Allison Tielking

(ex-Slack, Stanford CS BS, MS '20) Seeking to transition to a role at a climate tech startup where I can leverage my technical background and experience to help rapidly decarbonize the world!


Years of Experience


stanford university, stanford university, mary institute and st. louis country day school


bravanariz sl, ministry of scent, san francisco board of supervisors, slack, slack, kleiner perkins, sequoia capital, facebook, stanford university, microsoft

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    2022 - 2022

    bravanariz sl


    Bravanariz is a small 100% natural and niche perfumery brand from the northeast corner of Spain. I am helping with: - helping with a olfactory capture tour, learning how to harvest ingredients in the wild and turn them into a smell - working with bees as part of bee and meadow conservation research project - harvesting raw ingredients - translating blog posts, social media, and other comms to English. - creating presentation materials - planning a multi-stop US business trip - creating a Youtube channel and Facebook/Instagram store for the brand - updating Wordpress pages, with a little bit of development - researching and contacting potential new clients

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    2021 - Present

    ministry of scent

    Freelance Software Engineer

    Wrote daily Github Actions pipeline to detect expiring Shopify discounts and send reminder emails to customers. Contributed to 85% increase in revenue from 2021 to 2022 by reducing the number of steps to reach checkout by 66% by implementing 1-Click Add to Cart for perfume samples, after identifying a need from customer research. Reduced time that the fulfilment team spends on each order by 33% after interviewing team members and implementing automatic discount creation for any orders containing samples.

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    2020 - 2021

    san francisco board of supervisors

    Fellow to District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston

    Owned the monitoring of weekly rules committee meetings, developing strategy recommendations for the supervisor.

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    2020 - 2022


    Senior Member Of Technical Staff

    - Led the migration efforts from three unsafe legacy libraries (Stripe, s3cmd, Onelogin) to modern Hacklang versions, working closely with other teams. - Streamlined internal build pipeline for HHVM - Worked on a centralized management service in Golang to modernize Slack's caching clusters, leading dashboarding and monitoring efforts. - Migrated Slack from a legacy Markdown library to its Facebook counterpart, writing three internal extensions and fixing a security vulnerability in the source library. - Served as the only SWE II major Incident Commander, coordinating response to the most severe incidents, which affect >10% of Slack users. - Spearheaded company-wide initiative to add typing information to all code and deprecate unsafe patterns, like untyped API handlers, planning quarterly events and educating colleagues.

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    2019 - 2019


    Software Engineering Intern

    - Fixed a complex security vulnerability with user presence that allowed anybody to subscribe or query the presence of another user. Worked closely with several other teams to write a GRPC endpoint, a multithreaded circuit breaker, and load tests in Java.

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    2018 - 2019

    kleiner perkins

    Engineering Fellow

    - Involved in alumni community, help review applications and interview semifinalists. Worked in committee to revamp application process.

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    2018 - 2018

    sequoia capital

    Data Science Intern

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    2018 - 2018


    Software Engineering Intern

    Full-stack project on Maps Infra team that increased mapping speed by up to 100x through an indexing service that makes custom spatial queries of machine-generated Facebook roads; used PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, and Python

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    2017 - 2020

    stanford university

    CS 106 Section Leader

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    2017 - 2018


    Microsoft Student Partner

    Represent Microsoft on campus, host fun and informative technology workshops, and grow a developer community on-campus and online.


26 Skills



Collaborative Leadership

Data Analysis



Event Planning

Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)



Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Office

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Word



Program Management

Public Speaking



Sending it

Social Media

Software Engineer





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    2019 - 2020

    stanford university

    Master's Degree

    Computer Science

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    2016 - 2020

    stanford university

    Bachelor’s Degree

    Computer Science

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    2012 - 2016

    mary institute and st. louis country day school

    High School

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