David Ressler

is working from home. 🏡

Angestellt, Director of Engineering, Kittl

New York, United States of America

About me

With over 10 years of experience in software development and management, I am passionate about building innovative and inclusive products that empower people and communities. As the Head of Engineering and Data at Castro Labs, a pre-seed startup building social consumer products for the LGBTQ+ community, I lead a team of talented engineers and data scientists who deliver inclusive and innovate solutions for our community. In my previous role as a Senior Engineering Manager at Instagram, I scaled the Instagram Web organization from a single team to a multi-team structure, overseeing the development of the core product and infrastructure features, as well as a cross-platform framework that enabled code sharing between mobile and web. I also created and supported two new teams that focused on equitable product development and accessibility, ensuring that Instagram's products were designed and built for everyone.

Skills

Engineering
Management
Software Development
Project management
Web Application Development
User experience
Mobile Application Development
Web Services
Frontend Development
Software Development Lifecycle
Software Development Management
Cloud Computing
JavaScript
Python
React
PHP
Leadership development
Systems Design
Application Development
Product
Software
Frontend
Web
Technology
Application
Product Development
TypeScript
Backend
Architecture
Database
PostgreSQL
Google Cloud
Software Architecture
Web applications
Agile Development
Full-stack development

Timeline

Professional experience for David Ressler

  • Current 3 months, since Apr 2024

    Director of Engineering

    Kittl
  • Current 2 years and 3 months, since Apr 2022

    Head of Engineering

    Castro Labs

    Head of Engineering & Data (CTO-equivalent)

  • Current 6 years and 8 months, since Nov 2017

    Senior Engineering Manager

    Instagram

    Grew Instagram Web from a team of eight engineers to an organization of three teams, including directly supporting multiple managers and senior ICs: - Web Product: Developing the core product experience of Instagram Web on mobile, desktop, and VR devices. - Web Infra: Developing the core infrastructure and enabling high performance, reliability, and efficiency of the site. - Bloks.js: A cross-platform framework that enables code sharing . Created additional teams: the Equity team and Accessibility team.

  • 2 years and 1 month, Sep 2015 - Sep 2017

    Software Engineer

    Google

    Led the product roadmap for the internal Google Cloud and Site Reliability Engineering platform organizations. Created a strategy for design system adoption across 300 applications with the organizations.

  • 1 year and 3 months, Jul 2014 - Sep 2015

    Software Engineer

    LinkedIn

    Implemented embeddable checkout experience for all of Linkedin.com.

  • 1 year and 4 months, May 2012 - Aug 2013

    Software Engineer

    RentPath

    Developed 0-to-1 platform for property owners to list and manage their rental properties on https://livelovely.com.

Educational background for David Ressler

  • 4 years and 9 months, Sep 2009 - May 2014

    Operations Research

    Amherst College

Languages

  • English

    First language

  • French

    Basic

  • German

    Basic

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