Adam Bellemare is a Staff Engineer, Data Platform at Flipp. He's held this position since 2017. He joined Flipp in 2014 as a senior developer at Flipp. Prior to that, he held positions in embedded software development and quality assurance. His expertise includes: Devops (Kafka, Spark, Mesos, Zookeeper Clusters. Programmatic Building, scaling, destroying); Technical Leadership (Bringing Avro formatting to our data end-to-end, championing Kafka as the event-driven microservice bus, prototyping JRuby, Scala and Java Kafka clients and focusing on removing technical impediments to allow for product delivery); Software Development (Building microservices in Java and Scala using Spark and Kafka libraries); and Data Engineering (Reshaping the way that behavioral data is collected from user devices and shared with our Machine Learning, Billing and Analytics teams).