Matt Purkeypile

San Jose, California mpurkeypile dot huskers dot unl dot edu


Director of Development Operations | Engineering Manager

Network Controls and Operations | Software Development Life Cycle | Cloud Computing| Database Design

Programming Framework | System Migrations and Integrations | Process Optimization | Software Quality Assurance


Qualifications Profile




Results-driven, performance-focused, and analytical professional with expertise in driving project initiatives and closely ensuring quality and efficiency of operations. Known for improving processes and productivity to successfully attain organizational goals and objectives. Efficient at managing various projects and ensuring on-time and within-budget delivery. Strategic leader; capable of integrating, directing, and mentoring large cross-functional teams in handling small- to large-scale projects. Knowledgeable of Agile methodologies; quantum computer programming, cloud computing; along with various distributed systems.


Professional Experience




Xignite Inc. | San Mateo, CA (2006Present)

Vice President, Operations                                                                                                                                                    2016Present

  Provide expert supervision to the Customer Support Team, in charge of over 3,000 support tickets and more than 1,000 clients impacting negative net churn in 2015.

  Expertly manage a team comprised of 10 staff designated throughout California and China.

  Maintain constant communication with the chief executive officer, the board, and investors regarding company operations.

Key Highlights:

  Earned promotion to vice president for demonstrating outstanding leadership and playing a vital part in the company.

  Led the development of a platform for peak traffic of 125 thousand hits per second compared to Google search with 500 thousand hits per second, currently scaling up further through multi-region Amazon web services (AWS) deployment.


Engineering Director                                                                                                                                                                  20092016

  Took charge of daily operations including customer support, API development, debugging, and deployment as needed.

  Identified upstream issues encountered and served as subject matter expert for security master, end of day pricing, and corporate action data.

Key Highlights:

  Obtained recognition for transforming the Shanghai Team from being a liability into an asset and expanding the team membership from two to seven, thereby ensuring continuous coverage.

  Surpassed service-level agreements (SLAs) by transitioning operations from a necessity to competitive advantage through promotion of continuous improvement and driving ownership.

  Made significant contributions in saving more than $100K per year through efficient management and migration of data center with 50+ servers to Amazon web services (AWS) toward cost-effective scaling.

  Demonstrated expertise in modifying support offerings in accordance with academic research and as approved by the board, leading up to 100% revenue growth per client and with negligible increase in cost.


Software Web Services Engineer                                                                                                                                          20062009

  Fulfilled key role in overseeing the entire software development life cycle (SDLC) of financial data web services.

  Displayed knowledge of various programming languages and software including VB .NET, C#, ISS, and AWS in fulfilling additional collateral duties and responsibilities.

Key Highlights:

  Significantly increased automated parsing of free text SEC filings beyond 95% coverage.

  Pioneered the establishment of engineering processes including source control, unit tests, automated builds, and bug tracking.

  Played an integral role in designing and implementing next generation security master to drive revenue growth.


Ingersoll Rand Recognition Systems | Campbell, CA

Software Application Engineer                                                                                                                                              20052006

  Conceptualized and integrated host software into next generation hand geometry biometric scanners for clients.

  Oversaw the deployment of the XML-RPC implementation to clients.

Key Highlights:

  Received the highest performance rating through annual performance reviews scaling from one to five; thus received a five rating.


Earlier positions held:


Sony Electronics, Inc. | San Jose CA (20002005)

Software Tools Engineer                                                                                                                                                          20012005

  Functioned as sole developer of the software used for imaging in the manufacturing of millions of VAIO computers worldwide.

  Played a pivotal role as one of the developers of the VAIO Recovery Wizard, which saved a total of $3.2M in 2003; thereby earning the top company paper award in 2003.

  Achieved top department employee award five times.

  Augmented daily output from 200 to 450 computers, without adding personnel or hardware, by designing and integrating a re-imaging system within the Service Department.


Software Integration Engineer, Contractor                                                                                                                         20002001

  Rendered hands-on expertise in formulating and monitoring bill of materials (BOMs), which were used for producing software images for various systems.


Santa Clara University| Santa Clara, CA

Computer Technician, Part Time                                                                                                                                          19961999

  Displayed proficiency in setting up and fixing computer equipment for faculty and staff.


Other Experience




United States Coast Guard Reserve |Monterey, CA | Rio Vista, CA

Boatswains Mate, Third Class (E-4), Honorable Discharge                                                                                         19982004







Doctor of Computer Science

Colorado Technical University | Colorado Springs, CO


Master of Business Administration, with Concentration in Finance

University of Nebraska at Lincoln | Lincoln, NE


Master of Science in Computer Science, Graduated magna cum laude

American Sentinel University, Englewood, CO


Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

American Sentinel University| Englewood, CO


Associate of Science in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship

Cerro Coso College | Ridgecrest, CA


Professional Affiliation




Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)






Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device, Mobilized for Operation Nobel Eagle, 2003

Eagle Scout (Bronze, Gold, and Silver Palms), 1994


Technical Acumen




Programming Languages:

C#, Visual Basic .NET, Working knowledge in Python, and C++

Amazon Web Services:

EC2, ELB, RDS, EBS, S3, Route 53, CloudFront, SES, Redshift, and CodeCommit

Operating Systems:

All major versions of Windows

Database Software:

SQL Server, MySQL, and Amazon Redshift


UML, Zope, Plone, XML, SaaS, and IIS






Purkeypile, M. (2009). Cove: A practical quantum computer programming framework. ( Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO.






Purkeypile, M. (Pending). 20070174834. Washington, DC: United States Patent and Trademark Office.


Purkeypile, M., Reha, V., G., Patton, S., Lockwood, M., and Sulm, J., T. (2010). US7653903 B2. Washington, DC: United States Patent and Trademark Office.


Purkeypile, M., Sulm, J., T., Phillips, S., and Reha, V., G. (2010). US7653903 B2. Washington, DC: United States Patent and Trademark Office.


Purkeypile, M., Sulm, J., T., and Reha, V., G. (2013). US8407691 B2. Washington, DC: United States Patent and Trademark Office.