Jackson Gabbard Curriculum Vitae

London, UK, Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa Holder | Email jg [at] jg.gg

Professional Experience

2009-2016 Facebook Inc.

2009-2011Infrastructure – Planned, designed and built user interfaces to run Facebook’s largest-scale systems, including the web server fleet of more than 100K machines

2011-2013Mobile – Lead UI engineer on the Timeline implementation for mobile web; built mobile data logging infrastructure for web, iOS, and Android

2012-2016 London Engineering Team Founder – One of twelve engineers selected from 100+ engineers to relocate to the UK and begin our first international engineering team

2013-2014Internal Tools – Expanded internal productivity tools used by the entire company, including our product real-time configuration tools and internal task management tool, began and led the project for automatic metrics collection of usage data of internal tooling

2014-2016Site Integrity / Safety – Built real-time abuse detection systems to protect people on Facebook from sextortionists and other bad actors; led the team for and delivered a rebuild of our photo matching infrastructure used to prevent the sharing of child exploitation images and many other forms of abusive content

NB: Some projects have been omitted due to unlaunched and/or non-public nature.

Accolades

Began as an entry-level engineer in the California Headquarters, promoted 3 times to Engineer Level 6 (top 25% of all engineering). In 2011, received company-wide recognition for excellence in engineering for refactoring and modernizing our mobile web stack. Many-time contributor to the Dead Code Society recognizing deletion of unused code in blocks of 1000 lines or more. Participated in the growth of the engineering organization from about 300 engineers to over 5000. Helped the company transition from startup phase through IPO and international expansion.

Founding member of the London engineering team, scaling the office from 12 engineers to over 450. Mentored 100+ new engineers and led onboarding sessions in both technical and cultural domains. 507 career interviews and dozens of new interviewer mentorship sessions. Proud leader of the London office-wide Games Day every year.

2007-2009 EchoMusic / TicketMaster

User interface team leader, modernized the operations of the 10 person design organization from dated Actionscript 2.0 and spaghetti JavaScript to ActionScript 3.0 and modern JavaScript with a shared UI component library and industry best practices; implemented ~50 high-end artist websites including Kanye West’s first blog, Taylor Swift’s first website, and many more. Now shutdown, archive here https://goo.gl/NjomsP.

Education

2002-2006 Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, Tennessee, USA – Bachelor of Arts in English, Minor in Education. Graduated Magna Cum Laude. Twice awarded for Excellence in Technical Communication by the Languages and Literature department.

Speaking Engagements

InterTech Make Stuff Better Hackathon 2015, Event Organizer, http://goo.gl/eXgLZN

Oxford University, Facebook Drop-In Session, 2014, https://goo.gl/g6WkJv

Oxford University, Codelaborate Meetup, 2014, https://goo.gl/uWyCHW

Mobile Central Europe, 2014, Move Fast, Support Multiple Platforms, https://goo.gl/MOUOw6

BubbleConf 2013; Facebook Tools and Infrastructure, by hand; http://goo.gl/GkKCwE

{ develop: BBC } 2013, Faster than Agile: Coding at Scale, https://goo.gl/V9gSC4

Imperial College London 2013, Nothing Is Someone Else’s Problem, http://goo.gl/5E4mm2

Facebook Mobile Developer Conference 2013, How We Made m.facebook.com Fast, https://goo.gl/oD4aHj, Awarded Most Valuable Talk of the conference by attendees

Edge Conf 2013, Network Panel and Event Co-Organizer, https://goo.gl/XMkniu

Kings of Code Conference 2012, Bringing HTML5 into Nativelandia, https://goo.gl/9WRKDI

Velocity Conference 2012, Bringing HTML5 into Nativelandia, http://goo.gl/xl4Cgu

BarCamp Nashville 2010, JavaScript at Facebook, https://goo.gl/qP5F4K