Tom began his career working on many projects ranging from web applications to big data genetics applications. His interest in big data led him to take a position at PayPal within their data technology organization. There he helped lead the development of their big data event transformation, storage and extraction platform. He has worked at Netflix for five years on the data platform team. He leads development of Genie, amongst other internal projects, and has a passion for merging web and data technologies to solve interesting distributed systems problems.