop application development
  • User experience design
  • Multi-lingual application development
  • Release management
  • Data warehousing and ETL
  • PHP
  • SQL
  • HTML
  • CSS/Less
  • Javascript
  • Bash
  • Python
  • Tcl
  • Perl
  • C#
  • Java
  • C
  • PL/SQL
  • MySQL
  • Infobright
  • PostgreSQL
  • Oracle
Version Control
  • GIT
  • SVN
  • CVS
  • JavascriptMVC
  • Puppet
  • Apache
  • Memcache
  • Gearman
  • wxPython
  • Linux administration
  • Generic Unix (Linux, Solaris, HP-UX)
  • AOLserver
  • OpenACS

Team leadership, working with clients, teaching.

Analog circuit design, data acquisition systems, electrophysiology, working knowledge of French.


Co-taught three-day source on Relational Database Management System and Internet application programming (January, 2011 and 2012;

Co-taught MIT 6.171: Software Engineering of Innovative Web Services with Philip Greenspun and Hal Abelson. Responsibilities included: giving lectures, writing problem sets, supervising student projects, and class administration. (Spring, 2000, Fall, 2000, Spring, 2002 and Fall, 2003).

Dozens of hours leading Web programming training sessions at our free "bootcamps" while at ArsDigita.


Books: Essays: