Patrick Tumbucon

Heya! I'm Patrick. Currently at Microsoft doing product-related ML insights.

Nowadays, you can find me at home making my own coffee, tending to my 16+ houseplants, attempting to bake, playing video games with friends on Discord, and obsessively staring at my saltwater nano reef tank.
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Positions

Software Engineer

  • Microsoft
  • Jun 2021 - Present

Software Development Engineer

  • Amazon.com
  • Jul 2019 - Mar 2021

Technical SEO Intern

  • ESRI
  • Jun 2018 - Sep 2018

2021

Jun 01, 2021
Jun 01, 2021
Started a new role at Microsoft
After a refreshing career break of traveling and guiltlessly playing video games, I accepted an offer from Microsoft Azure to join the ML/AI Insights team for Azure Active Directory - Identity Governance.
Software Engineer, Microsoft
Apr 09, 2021
Apr 09, 2021
Implemented a Figma design
Shipped a full redesign of the Okizeme website. I worked with an external UX designer to modernize the look and feel of the website, from the home page to the article pages.


Mar 16, 2021
Mar 16, 2021
Left a role at Amazon.com
Deployed a Backend System
Mentored someone
Designed a Backend System
Wrote Scalable Services
Built UI components
Scaled a Distributed System
+ 5
I decided to leave my role at Amazon to recover from pandemic burnout.

Due to the nature of the role, I'm not able to go into deep detail about what I accomplished there to adhere to confidentiality.

Here's the gist:

  • Designed and developed a serverless Scala API which processed up to 600 requests/second.
  • Owned the ML model refresh process from inception to production to increase precision significantly, making fraud investigator efforts more efficient. I led this project and crafted organized updates with senior manager/director-level visibility.
  • Reduced production fleet CPU utilization by 30% through investigating and culling deprecated workflows.
  • Led and set sprint standards for a team of ~9 engineers, including retrospectives, task estimation and priority planning meetings.
  • Mentored 2 interns and streamlined the team onboarding process, enabling them to build a full-stack web application.
  • Resolved high-severity issues in an on-call rotation and authored runbooks and dashboards to outline production processes and prevent future issues.
Software Development Engineer, Amazon.com
Feb 21, 2021
Feb 21, 2021
Made a TikTok
Implemented fuzzy search
Tried my hand at this Tiktok thing, where I walked through adding fuzzy search functionality to okizeme.com

Okizeme is a fighting game content website I started with some friends (me being the technical cofounder). 

2020

Aug 28, 2020
Aug 28, 2020
Mentored someone
The Amazon Future Engineer (AFE) program aims to increase access to computer science opportunities for underrepresented communities. I had the pleasure of mentoring 2 AFE interns this summer.

Throughout the course of the summer, they were able to hone their technical and soft skills while building a full-stack production-grade application for our team. Though they only finished their 1st year of college before the internship, they continued to impress me with how quickly they picked up new skills.

Though I wish I could’ve met these two in the office (whether for social events or debugging issues), they both raised the bar in terms of the results they delivered. Remote work came naturally for them, and communication issues that I expected to arise were virtually nonexistent.

I learned a lot as well. Juggling my own projects while managing these interns wasn’t easy, so I had to find a balance between ever-shifting project priorities and being available for the interns. I found that dedicating (at least) 30 minutes every day to syncing up on blockers and celebrating small wins was a good system. 

2019

Jul 08, 2019
Jul 08, 2019
Started a new role at Amazon.com
I joined Amazon right after my 4th year of university, where I worked on a ML platform that identifies seller risk in support of EU anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing initiatives. 
Software Development Engineer, Amazon.com
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