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Taylor Leese

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Sr. Engineering Manager, Core Systems Libraries at Twitter

Sr. Engineering Manager, Core Systems Libraries at Twitter

2 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Back End Engineering
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Back End Engineering

Involved In


Fountain Software
Fountain (Acquired by Porch)
Fountain Software


Sr. Engineering Manager, Core System Libraries Twitter May 2015 - present
Technical Advisor Fountain (Acquired by Porch) May 2014 - October 2015
Engineering Manager StackMob (Acquired by PayPal) May 2011 - December 2013
Web Technical Architect Gogo LLC April 2008 - July 2009
Software Developer Lawrence Berkeley National Labs October 2003 - September 2004
Technical Advisor Fountain Software May 2014 - October 2015
Sr. Engineering Manager, Global Platform & Infrastructure PayPal December 2013 - May 2015
Engineering Manager StackMob May 2011 - December 2013
Computer Scientist Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory July 2009 - May 2011
Web Technical Architect Gogo April 2008 - July 2009
Consultant Accenture October 2004 - April 2008
Software Developer Berkeley Lab October 2003 - September 2004
Scientist and Engineer/Technical Scholar (Intern) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory June 2003 - September 2003


The University of Chicago Computer Science 2005 - 2008
University of San Francisco Computer Science 1999 - 2003

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Python • Java • Distributed Systems • Mysql • Scala

Key Accomplishments

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

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Aaron Patzer
We worked together  •  Founder & CEO, Fountain and Investor, Layer. Princeton grad. Duke grad.
One of the best engineers I've worked with. Taylor knows architecture, systems, and Scala coding at a level that's beyond the rest of us.
Jean Sini
We worked together  •  Cofounder + CTO, Fountain and Investor, Canva.
We've worked with Taylor for over a year: not only has he kept delivering extremely insightful advice at the design and architecture level, ... he's also constantly rolled up his sleeves to work on code, coach new team members, and review code.

Jean Sini
They're my advisor  •  Cofounder + CTO, Fountain and Investor, Canva.
Jean is an experienced leader with a passion for solving hard problems. He's a joy to work with and he inspires me to work hard not because ... he asks me to, but because his positivity is infectious. I also very much respect the freedom and trust he places in his engineering team to explore new ideas. I hope to continue working with him and learning from him for years to come.

Andreea Bodnari
We worked together  •  Senior Data Scientist. Previously Senior Data Scientist, Movable Ink. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
I had the opportunity to work with Andreea while advising Fountain and she impressed me with how easily she picked up new technologies and n ... ew areas of the code. She also accepted feedback well and proved to be a resourceful teammate who I'd love to have the opportunity to work with again.