Aaron Franco

Platform Engineering & SysOps Leader


Years of Experience


japanese self taught, binghamton university


brightwheel, crossborder solutions, crossborder solutions, amazon, amazon, scaling hope, crypto working group, rocketship apps, nimblechat, cheapoair, nimblestack, click slide

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    2022 - Present


    Platform Engineering & SysOps Leadership

    Leading platform engineering & systems operations efforts at Brightwheel.

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    2022 - 2022

    crossborder solutions

    Vice President Of Engineering

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    2021 - 2022

    crossborder solutions

    Vice President Of Development

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    2019 - 2021


    Senior Solutions Architect

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    2018 - 2019


    Solutions Architect

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    2017 - 2021

    scaling hope

    Community Leader

    A community organization that matches technologists with computer science after-school programs. Our mission is to help young people understand their full potential as technologists. We aim to focus primarily on low-income and under privileged communities. Please get in touch if you would like to help or partner with our community!

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    2017 - 2018

    crypto working group

    Founding Member - Management

    Working group for crypto-currency investments, ICOs and regulation. - Leading the group in project management process & organization - Managing new member out reach and sponsor communications - Assisting other group leaders and founding members in community growth and process management.

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    2017 - 2017

    rocketship apps

    Director Of Engineering / Lead Architect

    - Provided hands-on leadership to a team leads of multiple teams working on multiple products - Transformed communication into a smooth data-driven team of engineers and executives. - Defining future product and technology road map for maximum scaling at minimum cost. - Helping executives understand how their platforms will react at scale, identifying when and where they start to see bottlenecks. - Architect solutions to technical problems using AWS Cloud technology, JavaScript, serverless and Ruby

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    2016 - 2017


    Principal Engineer & Architect

    Food delivery over Facebook Messenger! - Bootstrapped recruitment by forming strategic partnerships with local code academies to bring on junior engineers. - Effectively executed with a team of 5 junior developers to successfully deliver products despite the team's lack of experience. - Pioneering a Chatbot platform with the team consisting of a real-time streaming backend, a real-time chat dashboard, a chat client, and 3 chatbots deployed to Facebook Messenger. - Reducing time to market by creating API partnerships - Architect solutions for near-real-time Natural Language processing using AWS Cloud and Google Dialog Flow with Node.js and React.js

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    2016 - 2016


    Principal Architect : AI chatbot

    Built a proof of concept of a chatbot on Facebook Messenger for Fareportal/CheapOair. - Streamlined communication and development of 2 engineering teams, while ensuring C-Level executives had clear understanding of technical road-map. - Managed collaboration between client's senior architects and the output of our junior devs. - Managed cultural barriers with high-touch persistent communication - Wrote NodeJS Code and deployed systems to AWS Cloud as well as IBM Bluemix Cloud

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    2015 - 2017


    CTO & Principal Architect

    Nimblestack Inc. is an executive consulting firm providing technical management services from hands-on development to technical recruitment in high growth companies. - Leader of all things technical - Decreasing time to market for customer’s web and mobile applications by designing an agile process for their engineering teams and managing executive communications. - Reducing new developer on-boarding time by months using process based development architecture. - Clarify complex technical ideas and implementations for all stake holders and investors. - Identified and recruited top junior engineering talent through hackathon organization and participation. - Architect solutions to all technical problems for customers. Advise C-level conversations and technical strategy for cloud adoption.

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    2009 - 2015

    click slide

    CTO & Principal Architect

    ClickSlide was an Moible App building platform with an API middle-ware for data transformation. Invented a technology that can transform data into any format without programming. - Led team of 4 researchers to succeed in patent #9,614,901 grant. - Pioneered a unique cyclical recruitment of talent to maintain accountability in an engineering team of 8-12 offshore. - Recruited and led an engineering team that delivered revolutionary software under budget and on time. I did hands on deployment of systems to AWS Cloud and wrote PHP & Javascript along side my teammates. - Raised hundreds of thousands in capital from 4 angels and 1 venture capital firm.


23 Skills

Amazon Web Services (AWS)


Apache Spark





Data Analytics

Data Management

Elastic Search





Machine Learning (ML)

Natural Language Processing (NLP)


Product Management

product manager

Project Management



Venture Capital


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    2003 - 2010

    japanese self taught



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    1998 - 2001

    binghamton university