Tobias Davis

Designing better software systems.

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Hey there! 👋 My name is Tobias Davis.

Even in this AI-hype driven world software is written by people and for people, and I believe that the bigger problems in software systems aren’t technical–they come about because of things like poor communication, unclear vision, and poor work culture.

Understanding the human element of software systems has opened my eyes to things like the importance and complexity of knowledge sharing within teams, and the importance of having a long term vision for any software service.

Currently I’m working with Ford (the big vehicle company) helping build systems that optimize electric vehicle charging.

In the past I worked with From Now On as the system architect and engineering lead, designing a backend architecture that handled over 80 mobile apps, with each app having as many as tens of thousands of sport fans getting real-time stat updates and game notifications.

While at From Now On, I was the lead architect and engineer for a large migration of system architecture, which dramatically decreased server load, allowing the company to drastically reduce costs while also scaling up the number of clients they could support.

I also planned and executed a large ~2 year migration project, taking a backend+frontend CMS from Jade (now called Pug) to Svelte. This migration, along with many architectural changes, allowed them to significantly lower the cost of feature development and ongoing maintenance.

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