Aldrin Montana

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2018-202X (does anyone really know)
Ph.D., Computer Science; UC, Santa Cruz

Declarative Programmable Storage

Advisor: Peter Alvaro

B.S.-M.S., Computer Science; Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Clustering for Microbial Source Tracking

Advisor: Alex Dekhtyar

Work Experience

April 2015 - September 2018
Personalis (Menlo Park, CA); Bioinformatics Analyst/Engineer

Content, Pipeline, and Annotation Team

Software development using primarily bash, python, SQL server, and MySQL.

  • Process and load annotation data into internal database systems. Types of annotation data include:
    • Reference assemblies
    • Allele and genotype frequencies
    • Gene to phenotype relationships
    • Small variant to phenotype relationships
  • Maintain internal tools for annotating small variants called by internal variant calling pipeline. Internal tools leverage 3rd party tools, such as snpEff.

  • Contribute to data management including:
    • data model design
    • stored procedure and query development
    • system architecture
    • develop data reporting system
August 2013 - April 2015
Workday (Pleasanton, CA); Associate Software Development Engineer

OMS Performance - Scalability Engineering Software development using primarily java, bash, MySQL, and hive.

  • Handled occasional performance regressions in operations.
  • Contributed to testing platform for performance and regression tests.
  • Performed some load testing of internal high-volume test tenants using LoadRunner.
  • Performed some data analysis of application usage data to help understand and triage performance issues.

Technical Experience

: Experienced Programming Languages

Python, Java, Bash, Perl, C

: Acquainted Programming Languages

Scala, Rust, Javascript


: FASTER-STEAM (October 2017 - Present)

Tech Committee, Mentor

: OutOfOfficeHours (June 2016 - Present)


: Code2040 (June 2016 - September 2016)


: Dublin HS Engineering & Design Academy (August 2014 - June 2016)