Resume for Philip I. Thomas



May 2013 - Now

Software Engineer

San Francisco, CA

  • Focus on short-term projects in an agile environment to support the 50,000,000 daily users of OpenDNS and Umbrella.

  • Emphasize rapid deployment across all infrastructure, with production code in front-end MVC, back-end API, Hadoop, server configuration management, advertisement optimization, native Windows application, and native OS X application.

  • Projects resulted in $100,000+ annual increase in ad revenue, increased account security, retention of top customers, and ongoing release of API.

Cultivation Capital

Mar 2012 - May 2013


St. Louis, MO

  • Performed screening of potential investments with a focus on technical analysis.

  • Contributed to the analysis of most initial investments, resulting in the fund being recognized as a Top 12 Midwest Venture Player by Forbes

Washington University in St. Louis

Aug 2011 - May 2013

Teaching Assistant, General Physics

St. Louis, MO


Washington University in St. Louis

Aug 2009 - May 2013

B.S. in Systems Engineering

St. Louis, MO


OpenLate Meetup Group

Feb 2014 - Now

Founder and Organizer

San Francisco, CA

  • Started a biweekly freeform hack night hosted by OpenDNS.

  • Grew to over 500 members with 50 event attendees in San Francisco.

  • Meetup expanded to Vancouver.

Washington University Tech Entrepreneurs

Sept 2011 - May 2013


St. Louis, MO

  • Launched, a lecture series connecting students with venture capitalists and seasoned entrepreneurs.

  • Organized and managed events with Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian, Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey, Square Founder Jim McKelvey, Venture Capitalist and Author Brad Feld, and Venture Capitalist Albert Wenger.

WUSauce Dance Team

Sept 2010 - May 2013

Communication Chair

St. Louis, MO

  • Performed with audition-only salsa dance team, taught salsa lessons, and participated in community outreach.



Python, PHP, Bash , Ruby , Matlab , Javascript


Flask, Puppet, Chef , Rails


Debian, Docker, Jenkins, Nginx , Logstash , AWS


Statistics, Operations Research, Signal Analysis , AWS , Artificial Intelligence