Robert Dempsey

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Proven Engineering Leader, Author of Python Business Intelligence Cookbook
Robert's Skills
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Big Data
API Development
Data Analytics
Data Architecture

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group


About Robert

A tested leader and technology professional delivering solutions and products to solve tough business challenges. My experience forming and leading agile teams combined with more than 16 years of technology experience enable me to solve complex problems while always keeping the bottom line in mind. I have founded and built three startups in tech and marketing, developed and sold online applications, consulted to Fortune 500 and Inc. 500 companies, authored a book on Python development, and spoken nationally and internationally on software development and agile project management.


Make it work; then make it better. - Me

Work Experience

Lead Architecture Engineer

IST Research

February 2016 - May 2017

Architected, developed, deployed and maintained fully distributed systems to collect, process, analyze and visualize combined offline and online data in real-time. Collected data from the public web, dark web, social media sites, SMS messages and other sources using a combination of technologies including Python, Redis, Kafka, Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Docker and Ansible. In addition to providing mentorship to other engineers I helped combine two silo'd engineering teams into one, implemented combined grooming, demo and planning meetings, and led daily scrums.

Principal Engineer


May 2017 - August 2017

As part of the Relevance Team within the Match Tribe I am leveraging Python to rewrite our existing job search platform, converting it from Solr to Elasticsearch, in order to utilize machine learning techniques to improve the search experience for hourly job seekers. Notable achievements include successfully completing and launching a data processing pipeline into production within my first 30 days of employment. In addition, I completed ElasticSearch Core Developer training and have been performing internal training for the team.


Crummer Graduate School of Business

Masters Business Administration

2008 - 2009

Rollins College

BA Computer Science

2005 - 2007