Trinh Nguyen

Senior Director of Technology for E! Entertainment a NBCUniversal

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I am an individual that cares about two things; technology and the people that allow technology to flourish. One cannot be successful without the other and my career goals are simple, for year-over-year to be in a better place than where we once were, repeat the process, innovate! I hire and work with talented developers; both web developers and software engineers. We are all asked to excel at our trait and collectively contribute to making enterprise level products using various libraries, frameworks, or methodologies that just get the job done. We work on high trafficked applications used by internal departments, operations teams, business units, and most importantly, the general public as our end-users. Monthly ComScore uniques are now +80 million and growing cross all digital platforms. My team and I are proud of the applications we develop; they are built for scale, address concurrency and volume, and "most"​ of the time they work without bugs or edge cases! I oversee systems architecture both physical and virtual environments, application design/development/testing, project roll-outs, development process management and developer management, and culture building. "This is the best iteration yet"​ is something you'll often hear the E! Interactive Team saying to one another.

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Jul 2017 - Present

NBCUniversal Media, LLC

Senior Director Of Technology

After moving to the cloud, the team became the first brand in NBCUniversal's Cable Entertainment business to be 100% cloud based. Our current focus is now more on DevOps concepts, Cloud first approaches, modern development tooling and standards, DaaS and more with CI/CD. We adopted the following technologies: Webpack, NodeJS, GraphQL, AWS Lambda and Step Functions, NPM, SwaggerHub for API development, Scaylr for logging, and ChefStack. Aside from technologies, I've been a technology evangelist and teacher to the various teams within the organization with many relationships with folks in legal, business affairs, marketing, linear show production, new media (video processing), product and operations, etc. Continued to manage department financials (CapEx/OpEx) and doing cost savings analysis on how we work along with LRP.

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Sep 2015 - Jul 2017

NBCUniversal Media, LLC

Director of Technology

As a Director of Technology I was challenged to take over other department's applications and overhaul them into our publishing ecosystem and ownership. In addition to additional application and team size oversight, I also ventured into overseeing datacenter operations. Managing a physical datacenter location with a NOC and 24/7 support system was a great way to expand my knowledge from software only to software and hardware based solutions. During this ownership, I pushed the total cost analysis for the company of technical operations and the cost savings and efficiencies possible with cloud technologies. I began to oversee system administrators/engineers, network engineers, and DBAs. Additionally I was in charge of the technology finances for all infrastructure and software development

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Aug 2013 - Sep 2015

NBCUniversal Media, LLC

Associate Director of Technology

I was given the opportunity to drive the digital technology direction through initiatives and build outs for one of NBCUniversal's most distinguished cable properties, E! Entertainment. I oversaw the integration and development of applications focusing on: CMS, Social API integration, Analytics, CDN, Load/Distributed Systems, VM infrastructure, Continuous Integration/Deployment, Version Control Management, Video Platform Integrations, Livestream integration and token authentications, SSL encryption, Security Practices, Engineer and Web Developer Management, Workflow methodologies, & Business/Digital Operations Communications The digital property has been able to grow from 12 million ComScore to 43 million uniques which had been correlated to site availability, performance, and time-to-site (TTS) breaking news ability. We were one of the first sites to adopt GoogleAmp, AppleNews and Facebook Instant Articles as delivery streams. In my role as a Director, I was able to drive more conversations around development culture. information sharing, and group collaborations.

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2012 - Aug 2013

NBCUniversal Media, LLC

Technology Manager

Manage the Technology team and the infrastructure our applications ran on end-to-end. Oversaw the website development teams as well as lead the mobile emerging platforms technology groups for mobile websites and native android/iOS apps (All Owned and Operated)

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2010 - 2012

NBCUniversal, Inc.

Senior Software Engineer - Technical Lead

Technical Lead overseeing site infrastructure overhaul J2EE applications to MVC framework using SpringMVC. Additionally introduced new database technologies and efficiencies into the SDLC process.

2009 - 2010

Comcast Entertainment Group

Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer for Comcast Entertainment Group's digital properties including: FearNet, MyStyle, G4TV, and E! Entertainment (aka E! Online). Comcast Entertainment Group is a subsidiary company of Comcast Cable Corporation that focuses on entertainment/media production and distribution.

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2006 - 2009

Acquity Group

Senior Consultant

I was an associate/senior associated focused on application development for this digital consulting company. I've had projects that spanned from eCommerce, automotive marketing, high end sports equipment and media and entertainment. My communication skills and ability to translate business logic into technical executions helped me excel with clients.

2002 - 2004

Varian Medical Systems

Software Engineer Research & Development

Originally brought on to work on Library database migration of research data and R&D projects. Internship led into a staff position with the R&D department working on algorithms using sinogram mathematics to manipulate/modify/enhance image processing of CAT scan data.

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