Digital Payments Solutions Architect

From January 2019 to January 2020, I was the Solutions Architect for Ibotta’s Payments team. This team consisted of 30+ technologists working on the Pay with Ibotta product.

Our mission was to transform the emerging digital payment space by integrating instant cash-back rewards into the Ibotta mobile app. By enabling instant cash-back via debit and credit purchases, we rewarded consumers who might otherwise miss out on premium credit rewards enjoyed by those with excellent credit ratings.

In this role, I was accountable for the architecture and design of all microservices serving the Pay with Ibotta product. I also played a vital role in vendor evaluation, prototyping, and selection. The technologists I led focused heavily on secure coding practices, PCI-compliance, and fraud detection and prevention.

This success of the first iteration of Pay with Ibotta was a key part of the Series D round, which made Ibotta one of Colorado’s only unicorn technology companies, valued at more than $1 billion dollars.

Key Skills

  • Architecture Design, Documentation and Communication
  • Fraud Detection, Prevention and Mitigation
  • Frequent Communication with Senior Leadership (CEO, CTO and CPO)
  • Mentorship of Tech Leads
  • PCI Compliance
  • Vendor Evaluation and Selection
  • Credit Card Transactions
  • ACH Transfers
  • Real-Time Gift Card Provisioning

For more information on the Pay with Ibotta product, visit