Galan R. Bridgman

galan@bridgman.com • 408.230.4609 • Santa Clara, CA

 

Professional Experience

August 2014 – Present

xTV Networks Ltd.

Director of Platform Engineering

Wearing multiple hats at this startup in the corporate video / digital signage space. Responsibilities include:

Š     Architected and implemented a video ingest, transcoding and delivery platform using C#/.NET Azure Web Roles, Service Bus Queues and Azure Media Encoders. Ingest can be user push via web or mobile app or YouTube pull. Architected next-generation version that optimizes for cost vs. performance with a load-driven, self-regulated scaling model – partially implemented.

Š     DevOps: Perform all IT and Cloud deployment and management tasks with Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines, Cloud Services, Storage, Service Bus, Encoding, Streaming and CDN services. Manage and deploy Node.js apps to dozens of Ubuntu Linux 14.04 VMs, as well as configuring MongoDB, Redis, haproxy, Countly, nginx, Apache2, WordPress, SSL certs, Facebook App, Gigya Dashboard, deploying mobile apps to Apple Store and Google Play Store, etc. Monitoring with New Relic APM and Synthetics. Wrote many BASH, Ansible and Mongo scripts. Managed CDN with Edgecast portal.

Š     Implemented REST APIs, media management and video playback systems using Node.js, HTML 5 & CSS 3, Bootstrap 3, Strongloop, and JWPlayer that plays content in Adaptive MP4, HLS, and MPEG-DASH formats. Built custom extensions for 360° VR Video and “Living Photos” for University of Michigan Football mobile app. Currently designing and implementing local video caching to Intel Compute Sticks with HTML5 File API.